What is LAAC

LAAC is an Innsbruck-based, internationally active architectural office that has been developing, researching and teaching innovative answers to urban and landscape challenges for more than a decade. The office is headed by Kathrin Aste and Frank Ludin and works in teams made up of architects, artists and graphic designers as well as a network of partners and experts from a range of disciplines.

In addition to public buildings in the fields of culture, education and sport and high-profile and functional office and industrial projects LAAC has a particular focus on the shaping of landscapes and open spaces which ranges from landscape interventions and the design of public squares to the development of large-scale masterplans.

 

With its context-oriented understanding of architecture LAAC strives to establish links between place and identity, materiality and form. Architecture is seen as an outcome of processes and a register of relationships. The resulting architectural concepts are able to influence and organise the connections and conflicts between public and private interests in such a way that an innovative topos emerges which shapes the diverse cultural, social, economic, technological and natural activities of our lives. Diversity, symbiosis and form play a central role in this process.

In this sense LAAC accepts creative responsibility at the interface between art, culture and society and for the symbiosis between functional determination and the public interest.
 

People

Founder

Arch DI Kathrin Aste CV Download
Arch DI Frank Ludin CV Download

Team

DI Simon Benedikt CV Download
DI Simone Brandstätter CV Download
BSc Tobias Dorsch
DI MA Julian Fahrenkamp CV Download
DI Pia Grobner
Ing. Benjamin Jenewein
Arch DI Daniel Luckeneder CV Download
BSc Ufuk Sagir
BSc. Felix Steinbacher
DI Teresa Stillebacher

Former staff

Arch DI Alexander Beck DI Daniel Brecher DI Astrid Dahmen Fischer David
Katrin Ellmer DI Benjamin Ennemoser DI Christoph Eppacher DI Thomas Feuerstein
DI Ferdinand Fritz Severin Goidinger DI Julia Gottstein DI Peter Griebel
Phillipe Grotenrath BSc Moritz Hanshans Elke Heidegger DI Andreas Hörl
DI Marc Eduard Ihle BSc Clara Jaschke DI Barbara Jeller M Arch Courtney Jones
Dipl. Des. Ole Klingemann DI Spela Leskovic Dr.tech. DI Rupert Maleczek DI Paul Mandler
DI Wolfgang Mitterer DI Alexander Mühlauer DI Sylvia Naschberger BSc Alexander Neuwirth
DI Ivan Niedermair DI Serdar Oeztuerk BSc Patrizia Pfanzelt DI Walter Prenner
DI Thomas Pukljak DI Wolfgang Schmidts BSc Sophia Spiss David Stieler
BSc Fabien Stoque Thomas Tait Alexander Topf DI Valentine Troi
M.Arch Allison Weiler DI Georg Wieser Stefan Wirth Phillip Zimmermann
DI Michael Zopf

Selected Work

Selected Projects

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Top of Tyrol
Peak Platform
Stubaier Gletscher
Austria
2007 - 2009
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Landhausplatz | Eduard Wallnöfer Platz
Public Square Design
Innsbruck
Austria
2008 - 2010
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Stadtnaht Dornbirn
Public Square Design
Dornbirn
Austria
2013
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Copa Cagrana
Concept Masterplan
Vienna
Austria
2015 - 2016
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Apartment Building Dorfgasse
Residential Complex
Innsbruck
Austria
2014 - 2016
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MPREIS Weer
Food Market connected with Catering
Weer
Austria
2016 - 2017
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Urban Hybrid | City Libary
Multifunctional Commercial and Residenti...
Innsbruck
Austria
2012 - 2018

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Selected Publications

Paisea Paisajismo Landscape Architecture
Spanien
2015/09

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Selected Awards

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Selected Lectures

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2018/04/13
Tiroler Bildungsinstitut- Grillhof Grillhofweg 1 0 6080 Innsbruck/Vill | Österreich
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2016/03/03
Wien | Austria
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2013/10/17
Massachusetts | United States
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2012/10/26
Brixen | Bressanone | Italy

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Selected Exhibitions

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2018/05/26 - 2018/11/25
Venice | Italy
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Contribution to the Montenegrin Pavilion...
2016/05/28 - 2016/11/27
Venice | Italy
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LAAC in cooperation with artfabrik parti...
2016/05/28 - 2016/11/27
Venice | Italy
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LAAC participates at the 15th Internatio...
2016/05/28 - 2016/11/27
Venice | Italy
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Mies van der Rohe Award 1988 - 2013
2014/07/10 - 2014/09/15
Vienna | Austria
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Digital Craft: Fabricating the Virtual i...
2014/05/01 - 2014/05/16
Vienna | Austria
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S AM Swiss Architecture Museum
2013/11/09 - 2014/02/09
Basel | Switzerland
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Documentary and Interview of the Landhau...
2013/10/04 - 2013/10/25
Innsbruck | Austria
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Die Bäckerei
2010/10/15 - 2010/10/21
Innsbruck | Austria

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