posted on 2013-03-28

terrain has been awarded first price for the pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Freising, Bavaria. The corteen steel bridge that structurally reminds of a tree-branch was developed in close collaboration with &structures Engineers – Oliver Englhardt and Bergmeister Engineers – Josef Taverner. Within an ecologically sensitive environment the bridge is moving through the nature reserve of the Isar river. More to come soon!

TRIENNALE DI MILANO – L’architettura del Mondo.
 Infrastrutture, mobilità, nuovi paesaggi

posted on 2012-10-07

Please join us for the opening and for our presentation at the TRIENNALE DI MILANO – L’architettura del Mondo.
 Infrastrutture, mobilità, nuovi paesaggi. The opening is Monday, October 8, 7 pm.

No 77 2012_03 L’ARC DU LAC DE GENEVE, Geneve Switzerland

posted on 2012-03-30

See our most recent competition entry for the urban bride at the lake Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland. Our design opens towards the lake with a flight of steps right down to the water. The bridge besides its role of being a piece of infrastructure to cross the adjacent river then become a pubic urban place in its own right.

No 75 2011_11 Rosegger Communal Garden, Graz Austria

posted on 2011-11-09

We have been awarded the First Prize at the Peter Rosegger competition in Graz for our design of the communal garden! Congrats!


posted on 2011-10-26

From November 1st to December 4th, the MURTURM nature reserve observation tower, will be exhibited at the IX. Internationale São Paulo Architecture Biennal, Brasil, as part of the German contribution to this renowned International Architecture Exhibit. Please find additional information at or at the Biennials official website. Looking forward to meeting you there! (Selected Images © by Herta Hurnaus, Vienna)


posted on 2011-06-22

Guest edited by Klaus K. Loenhart – ZERO LANDSCAPE – - Unfolding Active Agencies of Landscape:

With increasing speed and intensity are the living spaces and habitats on our planet being occupied and transformed. GAM.07 therefore focuses on landscape and the environment as protagonists of this development, not merely as a passive backdrop: besides urban expansion, factors like climate change, the provision of food and natural resources, and an increasing need for renewable energy will all be seriously influencing the configuration of future societies. Zero Landscape directs attention to a development in which the landscape surrounding us itself becomes the cause and driving force of massive social transformation—the active agentof future evolutions.

With contributions by Pierre Bélanger, Jane Bennett, Ila Berman, Raoul Bunschoten, Michel Desvigne, Jeffrey Kastner, Klaus K. Loenhart, Timothy Morton, Philipp Oswalt, Martin Prominski, Philippe Rahm, Elizabeth Ranieri, Ronald Rietveld, Anne Sauvagnargues, Lola Sheppard, Pavan Sukhdev, Erik Swyngedouw, John Thackara, Charles Waldheim, Mason White, Slavoj Zizek and more … purchase at your local bookstore or Amazon

MURTURM nominated for the MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2011

posted on 2010-11-22

The Murturm at the European Nature Reserve in Southern Styria has been nominated for the MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2011. What an honor! Thank you Mies! MIESBCN >>

MURTURM AT DAM ANNUAL – German Architecture Museum Frankfurt – DAM ANNUAL PUBLICATION 2010/11

posted on 2010-11-07

The latest volume of this recognized annual survey is making a comprehensive reference on modern architecture in Germany. For those who need to look for a seasonal present – consider getting your own copy of the DAM Annual … lots of interesting projects in detail … ( including the MURTURM by terrain …)


posted on 2010-11-05

Can nonstandard structures become the norm? GAM.06 – Non-Standard Structures looks at the potential of the nonstandard as norm – examined in three sections: Theory and Debate, Process and Performance, and Digital Crafting. The contributions make clear that what is at stake is not the construction of arbitrary shapes but a new way of dealing with complexity.


posted on 2010-09-30

We cordially would like to invite you to join us at the REALSTADT Exhibition – Wünsche als Wirklichkeit – [REALSTADT. Wishes Knocking on Reality's Doors] at KRAFTKERK MITTE, Berlin. A vast array of architectural and planning models from all over Germany testify to the wish for change and the energy needed to make it happen. Among many exciting models REALSTADT is featuring Models of SOZIALE WAERME a project by terrain in collaboration with LANDLAB, Graz. The exhibit will be running from October 2, 2010 – November 28, 2010 at Kraftwerk Mitte, Berlin. Opening October 1, 2010 at 7 pm. See also REALSTADT here


posted on 2010-08-12

People meet in Architecture. Following this years motto please meet us on August 27th at the opening of the GERMAN PAVILLION for this year’s SEHNSUCHT exhibition. terrain has submitted two conceptual sketches that reflect on the relationship of ECOLOGY AND NATURE, quoting Bruno Latour. Look for details at SEHNSUCHT Biennale. An interview with terrain’s Klaus Loenhart and Christoph Mayr regarding terrain’s submission has been broadcasted on Deutsche Welle TV on September 4th.

A 5 – ARCHITEKTURWOCHE MUNICH July 16 – July 24 – terrain in cooperation with ia&l Graz

posted on 2010-07-16

For the fifth time the Architekturwoche – an biennial exhibition and event week – initiated by the BDA BAYERN, is taking place all over Bavaria. In Munich the events are located downtown in the former Karstadt – that allows plenty of space for the exhibition of projects regarding this years theme – Urban Landscapes in its current transformative state. The Institute for Architecture and Landscape ia&l TU Graz is presenting this years student work >SUPERRurban< on a suburban site north of Munich – based on a masterplan by terrain. All are invited to participate in workshops, lectures and celebration. Check out the schedule on


posted on 2010-05-05

Image: © terrain/ Hubertus Hamm

On May 29, starting at 2 pm, join us on the guided tour to new architectural highlights in Southern Styria, Austria. Sign up for the Landpartie guided Bustour visiting the new communal center in Bad Radkersburg by Gangoly Kristiner Architekten and the MURTURM in Gosdorf among other projects. Please sign on at the online registration. >> Architekturtage 2010


posted on 2010-05-05

An interior landscape of some sort: At the competition INDOOR CLIMBING HALL BRUNECK in Italy, we have been awarded 2nd price for our entry where individual rock volumes accumulate to a canyon of rock walls, lit from above with natural day light. The carbon-free energy concept was develloped with Transsolar Climate Engineering.


posted on 2010-04-02

In collaboration with the ia&l LandLab TU Graz and the Institute for Process and Particle Engineering at TU Graz, terrain has delivered the 1.2 million m2 winning entry “ALLMENDE STYRIA” at the ideas competition SOZIALE WAERME. More details coming soon!

LECTURE – ON LANDMARKS at the Architecture Gallery, Munich

posted on 2010-03-31

Join us for a lecture event on literal LANDMARKS – on projects marking, while being drawn out of landscape. The event is taking place on March 4, Türkenstrasse 30, Munich, 7 PM


posted on 2010-01-30

On February 9 we have been awarded with the renowned “BDA PREIS BAYERN”! For all interested, from February 10 to March 5 all awarded projects and nominees for the 2010 “BDA Preis Bayern” are on display at the Munich Maxburg, Lichthof, Lenbachplatz 7, Munich. Come and see this selection of documentations and design models. >> BDA


posted on 2009-12-27

Image: © terrain/ Hubertus Hamm

As part of a larger scheme for the MUR NATURE RESERVE in southern Styria, our latest project – the MURTURM – beginning first day of spring – is now open to the public! Watch for more images and text by Lilli Hollein to come!


posted on 2009-07-13

Gold for the new Olympic Skijump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the IOC/IAKS AWARD 2009! On 4th of July our jump was awarded Gold at this renowned international architecture prize for sports and leisure facilities. The biennial world wide competition is sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Lausanne, and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS), Cologne. Thank you Olympia! >> IOC/IAKS


posted on 2009-06-12

Time is passing by and we are looking forward to welcome you all at the Wonderland Exhibition Opening Event, “Deadline Today” – 99+ stories on making architectural competitions” + Illustrated Brunch and Symposium on June 17th and 18th in Vienna. Duration exhibition: June 18th – July 20th, 2009. Place: Architekturzentrum Wien – Alte Halle. Opening Hour: daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. >>

PANEL DISCUSSION at DESIGN MAI Design Industries Styria, Graz Austria

posted on 2009-04-29

KKL shares in discussion on Ecological Design Strategies. See here for details Design Industries Styria opening event on April 29, 2009. >> CIS

EXHIBITION AT DAM – German Architecture Museum

posted on 2009-01-17

17.01.09 – 15.03.09 DAM Award for Architecture in Germany. The 24 best buildings in/from Germany, opening of the exhibition, award ceremony and lecture by Peter Zumthor on Friday January 16 2009

Nomination for the MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2009

posted on 2008-12-05

image: © IIT Chicago

We just found out that we have been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 for our design of the New Olympic Skijump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. What an honor! Thank you Mies! MIESBCN >>
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OSS COMPLETED – New Olympic Ski Jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

posted on 2008-12-01

The construction of the New Olympic Skijump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is completed in time for the new winter season. With first snowflakes on the ground, we did send out our photographer friends to take their shots. Take a preview of first images right here!

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TUEV SUED – Illuminated Surface #2

posted on 2008-11-30

Besides the TUEV SUED Testing Facility Prototype of 2004, we are about to finish another illuminated surface für the TUEV SUED. We are now illuminating the new corporate headquarters main conference hall. The project will open soon … Here find some first images of the back-lit folded ceiling, still under construction.

MURTURM – Start of Site Construction

posted on 2008-11-30

Finally the construction of the MURTURM Nature Observation Tower at the Mur river in Austria has begun. The sculptural structure with its tricky tectonics is following the principles of a double-helix and will open in early October 2009. On top, a visitors platform is resting 27 meters above the ground overlooking the nature reserve, to allow scientific monitoring as well as visual access to the river renaturation project. It is part of a larger scheme for the MUR NATURE RESERVE, designed by terrain. Here take a preview of the first element to be completed …


posted on 2008-11-18

The Olympic Skijump was awarded one of the 2008 Ernst&Sohn Engineering Awards, Wiley Publishers, Berlin 2008. A good reason to visit Berlin again soon to celebrate the Award for “outstanding solutions in constructive engineering” along with our engineers …

PUBLICATION AT DAM – German Architecture Museum – DAM ANNUAL 2008/09

posted on 2008-11-15

The latest volume of this recognized annual survey is making a comprehensive reference on modern architecture in Germany. For those who need to look for a seasonal present – consider getting your own copy of the DAM Annual … lots of interesting projects in detail ( including a project by terrain …)


posted on 2008-10-05

Some politicians in Austria have a true interest in the future of science and design. KKL was asked to join the Styrian Gouvernmental Science & Design Debate Group 2008-2009.

RIVER Design Scheme unveiled

posted on 2008-10-03

Our River Design Scheme was recently unveiled in Schladming, host of the 2013 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships. Besides the renaturation of the urban riverscape, the Enns alpine river can be experienced within the city through an extended system of walking paths, designed access points and vistas.


posted on 2008-09-15

Initiated by the BDA – Association of German Architects, please join us at our public lecture on recent projects and competition entries at the Rosenheim State Building Authority on Sep 24.

Launch of new website

posted on 2008-09-01