Contact

Delugan Meissl
Associated Architects
Mittersteig 13/4
1040 Vienna, Austria

T: +43 (0) 1 585 36 90
F: +43 (0) 1 585 36 90 11
office@dmaa.at

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Delugan Meissl
Associated Architects/
DMAA

1993
Delugan Meissl ZT GmbH
was founded jointly by
Elke Delugan-Meissl and
Roman Delugan

2004
Expansion to
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Partners:
Dietmar Feistel and Martin Josst

2012
Foundation DMID
Delugan Meissl Industrial Design

The Vienna architectural office Delugan Meissl Associated Architects works around the globe creating places that offer special spatial experiences. The firm’s repertoire ranges from spectacular cultural institutions and innovative residential and office buildings to exhibitions, furniture and product design.

DMAA stands for excellence in implementation and delight in experimentation, for the awareness of people and context, for the crystalline and fluis, for realism and vision, for dynamic and intimate atmospheres, for practicality and passion.

ICONIC and EXPERIENCE – at the same moment.

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About

Delugan Meissl
Associated Architects/
DMAA

1993
Delugan Meissl ZT GmbH
was founded jointly by
Elke Delugan-Meissl and
Roman Delugan

2004
Expansion to
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Partners:
Dietmar Feistel and Martin Josst

2012
Foundation DMID
Delugan Meissl Industrial Design

The Vienna architectural office Delugan Meissl Associated Architects works around the globe creating places that offer special spatial experiences. The firm’s repertoire ranges from spectacular cultural institutions and innovative residential and office buildings to exhibitions, furniture and product design.

DMAA stands for excellence in implementation and delight in experimentation, for the awareness of people and context, for the crystalline and fluis, for realism and vision, for dynamic and intimate atmospheres, for practicality and passion.

ICONIC and EXPERIENCE – at the same moment.

ARCHITECTURE
IS NOTHING BUT
A KIND
OF APPLIED
PHYSIOLOGY

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DMAA in Numbers

Foundation: 1993
Expansion to DMAA: 2004
Foundation of DMID: 2012

Number of employees:
33 (incl. interns)

Nations in the team:
Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Latvia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Russia, Cyprus

Percentage of women in the team:
Women 13 (39%), Men 20 (61%)

Average age: current:
37.4

Languages in the team:
German, English, Italian, Bulgarian, Polish, Latvian, Portuguese, Slovakian, Russian

Number of projects since foundation:
458

Volume of data produced per week:
approx. 500 GB; total: 4,5 TB + archive: 3 TB

Prizes and awards:
34

Total competition participations:
154

Prizes won in competitions since the office was founded:
75

Total realisations:
44

Solo exhibitions:
3 + Architecture Biennale in Venice 2016:
Commissioner Elke Delugan-Meissl

Exhibition contributions:
48

Office publications:
7 (incl. Biennale Newspaper „Places for People“)

FACTS AND
FIGURES

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About

We are looking for: An Architectural Designer (F/M) & an experienced Architect / Planner (F/M) - Show more Info

WE OFFER:

  • exciting tasks (work phases 1-5 of HOAI, competitions ...)
  • opportunities for professional development
  • a team of young international creatives

Architectural Designer (F/M)
SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS:

  • Independent working and personal initiative
  • The ability to work in a team and to liaise effectively with other professionals (clients, consultants, project partners, authorities …)
  • Knowledge of ArchiCAD, Rhino
  • Languages: business fluent German and English (other languages would be an advantage)

Experienced Architect / Planner (F/M)
SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 years prior work experience would be an advantage
  • Experience in approval and implementation planning
  • Knowledge of the Austrian / German building regulations
  • Independent working and personal initiative
  • The ability to work in a team and to liaise effectively with other professionals (clients, consultants, project partners, authorities …)
  • Knowledge of ArchiCAD, Rhino
  • Languages: business fluent German and English (other languages would be an advantage)

Please, send your application Documents to: josst AT DMAA.at

Career

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The aim of the DMAA Labs is, that both our architectural (DMAA) and industrial design projects (DMID) have access to the experience that is organised, presented and documented by the LABs. A pool of LAB projects is being created that is improving the presentation, execution and understanding of the work of DMAA.

Go to LAB

Labs

LABS - The aim of the DMAA Labs is, that both our architectural (DMAA) and industrial design projects (DMID) have access to the experience that is organised, presented and documented by the LABs. A pool of LAB projects is being created that is improving the presentation, execution and understanding of the work of DMAA.

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ORGANIGRAM

The office structure is designed to ensure the clear allocation of responsibilities, the safe-guarding of quality and the efficient carrying out of all work processes. One objective of these internal processes is to store the wealth of existing and newly acquired experience and to pass this onto the team. In addition to this the office organisation also allows for cooperation with external experts who broaden the knowledge base of our team on both the practical and theoretical levels.

The regular internal and external exchange of knowledge supports the growing and dynamic office structure. LABs ensure that the office has both the time and the content required for research and development. In addition to original research and the development of the subjects of the LABs, regularly held presentations contribute to the strengthening of internal communication.

LABS The aim is that both our architectural (DMAA) and industrial design projects (DMID) have access to the experience that is organised, presented and documented by the LABs. A pool of LAB projects is being created that is improving the presentation, execution and understanding of the work of DMAA.

WHICH LABS DO WE HAVE?

The DMAA LAB for Research and Development currently consists of ten individual labs which are broken down into the following categories:

GRAPHICS
MODELLING
VISUALIZATION
MATERIALS
PRODUCTS
CODES
GENERATIVE DESIGN
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DMAA ANALYTICS
DMAA DATA

THE TEN LABS ARE DIVIDED INTO THE AREAS OF

COMMUNICATE
Graphics
Modeling
Visualization

IMPLEMENT
Products
Codes
Scripting & Parametrics
Generative Design
Design Technology
Materials

ANALYSE
DMAA Analytics
DMAA Data

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL EXCHANGE

External Experts
External LAB experts are brought in for LAB topics which can be investigated more economically and more logically in terms of content if they are contracted out. These experts can be both institutions which are permanently working on development topics and individuals who are consulted in connection with a special research subject.

Presentation Circle
Exchange is a central objective of the LAB idea. To this end presentations occur at regular intervals in which the results of the LAB topics are discussed with the team.

Martin Josst
together with Dietmar Feistel
“Head of LAB

Go to LAB

COMMUNICATE

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IMPLEMENT

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ANALYSE

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Lab

DMAA ELKE DELUGAN MEISSL Paul Kranzler

Elke Delugan-Meissl
Founder

edelugan@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 36 90

DMAA ROMAN DELUGAN N Paul Kranzler

Roman Delugan
FOUNDER

rdelugan@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 36 90

DMAA DIETMAR FEISTL N Paul Kranzler

Dietmar Feistel
PARTNER

feistel@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 36 90

DMAA MARTIN JOSST Neu Paul Kranzler

Martin Josst
PARTNER

josst@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 36 90

DMAA P b Sebastian Brunke

Sebastian Brunke
Associated Partner

brunke@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 28

DMAA P a Bernd Heger

Bernd Heger
Associated Partner

heger@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 14

DMAA P Philip Beckmann

Philip Beckmann
Project Partner

beckmann@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 26

DMAA Daniela Hensler

Daniela Hensler
Senior Project Manager

hensler@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 15

DMAA P c Eva Schrade

Eva Schrade
Senior Project Manager

schrade@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 33

DMAA P d Michael Lohmann

Michael Lohmann
Project Manager

lohmann@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 34

Head of Design Technology

DMAA P Sebastian Michalski

Sebastian Michalski
Project Manager

michalski@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 24

DMAA P Diogo Teixeira

Diogo Teixeira
Project Manager

teixeira@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 41

DMAA P Magdalena Czech

Magdalena Czech
Design Team

czech@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 30

DMAA P c Jurgis Gecys

Jurgis Gecys
Design Team

gecys@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 48

DMAA P a Jakub Tyc

Jakub Tyc
Design Team

tyc@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 46

DMAA P Birgit Miksch

Birgit Miksch
Design Team

miksch@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 47

DMAA P Ernest Mulch

Ernesto Mulch
Design Team

mulch@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690

DMAA P Paul Neuböck

Paul Neuböck
Design Team

neuboeck@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 35

DMAA P Julia Oblitcova

Julia Oblitcova
Design Team

oblitcova@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 31

DMAA P a Thomas Peter Hindelang

Thomas Peter-Hindelang
Design Team

hindelang@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 13

DMAA P b Maximilian Tronnier

Maximilian Tronnier
Design Team

tronnier@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 42

DMAA P Maria Vrahimi

Maria Vrahimi
DESIGN TEAM

vrahimi@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690

DMAA P Dorota Wojciga

Dorota Wojciga
DESIGN TEAM

wojciga@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690

DMAA P Prikrill Claudia

Klaudia Prikrill
Design Team

prikrill@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690

DMAA P Özkan Ezgi

Ezgi Özkan
Intern

DMAA P LL

Lauriane Lagrange
Intern

DMAA P Tomschi Alex

Alexander Tomschi
Head of IT

tomschi@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 43

DMAA P Aglassinger Daniela

Daniela Aglassinger
Office Management

aglassinger@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690

DMAA P Kazezian Nicole

Nicole Kazezian
Head of Communication

communication@dmaa.at
+43 (0)1 585 3690 12

A

Advice to young architects: If possible, do not start with attic conversions.

Ambition: Our aspiration is to keep building at the highest level.

Area zoning: Urban planning today is mostly additive and strongly autistic. Current urbanistic instruments are too unwieldy to allow for vibrant cities.

Average: This is our worst enemy, although we are constantly asked for it.

B

Bar: Every good building should have a bar. Not all clients agree.

C

Centre: Monocentric urbanism is over, even in Europe. The future belongs to cities with several centres.

Collaboration: We believe in the interplay between imagination and critique. Our decisions are taken jointly but not democratically.

Colours: These are primarily characteristics of materials rather than layers applied to them.

Communication: Only optimal communication between architects and investors can lead to mutually satisfactory results.

Crystal: Crystals grow autopoetically. Of all things it is the fleeting and ephemeral that are particularly at home in crystalline structures.

D

Design: DMID, Delugan Meissl Industrial Design, was founded in 2012.

E

Emotion: We profess big feelings like beauty, sublimeness and freedom.

Experience: Experience brings security.

Eye: We often work by limiting the view in order to increase the perception of what remains visible.

F

Fear: We never fear exposing ourselves through our ideas, even at the risk of failure.

H

Happiness: The more freedom we have in a project, the happier we are.

Hold: Peter Brooke’s advice to actors – ‘Hold on tightly. Let go lightly’ – is equally true for architects.

I

Iconic architecture: This term has been unjustly disparaged.

Innovation: We try to push back the barriers with every project.

Intensity: The key word for our work.

Interaction: The interaction between buildings and their surroundings leads to an architecture of fluid transitions.

L

Laboratory: Our office structure is a widespread network. Our office collaborates with groups of specialists in order to realise international projects.

Luxury: Luxury is a spatial quality and not an added attribute. In this sense, our architecture is luxurious.

Let go: Equanimity opens new visions.

M

Model: The physical model is essential in order for spaces to be reassessed.

N

Nature: Nature is a strong partner. We work consciously with the friction between the “natural” and the “artificial” in order to trigger the reciprocity of nature and architecture.

Nautilus shell: The organic aspect of our architecture always develops from concrete briefs rather than predeter-mined pictures.

P

Passion: We believe that architecture cannot be undertaken without passion and emotion.

Pleasure: Asceticism is not our cup of tea.

Public space: We make no distinctions between the built “functional space” and the surrounding “public space”.

R

Radicalism: Radicalism is the result of a practice which does not orient itself according to given patterns but approaches each task directly and aggressively.

Resistances: The greatest form of resistance is the lack of recognition and the low appreciation of our expertise as architects.

S

Social housing: Our experience in the tough school of social housing – with its inevitably restricted budgets – has proved to us that innovative solutions are always possible.

Software: we have created our own, new software – Inspace – which enables us to experience our buildings stereoscopically.

Spatial sequences: Contrary to the established notion, the challenge does not lie in creating a spatial continuum but a dramatic spatial composition. It is not about dissolving boundaries but about placing them correctly.

Speed: is exciting!

Symmetry: Physiology is more important than geometry.

T

Team: There is a relatively small team behind our office’s high output. This alone says everything about the quality of our collaborators.

Tradition: We see tradition as the substance, the fertiliser that surrounds us. When tradition only means convention, we reject it and don’t shy away from breaking it.

U

Unconscious: The unconscious plays an important role in designing and experiencing our architecture.

Urbanism: Urbanism is one of the biggest challenges of the future. That is why it features high on our agenda.

V

Vision: Replacing images drawn from the past with images looking to the future.

Architectural approach

DMAA 2015 Grand Austrian State Prize

Grand Austrian State Prize

Elke Delugan-Meissl
Roman Delugan

2015

DMAA 2015 Silver Medal of the City of Vienna

Silver Medal of the City of Vienna

Elke Delugan-Meissl
Roman Delugan

2015

DMAA 2010 Brauerei Liesing ECOLA Award

Brauerei Liesing

ECOLA-Award
Honorable mention
„New Buildings“

2010

DMAA 2004 Global Headquarters Sandoz Contractworld Award Offices

Global Headquarters Sandoz

Contractworld Award 2004
„Offices” [2nd price]

2004

DMAA 360 Magazin English

360°

Publishers
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Concept and editing: Liquid Frontiers
Visual concept & graphic design: grafisches Büro, Vienna
Translation: Rupert Hebblethwaite, Vienna

Order: communication@dmaa.at

ZOOM Zeitung Stapel

ZOOM

Publishers
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Concept and editing: Liquid Frontiers
Visual concept & graphic design: grafisches Büro, Vienna
Translation: Rupert Hebblethwaite, Vienna

Order: communication@dmaa.at

OFM Zeitung2

PLACES FOR PEOPLE

For:
Österreichisches Bundeskanzleramt

Published by:
Elke Delugan-Meissl, Commissioner of the Austrian Pavillon
Sabine Dreher and Christian Muhr / Liquid Frontiers, Co-Curators

Conception and editing: Liquid Frontiers
Translation: Rupert Hebblethwaite
Photography: Paul Kranzler
Visual concept and graphic design: graphisches Büro

DMAA VOL 1

VOL. I

Publisher: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Vienna, Austria 2010

ISBN 978-3-9502979-0-4

DMAA DESIGN PEAK 08

DESIGN PEAK 08

Publisher: Equal Books
Designer: Joon-hee, Lee

ISBN 978-89-962904-7-6
978-89-962904-0-7(set)

DMAA HG MERZ Porsche Museum Springer Wien New York 1

Porsche Museum

Porsche Museum Book
Delugan Meissl
Associated Architects
HG MERZ


Conception, editing and production:
Liquid Frontiers with Martin Josst, DMAA
Photography: Iwan Baan
Graphic design: Mevis & Van Deursen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN 978-3-211-99738-3 (german)
ISBN 978-3-211-99736-9 (english)

DMAA daab

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Realized projects, Current projects, Competitions

Publisher: Daab GmbH, Cologne, Germany, 2006

ISBN 978-3-937718-87-3

DMAA in TENSE repose

inTENSE repose

Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher: Aedes Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2006

ISBN 3-937093-63-X

DMAA DM2

DELUGAN MEISSL 2

Concepts, Projects, Buildings

Robert Temel, Liesbeth Waechter-Böhm

Birkhäuser – Publishing for Architecture
Basel, Switzerland, 2001

ISBN 103-7643-6557-9
(german, english)

Publications

HYUNDAI, TIROLER FESTSPIELE ERL, ZUMTOBEL, NOVARTIS, PORSCHE, MISCHEK, STADT WIEN, SALZBURG AG, EYE FILM INSTITUTE, UNIQA, ÖSW, ADIDAS, VICTORIA&ALBERT MUSEUM, VIENNA TOURIST BOARD, MIBA

References