BigSEE Wood Design Award
The THEURL office building was awarded in the "City and community" category
The headquarters of the timber company THEURL in Steinfeld (AT), which was integrally designed by ATP architects engineers, has received this year’s BigSEE Wood Design Award in the “City and Community” category.
The THEURL office building, which has already been awarded the Carinthian Timber Construction Prize 2021, is a landmark that underlines the identity of the company. The ATP design team skillfully highlighted the use of timber as a sustainable material both inside and outside the building: in the spruce of the distinctive vertical solar protection slats in front of the glass façade, the larch of the horizontal balcony strips, the generous entrance area, and the columns, beams, and ceiling elements of the atmospheric offices. With the exception of the reinforced concrete stair staircase, the entire building is made of wood and, hence, acts as a powerful symbol for the employees of the manufacturer of timber products.
About the award
The BigSEE Awards (SEE = South East Europe) have been awarded since 2018 by the NGO Zavod Big, which is based in Ljubljana in Slovenia. In line with its aim of supporting the creative economies in South East Europa, Zavod Big organizes a range of cultural events. The BigSEE Awards honor outstanding design solutions in the areas of architecture, interior design, product design, timber, tourism, and fashion. BigSEE Awards have already been presented to projects from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Malta, North Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Turkey.