The Studio, founded by Hans Hollein and Christoph Monschein - after more than 15 years of successful cooperation - was established 2010 in Vienna, continued until Hollein´s death and developed into O.H.A with Luzie Giencke as a partner in 2015. Since 2013 a partnership with Wei Diao has been established in Shanghai, China
We operate at a global scale with various projects in over four continents. We envelop great set of expertise in the field of architecture and planning resulting in projects of the highest demand and quality. We carry experience in vast array of specialized fields including commercial, educational and office buildings and especially also in museums and cultural buildings. We are accustomed to working in diverse geographical locations within varying cultural circumstances and languages for private and institutional clients or public endeavors. Regardless of the project scope, whether it be foreign projects or on home soil, studio O.H.A establishes a close cooperation with local architects and consultants. Our office consists out of a multi-national and multilingual team with all staff members having a high command of English. Most of our staff is trained as architects and graduates from internationally renowned universities. Some team members have been with the office for many years and carry with them a broad spectrum of professional experience. We engage in the several cultural fields, artistic endeavors and developments, academic education and have positions in numerous professional institutions. Besides architecture proper we are also involved in exhibition, interior, product and stage design as well as master planning and urban design. Our projects include small and large commissions, all handled with the same meticulousness and care. Many of these projects dealt with challenging site locations and environments which required a great deal of diligence and individual attention to detail. We always aim to relate to the local context and conditions, materials, culture, history and current political conditions.
AWARDS, RECOGNITION, OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
Christoph Monschein, educator, architect
state-registered, certified civil engineer and member of the Austrian Architect´s Association.
Luzie Giencke, architect
project partner Coop Himmelblau founding partner O.H.A
Prof. Hollein, artist, architect,
has received numerous prizes and awards, among them some of the highest in the Profession a.o. The Pritzker Prize, USA, 1985
EACH TASK IS CONFRONTED AS A NEW CHALLENGE. WE DO NOT APPLY A READYMADE FORMULA FOR ALL SITUATIONS BUT CONSIDER A UNIQUE CONCEPT AND APPROACH WHICH IS INDIVIDUALLY SUITED TO THE TASK AT HAND.