Volker Giencke

Univ. Prof. Architect DI 

Born in Wolfsberg, Carinthia, in 1947. Studied architecture and philosophy in Graz and Vienna. Collaborated with Merete Mattern/Munich-Berlin, the landscape-architect Raimund Herms and Günther Domenig/Graz-Vienna, amongst others. Opened Giencke & Company architectural office in Graz in 1981, as well as offices in Klagenfurt/St.Veit, Seville in 1990 and Riga in 2004.

Professor for Architectural Design at the Institute of Design, University of Innsbruck, since 1992, where he founded ./studio3 - the Institute for Experimental Architecture in 2000.

International teaching assignments and lectures at:
Davenport Professor at the Yale School of Architecture /New Haven,
External Examiner at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture /London, Columbia University/NY, Rizvi-Collage/Mumbai and at Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Awards and Grants

Josef Frank Prize, Friedrich Zotter Memorial Award, Austrian State Scholarship for Visual Arts, Prizewinner of the Shinkenshiku Residential Design Comp. /Tokyo, Humboldt Scholarship, Scholarship of the Berlin Academy of Arts - work at the Scharoun Archives, Austrian Award for Housing, Constructec Prize /Hannover, "Mensch-im-Raum" Prize, Prize of the ZV (Central Association of Austrian Architects) '87, '91, '94 and '98, Architectural Prize of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Architectural Prize of Carinthia 1991, 2000, Dedalo Minosse Prize Vicenza 2002+2006, Geramb-Rose, Award for emerging architecture, Fischer-von-Erlach Prize, A+Award Winner 2016 - New York, Latvian Architecture Award 2016, Chicago Athenaeum Prize 2016, European Concrete Award 2016, American Architecture Prize 2016.

Exhibitions

Personal exhibitions in the Forum Stadtpark Graz 1976, Liederhalle Stuttgart 1979, Künstlerhaus Graz 1981, Steirischer Herbst 1984, Biennale de Paris 1985, Academy of Arts Berlin, 1989, Haus der Architektur Graz 1989, 1992 + 1994, Expo '92 Seville, Biennale di Venezia 1992 + 93, travelling exhibition Brussels - New York - Los Angeles - Sydney - Berlin - Vienna etc., Treiber Museum Graz 1998, NYAA New York Academy of Art 1999, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp 1999, Kunsthaus Mürzzuschlag 2002, RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects 2002, Architectural Biennale Venice 2004, Basilica Palladiana Vicenza - Dedalo-Minosse 2006, Architekturzentrum Wien (AZW) “Architektur in Österreich im 20. u. 21. Jhdt.” 2006, Kunsthaus Graz: “M-City” 2006, AUT Innsbruck „Genius Loci“ 2007, Deutsches Architekturzentrum Berlin  (DAZ) „ Sense of Architecture“ 2007, Napoleonstadel Kärnten Architektur-TRANSFER 2008, "Process" - current projects Arsenale Riga 2008, “Architecture as a space of music - Sense of Architecture” – Architectural Biennale in Venice 2008, Solo exhibition "Volker Giencke" aut 2015

Workshops and Lectures at foreign Universities /Institutions

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Arquitectura
TULANE University-School of Architecture, New Orleans
Arkitekthogskolen i Oslo
Bergen Arkitektforening
University Collerge Los Angeles UCLA
University of Houston, Gerald D.Hines College of Architecture
University of Sheffield
University of Edinburgh /School of Architecture
Glasgow, Mackintosh School
Technische Hochschule Aachen
Hochschule der Künste, Bremen
COLUMBIA University, NY
New York Academy of Art NYAA
University College London UCL-Bartlett School of Architecture
University of North London
Pratt Institute-School of Architecture, NY
Piran-days of Architecture
Gesamthochschule Essen
Rizvi College of Architecture, Bombay
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Nancy
FH Nürnberg
FH Hamburg
FH München
FH Liechtenstein
FH Stuttgart
Polytechnico Torino
Polytechnico Barcelona
Techn. Universität Athen
Akademie der Künste München
Oslo Arkitektforening
Portsmouth Polytecnic, School of Architecture
TU Berlin
TU Kaiserslautern
TU Karlruhe
TU Stuttgart
M.A.R.C.H.I Moskau
SUOMEN ARKKITEHTILIITTO, Helsinki
The University of Texas UTA, Arlington
Architectural Association AA, London
Akademie Sachsen, Dresden
Messe Leipzig

Symposiums, Seminars

"Architektur aus Graz", Künstlerhaus Graz 1981 - "Vue de l'Interieur", Biennale Paris 1985 - "Berlin - Denkmal oder Denkmodell?", Aedes-Galerie Berlin 1988 - "Arquitectura como Compromiso", Buenos Aires 1991 - "City of the Future", Haus der Architektur Graz 1992 - "Architettura e Spazio Sacro nella Modernità", Biennale di Venezia 1992 - "Sarajewo 2000", Europaforum Vienna 1996 - "Architecture in the Spirit of Times", Bombay 1997 - "The Responsibility of Form", Piran 1998 - "Skelett und Haut', Essen 1998 - "The Organic Approach", NYAA and Pratt Institute NY 1999 - "Mountains and Microclimates", Austrian Cultural Institute London, University of North London, Neue Galerie Graz 1999 - "Toppings", Ex-Arch Innsbruck 1999 - "The Ethical Function of Architecture", Ex-Arch Innsbruck 2000 - "Lost Sight", Innsbruck 2001 - "Raum im Raum", Spittal 2002, “Warp Visions” TU Graz 2003, "London Days 2" Innsbruck 2003, “Konkrete Utopien” Graz, München, Dresden, Leipzig 2004, "Der Süden lebt" Klagenfurt 2003 - "Red Room goes public" Alpbach/Vienna 2004 ", "Nachsitzen" TU Graz 2004, ARTIMAGE Media and Architectural Biennale Graz 2004, "Die Stadt im Visier - M Stadt Europäische Stadtlandschaften"- Steirischer Herbst Graz 2005, "Architektur bar jeder Logik" Klagenfurt 2005, "Urbane Ländlichkeit" Literaturhaus Graz 2006, "Olifantsvlei" Orange Town Johannesburg m/studio3 2007, "City´s Destiny" Rizvi-College Mumbai 2008, "London Days 3" Innsbruck 2009, "Was bleibt von der Grazer Schule?“ - international Symposium TU Graz 2010, "Reiseuni" - Symposium with 10 European Universities Innsbruck 2011, "Espreita o mar" Lagoa de Santo Andre/ Portugal 2014, "15 years tangible utopias" 2015

Memberships

Member of the Austrian Architectural Society, the Association of Austrian Architects, the Forum Stadtpark Graz, the Austrian Society for Fine Arts.
Member and co-owner of the Mies Bar der Rohe Association in Seville.
State Consultant for Architecture and Design for the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
Member of the Association of Latvian Architect

Foundation Member of the Lightacademy Bartenbach at the University of Innsbruck

Member of the Europaen Academy of Sience and Art

Honorary Member of the Union of German Architects BDA to top