anotHERVIEWture Award 2022
annual award for excellence in
female civil engineering and architecture
The anotHERVIEWture AWARD introduces women and their work to you and a broader public in order to raise awareness of the female contribution in the building industry and to highlight role models in order to transform this field of profession towards equality and diversity.
We kindly invite you to browse our constantly growing anotHERVIEWture ARCHIVE and discover many interesting women and their buildings, bridges or landscapes.
THE WINNERS OF THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES 2022
Barbara Poberschnigg AT
Catharina Maul AT
Carla Lo AT
Sabina Grincevičiūtė LT
AWARD CEREMONYWatch the Award Ceremony Video
A selection of photos from the award ceremony.
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MEMBERS OF THE JURY
Eva Alvarez ES
Katharina Bayer AT
Hille Bekic DE
Bettina Dreier AT
Catherine Guyot FR
Eva Gyüre AT
Andrea Hinterleitner-Sedlacek AT
Susan Kraupp AT
Marina Mohr AT
Gretl Salzer AT
Silja Tillner AT
Mojca Ravnikar Turk SI
Nicole Zahner CH
Barbara Zibell CH
Renate Kicker AT
Chairperson of the Human Rights Advisory Council to the Austrian Ombudsmen Institution
I support this award, which brings to light the views of women – an initiative to foster gender equality in a male dominated professional environment
Ingrid Fitzek-Unterberger AT
Director Marketing & Communication, BUWOG Group
As in so many industries, in architecture women often remain under the radar. This is despite the fact that in the last few decades, a large number of significant architectural achievements that have considerably shaped, designed or influenced cities have originated from women. It is incredibly important for the industry to have a diverse perspective, so I applaud all the women who are committed to using their vision to drive the future of architecture, and in doing so, also act as role models for the next generation of young, motivated female architects.
Judith Schwentner AT
Vice Mayor of the City of Graz
Already in my function as City Councillor for the Environment and Equality, I have been committed to ensuring that women play an active and equal role in shaping society. The presence and representation of women in all social, public and political areas is a particular concern of mine. Women should speak out and represent their point of view. They should take up public space; discuss who plans it, how it is distributed, how we design it, who moves and how to build in it.
Selma Yildirim AT
Member of Parliament
Even today, women in technical professions are often underrepresented. I believe it is nevertheless very important that women get involved by sharing their knowledge and perspective. Women and men have often different approaches when it comes to, for instance, Baukultur, the design of living spaces. It starts, for example, with the way we travel; women use public transport much more often than men and therefore have completely different needs. Divergent perspectives signify different futures, and this comes with a close correlation with social developments.
Baukultur concerns us all. Wherever it succeeds, it improves the quality of life and enhances more than just the local economy. Ultimately, it is always about change, the design of space, of living space. Designing and planning processes never happen in a vacuum. They influence the environment, shape our country and thus also contribute towards a harmonious social community.
I am very pleased that the "anotHERVIEWture AWARD" was initiated to honour the Baukultur achievements of female architects and chartered engineering consultants. It puts women and their amazing achievements in the limelight and by doing so perhaps motivates others to do the same.
Martina Drescher AT
Geschäftsführerin, Schwarzatal Gemeinnützige Wohnungs- & Siedlungsanlagen GmbH
Authenticity is a crucial factor when women bring their experiences and visions to residential architecture. By incorporating their own emotions and life experiences into the projects. They recognize the social, environmental and cultural impact of their work and strive to create sustainable and caring communities. Consideration of the needs of all people, regardless of gender, background or social status, becomes an integral part of their design philosophy. The diversity of women's views is a treasure in residential architecture. Each woman architect brings her unique perspective on housing, space and aesthetics, resulting in a diverse and enriching design landscape. The collaboration of diverse ideas and perspectives fosters a culture of innovation and results in remarkable and groundbreaking housing concepts.
Raffaela Lackner AT
CEO, Architektur Haus Kärnten
Women build no differently than their male colleagues, but building women take up less space in society's perception. For many years, however, the story of these women has hardly been told – consciously or unconsciously. The award focuses on the special achievements and projects of female architects and thus creates awareness and visibility.
Leonore Gewessler AT
Austrian Minister for Climate Action
Architects and chartered engineering consultants are responsible for crucial developments that bring us closer to climate neutrality in 2040. In this field, where women are clearly underrepresented, it is important to not forget but showcase their contributions. Giving women this platform to present their outstanding and innovative projects not only empowers them but underlines the need to view necessary changes as a combined effort.
Senka Nikolic AT
Prokuristin, Leitung Projektentwicklung & Technik, Schwarzatal Gemeinnützige Wohnungs- & Siedlungsanlagen GmbH
Residential architecture can be a transformative and holistic force when women take on the role of experts and bring their passion, enthusiasm, and pursuit of the common good. Women's participation in the design industry brings fresh perspectives and innovative approaches. Passion drives women to put their heart and soul into every project. This passion is contagious and inspires not only their teams, but also the people who will later inhabit their homes. Through authenticity, emotion and passion, works are created that positively influence people's lives and sustainably advance society. For this development, promoting the young female experts through anotHERVIEWture Award is very essential.
Sigrid Lumetsberger AT
Project Director Mainline, Alstom
The immense challenges of this century, and especially the climate crisis, impair women more than men in their daily lives. For us women it is crucial that we have female civil engineers and architects, actively shaping our world. This also assures that women's needs are well reflected in designing our buildings, bridges and public spaces, transforming them into truly inclusive and climate neutral living spaces. Women's valuable contribution to our ambience can't be overstretched.
"You can't be what you don't see!" this award encourages every woman in her individual path on shaping our future living.
Karina Bruckner AT
General Secretary, Federal Chamber of Architects and chartered Engineering Consultants
The anotHERVIEWture award has managed to highlight women's achievements in engineering and architecture in a manner that's unique in Austria. Its success speaks for itself and I am pleased to see this success story continued.
Monika Vana AT
Member of the European Parliament
The young women of today are the leaders of tomorrow - the future is female! The great achievements of women must be visible and we need to support, embrace and empower each other. Women in STEM disciplines lead to diversity in scope and better outcome. And even though there are already many role models today, it is still crucial to encourage women's participation in technical and high-level jobs by overcoming educational barriers and the „glass ceiling“ from an early stage on!
Beate Engelhorn AT
Artistic Director, Director, House of Architecture
Approximately 50% of students in architecture and urban design are women. But when we look at the leadership positions within the profession, we ask ourselves: Where are they? Therefore, the "anotHERVIEWture Award" is a great support to make the highly qualified female experts within the profession visible both in Austria and internationally.
Doris Schmidauer AT
Beraterin und Motivatorin
In all professions where women are still underrepresented, it is important not to leave them behind but to promote, support, and highlight their achievements. Thus, I am fully convinced that this award substantially contributes to the empowerment of women in technical professions and creates role models for young female Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants. Their achievements are and will be essential in the efforts to achieve climate goals and create a built environment that is fit for all challenges caused by climate change. I encourage all women in architecture and engineering to participate and contribute towards a future where women in technical professions are equally represented and visible!
Katharina Wiesflecker AT
The construction industry has always been strongly male-dominated. Slowly, however, gender relations are changing here as well: Women are taking on responsibility in the construction business as architects, as planners or in other professions. This is a good thing, because it means that the different needs of women and men are being taken into account in the planning and construction of buildings and sites. Making these women visible with the anotHERVIEWture Award is an encouragement to other women.