About the architect
Born in Linz, she completed her studies of architecture in Innsbruck in 1987 with her diploma under Othmar Barth. After gaining her first practical professional experience in Innsbruck and Vienna, Elke Delugan-Meissl founded the architectural office Delugan_Meissl ZT GmbH with Roman Delugan in Vienna in 1993. In 2004 the office was expanded by the partners Dietmar Feistel and Martin Josst and since then has been operating as DMAA – Delugan Meissl Associated Architects.
From 2003 to 2008, the architect was a member of the Property Advisory Board Vienna and from 2006 to 2010 chairwoman of the Design Advisory Board Salzburg. In 2006 she was a guest lecturer at the University of Stuttgart. Elke Delugan-Meissl was deputy chair of the competition jury for the extension of the Wien Museum. She has also repeatedly been a member of the jury for the Egon-Eiermann Prize for young architects.
In 2015 Elke Delugan-Meissl and Roman Delugan received the Grand Austrian State Prize for Architecture. In 2016 Elke Delugan-Meissl was admitted to the Austrian Senate of Arts as successor to the late Joannis Avramidis. In the same year she was nominated by the Minister of Culture Josef Ostermayer as Austrian Commissioner for the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice. Elke Delugan-Meissl is chairwoman of the Vienna Advisory Board for Urban Planning and Urban Design for the period 2017 to 2020.
About his work
With the "Balken" in Donaucity and the development of the Grundäcker in Oberlaa, the office realized its first major residential projects in Vienna in 1998. Further sensational buildings followed, such as the "MischekTower" (2000), a high-rise building on the Wienerberg, the residential complex on the grounds of the former Liesinger Brewery or the FH Campus Vienna (both 2009). On top of an office building from the 1960s, the architect couple Delugan-Meissl built a roof structure ("House Ray1") for their own residential purposes in 2003.
In the architectural competition for the construction of the "Porsche Museum" (2008) in Stuttgart, the design by the Delugan-Meissl firm prevailed over 170 submissions. Other prominent projects include the new building of the EYE Film Instituut Nederland in Amsterdam, the corporate headquarters of the Funeral and Cemeteries Vienna and the festival hall of the Tyrolean Festival in Erl (2012). In 2018 the architects won the EU-wide competition for the MedUni Campus Mariannengasse. Buildings by DMAA were not only erected in Austria, Germany and South Tyrol, but also in Korea and China.