About us

ARCHIFAIR is a young Non-Profit Organisation based in Vienna, Austria. We are a team of motivated architects who are ambitious to implement social and sustainable initiatives in developing countries around the globe. Our main activity is setting up a financial and organizational framework to facilitate building projects in underserved regions. A building project in this context can be anything from a small office building(s) to a factory building(s), as long as it is locally managed and (in)directly serves a social (cultural) purpose. Besides the direct social and economic impact we hope to achieve, we also want to experiment with new (or forgotten) building techniques (rammed earth, adobe bricks) that might have a positive impact upon the building discourse in developing countries – nowadays, concrete houses are much more valued as traditional earth houses for example. In this respect, we closely cooperate with two universities in Vienna, the Technical University and the University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences, which together provide a scientific framework for each of our projects.

Meet the team

M.Sc. ANNA SCHWEIGER

1989 Born in Rottenmann/Austria
1995-1999 Primary school in Admont
1999-2007 Stiftsgymnasium in Admont
2007-2011 Bachelor programm Architecture TU Vienna
2011 6 Months Internship at Coop Himmelb(l)au
2012-2014 Masterstudy Architecture TU Vienna
Masterthesis: Transformation of the Gymnasium School in Admont into an all-day school
2011-2014 BWM Architects
2014-2018 DIO Bau und Planungen
Projektleader for renovation and transformation of residential buildings in Vienna
2019-present Architekturbüro Anna Schweiger   www.annaschweiger.at

 

 


M.Sc. JAAP WILLEMSEN
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1981 Born in Nijmegen/the Netherlands
1987-1993 Primary school in Cuijk
1993-1999 Atheneum (Gymnasium) in Cuijk
2000-2004 Bachelor programm Built Environment HVA Amsterdam
1 year of Internships at B.A.M International and Heren 5 Architekten
2005-2006 Clark and Prince Architects, Cairns, Australia
2005-2006 Successful admission to the Master program Architecture at the TU Delft
2006-2007 Masterstudy at the the Faculty of Architecture in Oporto, Portugal
2007 024 Architekten, Nijmegen, Holland
2008-2010 Masterstudy Architecture TU Vienna
Masterthesis: The impact of mass-tourism development upon the urban landscape of small or medium sized towns – underlined by a case study in Nesebar, Bulgaria’ (two-month field study)
2011-2012 Echtzeit Architektur, Vienna, Austria
2013-2018 DIO Bau und Planungen
Projektleader for renovation and transformation residential buildings in Vienna

2019-present Independent contractor

 

HANNAH BERGER

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