Bernhard Marte 1966 Born in Dornbirn, Austria. 1980 – 1985 Rankweil Technical College, mentored by Erich Steinmayr. 1985 – 1992 Studied Architecture at the University of Innsbruck, Design training under Rainer Köberl, Completed his studies under Othmar Barth. As of 2005 Advisory Council for Design, Rankweil. Member of the Board of the Vorarlberg Central Association of Architects Stefan Marte 1967 born in Dornbirn, Austria. 1982 – 1987 Rankweil Technical College, mentored by Erich Steinmayr. 1987 – 1995 Studied Architecture at the University of Innsbruck, Design training under Rainer Köberl. 1999 – 2005 Member of the Board of the Vorarlberg Central Association of Architects. 2004 Member of the Board of vai, Vorarlberg Architecture Institute. As of 2005 President of vai.
Bernhard and Stefan Narte grew up in Weiler and at construction sites and opened their joint architecture office in their childhood home in Weiler in 1993. They have contributed to a number of publications and exhibitions such as "concrete works" at Galerie Aedes in Berlin and sat on various European competition juries. Their built work is well known far beyond the Austrian borders, although they are designed and established in a small town in Austria. Several won competitions and awards prove the international status of this young office. Beside two Austrian state-awards Marte.Marte projects have won several national and international awards. The monograph “Marte.Marte Architects”, which was published by SpringerWienNewYork in 2008, was awarded with the state award “most beautiful Austrian book” and with the silver medal for the “most beautiful book of the world” in Leipzig.2016 Marte.Marte participated at the main exhibition "reporting from The Front" of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.
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