Andreas Profanter in Christian Rottensteiner;
noa* – network of architecture, www.noa.network
Andreas Profanter, (born in 1985 in Bolzano, Italy) is a partner of noa* since 2016. He has graduated of the Technical University of Innsbruck (Austria) under Professor Volker Giencke. He worked first at the Studio of Renzo Gennaro at Bolzano and then at the office of Edouard Francois at Paris. He returned to Bolzano in 2013 and works since then at noa*. He is a member of the Chamber of Architects and Planners of Bolzano.
Christian Rottensteiner, (born in 1982 in Bolzano, Italy) is a partner of noa* since 2016. He has graduated at the Technical University of Graz (Austria) and has also studied in Bilbao. He worked in the Studio of professors-architects Szyszkowoitz-Kowalski in Graz and in the office of Holodeck Architects dealing with projects in urban planning, residential structures and projects in the cultural and tourism sector. He is a member of the Chamber of Architects and Planners of Bolzano.
noa* network of architecture was founded in 2010 by the architects Lukas Rungger (1977) and Stefan Rier (1979) in Bolzano, Italy. noa* (network of architecture) is the essential expression of a collaborative work-ethos: the young team of architects & designers explore and examine interdisciplinary methods of design, which continuously evolve depending on both the nature and requirements of each project. The teams are composed temporarily to address imminent challenges and find innovative solutions. noa* serves as a stage (or platform) for architects, interior designers, graphics or fashion. It goes even as far as incorporating musicians and historians, with the collective aim to use the resources of field specialists at its best. By following the concept of »emergence«, where the whole is perceived as being far greater than the sum of its parts, a holistic approach and strategy is central to noa*’s way of conceiving design. Exploring the „genius loci“, analysing the soul of a place, space and environment, is the reoccurring theme that completes the holistic design philosophy and methodology.
They have received numerous awards for their work. Hubertus Hotel in Valdaora, Italy won the following awards: “Leading Spa Award 2017”, “Iconic Awards 2017”- Frankfurt am Main, “AAB LEAF Awards 2017”- London, “A’Design Award 2017” – Italy, “Blueprint Awards 2017” – UK. Hotel Hubertus and Hotel Tofana were each awarded with “AHEAD Awards 2017”- London. Hotel Tofana in Badia Vally, Italy won “World Architecture Festival Awards 2017”- Berlin, Germany and “IDA Design Awards 2016” – USA. noa* also received various awards for their interior design. The american magazine “Interior Design” ranked the architects Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier in their 40@40 list amongst the most successful up-coming world designers.