Door 23: Ulrike Tinnacher

Architecture is as so many creative fields very male dominated. The reasons therefore are plentiful and often do not make any sense, but luckily there are bright spots like the Austrian architect Ulrike Tinnacher.

Originally from Styria, she is now based in ZürichSwitzerland from where she works. Despite her rather young career she already made a name for herself and won in 2016 the Styrian prize for architecture.

Her work which encompasses not only new buildings, but also renovations, reconstructions or expansions of existing structures, is dominated by a clean and proper language, which at the same is highly thoughtful of its surroundings.

Another standout point is her use of materials and its accompanying craftsmanship. Next to locally used products like wood or stones, she is fond of concrete for its flexible and different usage.