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CompanyBEHF Architects
Lead DesignersArmin Ebner
Design TeamRamin Maschayechi, Ingo Hartmann, Ellen Gehrke and Samuel Netocny
Project LocationLehargasse 7, 1060 Vienna, Austria
ClientJP Immobilien
CreditsPhoto by: Hertha Hurnaus
Prize(s)Bronze in Interior Design / Renovation, Silver in Interior Design / Office
Entry Description

A telegraph office under a preservation order was converted into a contemporary office building. Two halls with particularly high ceilings on the main floor represent the heart of this architectural project. The centre of the architectural concept are two minimalistic glass boxes that serve as work space and seem to be detached from the existing historical inventory, looking like large pieces of furniture: a room-in-room construction. The result is a seamless integration of historical structures and modern elements evoking an authentic atmosphere that is at once traditional and contemporary.


Established in 1995 by Armin Ebner, Susi Hasenauer and Stephan Ferenczy, BEHF Architects is an award-winning architectural office located in Vienna, operating at international level.
BEHF is an experienced team of architects, planners, interior designers and strategic minds, responsible for the overall project stages, from the initial strategy and start of the design through all planning phases to the completion.

Since its foundation more than 25 years ago, BEHF team has realised 27 rollouts in 16 countries across 1,195 locations.

Awards and Prize

The International Architecture Award 2018, Winner.Project: Telegraf 7.
FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Austria 2018, Finalist. Projects: Stafa Tower Vienna, Telegraf 7.
Architizer A+Awards 2018, Finalist. Project: Telegraf 7.
German Design Award 2018, Winner. Projects: Telegraf 7,Wein & Co Flagship Store,Zwi Peres Chajes Synagogue, Shiki

AAP American Architecture Prize 2017, Winner.Project: Telegraf7.
Best Architects 18, Winner.Project: Telegraf 7
ICONIC Awards 2017, Winner. Projects: Wein & Co,Telegraf 7.
German Design Award 2017, Special Mention.Project:Shopping Nord Graz
German Design Award 2017, Nominée.Project: Stafa Tower Vienna.

Finest Interior Award contract, Winner. Project: Shiki.
ICONIC Awards 2016, Winner.Projects:Shopping Nord Graz, Stafa Tower Vienna.
AAP American Architecture Prize, Bronze Winner.Project: Zwi Peres Chajes Synagogue.
AAP American Architecture Prize, Honorable Mention.Project: Shopping Nord Graz.
Best Architects 17, Winner.Project: Neue Wiener Werkstätte.
Architizer A+Awards, Special Mention.Project: Shopping Nord Graz.