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“Storkhouse” is first prize recipient of “Austrian Tourism Innovation Award 2014”
Storkhouse is a unique artwork and guesthouse designed by Japanese star-architect Terunobu Fujimori in Raiding, the birthplace of composer Franz Liszt. It is supported by the Raiding Foundation as part of its commitment to further the cultural exchange between Austria and Japan. Storkhouse is part of the Raiding Project that Roland Hagenberg initiated in 2010 with the goal to create experimental miniature buildings by Japanese architects in Raiding – a one hour’s drive by car South of Vienna. Construction was finished October 27, 2012. It has been open to the public since April 2013. Storkhouse provides accommodation also during the seasonal Franz Liszt Festivals.
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Roland Hagenberg and his project partner Richard Woschitz took great pains, that Storkhouse provides all the amenities for a relaxing and introspective stay. It is equipped with kitchen, refrigerator, shower, high-tech toilet (TOTO Neorest), open fireplace, internet, audio and a library of Fujimori’s and Roland’s books. Furniture, kitchen and door frames had been designed by Fujimori and were developed by Dominik Petz/Baukunst with Ecker GmbH. Pillows and textile designs were created for Storkhouse by Angelica Steudel/AS WORKS. Steudel is also a contributor to the Comme des Garcons fashion label. The distinctive hand-crafted black plates and cups are creations by Paris-based Setsuko Nagasawa.
Storkhouse is already home to storks that nested for the first time during summer 2012 while the building was still under construction. Every year they leave at the end of August, spend their winter in Africa and return to Raiding in April.
1. Stork landing; 2. Love birds with full moon over Raiding; 3. Architect Terunobu Fujimori at construction site. Photos Roland Hagenberg
Design details were created with exquisite craftsmanship especially for Storkhouse: 1. Kenji Omachi’s wooden lacquer bowl with Japanese character for “Stork” by Mari Nishida; 2. Pillow design by Angelica Steudel/AS WORKS; 3. Kitchen drawers by Terunobu Fujimori produced by Dominik Petz/Ecker GmbH.
Collaboration with Fujimori: 1. Dominik Petz discussing table design; 2. Richard Woschitz refining construction details; Roland Hagenberg selecting tree for Storkhouse.