BEHF Architects has received The International Architecture Award 2018 by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies for the project TELEGRAF 7.
The International Architectural Awards are the highest and most prestigeous distinguished building awards program that honour new and cutting-edge design worldwide.
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.
The project is currently presented in the “Time Space Existence” exhibition in Venice.