On 12 March 2021, Habima Fuchs won BIG’s Kunst & Bau (Art & Architecture) competition for the BG/BRG Sillgasse in Innsbruck.
The judges explained their decision as follows:
“Basing her concept on the five elements doctrine, Habima Fuchs has created five glass objects that span an artistic bridge between natural sciences, mathematics and cultural studies. In this way, she gives the school’s focus areas a physical form and helps promote a high level of identification, while carrying the centuries-old tradition of Tyrolean glass craftsmanship into the present. In addition, the artist has developed a colour-based guidance system that forms a vertical line through the building. It begins on the ground floor and creates points of orientation on each of the school’s five above-ground floors. Not least owed to the delicate, colourful projections on the floor, which change with the hours of the day and with the seasons, impressive synergies with the architectural concept relating to glass surfaces and daylight unfold, and the analogue techniques employed create understated colourful movements in the building, while increasing awareness of natural phenomena and the cycle of nature.”