The Garden of the Residencia in ESO Hotel

Auer+Weber+Assoziierte is a German architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Stuttgart and Munich, Germany in 1980. The founders are Fritz Auer (born 24 June 1933), and Carlo Weber (6 April 1934-15 May 2014).



The architect’s office “Auer+Weber” was established in 1980 by Fritz Auer and Carlo Weber, emerged from Behnisch & Partner, to which both architects belonged between 1966 and 1979. Meantime, it was also named as “Auer+Weber+Partners” (1991-2001) and “Auer+Weber+Architects” (2001-2005). From spring 2006, the office was known under the name of Auer+Weber+Associates Ltd.. Today, the office has about 80 employees.

Selected Projects


  • 1983 Kurgast Center in Bad Salzuflen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • 1986 Foster home in Lemgo, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • 1989 Cafeteria in Ulm University
  • 1991 Administration buildings in Munich Airport, Germany
  • 1991 Administration buildings of public services in Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1994 Theater in Hof (Saale), Bavaria, Germany
  • 1996 Block of offices Prisma in Frankfurt a.M., Germany
  • 1998 Zeppelin Carré in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1998 Extension and reconstruction of the city theater in Recklinghausen, Germany
  • 2001 Reconstruction of Ruhrfestspielhaus in Recklinghausen, Germany
  • 2001 German State Central Bank in Sachsen-Anhalt, Halberstadt, Germany
  • 2001 Canopy of central station plaza in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 2003 Hotel ESO Cerro Paranal, Chile
  • 2005 Commendation exhibition building “Brühlsche Terrasse” in Dresden, Germany
  • 2005 solarCity Linz, Austria
  • 2006 Würzburg Central Station, Germany
  • 2013 ESO Headquarters Extension, Garching, Germany[1]


  • Olympiahalle in Munich additions and alterations, Germany (approx. 2008)
  • Campus Martinsried, Munich, Germany (approx. 2008)
  • Facade Haerder-Center Lübeck, Germany (approx. 2008)
  • Munich Central Bus Station, Germany (approx. 2009)
  • Centre des Sports Belair, Luxembourg (approx. 2009)
  • Botanical Garden “Chenshan”, Shanghai, China (approx. 2009)
  • Seniors Residence, Regensburg, Germany (approx. 2010)


Olympic Stadium (Munich)

  • 1972 I.C.P. Award of Honor, Hugo Häring Award*
  • 1972 Architecture Award from the German Association of Architects (BDA)*
  • 1981 International Architecture Award from the UIA (International Union of Architects), Auguste Perret Award*
    Project: Sports grounds and buildings for the Olympic Games 1972 in Munich, Germany
  • 1989 German Architecture Award
    Project: Landratsamt in Starnberg, Germany
  • 1991 Fritz Schumacher Award
  • 1991 German critics’ Architecture Award
    Project: German Pavilion, Seville Expo ’92, Spain
  • 1995 German Architecture Award, official recognition
    Project: Theater in Hof, Germany
  • 2001 German Architecture Award
    Project: Ruhrfestspielhaus in Recklinghausen, Germany
  • 2007 German Architecture Award
    Project: Commendation exhibition building “Brühlsche Terrasse” in Dresden, Germany
  • 2005 LEAF Award, “Best Environmentally Sustainable Project”
    Project: solarCity Center Linz- Pichling, Austria
  • 2004 LEAF Award, category “New Build”+”Overall”
    Project: Hotel ESO Cerro Paranal, Chile

* as partners in Behnisch & Partner

  • 1993 “Auer+Weber, Positions and Projects”- Callwey Publishers, Munich
  • 2003 “Auer+Weber+Architekten Arbeiten 1980-2003 Works”, Birkhäuser Publishers, Basel

  • Auer+Weber+Assoziierte – Homepage of AWA
  • Auer+Weber+Assoziierte Details

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