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Architecture – a process

Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir

Lederer Ragnarsdóttir

Event from
02 June



“Of crucial importance for our projects is the creation of a site. To do this, however, architecture is not necessarily reinvented; rather, we try to learn from the long history of building – without falling prey to historicism. For us, it is important to define sites whose spaces are convincing through their physical and tactile qualities. To achieve this, qualities of existing buildings are questioned and transformed into a modern formal language: The well-known has a new effect.”

Lederer, Ragnarsdóttir, Oei

Lecture in German

Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir

Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir worked at the Lederer office after completing her architecture studies in Stuttgart and has been co-owner since 1985, and managing partner of Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei from 2012 to 2020. Now she is partner in the Lederer Ragnarsdóttir office in Berlin since 2021.

She is currently a member of the design advisory boards of Salzburg, Dresden and Wangen/Allgäu, the Baukollegium Berlin, a member of the board of curators for the Fritz Schumacher Prize in Hamburg and a member of the advisory board of the city of Munich. She is also a member of the advisory board of the “Berlin Creative District”, Berlin-Tempelhof, and a member of the Baukollegium Zurich.


Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei was founded in Stuttgart in 1979. From the very beginning, the office regularly took part in competitions because it was seen as a stimulating way of dealing with current issues.

Among the competition successes are the Munich Volkstheater, the dialogicum (dm drogerie markt company headquarters), the Historisches Museum in Frankfurt a.M. and the Stadtmuseum Stuttgart. Other projects such as the extension of the Württemberg State Library, the school extension and housing in Cologne-Lindenthal, the Ravensburg Art Museum, the new building and renovation of the Episcopal Ordinariate in Rottenburg am Neckar and the new Hospitalhof building in Stuttgart are also the result of competition successes.


Photo © Astrid Eckert
Munich Volkstheater © Roland Halbe
Hospitalhof building in Stuttgart © Roland Halbe
Music Centre in Plochingen © Roland Halbe
Photos © Astrid Eckert
Extension of the State Library in Stuttgart © Brigida Gonzalez