'Best of Austria' is edited biennially by Architekturzentrum Wien Az W to present award-winning buildings by Austrian architects and projects by foreign architects realised in Austria. Covered are all architecture prizes that have been awarded by public and private institutions or corporations in Austria. Thus each edition provides an up-to-date survey of contemporary architecture and building culture in Austria. The new 2010/11 edition presents around 160 projects, each with around 3 images and a floor plan, section or elevation as well as short introductory texts. Included are projects by such renowned Austrian firms as Baumschlager Eberle, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Hermann & Valentiny and Associates. Also featrured are important international offices such as David Chipperfield Architects, London, or UNStudio, Amsterdam. The documented buildings are arranged in 15 sections: Living (multi-unit residential architecture), Tourism, Leisure, Culture, Single-family House, Industry, Trade, Commerce, Public Space, Infrastructure, Education, Public Buildings, Office, Administration and Actors (persons, institutions, towns or boroughs etc. that have been awarded prizes).
Previous editions of 'Best of Austria' covered the periods 2006/07 (published 2008), 2008/09 (2010) and were published by Austrian publishers. The new 2010/11 edition is the first to be published by Park Books for Az W. Text in English & German.