In the last three decades, the architectural partnership of Auer+Weber+Associate, based in Stuttgart and Munich, has become known for projects informed by a deep study of the design tasks at hand as well as by the conditions and chances afforded by their places of implementation. Auer+Weber's open-minded approach and open design process has repeatedly produced architectural solutions characterised by an individuality and originality that cannot be ascribed to a particular style. The projects range from administration buildings, cultural, educational and research institutions to hotels and residential developments, sports and traffic structures as well as urban designs and masterplans - based on different architectural ideas such as sculptural volumetric bodies or structurally open environments. In recent years, the practice has built an increasing number of projects abroad, among them the ESO hotel on the Cerro Paranal in the Chilean Atacama desert, which received numerous awards. It was also chosen as the location for the final scene of the James Bond thriller, 'A Quantum of Solace'.