Sculptural Architecture in Austria

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Austrian architects play a significant role in today’s world-wide development of a sculptural form of expression. This phenomenon has its roots in similar streams in the past, which belong to a rich cultural heritage from centuries gone by. The short historical background, starting with the comment about the Gothic Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna, acts as an introduction to the subject, followed by examples of the spatial splendour of the Baroque, and a glimpse on the movement of Modernism to the immediate examples of “sculptural architecture” from Austria’s past. The main comprehensive part is dedicated to examples of contemporary architecture.


Hans Hollein was born 1934 in Vienna. He was an famous architect and designer, sculptor, object artist, exhibition designer and architectural theorist. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under Clemens Holzmeister. From 1967 to 1976 Hollein taught at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, and lead a master class in Industrial Design at the Vienna University of Applied Arts. He taught as a visiting professor at Yale University in New Haven, at the University of California in Los Angeles and at the Ohio State University in Columbus. He died in April 2014.