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Hans Hollein
Hans Hollein
(30 March 1934 – 24 April 2014) was an Austrian architect and designer[1] and key figure of postmodern architecture.[2] Some of his most notable works are the Haas House
Haas House
and the Albertina
extension in the inner city of Vienna.[3]


1 Biography 2 Main works 3 Prizes 4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Hollein was born in Vienna, and graduated in 1956 from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna,[4] where he studied in the master class of Clemens Holzmeister.[5] During 1959 he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and then in 1960, the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed his Master of Architecture degree.[6] During these years he met Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
and Richard Neutra.[6] Afterwards, he worked for various architectural firms in Sweden
and the United States
United States
before returning to Vienna, founding his own office in 1964.[1] Hollein's early works were small scale designs, such as the Retti candle shop in Vienna, which notably featured a facade constructed of anodized aluminum. [7] In 1972, Hollein designed a series of glasses for the American Optical Corps.[8] Hollein was a guest professor at Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis
on two separate occasions, the first being 1963–64 and the second in 1966. During this period he was also a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture. He was a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf between 1967 and 1976, after which he became a professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.[9] Hollein worked mainly as an architect but also established himself as a designer through his work for the Memphis Group[5] and the Alessi Company. Additionally, he staged various exhibitions, including for the Venice Biennale.[4] In 1980 he designed the stage for a production of Arthur Schnitzler's drama Komödie der Verführung (Comedy of Seduction) at Vienna's Burgtheater.[4] In 1985 Hollein was awarded the Pritzker Prize.[1] Hollein achieved international fame with his winning competition designs for the Abteiberg Museum
Abteiberg Museum
in Mönchengladbach (1972–82) and an underground Guggenheim Museum branch in Salzburg (1989). The later hasn't been built, but his ideas for an underground museum still materialised in the Vulcania
European Centre of Vulcanology in Auvergne in France (1997–2002).[1] Starting from the late 1990s, Hollein designed large-scale projects, including bank headquarters in Lichtenstein, Spain and Peru.[1] Starting from 2010 he worked with Ulf Kotz and Christoph Monschein at the Hans Hollein
Hans Hollein
& Partner ZT GmbH.[9] Hollein died on 24 April 2014 in Vienna, after a long illness, at the age of 80.[1] His son Max Hollein
Max Hollein
is the Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the umbrella organization of the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor Museum. He is the former Director of the Städel Museum, the Liebieghaus
and the Schirn Kunsthalle
Schirn Kunsthalle
in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Main works[edit]

Retti candle shop, Vienna, 1964–65

1964–65 : Retti candle shop, Vienna, Austria 1967–69 : Feigen Gallery, New York 1972–74 : Schullin Jewellery shop, Vienna 1972–82 : Abteiberg Museum
Abteiberg Museum
Mönchengladbach 1977–78 : Glass and Ceramics house, Teheran, Iran 1979–90 : Ganztagsschule, Vienna 1983–85 : Rauchstrasse apartments in Berlin, part of the International Building Exhibition 1985–90 : Haas-Haus
in Vienna 1987–91 : Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main 1989 : Guggenheim ('Museum im Mönchsberg'), Salzburg, Austria (unbuilt) 1992–2002 : Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum, St. Pölten, Austria 1994–2000 : Generali Media Tower Donaukanal, Vienna 1996–2001 : Austrian Embassy in Berlin 1996–2000 : Interbank Headquarters, Lima, Peru 1997–2002 : Centrum Bank in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, in collaboration with Bargetze+Partner 1997–2002 : Vulcania
– European Centre of Vulcanology in Auvergne, France 2001–03 : Albertina
Museum extension, Vienna 2004–08 : Hilton hotel, Vienna 2004–07 : Sea Mio, Apartment-Towers, Taipei, Taiwan 2006–11 : Pezet 515, Lima

Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany, 1972–82

in Vienna, 1985–90

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, 1983–91

Austrian Embassy in Berlin, 1996-2001

Soravia-Wing of the Albertina, Vienna, 2001–03

Car Building, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2011


R. S. Reynolds Memorial Award endowed by the American Institute of Architects (1966[10] and 1984) Prize for Architecture of the City of Vienna, (1974)[11] Grand Austrian State Prize for Architecture (1983)[12] Pritzker Architecture Prize
Pritzker Architecture Prize
(1985) Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
(1990)[13] Gold Decoration for Services to Vienna
(1994)[14] Grand Merit Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (1997)[14] Officer of the Legion of Honour
Legion of Honour
(France, 2003)[14] Honorary Medal of the Austrian capital Vienna
in Gold (2004)[15] Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria (2009)[16] Golden Rathausmann (2009)[15]


^ a b c d e f "Architekt Hans Hollein
Hans Hollein
gestorben" Archived 2014-06-10 at the Wayback Machine., in Frankfurter Rundshau, 24 April 2014 ^ Weibel, Peter: "Hans Hollein", Hatje Verlag, 2012 ^ "Wien trauert um Hans Hollein", ORF, 24 April 2014 ^ a b c Czaja, Wojciech: "Architekt Hans Hollein
Hans Hollein
gestorben", in Der Standard, 24 April 2014 ^ a b Jaeger, Falk: "Zum Tod von Hans Hollein: Spiel und Form" in Der Tagesspiegel, 24 April 2014 ^ a b The Hyatt Foundation: " Hans Hollein
Hans Hollein
Biography", retrieved 24 April 2014 ^ 032c.com. "HANS HOLLEIN: The Showroom Master". Retrieved 21 July 2014.  ^ 032c.com. "HANS HOLLEIN: The Showroom Master". Retrieved 21 July 2014.  ^ a b Hans Hollein: "About", retrieved 24 April 2014 ^ "American Institute of Architects" (pdf). p. XXXV. Retrieved 25 April 2014.  ^ "Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger - Preise der Stadt Wien" (in German). Retrieved 25 April 2014.  ^ "Österreichischer Kunstsenat - Staatspreisträger" (in German). Retrieved 26 April 2014.  ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 881. Retrieved 16 November 2012.  ^ a b c Austrian Ministry for Education and Women: "Ein Fest für Hans Hollein", 31 March 2009 ^ a b Universalmuseum Joanneum: "Hans Hollein: Biografie", retrieved 26 April 2014 ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1891. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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