Hans Hollein passes away at Vienna.


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Hans Hollein, who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1985 and was the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in the years 1994-96, died April 24 in Vienna. He was 80.

Hans Hollein passes away at Vienna.

Hans Hollein, a Pritzer-Prize (the architecture's Nobel) winning Austrian architect, leader of the post-modernist movement and director of the Venice Architecture Biennale (1994-96), died after a long illness April 24 in Vienna.

Hollein has dedicated a big part of his life to teaching around the world and in Austria where he has been professor (from 1976 to 2002) and vice-chancellor (1995-1999) at the Department of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
He was a visiting professor at several U.S. universities after his studies in the USA. He studied with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology, with Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin and with his fellow Viennese, Richard Neutra, in California and received a master's degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1960.

Hans Hollein was also a designer (objects, furniture) and an artist. His architectural production includes well-known larger building projects like the Austrian Embassy in Berlin, the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, Germany and Albertina Museum extension in Vienna.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of Atelier Hollein


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