The exhibition "Max Fabiani. Architect of the monarchy", about the work of Italian architect Max Fabiani, considered one of the fathers of modern Viennese architecture, opened recently in Vienna.
The exhibition takes a new look at the heritage of an architect who, according to the event’s promoters, has not received the recognition he deserves. In the course of his career Fabiani worked with Otto Wagner, was a member of the Viennese Secession, served as a senior officer of the Architects’ Association, was personal adviser to Archduke Franz Ferdinand and taught architecture at the technical college in Vienna.
Before the start of the First World War the architect had already worked on and completed major projects in Vienna, Ljubljana and Trieste and in other cities in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The exhibition compares the three different cultures and nations with which the architect had ties: Slovenia, Italy and Austria, with works such as the Urania in Vienna, Narodni dom in Trieste, and the Krisper House in Ljubljana.
Title: Max Fabiani. Architect of the monarchy
Curator of the Exhibition: Andrej Hrausky
Dates: 22 October 2015 – 30 November 2015,
Location: Vienna, Austria
Images courtesy of Architekturzentrum Wien