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14 Nov 2013
Law Faculties and Central Administration Buildings for Wirtschafts University
Design: CRAB Studio, Architects
Law Faculties and Central Administration Vienna Building
photo © Kurt Kuball
Wirtschafts University Building
This is an interesting new Vienna building in the Prater district. Draped over the exterior is a layer of natural timber louvres that partially deal with sun shading and respond to the woodlands that surround the campus – also acting as staccato foil to the striation of the buildings as a whole.

9 Aug 2013
Hotel Daniel
Architects: Atelier Heiss Architekten
Hotel Daniel Vienna, Austria Accommodation
photo : Christian Heiss
Hotel Daniel Vienna
Atelier Heiss converted the former Hoffmann-La Roche-building to an urban hotel. The original building had the first curtain-wall style facade in the city (by architect Georg Lippert in 1962). The landmarked facade and the supporting structure exist to this day. The former offices were adapted to hold 115 double rooms, and the ground floor area was converted into a bakery, a retail shop and the reception.

24 Apr 2013
Rochus Wien, Bauernfeldplatz, 1090 Vienna
Design: Söhne & Partner Architekten
1090 Rochus Vienna
photo : Severin Wurnig
Rochus Wien
When planning this building the instructors made a great effort to include all different requirements in the project without, however, neglecting the idea of a unified architectural line. So when the general refurbishment on Bauernfeldplatz in 1090 Vienna started it was important to connect the different levels and to open up the restaurant towards the road space in the foreground.

31 Jan 2013
Mansory Villa
Daneshgar Architects
Mansory Villa Vienna
image from architect
Mansory Villa
The building plot is located in 19th district on the beautiful hills of Vienna, surrounded by the world-famous traditional vineyards of the city. Situated in a green and quiet area, away from city noise and yet quick connected to the city center, the most costly Viennese private villas are located in this district.

13 Nov 2012
Fendigasse Housing, Vienna, Austria
Design: Daneshgar Architects
Fendigasse Housing Building Vienna
image from architects
Fendigasse Housing
The intended concept for the roof extension has been derived from our earlier design for a sailing yacht. Watching the wonderful view of Vienna from the rooftop of the existing building, we had the feeling of sailing on a ship looking out at an endless sea. Then, we adopted our yacht design to the new roof extension. The constructed building proves our approach, as the pedestrians would recognize the similarity between the penthouse top and the yacht at a quick glance.

18 Aug 2012
21er Haus
Design: Architekt Krischanitz ZT GmbH
21er Haus Wien
photo : Belvedere, Vienna / Wolfgang Thaler
21er Haus Vienna
The so-called 20er Haus in Vienna had been empty for nearly 10 years before it was rebuilt and reopened under the name “21er Haus” in November 2011. With his renovation, Austrian architect Adolf Krischanitz has succeeded in accentuating the building’s special appearance and has given its precise design even more expression.

Vienna Building – Recent Designs

Penthouse Neilreichgasse, 10th district of Vienna
Daneshgar Architects
Vienna Apartment Building
image from architects
Penthouse Neilreichgasse – 24 Apr 2012
Favoriten has the highest amount of buildings from the “Gründerzeit” period. Nowhere in the city is the grid street plan as clear as in this district, an urban development which has been greatly expanded at around 1900. In Neilreichgasse this coherent block structure is suddenly interrupted. On one side of the street there is a commercial property with a supermarket and a parking lot and then, on the other side, our residential building with a lower construction height.

Albertina Passage, central Vienna
Söhne & Partner Architekten
Albertina Passage
photo : Severin Wurnig
Albertina Passage Vienna – added 2 Apr 2012
The main challenge at Albertina Passage was to recreate an abandoned pedestrian underpass at the very center of Vienna into a modern dinner club for up to 300 persons. Our target was to design a club that is suitable for an elegant dinner as well as for a big party night. Hence, the design includes live music, a restaurant and a lounge. Our idea was to include these functions in one concept.

Inside Fashion Store, Neubaugasse
Söhne & Partner Architekten
Inside Fashion Store
photo : Severin Wurnig
Fashion Store Vienna – added 28 Mar 2012
This new Viennese store is located in Vienna’s Neubaugasse. Inside Fashion store presents fashion by international designers. Söhne & Partner Architects tried to design the interior in a discreet but appealing way. One challenge was the size of the new shop. Only 100m² now appear to be much more extensive.

Krankenhaus Nord Wien
Arup / Architekturburo Albert Wimmer
Krankenhaus Nord Wien
image © Architekturburo Albert Wimmer
Krankenhaus Nord Wien – 6 Mar 2012
Arup has been commissioned to design what will be one of Europe’s largest hospitals in Vienna, Austria. The Krankenhaus Nord Wien hospital win marks another milestone in the international recognition of the firm’s expertise in the field of healthcare. Construction work has just started on the 800-bed facility, which will cost over €500m to build and a similar amount again to fit out to the world-class standard specified

Kindergarten Maria Enzersdorf, south Vienna
Arge MAGK illiz
Maria Enzersdorf Kindergarten
photograph : Hertha Hurnaus
Kindergarten Maria Enzersdorf Wien – 27 Feb 2012
Care facility with primary school, crèche and kindergarten, canteen and multi-purpose hall plus various open spaces.

School in Deutsch-Wagram, near Vienna
franz zt
Deutsch-Wagram School Building
image : lisa rastl © franz zt gmbh
School in Deutsch-Wagram – 27 Feb 2012
Central and still removed from the heavy traffic of the federal highway one can find the most important public institutions of Deutsch-Wagram lined up along a footpath: city administration, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools

Universität für angewandte Kunst – University of Applied Arts
University of Applied Arts Vienna
University of Applied Arts Vienna – 23 Feb 2012

Goldschlagstrasse Housing + San Marco Restaurant
Daneshgar Architects
Goldschlagstrasse Building
image from architects
Goldschlagstrasse Vienna – 12 Jan 2012
The primary design idea was to provide an architectural solution which could extend the green spaces of the neighbouring park onto the building. Descending from the rooftop to the ground floor, a secondary structure out of metallic grids was designed on the building’s facade to reinforce the green effect of the existing park on the building’s facade by planting vegetation.

LGV Kagran Idylle, northeast Vienna
Rüdiger Lainer + Partner
LGV Kagran Idylle
photo : Hubert Dimko
Vienna Residential Building – 25 Nov 2011
The typologies and topologies of the surrounding area are interpreted with a view to integration and tied together in extroverted and introverted building plots in order to enable a large form capable of further development.

Vienna Building – Selected Designs from 2011

Herzberg Apartments
AllesWirdGut + feld72
Herzberg Apartments Vienna
photograph © Hertha Hurnaus
Herzberg Apartments Vienna – 4 Oct 2011

Wiener Neustadt Parking Deck
Zechner & Zechner
Wiener Neustadt Building
image from architect
Wiener Neustadt Parking Deck – 26 Sep 2011

Housing Nordbahnhof
synn architekten
Nordbahnhof Housing
photo : Manfred Seidl
Austrian Housing – 19 Sep 2011

Skywalk Rennweg, central Vienna
SOLID architecture
Skywalk Vienna
photo : Günter Kresser
Skywalk Rennweg – 28 Jul 2011
SOLID architecture designed a bridge that is enclosed on all sides to connect the two buildings Rennweg 44 and 46 at the fifth upper floor, 17 metres above the Kleistgasse in the third district of Vienna.

500 sqm House
caramel architekten
500 sqm House
photo : Hertha Hurnaus
500 sqm House Vienna – 26 Jul 2011
A family with one child and maybe more to come dreams of moving from their apartment in the middle of the city to a house at the periphery with plenty of green. They envision children playing in the grass, the parents and their friends sitting amongst them, and all around nothing but green, trees, pure nature. The purchased property is a 500-square-meter plot, a grassy meadow with trees.

Wissgrilgasse Vienna – Housing
Daneshgar Architects
Wissgrilgasse Housing
image from architects
Wissgrilgasse Housing – 28 Jun 2011

Embelgasse School
Embelgasse School
image :
Embelgasse School

Intercity Vienna
Intercity Vienna
image from architects
Intercity Vienna

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
image : Philippe Ruault
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Am Krautgarten
Caramel Architekten
Am Krautgarten Building Vienna
photograph : Hertha Hurnaus
Am Krautgarten Vienna

Therme Wien
4a Architekten
Therme Wien
photograph : Cathrine Stukhard
Therme Wien

Vienna Architecture

Major Viennese Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Albertina Museum, Innere Stadt ie central Vienna

Hans Hollein Architects

American Bar : Kärntner Bar, Kärntner Passage
Adolf Loos
American Bar Vienna
photo from 2007 © architect Mint Orr

The Beam apartments, Donau-City
Delugan Meissl

The Beatle of Kagran
Beatle of Kagran
image from architects
Beatle of Kagran

Building with Verandas
Rüdiger Lainer + Partner
Building with Verandas
photo : Hubert Dimko
Building with Verandas

Café Museum, Friedrichstrasse 6 / Operngasse 7
Adolf Loos

DC Towers Buildings
Dominique Perrault with Hoffmann and Janz
DC Towers Vienna
image ©
DC Towers Vienna

Donau-City Masterplan
Dominique Perrault

Donaukanal – Office blocks

Hans Hollein Architects


Hans Hollein Architects

Gasometer B
Coop Himmelb(l)au, Prix & Swiczinsky & Dreibholz
Gasometer redevelopment: 360 apartments

Gasometer D-1

Eric Owen Moss

Goldschlagstrasse Vienna
Daneshgar Architects
Goldschlagstrasse Vienna
image from architects

Haas Haus, Stephansplatz, Innere Stadt
Hans Hollein Architects
Haas Haus
scanned photo from 1991 © architect Adrian Welch

Haus Ray 1 – own house
Delugan Meissl

Hilton Hotel Vienna

Hans Hollein Architects

Housing scheme for 100 units

MVRDV Architects

Josefstädterstraße 33
Josefstädterstraße 33
image from architects

Josefstädterstraße 33

Kabelwerk Urban Planning and Housing
pool Architektur ZT GmbH

Knize Men’s Outfitters, Graben 13
Adolf Loos

Looshaus – Goldman & Salatsch Building, Michaelerplatz, Vienna
Looshaus Vienna House of Michaelerplatz Vienna
scanned photo © architect Adrian Welch; photograph © architect Mint Orr
aka Michaelerplatz 3

The Majolikahaus, Linke Wienzeile St
Otto Wagner
photo from 2007 © architect Mint Orr
Apartment building facade decorated with colourful Jugendstil motifs: ceramic tiles decorated with plant motifs

Margaretengürtel – Bridge Design
Knippers Helbig / Knight Architects
Margaretengürtel Vienna Bridge
image from architects

Märzstrasse Vienna – Housing
Daneshgar Architects
Märzstrasse Vienna Housing
image from architects

Mischek Tower, Donau-City

Delugan Meissl

Model Estate Urban Villas Hadersdorf
Architekt Krischanitz ZT GmbH

Obere Amtshausgasse Vienna – Housing
Daneshgar Architects
Obere Amtshausgasse Vienna Housing
image from architects

ÖBB Corporate Headquarters
Zechner & Zechner
ÖBB Corporate Headquarters
image from architect
ÖBB Headquarters

ÖBB Service Centre
Zechner & Zechner
Vienna Matzleinsdorf ÖBB Service Centre
photo from architect
ÖBB Service Centre Vienna

Peek & Cloppenburg store, Kärtner Strasse
David Chipperfield Architects
International architecture competition – winners

Penthouse apartment

Post Sparkasse building: The Imperial and Royal Post Office Savings Bank
1904-06; 1910-12
Otto Wagner
Post Sparkasse building
scanned photo from 1991 © architect adrian welch
Viennese architecture competition winner in 1903

Red Room
Söhne & Partners
Red Room Vienna
photograph from architects
Red Room Vienna

Residence Vienna – Fitness room
Daneshgar Architects
Residence Vienna Fitness room
image from architects

Residential Building Poolhaus
pool Architektur ZT GmbH

Retti candle shop
Hans Hollein Architects

Rufer House, Schliessmanngasse 11
Adolf Loos

Scheu House, Larochegasse 3
Adolf Loos

Schullin Jewellery shop, central Vienna
Hans Hollein Architects

Secession Building, central Vienna
J.M. Olbrich
Secession Building Vienna
scanned photo from 1991 © architect Adrian Welch
Beautiful gold-coloured metal tracery dome and wedding cake form-making decorated with gold Jugendstil motifs

Spittelau Viaduct housing
Zaha Hadid Architects

Steiner House, St. Veit-Gasse 10
Adolf Loos

Strasser House, Kuppelwiesergasse 28
Adolf Loos

Terminal 1A – temporary airport terminal

Itten+Brechbühl, Baumschalger Eberle, P.ARC

Town Town Office Tower, Vienna, Austria
Coop Himmelb(l)au
Town Town Erdberg Building
image ©, Vienna
Town Town Office Tower

Twin Towers Vienna
Massimiliano Fuksas Architects

Uniqa Tower

Jean Nouvel
20 storeys

University of Economics & Business : Library and Learning Centre
Zaha Hadid Architects
University of Economics & Business Vienna
image from architects
University of Economics & Business Vienna : design competition win

University of Economics & Business Vienna : Spain Department Building
Estudio Carme Pinós
Vienna university building
image from architects
University of Economics & Business Vienna Building

The University of Economics Vienna : The Wirtschaftsuniversität
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
image from architects

Velux DemoHaus, competition
Daneshgar Architects
Velux DemoHaus
image from architects

Vienna Airport control tower

Zechner & Zechner Architects


Eric Owen Moss
70 housing units: two buildings on two sites

Werkbundsiedlung – Woinovichgasse 13,15,17 & 19
Adolf Loos

Wittgenstein House
Paul Engelmann & Ludwig Wittgenstein (philosopher)
For Margaret Stonborough

Vienna Architecture Walking Tours

Location: Vienna, Austria, central Europe

Vienna Architecture – Historic

Stephansdom – St. Stephen’s Cathedral
photo from 2007 © architect Mint Orr

The Belvedere – Schloss Belvedere: baroque palace, south-east Vienna
1714-; 1720-23
Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt with sculptor Giovanni Stanetti
The Belvedere Vienna
photo from 2007 © architect Mint Orr
Built for Prince Eugene of Savoy

Vienna Architect

Vienna building architect – Hans Hollein

Building on edge of Vienna:

Hotel Caldor, Austria
Söhne & Partners
Hotel Caldor
image from architecture office
Hotel Caldor Building

Vienna Architecture – Project

Museum Quarter – Project only
Rafael Moneo Architects

Architecture in regions close to Vienna – Czech architecture

Tugendhat Villa Brno, Brno

Prague Building

Vienna Architects

Hans Hollein was born in Vienna, Austria 1934
Education: Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria – Diploma: 1956

Famous Vienna architect:
Richard Neutra was born in Vienna; he emigrated in 1923 to the USA.

Neutra got his architecture degree from the Technische Hochschule, Vienna,
Austria : 1917

Famous US architect Rudolf Schindler was born in Vienna, Austria. Schindler and Neutra studied
architecture at the same time in Vienna.

J.M. Olbrich : Vienna architect


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