Coop Himmelb(l)au - Austria

The architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au was founded in 1968 in Vienna by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Michael Holzer. Coop Himmelb(l)au is active
in architecture, design, urban planning and art. Another studio was opened in Los Angeles in the year 1988, further project offices are located in Frankfurt on the Main
and Paris. Since the withdrawal of Michael Holzner in 1971 and the retirement of Helmut Swiczinsky from the operative business 2001, followed by his definitive
withdrawal, the studio is led bei Wolf D. Prix as Desing Principal / CEO.

Works by the group Coop Himmelb(l)au were presented in the exhibition Deconstructivist Architecture in the Museum of Modern Art, which was curated by Philip Johnson
and Mark Wigley. As a consequence, the studio Coop Himmelb(l)au was considered to be part of the group of deconstructivist architecture, even if they themself
never comitted to be part of the group. Some of the practice, as for examble the collage and die architectural language, are similar to the deconstructivst movement.
Some works by Coop Himmelb(l)au are on show in worldwide renknown institutions as for example in the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles, the Austrian Museum of
Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

2008 - 2015  European Central Bank - Frankfurt