|Hans Hollein - Austria|
Hans Hollein (30.03.1934–24.04.2014) is considered to be a key figure of postmodern architecture. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1956,
after studying in the master classes of Clemens Holzmeister. In 1959 Hans Hollein attended the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 1960 he completed his
Master of Architecture degree at the University of California in Berkeley. During his stay in the United States, he met Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright
and Richard Neutra. Before returning to Vienna, Hans Hollein worked for various architectural firms in Sweden and the United States. Back in Vienna he founded
his own office in 1964.
On two separate occasions, Hans Hollein was a guest professor at the Washington University in St. Louis. The first period was from 1963 to 1964, the secend
in 1966. During the same period, he was also a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture. In 1967 and 1976 Hans Hollein was a professor at the
Art Academy Düsseldorf. After that, he became a professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
The early desings of Hans Hollein were of relative small scale, as for example the Retti candle shop in Vienna. The Haas House and the Albertina Extension
in the inner city of Vienna belong to his best knwon works. His international fame is based on his winning competition designs for the Abteiberg Museum in
Mönchengladbach (1972-1982) and the underground Guggenheim Museum branch in Salzburg (1989). The mentioned design for Salzburg hasn`t been realized.
But his idea for an underground museum later materialised in the Vulcania European Centre of Vulcanology in Auvergne (France, 1997-2002). Hans Hollein
was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1985. Hans Hollein designed large-scale projects from the late 1990s onwards, including bank headquarters in Lichtenstein,
Span and Peru. The Hans Hollein & Partner ZT GmbH started in 2010 through the collaboration with Christoph Monschein.
Hollein worked mainly as an architect, but through his work with the Memphis Group and the Alessi Company, he was able to establish himself also as a designer.
Additionally he was responsible for various exhibition designs, including the Venice Biennale. At Vienna's famous Burgtheater, Hans Hollein designed the stage for
Arthur Schnitzler's drama "Comedy of Seduction" (Komödie der Verführung) in 1980.
1966 CM Boutique Storefront - Vienna
1972 Jewelry Schullin I Storefront - Vienna
1991 Museum of Modern Art - Frankfurt