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Contemporary Austrian Architecture Practice led by Wolf D. Prix, Europe


COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

14 Aug 2019
Xingtai Science and Technology Museum International Architecture Design Competition, Hebei Province, China
Xingtai Science and Technology Museum in the Hebei Province
photograph © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Xingtai Science and Technology Museum by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
In the transformation of Xingdong New District as a development engine in Xingtai City, how can the Xingtai Science and Technology Museum be used as an opportunity to create a unique urban cultural card for Xingtai to achieve a win-win situation between architecture and city?

29 Oct 2017
PANEUM – Wunderkammer des Brotes, Asten, Austria
PANEUM Wunderkammer des Brotes
photograph © Markus Pillhoferau
PANEUM – Wunderkammer des Brotes
The Customer Information Centre and Event Forum PANEUM – Wunderkammer des Brotes – for the company Backaldrin in Asten consists of two elements: a box shaped plinth building with foyer and event rooms plus the “Wunderkammer des Brotes”, a two storey freeform exhibition area floating on top.

25 Mar 2016
Wolf D. Prix Appointment,

Wolf D. Prix appointed as Norman R. Foster visiting professor of Architectural Design

at the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, USA

for the spring semester of 2015-2016 academic year

Yale School of Architecture visit Wolf D. Prix at the Coop Himmelb(l)au Vienna office:

Yale School of Architecture visit Wolf D. Prix at the Coop Himmelb(l)au Vienna office

Yale School of Architecture students visit Wolf D. Prix


Post on Yale School of Architecture Exhibition in 2015

Post from 2009 on Norman R. Foster visiting professor of Architectural Design

Alban Berg Sculpture, Vienna, Austria
In front of the Vienna State Opera, one of the most prominent sites of the city, a sculpture is to be built by the Alban Berg Foundation for the composers of the Viennese School – Alban Berg, Arnold Schönberg, Anton Webern – and the composer and Court Opera principal Gustav Mahler.
Client: Alban Berg Foundation ; Construction: 2015-2016
Website: Alban Berg Sculpture Vienna

2 Sep 2013
Dawang Mountain Resort Changsha – Ice World and Five Star Hotel, China
Dawang Mountain Resort Changsha
In the design solution towards the South and East, the existing quarry pit is revealed and the sculpted shell of the Snow and Ice World spans 170 meters from cliff to cliff over a sunken and hanging garden creating a new functional leisure space of islands, water, cliffside pathways and ramps connecting the building to this natural heritage.

8 Nov 2012
Silk Leaf Stadium, Tokyo
Silk Leaf Stadium
image : Coop Himmelb(l)au
National Stadium of Japan
Like a modern acropolis the concept for the new National Stadium of Japan places the arena on a plinth as a sign in the center of the city. A large plaza is created by the plinth forming the main public entryway. The seating tribunes are conceived as landscape elements of the podium, and are covered by a light, shell-like roof touching the ground at only four points. The shell is topped by a retractable photo-voltaic glass roof element that separates into two visible wing-shaped leaves opening the stadium to the sky.

Capacity: 80,000 seats
Type: Multifunctional Sports and Entertainment
Features: Retractable photovoltaic clad glass roof
Gross Floor Area: 244,000m2
Height: 70m

Dalian International Conference Center, China
Dalian International Conference Center
image by architecture studio
Dalian International Conference Center – to be completed in Dec 2012

3 Nov 2012

Coop Himmelb(l)au Exhibition

Berlin Exhibition
Exhibition Opening December 12, 2012

Akron Art Museum
photo courtesy architecture studio
The Architecture Forum Aedes in Berlin dedicates Wolf D. Prix an exhibition on the occasion of his 70th birthday from December 13, 2012 to January 24, 2013.

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Universität für angewandte Kunst – University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
University of Applied Arts Vienna
University of Applied Arts Vienna

Martin Luther Kirche, Hainburg, Austria
Martin Luther Kirche Hainburg
photo © Duccio Malagamba
Martin Luther Kirche Hainburg by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Two International Awards for COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

BMW Welt
photograph from Ketchum GmbH

Vienna, August 9 2011 – This architecture studio received the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building for their design of the BMW Welt in Munich on June 24, 2011 in Vicenza, Italy.

The Dedalo Minosse International Prize was handed over by Bruno Gabbiani, president of the Italian association ALA – Assoarchitetti during a festive awards ceremony. According to the organizers the Prize boosts “the quality of architecture looking at final result, analysing and focusing on project and constructive plan process and giving a special attention to people who determine the success of the work: the architect and the client, supported by the project executors (the building firms) and the public administrations”.

The biennial Dedalo Minosse Prize was founded in 1997 and is currently in its eighth edition. It recognizes the Client’s figure as fundamental and strategic in the constructive process.

The exhibition of the awarded works, set in CISA, Centro Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, in Vicenza will be open until September 18, 2011.

BMW Welt – Event and Delivery Center, Munich, Germany
BMW Welt
photograph from Ketchum GmbH
BMW Welt

Red Dot Design Award for the High School #9 – the prize was assigned during an awards ceremony on July 4, 2011 in Essen, Germany.

The Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts has been awarded the “red dot” seal of quality for high design quality by the jury with its panel of highly respected experts. The design will then be put on public display in the exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2011” in the red dot design museum at the world heritage site of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now said to be the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. It breaks down into the three disciplines ‘red dot award: product design’, ‘red dot award: communication design’ and ‘red dot award: design concept’.

Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts
Coop Himmelb(l)au with HMC Architects
Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts
photo © Duccio Malagamba

Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts

Open Parliament of Albania, Tirana
Albanian Parliament Building
Albania Parliament Tirana

Wolf D. Prix : Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art
Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art

Exhibition “COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.Beyond the Blue”
showing at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA 2 Apr – 26 Jul 2009

Wolf D. Prix, architect
Wolf D. Prix
photo of the architect © Elfie Semotan
Wolf D. Prix architect

Coop Himmelb(l)au Buildings

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Buildings, alphabetical:

Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA
Akron Art Museum USA
photo courtesy COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

BMW Welt, Munich, Germany
BMW Welt in Munich
photo courtesy COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Busan Cinema Center, Busan, South Korea
2009; Architecture competition winner 2005
Busan Cinema Center in South Korea
photo courtesy COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Busan Cinema Center

Dalian International Conference Center, China
Dalian International Conference Center
photo courtesy COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

UFA Cinema Center, Dresden, Germany

UFA Cinema Center in Dresden
photo courtesy COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

More Coop Himmelb(l)au projects online soon

Location: Vienna, Austria

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Similar architects to Coop Himmelb(l)au include Morphosis Architects, Günther Domenig and to a lesser extent Bernard Tschumi and Studio Libeskind

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