Holdings

Architectural Estates

From Raimund Abraham to Walter Zschokke – are you familiar with our collection of architects’ papers, documents and drawings?

Photo, demountable church Siemensstraße

Ottokar Uhl, demountable church Siemensstrasse, 1220 Vienna, 1960–1964
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection

One of the collection’s primary tasks is to secure architectural estates. More than 80 architects’ archives from throughout Austria offer insights into the history of architecture after 1945 and constitute the largest part of the Az W collection.

For more than a decade the Architekturzentrum Wien has been actively involved in securing the architectural legacy of post-war modernism. Wherever possible, architectural estates are taken over in their entirety. Our interest here is not just in documenting an aesthetic dimension, we aim also to cover the social and historical contexts. Alongside design drawings, plans and photographs or models, biographical and professional documents that reveal the material and intellectual framework of the individual architectural estates are also included.

Coloured elevation of the Pavilion of the Republic of Austria
Oswald Haerdtl, Pavilion of the Republic of Austria, World Exhibition, Paris/France, 1936–1937
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Photo of building site with palm trees in background
Gunter Wratzfeld, Eckhard Schulze-Fielitz, Walter Hildebrand, “Habitainer”, children’s hospital São Tomé, Africa, 1968–1969
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection, Gunter Wratzfeld
Drawing of Werder Natural History Museum
Heinz Tesar, Werder Natural History Museum, project, Berlin/Germany, 1987–1988
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Photo of a shop entrance
Robert Maria Stieg, Recordcenter II, 1100 Vienna, 1975
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Model of Austrian Pavilion Expo 92
Josef Lackner, Austrian Pavilion Expo 92, project, Seville/Spain 1989
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Sketch of Haas House
Hans Hollein, Haas House, 1010 Vienna, 1985–1990
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Section through the Stadthalle
Roland Rainer, Stadthalle, 1150 Vienna, 1952–1954
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Perspective of Gänsehäufel outdoor swimming facility
Fellerer & Wörle (Max Fellerer, Eugen Wörle), Gänsehäufel outdoor swimming facility, 1220 Vienna, 1948–1950
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Drawing, bird’s eye view of the Opéra de la Bastille
Helmut Richter, Heidulf Gerngross, competition Opéra de la Bastille, project, Paris/France 1982–1983
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Drawing of Jasenovac monument
Bogdan Bogdanović, monument, Jasenovac/Croatia, 1959–1966
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Axonometric of Musikhaus 3/4
Arbeitsgruppe 4 (Wilhelm Holzbauer, Friedrich Kurrent, Johannes Spalt), Musikhaus 3/4, conversion, 1010 Vienna, 1959
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Drawing of the “Bubble Houses”
Johannes Spalt, “Bubble Houses”, project, 1951
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Drawing of Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
Raimund Abraham, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York/USA, 1992–2001
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Hand-drawn sketch
Eilfried Huth, Günther Domenig, extension to Vienna University, project, 1973
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Photo of model of the high-rise building on Herrengasse
Theiss & Jaksch (Siegfried Theiss, Hans Jaksch), high-rise building Herrengasse, 1010 Vienna, 1930–1932
Image: Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection

Architectural Estates