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Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away

Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away
Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away, Portrait, 2011.. Image © Alexandra Pawloff
Portrait, 2011.. Image © Alexandra Pawloff

Austrian artist, architect, designer, theoretician and Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein has passed away twenty five days after he celebrated his eightieth birthday. Hollein, particularly known for his museum design, including Vienna’s Haas House (1990) and Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art, was once described by Richard Meier as an architect whose "groundbreaking ideas” have “had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects."

See a selection of Hollein's work, from architecture to furniture, jewelry to glasses, to a high-rise in China, after the break...

Hollein's death comes just as a new exhibition celebreating his "extensive oeuvre," Hans Hollein: Everything is architecture, opened at the Abteiberg Museum; another exhibition at the Vienna MAK is set to open on June 25th.

Wojciech Czaja, of Austria's Der Standard, quoted (translated) Hollein as saying:

Collection Center Pompidou, Paris. . Image © Hans Hollein
Collection Center Pompidou, Paris. . Image © Hans Hollein
Designers’ Sunglasses Collection, USA, 1973.. Image © Jerzy Survillo
Designers’ Sunglasses Collection, USA, 1973.. Image © Jerzy Survillo
Juweliergeschäft, Graben, Wien, Österreich 1972-1974.. Image © Jerzy Survillo
Juweliergeschäft, Graben, Wien, Österreich 1972-1974.. Image © Jerzy Survillo
Jewels, Vicenza, Italien, 1986. . Image © Sina Baniahmad
Jewels, Vicenza, Italien, 1986. . Image © Sina Baniahmad
Guggenheim Museum, Salzburg, Österreich, 1990. . Image © Atelier Hans Hollein / Sina Baniahmad
Guggenheim Museum, Salzburg, Österreich, 1990. . Image © Atelier Hans Hollein / Sina Baniahmad
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Deutschland, 1982–1991.. Image © R. Örlimans
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Deutschland, 1982–1991.. Image © R. Örlimans
Haas Haus, Geschäftshaus, Wien, Österreich, 1985-1990.. Image © Atelier Hans Hollein / Sina Baniahmad
Haas Haus, Geschäftshaus, Wien, Österreich, 1985-1990.. Image © Atelier Hans Hollein / Sina Baniahmad
Bürohochhaus, Shenzhen, China, 2008-2016. . Image © Hans Hollein & Partner ZT GesmbH
Bürohochhaus, Shenzhen, China, 2008-2016. . Image © Hans Hollein & Partner ZT GesmbH

"I never considered myself as part of the avant-garde. I just tried, in my own way, to look to the future."

See more of Hollein’s work on ArchDaily here.

References: Der Standard

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away" 24 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/500020/austrian-pritzker-prize-laureate-hans-hollein-passes-away/> ISSN 0719-8884
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