Paper $60.00 ISBN: 9783906027289 Published February 2014 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Werkgruppe Graz 1959-1989

Architecture at the Turn of Late Modernism

Edited by Eva Guttmann, Gabriele Kaiser, and HDA Haus der Architektur Graz

Edited by Eva Guttmann, Gabriele Kaiser, and HDA Haus der Architektur Graz

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318 pages | 118 color plates, 263 halftones | 9 x 11 1/2 | © 2013
Paper $60.00 ISBN: 9783906027289 Published February 2014 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Few architectural firms were more important or influential in postwar Austria than Werkgruppe Graz. The four principals—Eugen Gross, Friedrich Gross-Rannsbach, Herman Pichler, and Wenrer Hollomey—began working together in 1959, after being educated at the Technical University in Graz, and they completed their first building in 1963. Working from socially progressive principles, and utilizing an unusually participatory approach to design, the firm built such groundbreaking buildings as the Terrace House Estate in Graz-St. Peter (1965–78) and the students’ hostel Am Hafnererriegel (1961–64). But even as their style became widely emulated—known as the Graz School—the quartet didn’t limit themselves to architecture: along the way they also edited a series of poetry books that brought in contributions from their wide circle of artistic acquaintances.
This book is the first comprehensive look at the group’s work. Built around detailed presentations of more than thirty buildings and projects, it also features a conversation among the architects and two essays by scholars steeped in their work. A complete catalog rounds out the volume.

Vorwort Preface

Eva Guttmann, Gabriele Kaiser


Strukturen, die Freiheit schaffen. Ein Gespräch Structures that Create Freedom. A Conversation

Eva Guttmann, Gabriele Kaiser


Das Jahr 1959 und die Folgen. Die Werkgruppe Graz im internationalen Kontext The Year 1959 and the Consequences. The Werkgruppe Graz in an International Context

Hubertus Adam


Zur Werkgruppe Graz. Ein Kommentar About the Werkgruppe Graz. A Commentary

Bettina Götz, Richard Manahl (ARTEC Architekten)


Werkauswahl Selection


Forum Stadtpark Graz


Studentenhaus Students’ Hostel Am Hafnerriegel, Graz


Hallenbad Indoor Swimming Pool Graz


Wohnanlage Housing Development Innsbruck-Völs


Evangelisches Studentenheim Protestant Students’ Hostel Hilmteichstraße, Graz


Studentenhaus mit Mensa Students’ Hostel with Refectory Leechgasse, Graz


Studentenhaus Students’ Hostel Innsbruck


Wohn- und Atelierhaus Residence and Studio Schwarz, Weiz


1.Chirurgische Universitätsklinik 1st Surgical University Clinic Graz


Terrassenhaussiedlung Terrace House Estate Graz-St.Peter


Schulzentrum School Center Brucknerstraße, Graz


Freibad Outdoor Swimming Pool Fehring


Landwirtschaftliche Fachschule Agricultural Vocational School Stainz


Heim für Studentenehepaare Home for Married Students Graz


Atelierhaus Studio House Forum Stadtpark


Schulzentrum School Center Kapfenberg-Walfersam


Johannes-Kepler-Haus Graz


Hauptfeuerwache Main Fire Station Graz, Lendplatz


UNIDO–Amtssitz und Konferenzzentrum Wien Headquarters and Conference Center Vienna


AHS Grammar School Kapfenberg


Wohnanlage Housing Development Graz-Andritz


Bestattungsanlage Funeral Hall Kapfenberg


Wohn-, Büro- und Geschäftshaushaus Office and Residential Building Cortolezis C1, Graz


Wohn- und Bürohaus Residence and Office Building Messerklinger, Graz


Koralmhalle Deutschlandsberg


Flexibler Wohnbau Flexible Housing Göß-Steigtal


Grazer Congress Congress Graz


ABC –Andritzer Begegnungszentrum Andritz Meeting Center Graz


Schulzentrum School Center Fürstenfeld


Bildungshaus Education Center Mariatrost, Graz


Gesundheitszentrum Monteverde Country Health Center Beirut


Spielcasino im Grazer Congress Casino in the Congress Graz


Fotoessay Photo Essay


Der Hauseingang The House Entrance

Helmut Tezak


Interfaces –Helmut Tezaks fotografische Lektüre von Werkgruppe-Bauten Interfaces –Helmut Tezak’s Photographic Reading of Werkgruppe Buildings

Otto Kapfinger


Werkverzeichnis Catalogue


Projekte der Projects by the Werkgruppe


Einzelwerke nach Auflösung der Single Works after the Dissolution of the Werkgruppe


Raumplanung Spatial Planning, Ausstellungen Exhibitions, Preise, Auszeichnungen Prizes and Awards Mitarbeiterinnen Assistants


Werkgruppe Lyrik


Biografien Biographies


Eugen Gross


Friedrich Groß-Rannsbach


Werner Hollomey


Hermann Pichler


Bibliografie (Auswahl) Bibliography (Selection)


AutorInnen Authors


Inhalt Contents

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