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Werkgruppe Graz 1959-1989

Architecture at the Turn of Late Modernism

Distributed for Park Books

Werkgruppe Graz 1959-1989

Architecture at the Turn of Late Modernism

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.

318 pages | 118 color plates, 263 halftones | 9 x 11 1/2 | © 2013

Architecture: European Architecture

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Table of Contents

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

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