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Complete Works 1968-2010
Author: Michael Mönninger
Editor: Peter Gössel
Hardcover, 30.8 x 39 cm
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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“Coop Himmelb(l)au is not a color but an idea of creating architecture with fantasy, as buoyant and variable as clouds.” So the architecture group itself defines its name and design concept. Beginning with inflated bubbles and interactive installations in the 1960s, the group, consisting of the architects Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Michael Holzer, began to create harsh interventions in the urban context under the headline “architecture must burn”. The designs of the buildings are like oversized sound boxes, with dancing silhouettes and collapsing lines that are always rushing and echoing. As one of only few groups of that early times, they belong to the leading international architecture offices today, justified by their outstanding expressiveness and professionalism.
Coop Himmelb(l)au’s most well-known projects include the Rooftop Remodeling Falkestraße in Vienna, Austria (1988); the Groningen Museum, East Pavilion, in Groningen, Netherlands, (1994); the UFA Cinema Center in Dresden, Germany, (1998); the BMW Welt in Munich, Germany (2007); the Akron Art Museum in Ohio, USA, (2007) and the Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 of Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles, USA (2008).
Among the recent projects that Coop Himmelb(l)au is pursuing throughout the world are the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France, the House of Music in Aalborg, Denmark, the European Central Bank’s new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and the Dalian International Conference Center in China.
About the Author
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Prof. Dr. Michael Mönninger (b.1958) worked for the magazines Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Spiegel, Berliner Zeitung, Die Welt and Die Zeit. From 2007 on he teaches history of art and architecture at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig.
+ About the editor
Peter Gössel runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions. He is the editor of TASCHEN’s monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, as well as the editor of the Basic Architecture Series.
+ About COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU is headquartered in Vienna and has a second office in Los Angeles as well as several project offices in Frankfurt/Germany, Paris/France and Hongkong/China. Currently under construction are the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France (2013), Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea (2012), the European Central Bank in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany (2014), the Dalian International Conference Center, China (2011), Apartment Building ‘Liesing Brewery’ in Vienna, Austria (2011), House of Music in Aalborg, Denmark (2012) and Martin Luther Church in Hainburg, Austria (2011). Additional projects in planning are the Extension of the Trade Fair Premises and new Sports Hall in Riva del Garda, Italy (2013), Cultural Center Zarautz, Spain (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art & Exhibition Planning in Shenzhen, China (2013), Art Museum Strongoli, Italy (2012), and Energy Roof Perugia, Italy.