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Die Architektur der Generali Foundation in Wien / The Architecture of the Generali Foundation in Vienna
Die Architektur der Generali Foundation in Wien / The Architecture of the Generali Foundation in Vienna

Die Architektur der Generali Foundation in Wien / The Architecture of the Generali Foundation in Vienna

ARCHITECTURE

184 Pages, 9.5 x 12

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $47.99 (US $47.99) (CA $62.99)

Publication Date: March 2019

ISBN 9783902833891

Rights: US & CA

Schlebrügge Editor (Mar 2019)
Schlebrugge Editor

Price: $47.99
 
 

Overview

In 1995, the Generali Foundation – founded as the nonprofit art association of the Generali Group Austria – relocated to premises in the fourth district of Vienna, designed by the architects Jabornegg & Pálffy. It moved to a building complex called the Habighof, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when it was used as a hat factory. Here, the Generali Foundation housed an exhibition space, underground storage, study rooms and offices. In 2015, the collection of Generali Foundation was transferred to the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg as a permanent loan, and the site in Vienna was closed down.This book examines this architectural landscape – which has since been listed as an historic site – in its international context as a trend-setting exhibition space. It explores the relation between internal and external architectural structures and examines the commitment of companies in the field of visual arts and architecture in a shifting social context.The images show the abandoned, empty spaces of the Generali Foundation, photographed by Hertha Hurnaus.

Author Biography

Christian Jabornegg studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology. He was guest lecturer at the University of Art and Design Linz from 2001 to 2002; assistant lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology from 2005 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2013. András Pálffy studied Architecture at the University of Technology, Vienna. 2001–2002 Visiting Professor at the University for Art and Industrial Design, Linz, 2003 - Professor at the University of Technology, Vienna, Department of Design and Theory of Design, 2007–2013 President of Secession, Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession, 2012 - Head of the Institute of Architecture and Design at the University of Technology, Vienna.