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Otto Wagner

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Otto Wagner (b. Penzing, Vienna 1841; d. Vienna 1918) studied at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna, at the Berlin Bauakademie, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1894 he supervised and taught at a special school of architecture within the Academy of Fine Arts. Info

In 1899 Otto Wagner joined the Viennese Secession. Otto Wagner's most important works of architecture and urban planning include laying out the Viennese urban railway (1892-1901) with viaducts, bridges, and more than thirty stops as well as the am Steinhof church (1902-1907). The building he designed as the Austrian Postsparkasse (1904-1906) is regarded as Otto Wagner's masterpiece, both aesthetically and technically. Otto Wagner conceived this building as a total work of art, using not only the newest materials such as reinforced concrete and aluminium; he also designed the entire interior, which reveals early functionalist tendencies, and used new methods of furniture-making. Info source:



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