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Otto Wagner

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Otto Wagner

Otto Koloman Wagner (13 July 184111 April 1918) was an Austrian architect.

Wagner was born in Penzing, a suburb of Vienna. He studied in Berlin and Vienna. In 1864, he started designing his first buildings in the historicist style. In 1884, he became a teacher in the school of architecture of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1890s, he designed several building in Art Nouveau style. He was very interested in urban planning - in 1890 he designed a new city plan for Vienna, but only his urban rail network, the Stadtbahn, was built.

In 1897, Otto Wagner, Gustav Klimt, Josef Olbrich, Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser founded the "Vienna Secession" artistic group.

Wagner died in Vienna.

Major works

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Kirche am Steinhof
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Metro bridge
  • Floodgate, Nussdorf near Vienna, built in 1894
  • Viennese Stadtbahn, metropolitan railway system (1894-1902)
  • Majolikahouse, Vienna (1898-1899)
  • Post Office Savings Bank Building, Vienna (1894-1902) (Video of Model (http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.film.data.film/o358a.mpg))
  • Kirche am Steinhof, Vienna (1903-1907).
  • Synagogue, Budapest

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