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Wiener Postsparkasse

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Otto Wagner
location Vienna
function government, office
contributed by Michiel_van_Loon

Representing Otto Wagner's first move away from Art Nouveau and Neoclassicism, the Wiener Postsparkasse (Austrian Postal Savings Bank) is regarded as an important early work of modern architecture. The building occupies an entire city block, next to the Ringstrasse boulevard. The bank's façade obviously alludes to classicism. Wagner's key idea was to celebrate modern materials by developing new forms. The entire façade is covered with square marble plates. These are attached to the main structure by aluminum rivets or bolts, forming a pattern. Inside, the main hall is designed like an atrium, with a large glass skylight allowing natural light to enter the heart of the building at all times.

Barbara says:

I was searching for the model and the provided links are unavailable. I am an architect student in Vienna and I would need the model for a school project, where we are discussing and explaining buildings outside in the city and we have to prepare an infographic about the building. It would be absolutely wonderful, if I could get some informations if its possible to download it.

Thank you in advance,
stefkeB says:
This building was used as a reference project in a 3D rendering comparison website:

You can download a detailed model in different formats (at least from the main hall).
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Completion 12- 1906
ArchitectOtto Wagner
Project ID 2671
Latitude/Longitude 48°12'36N 16°22'52E
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