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Wolf D. Prix

Wolf D. Prix co-founded COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in 1968. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, the Architectural Association of London, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. After teaching abroad he responded to a call as professor of the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 1993 where he serves as vice-rector and head of the Institute for Architecture.

Among other decorations Wolf D. Prix received several academic awards including the Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education” for his commitment to teaching and training, the RIBA Jencks Award: Visions Built” for major contributions to the theory and practice of architecture as well as the Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art for his outstanding creative achievements; he was made Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The architectural designs of Wolf D. Prix, the Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, have been highly acclaimed and featured in many publications, museums and collections worldwide. Among the recent projects 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; the Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea; the Dalian International Conference Center in Dalian, China; the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen, China; the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, Baku as well as the Martin Luther Church in Hainburg, Austria.

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Complete Works 1968 – 2010 (TASCHEN, 2010)