When Will It Finally Stop Lasting? The Possibility Of The Impossible

Wolf D. Prix

Wolf D. Prix, born in Vienna in 1942, is a cofounder of COOP
HIMMELB(L)AU. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of
Technology, the Architectural Association of London, and the Southern
California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. In 1993 he responded
to a call as professor of the University of Applied Arts Vienna where
he serves as vice-rector and head of the Institute for Architecture. Wolf
D. Prix received numerous awards including the Great Austrian State
Award, the nomination Officier de l’ordre des arts et des letters, the
Gold Medal for merits to the federal state of Vienna, the Annie Spink
Award for Excellence in Architectural Education, RIBA Jencks Award as
well as the Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art. As
Design Principal of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU his architectural designs
have been featured in many museums and collections worldwide including
the solo retrospectives Construire le Ciel at the Centre Georges
Pompidou in Paris, France (1992), the exhibition Deconstructivist
Architecture at MoMA (1988), New York or COOP HIMMELB(L)AU:
Beyond the Blue at the Museum of Applied Arts/​Contemporary Art,
Vienna (2007) and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2009).