The renowned institute of architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna presents selected student works from the year 2009. The design studios of star architects Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn and Wolf D. Prix offer students countless possibilities to exhaust architectural parameters across borders. The open studio structure, which enables students to work on the same topics from their first term up to their graduation, creates dynamics, which would not be possible at this scale in a conventional study structure. In addition to these three design studios the institute of architecture offers the cross-over studio, which gives a small group of students access to external aspiring architects for one term further enhancing the already exceptional spectrum of projects. Peter Sellars, Kivi Sotamaa, Hernan Diaz Alonso and Francoise Roche have successfully developed new typologies of architecture together with the students from the cross-over studio. The departments of structural engineering and energy design, with their advanced technologies, support the architectural education at the Angewandte.
This prepares students for the challenges in their future position as dynamic architects from Central Europe.
Wolf D. Prix was born in 1942 and studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, at the Architectural Association in London and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. He is one of the founders of COOP HIMMEL(L)AU. He has been a full professor of architecture since 1993 and has served as the chairman of the Architecture Institute of the Vienna University of Applied Arts since 2003.