The Vienna Savings Bank by Otto Wagner

The Austrian Postal Savings Bank building (German language: Österreichische Postsparkasse) is a famous modernist building in Vienna, designed and built by the architect Otto Wagner. The building is regarded as an important early work of modern architecture, representing Wagner’s first move away from Art Nouveau and Neoclassicism. It was constructed between 1904 and 1906 using reinforced concrete.

It can be argued that the building is a continuation of traditional architecture with all its elements such as decoration, sculpture, an underlying order, primarily vertical composition, far different from the complete break with tradition that the congrès internationaux d’architecture moderne (CIAM) advocated in the 1920s.


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