Coop Himmelb(l)au combines flat and curving forms at huge Shenzhen art complex

Triangular facets of stone and shimmering glass provide the irregular form of Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition, which is now complete in Shenzhen. The Austrian studio led by architect Wolf D Prix designed the pair of museums known as MOCAPE for the new Futian Cultural District of the city in southeast China. The firm won

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House of Music represents a “very simple but powerful typology” says Wolf D Prix

Coop Himmelb(l)au founder Wolf D Prix explains how the design of his House of Music concert hall in Denmark was influenced by a monastery by Le Corbusier in this movie by architectural filmmakers Spirit of Space. In the four-minute movie, the 72-year-old Austrian architect explains the guiding principles behind his firm’s design for the school and concert hall that […]

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Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Musée des Confluences opens on a river peninsula in Lyon

Austrian studio Coop Himmelb(l)au has completed a faceted steel and angular glass building to house a natural history museum in Lyon, France (+ slideshow). The Musée des Confluences, which opened to the public just before Christmas, was designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au to accommodate the museum’s collection of over 2.2 million objects, alongside exhibition galleries and lecture rooms. […]
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