Architekturzentrum Wien  

Idea and Phenomena. Steven Holl

Location: Architekturzentrum Wien - New Hall
Exhibition: 11 April 2002 - 05 August 2002

Opening: Wednesday, April 10, 2002, 7:00 P.M.

The exhibition "Idea and Phenomena. Steven Holl" approaches the oeuvre of this New York based architect, an outstanding exponent of contemporary American architecture, from different angles: watercolors and architectural models visualize Holl’s complex conceptional design process, the presentation of realized architectural projects moves phenomena of the interplay of space, light and material into focus.

For almost three decades now, the New York architect Steven Holl has been developing his architectural position and reflection with determined consistence. The success of Steven Holl’s architecture derives from his sculptural shapes, his interest in the poetics of space color, and material, as well as his fascination with scientific phenomena. His work refers to urban history and the potentials of modern science.

To Steven Holl, architectural design is a continual process of dialogue between `idea and phenomenon’. The idea is the starting concept of every project, which responds to the essential quality and unique architectural possibilities of a given site. "The connection of idea and phenomena happens when the building is built," Steven Holl says unequivocally. Only then do the real "spatial fields" open up; this is when individual perception begins its activity, comparing that which is "new" about the space and its sensuous components with respective personal experiences.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue (link) in German and English language, published by Lars Müller Publishers, Baden

Opening adress: Dr. Hannes Pflaum, Az W President
On the exhibition: Dietmar Steiner, Az W Director

Thursday, April 11, 2002, 6:30 pm
"Idea and Phenomena"
Lecture by Steven Holl, lecture held in english

At the Cashier’s Hall of the Postsparkasse Main Building
A-1010 Wien, Georg-Coch-Platz 2
Opening adress: Dr. Stephan Koren, Dietmar M. Steiner

Tickets: EURO 7.00 / EURO 5.00
Available daily from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm at the Az W Shop
Reservation from outside of Vienna: Tel+43-1-522 31 15-30 or

Friday, June 14, 2002, 7:00 pm
"Building Books"
Lecture by Lars Müller (Lars M¸ller Publishers, Baden - Switzerland), lecture held in german
In the Architekturzentrum Wien, Podium

colours. forms. light. WORKSHOP based on the exhibition, for children aged 6 and over

Guided tours of the exhibition on Saturdays at 2:pm
13. April 2002
April 27, 2002
May 11, 2002
June 08, 2002
June 22, 2002
July 06, 2002
July 20, 2002
August 03, 2002

Saturday, Mai 25, 2002 at 2:00 pm guided tour for Az W Partners

Supported by:
Geschäftsgruppe Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr, Stadt Wien
Wien Kultur
Kunst Bundeskanzleramt
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur
Arch+Ing, W, NÖ, B

UNIQA Versicherungen AG
Zumtobel Staff Österreich Vertriebs-GmbH

Ticket Partnership:
As an institution the Architekturzentrum Wien has always made every effort to support a public with an interdisciplinary approach. Accordingly, a co-operation has been established to make special reductions available on tickets to exhibitions held at both the Imperial Furniture Collection and the Vienna Technical Museum:

Mariahilfer Strasse 88
A-1070 Wien

Alvar Aalto: Furniture
The Kossdorff Collection
January 18 - April 21, 2002
Tue - Sun 09 am - 06 pm

Technisches Museum Wien
Mariahilfer Strasse 212
A-1140 Wien

Margherita Spiluttini
"Beyond Nature. Constructions of Landscape"
March 22 - September 22, 2002
Mon - Sat 09 am - 06 pm, Thu 9 am - 08 pm
Sun 10 am - 06 pm

© Paul Warchol 

Permanent Exhibition

Idea and Phenomena. Steven Holl
Press Release

E-Shop Products:
Idee und Phänomen - Steven Holl

Steven Holl

Chapel of St. Ignatius

Bellevue Art Museum Seattle, Washington

Adieu to Bellevue Art Museum

Chapel of St. Ignatius – sacral architecture by comparison

Y House, Schoharie County, N.Y.

Y House Schoharie County, N.Y. including Slideshow

Kiasma Museum, Finland

Interview on "Parallax"

Steven Holl in archINFORM

"America's Best" by CNN

MP3 Lecture 97 "On the Ground"

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