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World Capital Architect

He broke with the imitation of older styles that was so prevalent around the turn-of-the-century and propagated a new building style that was more appropriate to the time and to modern needs. Combining technical pragmatism with high aesthetic standards, his buildings remain fully functional to this day.

• Urban planner and visionary • Historicism to Modernism • Functional architecture using new materials such as • Arches of the former Stadtbahn railway and Austrian Post Savings Bank

Videoportrait of Otto Wagner

Follow the traces left by the great architect Otto Wagner in the city. Set off on a virtual voyage of discovery, explore some of his works and see how his visionary creative output changed Vienna forever.