Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings); built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Morphosis Architects, Incorporated (firm); Thom Mayne (architect)

Dates: constructed 2002

total floor area: 250,000 sq. ft.

Klagenfurt, Carinthia Austria

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Morphosis

Building Notes

The American Institute of Architects, California Council, (AIACC), awarded a Design Award to Morphosis for the Hypo Alpe-Adria-Center, c. 2002.

The web site for the Pritzker Prize, that Thom Mayne of Morphosis won in 2005, said of the Hypo Alpe-Adria-Center: "In Klagenfurt, Austria, a project with 250,000 square feet of commercial office space, retail space, parking and a kindergarten was completed in 2002 for the Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank Carinthia. Morphosis describes this project as follows: 'The structure integrates itself into its surroundings and emerges from the ground as ‘reconfigured earth.’ Like the seismic shifting of tectonic plates, the bank headquarters itself erupts out of this pregnant, expectant form clad in sheet metal, declaring its status as a major cultural and civic institution and connecting the public forum with the street.'" (See Pritzker Prize Architecture Prize, "Thom Mayne: Biography," accessed 06/25/2018.)

PCAD id: 120