Hans Hollein, winner of the 1985 Pritzker Architectural Prize, has died following a long illness. He was 80. The Austrian architect’s notable postmodernist projects include the Haas House in Vienna and the Austrian Embassy in Berlin. Hollein also designed products for the Memphis Group and Alessi.
Hollein received his master of architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1960. In the following years, he served as visiting professor at Yale and Washington University in St. Louis. From 1967 to 1976, he was professor at the Academy of Arts in Dusseldorf, after which he held various roles at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna until 2002.
From June to October, MAK Museum of Applied Arts will host an exhibition of Hollein’s work. A wide range of materials from his archive will be made public for the first time.
He is survived by his children, Max and Lilli.
Hans Hollein portrait by Alexandra Pawloff.
Haas House in Vienna
Austrian Embassy in Berlin