Hans Hollein, 1934–2014

Pritzker Prize-winning Viennese architect, whose projects include the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt and Vulcania, in France, has died, age 80

Vulcania, European Park of Volcanism, France, designed by architect Hans Hollein

Born in Vienna, Hans Hollein studied architecture and urban planning in the US, training with both Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, before establishing his own practice in Vienna, in 1964.

Alongside the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt and Vulcania, in France, Hollein's projects also include Tehran's Ceramic and Glass Museum, plus design projects including furniture, textiles and a collection of sunglasses. Hollein was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1985. 

See the New York Times for a more comprehensive obituary.

29 April 2014