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Karl Schwanzer was born on 21 May, 1918 in Vienna, Austria, is an architect. Discover Karl Schwanzer's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 57 years old?

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Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 21 May 1918
Birthday 21 May
Birthplace Vienna, Austria
Date of death (1975-08-20) Vienna
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Nationality Austria

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The BMW Museum is located next to the administration building. It was established in 1972. The futuristic building is known as the salad bowl or white cauldron. Its roughly circular base is only 20 meters in diameter. The flat roof covers about 40 meters. An escalator takes visitors up to the top floor from where they can look down over the exhibition.


The BMW administration tower was built between 1968 and 1972, just in time for the 1972 Summer Olympics. The 101 m (roughly 331 feet) building is located near the Olympic Village and is often cited as one of the most notable examples of architecture in Munich. The large cathedral exterior is supposed to mimic the shape of a tire in a racing car, with the garage representing the cylinder head.


Schwanzer was also in demand as a visiting professor at a number of universities, including the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (1964–65), the Technical University of Budapest (1967), and the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia (1972).


The steel-framed building was originally designed as the Austrian Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair of 1958. The rectangular structure includes a courtyard between the pylons. The ground floor was constructed as a covered space.


In 1947 Schwanzer opened his own studio. At the beginning of his career as a freelance architect he worked on smaller projects, such as entrance halls and exhibitions, leading to new contracts in the early years. No matter how small the task, Schwanzer completed the assignment with outstanding energy and ingenuity. Successes in national and international competitions helped the studio grow, gaining international recognition with working methods guided by the principle: "Quality is more important than prestige". Schwanzer strove for perfection, expanding on an original idea in terms of architecture and functionality. "Hour after hour, day after day, and long into the night, approaches were planned, discussed, modified, discarded and revived time and time again."

In his creative period from 1947 to 1975, Schwanzer developed a variety of distinctive buildings, closely relating a building's design to its function and structure, often exploring new architectural approaches. He also designed furniture and fittings and founded the Österreichische Institut für Formgebung (Austrian Institute for Design). In 1967 he opened a second studio in Munich.

From 1947 to 1951, Schwanzer was a lecturer at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 1959, he became a full professor at the Technical University of Vienna and head of the Institute for Architecture and Design. For over 15 years he trained a large number of architects, many of them gaining international recognition. From 1965 to 1966, he was Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture.


Karl Schwanzer studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology starting in October 1937. Immediately after passing the 2nd state examination and being awarded the title of qualified engineer, Karl Schwanzer was moved to Rybnik in Reichsgau Oberschlesien in autumn 1940. In Sohrau (today Zory), only a few kilometers away, Karl Schwanzer finally found a dissertation topic after several other unsuccessful attempts and was finally awarded his doctorate in 1942 with his thesis titled New Building in Liberated Upper Silesia. The ring in Sohrau. a doctorate in design. The aim of the work was, according to its preface, to give the small town in Poland (1920-1939) "a fully German face again". He wrote this work during his mandatory service as a design architect at Luftgaukommando VIII. After the war, Karl Schwanzer and his family found and moved to a job as a technical manager at Allbau in Bodenwöhr (Upper Palatinate). In April 1946 he finally repatriated to Austria.


As early as high school, the architecture enthusiast Karl Schwanzer and his uncle (a carpenter) planned and built an allotment garden house ("Schrebergartenhäuschen") for his family on Vienna's Schafberg in 1935. After his graduation from high school at the Bundesrealgymnasium Wien 7 in 1936, he completed his mandatory service in the Austrian national guard.


Karl Schwanzer (May 21, 1918 in Vienna – August 20, 1975, Vienna) was an Austrian architect. He was an important figure of post-war architecture.