Austrian Cultural Institute

New York | USA

Type: competitions
Client: Bundesministerium f. Auswärtige Angelegenheiten
Planning: 1992     

The basic idea of this project is to achieve - by the positioning of a few main elements - both a functionally workable solution within the constraints of program and building codes, as well as an inviting significant building. The main bulk of the building is set back approximately in line with the neighboring structures and rises in a great sweep which follows the permitted envelope up to the resulting height of 19 floors.