04 June 2017
Modern Architecture between Deep Clouds and Floodwaters in Graz (1,262 km)
(Graz, 02.06.2017 - 03.06.2017) Graz, the capital of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria, was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003. Please let me take you to two architectural masterpieces located in the heart of the city and perfectly fitting into the urban core.
Universalmuseum Joanneum: "On the banks of the river Mur, on the corner of the Südtirolerplatz and the Lendkai, Graz has a new architectural landmark: the Kunsthaus Graz. The designers of this project, the London architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier created an impressive synthesis which unites their innovative design language with the historic setting of this urban district along the Mur."
Mur Island Graz: "Absolutely unique! In 2003 the New York artist Vito Acconci anchored the extraordinary architecture in the Mur. An island in the middle of the city. As a platform and bridge at the same time. 2011 Graz became a UNESCO City of Design, part of an international network where design and the conscious creation of living space are of central importance."