Vienna: Karl-Marx-Hof

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architekt: Karl Ehn
Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

1926 – 1930

Architect: Karl Ehn

Heiligenstädter Strasse 82–92, Vienna

Boschstraße, Geistingergasse, Felix-Braun-Gasse, Joseph-Hindels-Gasse, 12-Februar-Platz

The Karl-Marx-Hof with 1300 apart­ments for about 5500 inhabi­tants was built between 1926 and 1930 according to plans by Karl Ehn. Architect Karl Ehn was a student of Otto Wagner and since 1909 employed at the Vienna City Building Office.

Planned as a city within the city, the 1.2‑kilometre-long municipal housing complex was at the time of its construction equipped with all infra­st­ruc­tures such as dental clinic, pharmacy, kinder­garten, library, youth centre and central laundry. The coloured ceramic figures on the wedge-shaped stones of the archways are by Josef Riedl and represent perso­ni­fi­ca­tions of enligh­tenment, freedom, care and physical culture.

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926-1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

Karl-Marx-Hof, 1926–1930. Architect: Karl Ehn

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