Vienna: Postal Savings Bank

Postsparkasse, 1904-1912. Architekt: Otto Wagner
Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

1904 – 1906, 1910 – 1912 (extension added)

Architect: Otto Wagner

Georg-Coch-Platz 2, Vienna

The Postal Savings Bank, which was built between 1904 and 1912 in two sections over a trape­zoidal ground plan, is Otto Wagner’s most important work in terms of the develo­pment of modern archi­tecture. The effect of the ratio­nally designed façade is largely defined by the materials used: Granite, marble and aluminium create a strict and elegant rhythm of walls and openings. The four-metre-high Nike figures at the upper corners of the main façade were designed by Othmar Schimkowitz and are cast in aluminium.

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904-1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

Postal Savings Bank, 1904–1912. Architect: Otto Wagner

2 Comments

  1. Thank you for making me aware of your website. I chased Otto Wagner’s work and the other Vienna Werkstatte buildings all over Vienna. The Post Office is absolutely stunning. 

    You have catalogued so many wonderful buildings in these four countries here. Very well done.

    I will enjoy exploring your website.

    • Thank you for the kind words! I am also very enthu­si­astic about the Viennese Modernist buildings. Every week I present a new building on my website and I am pleased if you enjoy it.

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