Vienna: Secession Building

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich
Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

1897 – 1898

Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Friedrichstrasse 12, Vienna

The Secession building was erected between 1897 and 1898 according to plans by Joseph Maria Olbrich. The cubic structure with four pylons and a trans­verse wing is crowned by a dome made of laurel leaves of gilded bronze. Above the entrance is a frieze with gorgons symbo­lising painting, archi­tecture and sculpture. The side facades of the building are adorned with groups of owls and a circle of wreath bearers designed by Koloman Moser, as well as abstract line decora­tions by Josef Hoffmann.

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897-1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Secession Building, 1897–1898. Architect: Joseph Maria Olbrich

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