Vienna: Substation Favoriten

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage
Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

1929 – 1931

Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Humboldtgasse 1–5, Wien

The substation Favoriten was built between 1929 and 1931 according to plans by archi­tects Eugen Kastner and Fritz Waage. The design, which is rather unusual for Vienna, is possibly based on Soviet models. Characteristic is the alter­nation of right-angled and round struc­tures on the pointed trian­gular site, which gives the building a monumental effect. Like the bow of a steamship, the base of the building is pushed into the inter­section of the streets, and the stair tower rises above it like a command bridge.

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929-1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

Substation Favoriten, 1929–1931. Architects: Eugen Kastner, Fritz Waage

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