About this set

Villa Wagner 1
Stadtbahn: City railway
Linke apartment houses
Post Office Savings Bank
Steinhof Church
Kaiserbad Dam Control Building
Villa Wagner 2

Otto Wagner was born in Vienna. He studied architecture initially at the Polytechnic Institute in Vienna, then at the Konigliche Bauakademie in Berlin and, from 1861-3, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He started his career building blocks of apartments, and won several major competitions. He became artistic advisor to the Viennese Transport Commission and the Commission for the regulation of the Danube Canal, and this led to the construction of the city railway system and quayside installations on the Danube Canal and the Kaiser Dam. But only a fraction of his prolific designs were actually executed. In 1904 he accepted the Chair at the Academy.