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Dynamic Forces

Coop Himmelb(l)au – BMW Welt Munich

BMW Welt Munich
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12 Nov 2007

Coop Himmelb(l)au Book

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU is pleased to announce the release of the book “Dynamic Forces” on the project BMW Welt in Munich. This first publication on BMW Welt must work on several different levels if it is to do justice to the building and its author. One level is the key role played by this building within the overall oeuvre of Coop Himmelb(l)au; another is the design and construction process, which is presented by way of a dialogue between technical explanations that are always interesting and highly informative and detailed photos that provide fascinating last-chance views of the hidden world behind the now-finished facades of this complex construction.

In view of the extraordinary cultural and spatial dimensions of what is a unique building in recent architectural history, the entire theoretical and architectural scope of the oeuvre of Wolf D. Prix unfolds here.

The German Version has just been released, the English edition will be available from December, 12 (German speaking countries).

Editor: Kristin Feireiss
Publisher: Prestel
Languages: German/English
46 colour illustrations, 96 b/w illustrations
272 pages, Hardcover, Size: 240 x 295 mm.
ISBN 978-3-7913-3875-0 (German Version)
ISBN 978-3-7913-3876-7 (English Version)
EURO 39.95, US $ 49.95, GB £ 25.00

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Coop Himmelb(l)au was founded by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, and Michael Holzer in Vienna, Austria, in 1968, and is active in architecture, urban planning, design, and art. In 1988, a second studio was opened in Los Angeles, USA. Further project offices are located in Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France.

Key architecture awards won by this architecture firm:

2008 RIBA European Award for BMW World
2005 American Architecture Awards The Chicago Athenaeum, Illinois
– The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany
– Akron Art Museum, Ohio, USA (2001-2006)

2004 Annie Spink Award for excellence in architectural education, RIBA, London, England, UK
2002 Gold Medal for merits to the federal state of Vienna, Austria
1992 Schelling Architecture Prize.

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