Wolfgang Tschapeller

Wolfgang Tschapeller's major projects include the BVA 1, 2, and 3 series for the Vienna headquarters of the Austrian Insurance Fund for Public Employees; the design for the construction of a hotel in the Schwarzenberg Palace Garden in Vienna; the European Cultural Centre between the Palatine Chapel and the city hall in Aachen, Germany; the project for the Centre for Promotion of Science in Belgrade; and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The administrative building of the municipal authority in Murau, Austria (2002) and the St. Joseph House (2007) embody some of his quintessential ideas.

Tschapeller, initially trained as a carpenter, studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at Cornell University. Since 2005, he has been a professor of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and as of 2012 he is the head of the Institute of Art and Architecture.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101 Option Studio: New Babylon 2 (spring 2015)Advanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • INTRA-SPACE: the reformulation of architectural space as a dialogical aesthetic, artistic research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (2015–17)
  • Visiting professorial research fellow at the iCinema Center for Interactive Cinema Research, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • NEUE ANGEWANDTE, University of Applied Arts Vienna, international competition: first prize (2012)
  • Centre for Promotion of Science, Serbia Belgrade, international competition: 1st prize (2010)
  • McHale Fellow at the State University of New York in Buffalo (2004–05)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Hands have no tears to flow. Reports from | without architecture, Austrian pavilion, Venice Biennale (2012)
  • NEUE ANGEWANDTE, University of Applied Arts Vienna, GA international exhibition curated by Yoshio Futagawa, Tokyo (2012)
  • New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific, traveling exhibition curated by Toyo Ito and Peter Cook, Tokyo, Istanbul, Lisbon, and Barcelona (2008–10)

Publications (Selected)

  • "Kings, Queens and Broadways: two projects for a new University of Applied Arts Vienna,"Educating Architects. How Tomorrow's Practitioners Will Learn Today, editors Neil Spiller and Nic Clear (Thames & Hudson, London, 2014)
  • Hands have no tears to flow. Reports from | without architecture, with Gisela Steinlechner, Christina Jauernik, and editor Ritter Arno, Austrian Pavilion, Venice Biennale (Springer, New York, 2012)
  • MURAU with Fritz Schöffauer and editor Walter Pamminger (Anton Pustet Verlag, Munich, 2004)