Wolfgang Tschapeller: Projects

Wolfgang Tschapeller

Wolfgang Tschapeller (M.Arch. '87) is an architect working in Vienna. He was born in Dölsach, Austria, initially trained as a carpenter, and studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at Cornell University. Tschapeller has taught as a visiting professor at Cornell; the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria; SUNY Buffalo; and other academic institutions. In 2004–05, he was the McHale Fellow at SUNY Buffalo. 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.

His 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, and the European Cultural Centre between the Palatine Chapel and the city hall in Aachen, Germany. In 1998 and 2006, he worked on projects for the Linz Opera House, in 2010 on a project for the Centre for Promotion of Science in Belgrade, and in 2012 on a project for the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The 2002 administrative building of the municipal authority in Murau, Austria, and the 2007 St. Joseph House embody some of his quintessential ideas.

Tschapeller's projects include work shown at Oris House of Architecture in Zagreb in 2013; Hands have no tears to flow at the Venice Biennale in 2012 and further works in the 2010, 2006, and 2004 biennales; contributions to the exhibition New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific in 2008 in Tokyo and 2010 in Istanbul; part of the exhibition Sculptural Architecture in Austria at the National Art Museum of China in 2006; at the Aedes East gallery in 2006 and the Aedes West gallery in 2004; and at the Architecture Biennial in Sao Paulo in 2003.

Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH was founded in 2007, with Tschapeller as its managing director. In 2012 the firm opened a branch office in Belgrade.