Architecture of the ages. Wien, Austria.

The famous Hofburg building sitting in the middle of Wien it is the former imperial palace of the Hasburg dynasty built in the year 1279. Formerly it was a castle turned political center of the king. Itself the palace has been built over the centries, to become bigger and bigger. its designe is a concrete roman/middle Ages mix, with stylish edges and a imperial look to it.
Hofburg building sitting in the middle of Wien it is the former imperial palace of the hasburg dynasty built in the year 1279. Formerly it was a castle turned political center of the king. Itself the palace has been built over the centries, to become bigger and bigger. its designe is a concrete Roman/Middle Ages mix, with stylish edges and a imperial look to it.
From Wikimedia Commons. photographer Dietmar Rabich

Hello everyone! I am Noa, A student form Raseko studying technical designe and making my first post about Wien. Today i will be introducing you to the wonders of Austrian architecture form the past and current, to be more precise from the capital of Austria Wien.

Architecture of Wien goes back to the first century AD, the Roman times. starting from a Roman military camp called the Vinobona, which formed part of the large number of similar facilities along the frontier. The camp was situated in what is today the core of the city.

Wien during the early Habsburg times the camp turned to city became the center of Austria one of the biggest German empires at the time, and the leading force of the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages. During this period the city transitioned from a center of trade to a fortress to stop the Ottoman Turks

In this picture it is shown the map of the Vindobona camp. The camp is surrounded by wood walls to protect the soldiers of Rome. Around outside the walls lies housing for ordinary peoples of Vindobona. The camp consisted of Barracks, staff buildings, commandants buildings, tribunes quarters, baths, storehouses and a hospital. The camp lays on flat land next to the Danube river and the Wefluss river.
From Wikimedia Commons. Author Goran tek-en
A art stored in the Wien museum. it depicts a battle between the attacking Ottoman Turks and defending commonwealth of Christian peoples of europe defending one of the holy cities of the time. the commonwealth concisted of Poles, Germans, Italians, French, etc. the picture shows soldiers clashing on ground against the walls of the background shows the landscape around the city and the river of Danube.
From Wikimedia Commons.

And now to the real meat of Austrian architecture. Wien as a city of architecture changes between the ages, as it should. Because Wien is such a massive city it is a mix of all sorts of different architectural styles between the ages. I will be talking about the few most important styles or the most famous ones in my opinion.

The city’s mix of different architectural styles makes it a sort of a labyrinth of everything, as some streets are modern, and others are gothic. In the city you will find massive castle like buildings and spiky roofs full of angles and tasteful sharpness as in other streets you will find simple and easy to build brutalism. But the most dominate style of architecture is the fancy gothic style of sharp apartment buildings.

Now i will show you examples of buildings of Wien. You will be amazed!

the library and learning center architect look futuristic and modernistic. the building is leaning outwards.
Wiens library and learning center, From Wikimedia Commons photo by Böhringer Friendrich
Schönbrunnin Palace. The Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. Architecturally the building looks gothic and was built in the 1569 by the holy roman emperor at the time.
Schönbrunnin Palace. From Wikimedia Commons, Author Bwag
Hofburg, the past emperor palace. it would house the emperor, in this case the Habsburg. Built in the 14th century  and expanded several times afterwards. Style wise it represents the gothic architecture style, in a nutshell pointy and very complex designed.
Hofburg, the past emperor palace. From Wikimedia Commons, photographer Diego Delso.

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