Sculpture as an Example of Architecture
Asceticism and Extravagance

The construction of the parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Vienna marks the climax of Fritz Wotruba’s output, while at the same time being his last work. As a truly functional example of architecture, the walk-in sculpture is unique in its own way. When travelling through France in 1947, Wotruba himself wrote that he dreamed of a sculpture that “would be in perfect unity with the landscape, the architecture and the city.”

Photo: Peter Krapež

Model of the Church, plaster. 42 x 89 x 65 cm.
Photo: Belvedere, Vienna, permanent loan from the Fritz Wotruba Private Foundation/Harald Eisenberger

Photo: Belvedere, Vienna, permanent loan from the Fritz Wotruba Private Foundation/Erwin Reichmann

Photo: Peter Krapež

Photo: Peter Krapež

 

Arhitects: Fritz Wotruba (Design), Fritz Gerhard Mayr (Accomplishment)

Build: 1976

 

The complete article is published in Spring 2012 issue of Piranesi No. 30/Vol. 20.
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