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BUILDING
 
 
Austrian Cultural Forum
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DESIGNER
 
 
Raimund Abraham

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CONTEXT
 
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Raimund Abraham, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, Manhattan, Ove Arup
Location
Raimund Abraham, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, Manhattan, Ove Arup
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DESCRIPTION
 
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Raimund Abraham, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, Manhattan, Ove Arup
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, glass, steel, aluminium, zinc

  • Sub and Superstructure: concrete with partial steelcrossbracing
  • South Elevation (facade): glass, steel and aluminum curtain wall
  • North, East and West Elevations: Rheinzinc panels and architectural concrete

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Borough
Manhattan
Address
11 East 52nd Street [between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue]
 
 
Telephone
+1.212.319.5300
Fax
+1.212.644.8660
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Cultural centres and community centres
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Buildings for recreational activities
Theatres
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1992     project winner of competition
Realisation
1998 - 2002
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Andreas Stadler, Andres Lepik, (ed.), David Plakke, Robert Polidori, (photo), Raimund Abraham & The Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Hatje CantzRaimund Abraham & The Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Hatje Cantz, Berlin 2010
"Raimund Abraham. Austrian Cultural Forum. New York, USA 2002", Casabella 704, ottobre/october 2002 [Germania], "Rassegna" pp. 60-67
Jean-Marie Martin, "Attualità dell'inattualità. Abraham a New York", Casabella 704, ottobre/october 2002 [Germania], "Rassegna" p. 60 (60-67)
Michael Webb, "L'Austria a New York / Austria in New York", Domus 850, luglio-agosto/july-august 2002, "Servizi/Features" pp. 42-53
Cynthia Davidson, "Un acantilado arcaico. Foro Cultural Austriaco en Nueva York / An archaic cliff. Austrian Cultural Forum Tower, New York", Arquitectura Viva 85, III/IV 2002 [Marcas culturales], "Técnica/Diseño" pp. 100-105
Raimund Abraham, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, Manhattan, Ove ArupWalter Seidl, Zwischen Kultur und Culture: das Austrian Institute in New York und Österreichs kulturelle Repräsentanz in den USA, Böhlau Verlag Wien, Vienna 2001
Raimund Abraham, Manhattan. Austria. The Architecture of the Austrian Cultural Institute, Architektur Zentrum Wien / Verlag Anton Pustet, 1999
Lebbeus Woods, "Austrian Cultural Institute", A+U Architecture and Urbanisme 283, april 1994, pp. 18-27
Ernst Bliem (ed.), Austrian Cultural Institute, New York. An Architectural Competition, Haymon-Verlag, Innsbruck 1993
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CLIENT
 
 
Republic of Austria
Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Floors
24 aboveground
2 underground
Height
m. 85 (278 feet, 6 inches)
Widht
m. 7,62 (25 feet)
Depth
m. 24,80 (81 feet, 4 inches)
Surface
gross sq.m. 3,066 (sq.ft. 33,000)
net sq.m. 2,308 (sq.ft. 24,850)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup & Partners
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STAFF
 
Project
Atelier Raimund Abraham, New York
Coordination
Simone Giostra, Peter Leeb, John Veikos, Jeff Brown
Collaborators
Anders Abraham, Chris Barlieb, Jennifer Whitburn, Catherine Seavitt, Frank Thinius, Mike Derker, Maya Ballen
Engineering
Ove Arup & Partners, New York
Mahadev Raman (principal in charge)
Steve Walker (project manager)
Structural consultant
Ove Arup & Partners, New York
Guy Nordensen, Dieter Feurich, Pete Tillson, Ricardo Pittella, Leo Argiris
Mechanical engineer
Ove Arup & Partners, New York
Ray Quinn, Louis Arzano, Rebecca Welch, Greg Giammalvo, Fiona Cousins
Electrical engineer
Ove Arup & Partners, New York
Tom Smith, Varughese Cherian, Peng Si
Construction management
Barney Skanska Construction Co., New York
Cladding consultant
RA Heintges Architects Consultants, New York
Acoustical consultant
Ove Arup & Partners, New York
Neill Woodger, Amir Yazdanniyaz
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © David Plakke, davidplakke.com
Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Raimund Abraham, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, Manhattan, Ove Arup



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