Skip to main content

Dominique Perrault

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Y X X
Subtitle

Not twins, but one tower split in two

SKU
D6209
6616
Release Date
Format
26.5 × 33 cm
URL Path
dominique-perrault.html
Features
156 pages, 56 color images, hardcover
English
isbn
978-3-95476-209-5
Product Details

Published by Distanz

One liner

Sovereign Architecture for the Donau City

Short Description

Dominique Perrault (born 1953 in Clermont-Ferrand, lives and works in Paris) is one of France’s star architects. He became internationally known through the construction of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, which was completed in 1995. In his architectural designs, whose strict formalism is often reminiscent of minimalist sculpture, he always integrates urban planning considerations.

With the DC Tower 1, currently the tallest building in Austria, Perrault has created a new landmark for Vienna. Located directly on the Danube, the narrow tower, visible from a great distance, ensures a stronger connection between the younger districts and the traditional city center. At the same time, it moves Vienna closer to the water. Austrian artist Markus Krottendorfer has captured its elegant, versatile appearance and the highly complex technological inner life in a photographic essay, highlighting the many exceptional facets of the building. The history of the origins and vision of this project, which has also been important in terms of urban development, are at the center of two discussions lead by Austrian architect journalist Christian Kuhn with Dominique Perrault and real estate developer Thomas Jakoubek.

Image
Small Image
Thumbnail
Image Flatcover
List Image
Gestalten Books
Product Status
4
Price Euro
€42.00
Price Dollar
$65.00
Price Pound
£39.00