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Gemeindebau Karl-Marx-Hof

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Identification

Gemeindebau Karl-Marx-Hof
211254

Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
art deco

Usages

public housing
shop(s) kindergarten

Facts

  • During the civil war in 1934 the building was very important because it was a symbol for the social Vienna and during the war many inhabitants died. As a rememberance there is a sign on the so-called "blue arch".
  • The Karl-Marx-Hof is the most important "Gemeindebau" (municipality building) to-date; conceptually a "City within a city" with a large scale park-area inside.
  • The "Superblock" is one kilometer long and streets pass through huge arches in the building.
  • Austrian architect Harry Glück used the Karl-Marx-Hof in a study about the skyscrapers of Wohnpark Alterlaa.

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Location

Heiligenstädter Straße 82-92
Heiligenstädter Straße 82-92
1190
Vienna
State Vienna
Austria

Technical Data

80.25 ft
3,280.84 ft
7
1926
1933

Involved Companies

Karl Ehn
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