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“Wagner's 'magnum opus'”
Review of Postsparkasse

Postsparkasse
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Designed by Otto Wagner, this was a groundbreaking modernist architecture building, which is now over 100 years old, but the building is still strikingly modern, with its use of aluminium, and emphasis on functionality. One needs time to soak in the exterior and the interior, and to focus on the detail. So much of what Wagner innovated, still gets done today. It also contains a museum to Wagner and the history of this magnificent building. It is well worth spending time viewing the video which seems to run continuously. The interior decoration and the furnishings were all designed by Wagner with functionality in mind. The duct points for the heated air are worth noting as are the glass floor tiles to allow maxmum light inside the building. Every detail has been thought out so carefully by Wagner. .

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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

After visiting the a Kirche am Steinhof I had to see this building, so many references to it as we explored Vienna. The building is stunning. It's free to enter and you can wander the main banking hall admiring the simplicity of the design and it's effect. The furniture is the original designed by Wagner . The overall effect is sublime, functional, beautiful and the use of aluminium for the heating and to clad the interior uprights is wonderful. Just go and visit it. There is a small museum and shop at cashier 13 which is worth visiting. But the best is the YouTube clip . Search Otto Wagner Postsparkasse it's 26 minutes long and explains wonderfully about the Design, construction and the politics. 26 minutes well spent!

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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I've longed to see this building, one of the greatest architectural achievements in European history, for years. It's surprisingly hard to find, but ... Wow...Otto Wagner designed every inch of this building, even the chairs and tables, and it is all there and all original. For a building opened in 1906, it's wonderfully modern, open, spacious...you finally understand the German expression "gesamtkunstwerk," a total work of art. Awesome.

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Inside and out, this building is a must. During the week, the post office savings bank operates out of here, so if you want to visit when the locals aren't doing their business in the main hall, Saturday morning is a good time to see the harmonious proportions of the building. The small museum at the back of the hall gives access to an interesting exhibition space. Unmissable if you have any interest in 20th century architecture.

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