Hans Hollein was one of the fathers of Modern Architecture. Being the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna his alma mater, he outlined his architectural studies in Illinois and California until 1960. In his journey as a student, he met Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd and Richard Neutra, renowned authors who influenced his work and subsequent teaching.
In 1964, he founded his own architectural office in Vienna, while at the same time working as a teacher. He taught at Yale, Düsseldorf and Vienna, ending up at the same school that educated him in his youth. Although he is known for his architectural work, composed of an ergonomic geometry of facades and buildings, he also had stages of industrial design creating interior furniture. His legacy includes notable projects such as Haas House and the Albertina extension, two landmarks of the Austrian capital, and institutional projects such as bank branches in Liechtenstein, Spain and Peru.
Since 1985 Hans Hollein has become a world reference, having received the Pritzker Prize for his transcendence in the architectural movement, being the seventh recipient of the award.