Coop Himmelb(l)au – Busan Cinema Centre

image © : Duccio Malagamba

Of all the baby-boomer architects, those who passed through university in the late 1960s, the firm that still seems most consistently in touch with its roots is Coop Himmelb(l)au of Vienna. Wolf D Prix, the one remaining founder of the firm from its inception in 1968, is known for his confrontational public pronouncements – most recently giving the Venice Biennale a dressing down for being “hollow, arduous, exhausting, bleak and boring” – and Coop Himmelb(l)au’s architecture still exhibits an irreverence that is now lacking in the work of some of its peers.

full article in Icon magazine