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Entstanden sind die Jugendstil-Pavillons 1898 im Zuge der Errichtung der Stadtbahn. Otto Wagner konzipierte zwei identisch gestaltete Portalgebäude. Das Wien Museum nützt heute den westlichen Pavillon, von wo einst die Züge nach Hütteldorf fuhren.

Wagners Gestaltung war revolutionär: Die vielen dekorativen Details machen die Station zu einem Musterbeispiel des Wiener Jugendstils. Metall und Holz wurden in Apfelgrün gestrichen, der Signalfarbe der Stadtbahn. Hinzu kam Gold und edler weißer Marmor an der Außenseite.

Anlässlich der Planung des U-Bahn-Knotens Karlsplatz drohte in den späten 1960er Jahren der Abriss der Pavillons. Es kam zu Protesten, die Stationsgebäude wurden schließlich demontiert und 1977 wieder aufgestellt, jedoch 1,5 m über dem alten Platzniveau. Im westlichen Pavillon wird Otto Wagner endlich die Reverenz erwiesen, die dem großen Baukünstler gebührt – mit der Otto Wagner Dokumentation.

Quelle: Wien Museum


The Art Nouveau pavilions were erected in 1898 in the course of Stadtbahn construction. Otto Wagner planned two portal buildings of identical design. Today, the Wien Museum uses the west pavilion, where the trains once left for Hütteldorf.

Wagner's design was revolutionary. The many decorative details make the station into a prime example of Viennese art nouveau. Metal and wood were painted apple-green, the signal colour of the Stadtbahn. Gold, and finest white marble were added on the exterior.

The planning for the underground rail junction of Karlsplatz in the late sixties threatened the pavilion with demolition. Protests followed; the station building was dismantled and re-erected in 1977, but elevated 1.5 m above its old level on the square. Now at last the west pavilion is paying Otto Wagner the homage due to him - with the Otto Wagner Documentation exhibition.

Source: Wien Museum

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