Subway Pavilion, Karlsplatz

Otto Wagner

For about a decade, beginning in the 1890s, Wagner was involved in engineering projects. As adviser to the Transport Commission in Vienna, Wagner was occupied with the construction of the Stadtbahn, the city's metropolitan railway network. Not only did he design bridges and tunnels for this system, but he also designed the stations, with their complex of platforms, staircases, and ticket offices. Many of these stations survive today. Like the Majolika Haus and the Apartment Block No. 38, they use elements of art nouveau (or Jugenstil).

The curved metal frame and inset floral panels are typical of art nouveau decorative elements. See also Olbrich's Secession Building.

Other buildings by Otto Wagner on this site include: Apartment Block No. 38, Majolika Haus, St. Leopold "am Steinhof," and Villa Wagner.

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