Library of Federal Chancellery Vienna

Administrative library of Federal Chancellery
Herrengasse 23, 1010 Vienna
Assigned by architect Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. Sepp Stein and Mag.arch. Monika Stein

Former Palais Porcia
As we planned the restoration of the library we wanted to make sure that the new constructions would not be too modern but rather timeless, gentle and aesthetic. Having this in mind, the open, isolated paned arcades were planned.
This project was worked on for a whole decade before the actual construction work started. The project started as I was studying architecture and worked at Mr. Steins architect office.
Herbert Ablinger

Net floor area
~ 4 700 m²
Net production costs
~ 7,8 Mio. €
Austria, BMWA
Construction period
1985 – 1998