The Haas House is a building in Vienna at the Stock-im-Eisen-Platz. Designed by the Austrian architect Hans Hollein, it is a building in the postmodernist style.

Haas House is a gesture against the architectural stagnation of Vienna and a refusal to allow it to become a crumbling museum to the past. Built on the Stephansplatz, the great square that houses the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Haas House, completed in 1990, was initially met with resistance from the local citizens. For centuries, the cathedral was the tallest church in the world, and it not only occupies Vienna’s geographical heart but its emotional heart, too.

The most immediately striking features of the Haas House, an office building that also houses restaurants and shops, are the curved facade and the architect’s use of glass. At street level the potentially stark lines of Postmodernity are relieved by asymmetry and with jutting stone-clad shapes.

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