Podrecca Boris

Corresponding members VII. Department of Fine Arts
Podrecca Boris

Date of birth:

  • 1940

Place of birth:

  • Beograd


Podrecca Boris

Corresponding members VII. Department of Fine Arts

Academic titles:

  • professor doctor of science

Membership in the Academy:

  • corresponding member – Department of Fine Arts (1/30/1997 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Boris Podrecca, an Austrian architect of Slovenian-Croatian origin, was born on January 30, 1940 in Belgrade, finishing high school in Trieste in 1958. From 1960 to 1967 he studied architecture at the Faculty of Engineering and the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and graduated in 1968 in the class of Prof. Roland Reiner. From 1982 to 1987 he was a visiting professor in Lausanne, Paris, Venice, Philadelphia, London, Harvard, Cambridge and Vienna, where he founded his own studio in 1976. Since 1988, he has been a full professor at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. He has been head of the International Vienna Architectural Seminar since 1990. He is one of the founders of European postmodernism and deconstructivism. During the 1980s, he paid special attention to the conversion of existing buildings into spaces with new uses; The Institute of Neuropsychiatrics at Starhemberg Palace (1982) and the advertising agency in villa Vojcsik (1982 and 1986) in Vienna and the Štakorovec Castle in Croatia (1998) stand out. He designed villas (Schlamminger in Munich, 1986), business facilities (Kika shopping centre in Wiener Neustadt, 1984; Basler insurance company building in Vienna, 1990-93), school complex in Dirmhirngasse, Vienna (1991–95), Kapellenweg housing estate in Vienna (1993), Millennium Tower in Vienna (1999); From 1994 to 1987 he worked on urban solutions for  square in Salzburg  (1986–91), Meidlinger Hauptstrasse in Vienna (1994), hotel and congress center Mons in Ljubljana (2004) and tourist complex Punta Skala near Zadar (2005).

He was elected as a correspondent member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1997.

Boris Podrecca – personal page