Tate and Lyle Sugar Silo – Tate and Lyle – 1955
The sugar Tate and Lyle sugar silo was built close to Liverpool’s docks. Interesting fact, with the money he made from sugar Henry Tate established the Tate Gallery in London.
b. 13.07.1941 d. 11.04.1918
As a member of the Viennese Secession movement Wagner was a pioneering architect in Vienna and Europe known for his work in the Jugendstil style. Vienna is still full of Wagner’s work today including arguably one of the most famous Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) works of all time, the Karlplatz pavilions. whilst I was in Vienna I was lucky enough to visit three of Wagner’s great works, the Karlplatz pavilion, Majolica House and the Post Office Savings bank. These buildings are amongst my favourite buildings that I have been luck enough to see.
Majolica House – Otto Wagner – 1899
Majolica House is a beautiful example of the Jugendstil movement. the facade is the only visible part of the building as the interior is privately owned, apartments I think. It is difficult to to clearly see all of the details of this building and you have to cross the road to get a good view but the detailing in the design of this exterior is striking. Another Wagner gem.
The Secession Building – Joseph Maria Olbrich – 1898
The Viennese Secession movement, was founded by a group of artists including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffman and Joseph Maria Olbrich. The secession building was designed by Olbrich and built as an exhibition centre.
In the basement of the building there is a very special piece of artwork by Klimt, the Beethoven Frieze which is painted on the upper walls in one of the rooms and was a real treat to discover.
The Secession building has been immortalised in the 50 cent euro coin proving its popularity 120 years later.