Interviews

Wolfgang Juen

Architect
Dornbirn, 17.5.2014, 11:00

Interview: Wolfgang Fiel
Camera and audio: Gerhard Klocker
Production: Denizhan Fiel
Versions: German (48 min, HD) | English (3 min, Voiceover)

Wolfgang Juen

Born in 1952 in Matrei am Brenner, Tyrol. His childhood in a communally oriented housing co-op was a crucial stimulus for his future career. After finishing secondary school, he went to an HTL (Higher Technical Institute) until 1972, worked with architect Norbert Fritz, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna under Roland Rainer. The politicization he experienced at the Academy influences him to this day. Love and the region's economic miracle brought him to Vorarlberg, where he founded the Cooperative, which coincided with the building culture being pioneered by Purin, Wäger, and Albrecht, to name only the most important members of the group. The Nachtgärtle housing development marked his first solo project. After a period in partnership with Norbert Mittersteiner, he began a second solo career with the housing estates in Rohrmoos, Dornbirn. His discussions with the Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants were of great significance for him. He has designed numerous residential houses scattered throughout Vorarlberg.