Heinz Tesar

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Heinz Tesar (born June 16, 1939 in Innsbruck) is an Austrian architect who has an international reputation for his church and museum architecture.


Tesar studied architecture from 1961 to 1965 at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in the master class of Roland Rainer. After several stays in Hamburg (1959–1961), Munich (1965–1968) and Amsterdam (1971), he opened in 1973, his own studio in Vienna. From 1972 to 1977 he was a member of the Board of the Austrian Society for Architecture and from 2002 to 2006 he was a member of Baukollegiums of the city of Zurich. In 2000 he opened an office in Berlin.

Academic career[edit]

Since the 1980s, he has taught at various universities in Europe and America:

Design competitions[edit]

For various international competition entries he has received the first or second prize: e.g. for Klösterliareal in Bern (1981), the University Library in Amiens (1991), the Synagogue in Dresden (1997), the Museum for Art and Design in Ingolstadt (2000) and the Museum of Medicine in Padua, Italy (2004).

Notable buildings[edit]

Dresden: Haus am Zwinger (right) & Taschenberg Palace (left)


  1. ^ Heinz Tesar : Christus Hoffnung der Welt, Wien. Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart/London 2002, ISBN 3-930698-42-0.

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