Markus Prossnigg joined COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in 2002 in Vienna. Before that Mr. Prossnigg worked at the office of Arsne Henry et Triaud in Bordeaux, France as Project Architect.
As a leading architect of Coop-Himmelbau team Markus Prossnigg he has been active mainly on projects and competitions based in France and China. As a Project Partner he was responsible for the Muse des Confluences in Lyon, France, which opened in 2014. He is currently directing the construction of the Chinese projects Museum for Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) in Shenzhen and Dawang Mountain Resort in Changsha.
The project combines two independent yet structurally unified institutions: The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Planning Exhibition as a cultural meeting point and a venue for architectural exhibitions. Both museums are designed as separate entities emphasizing their individual functional and artistic requirements and yet are merged in a monolithic body surrounded by a multifunctional facade.
Coop Himmelb(l)au is an architectural design firm with over 50 years of professional history. The company is founded by Wolf Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Michael Holzer and gain international acclaim alongside Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry with the 1988 exhibition, “Deconstructivist Architecture” at the Museum of Modern Art.
Among the emblematic projects of the studio is the BMW Welt - the multifunctional BMW Group exhibition center, which is used for meetings with clients and promotional events, and buyers accept the delivery of BMW cars.
Photo credits - Musée des Confluences - Sergio Pirrone
Photo credits - Ice World and 5 Star Hotel Tower, Dawang Mountain Resort - COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Photo credits - Ice World and 5 Star Hotel Tower, Dawang Mountain Resort - Szeto Wing
Photo credits - Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) - Duccio Malagamba