An der Klippe. Herwig Illmaier
An der Klippe. Herwig Illmaier, Architekt. 1957 – 2001
The architect Herwig Illmaier died at the age of 44 while he tried to save somebody from drowning in the Aegean Sea. The work he created within 13 years comprises constructions such as the Augartensteg in Graz, Fürstenfeld hospital, Graz Andritz main square and St. Michael school.
The exhibition shows Herwig Illmaiers work and private life. approach to modern architecture and gives an inside view to his private life. Original plans, photographs, sketches and models illustrate his approach to modern architecture. Audio excerpts of his diploma thesis accompany the whole exhibtiion. An interactive application allows the visitors to experience the main square of Graz Andritz. A short movie presents the most important realised works of Herwig Illmaier.
Dia-shows, personal objects and statements draw a continous line through the exhibition and give an inside view to Illmaiers life. The interactive music wall delivers an insight to his private music library.