Embassy of Austria

Leopold Boeckl, an Austrian-born Washington,D.C. architect, describes his design of the Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court, N.W., a block west of Connecticut Ave., as based on an Upper Austrian farm complex with the buildings arranged around an open courtyard.  The four corners represent  Austrian castles.  In the Embassy, the open courtyard is reinterpreted as the atrium where approximately 50 concerts plus lectures are given a year.  Along its rear wall are five paintings by Herwig Zens: “The sequence of paintings represents a pictorial journey through Austria from west to east.  Tour guide is the most prominent Austrian in the United States— (apart from Arnold Schwarzenegger)—the film director, Billy Wilder.”{quoted from Embassy brochure.}  The new Embassy building opened in 1991.Austria 45Austria 38 Austria 7 Austria 66 Austria 55 Austria 63 Austria 2Austria 24

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