Genius headquarters building

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former director of genius

The Genie Directorate Building , later renamed the Technical Military Committee , is located in Vienna's 6th district on Getreidemarkt  9.

The genius management building was built on the site of the former Jesuit court in the suburb of Laimgrube for the purposes of genius between 1862 and 1864. It is a sober three-storey functional building.

In 1868 the genius was united with the artillery committee and so the building was dedicated to the technical military committee. In the course of time it was expanded again and again with additions.

From 1880 on, the Austro-Hungarian War School was located at the back of the Technical Military Committee at Lehargasse 4.

Military use ended with the collapse of the monarchy . After the building had been adapted together with the former war school for the purposes of the Technical University of Vienna , it was opened on March 25, 1927. This was done mainly at the instigation of Max Bamberger , which is reminiscent of a plaque in the building entrance.

Beginning in summer 2011, the building was completely renovated and adapted to the needs of current university use. Among other things, the historic box windows were renovated and the basement drainage completed. New rooms for the technical chemistry student council were created on the ground floor. The work was completed in 2012 and then parts of the institutes for process engineering, environmental technology and technical biosciences moved to the renovated building.

Behind it, the “ chemistry high-rise ” was built between 1965 and 1970 according to plans by Karl Kupsky .


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Coordinates: 48 ° 12 ′ 4 "  N , 16 ° 21 ′ 48"  E