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Well-Known Austrian Architect Dies
VIENNA (AP).- An influential Austrian architect has died a few days after his 90th birthday.

The Austrian Museum of Architecture in Vienna says Johannes Spalt died Saturday, three days after his birthday.

Spalt, whose death was announced Monday, was considered one of the greatest post-war Austrian architects. While still at university, he co-founded the now famous "arbeitsgruppe 4", which shaped the architectural landscape in Austria's rural regions with churches and other public buildings that promoted the modern approach in traditional landscapes.

Spalt was rector at the University for applied arts and was awarded the order of merit of Vienna and other prizes for his outstanding contribution to the field of architecture.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

Johannes Spalt | The Austrian Museum of Architecture | Vienna |

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