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Hermann Kutschera

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHermann•Kutschera
Used nameHermann•Kutschera
Born27 April 1903 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died4 November 1991 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Austrian architect Hermann Kutschera studied studied architecture in Munich and Vienna and later was appointed professor in Vienna. He won the gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olmpic Games in the Art Competitions in the category Architectural Designs with his work Ski Jumping Stadium. Although it earned the gold medal, it was never built, and the plans were lost during World War II. Nevertheless, his ideas were later realized in several ski jumping stadiums. Kutschera was later one of the architects of the Wiener Stadthalle indoor arena and Wien-Schwechat airport. He avidly skiied cross-country and in the mountains for recreation.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions AUT Hermann Kutschera
Architecture, Architectural Designs, Open (Olympic) 1 Gold