Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

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Competition Vienna University of Economics
2007
together with architect Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. M. Berthold


Design Ideas

  • Architectural and ecological concept: the building merges into and thus becomes part of the „Prater“ landscape.
  • Dealing with nature and landscape as a measure against the sealing of urban spaces. The educational institution as an inspiration for new paths. A campus of diversity with which researchers, teachers and students can identify, offers discoveries.
  • A communal garden constitutes the university‘s roof. As a separate unit within a large free zone, the roof landscape is enlivened by those who use it.
  • The extroverted university (as a counterpoint to the concept of an ivory tower) provides opportunities for retreat in the atrium courtyards. Those semi-public external spaces accompany the self study areas, the ceremonial hall, the departments‘ front offices, the fitness area and the kindergarten.
  • A globally unique university campus serving as the economic and ecologic corporate identity of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.