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Sightseeing in Vienna: the best university of economics

Zaha Hadid, Peter Cook, Hitoshi Abe - the bestArchitects of the world have created a new campus for the largest university of economics and business in Europe. The admiration of the campus and the surprise of its construction - from our architectural tour of Vienna The architecture of Vienna is experiencing a real upsurge: the highest building in Austria has been erected, a curved residential tower in a complex of reconstructed gas meters has been built, a stunning central railway station has been created ... Vienna aims to be forever young, dynamic , Bright! The atmosphere of the city under construction and transforming is very inspiring, therefore Austria was chosen for the next architectural excursion. The universities of Austria, which have a highRanked internationally, attract thousands of students, revitalizing the city of frozen music. For example, the Vienna University of Economics is the largest university in Europe engaged in training specialists in business and economics. In the conditions of an ever increasing number of entrants, a new campus was built. It was this object in Vienna that was especially for usinteresting because of the concentration of buildings designed by world-class architects. For example, there is a library and a training center for Zaha Hadid. Her works are necessarily included in the program of architectural excursions Roomble - this is our "calling card". New campus of the Vienna University of Economics The total area of ​​the WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) campus is about 100,000 square meters: 35,000 meters of buildings, the rest is public open space. The construction cost of the entire project was 492 million euros. In addition to audiences, libraries and offices,The infrastructure of the complex has a restaurant, a bakery, a supermarket, book stores, a kindergarten and a sports center. The complex is designed by leading architectural bureaus of the world, taking into account all the needs for successful training and work, and is embodied in the technologies of energy-efficient buildings Green Building. Executive Academy The building, designed by the Madrid-based architecture firm NO.MAD Arquitectos, is intended for the postgraduate education process. The facade is ventilated, made of glass and aluminum. Sky and nature are reflected in it, which ideally integrates the building into the environment. From the upper floors you can see the stunning panorama of Vienna and the nearby Prater. In the interior design, the principle ofMonomaterialism: aluminum and glass in the decoration of the floor, walls, lighting. Concrete is used as the base finishing material, which is perceived ambiguously: yes, this solution meets the latest design trends, but it is emotionally difficult to work in a "concrete box". TC / D1 Training Center Building, designedby Viennese architects from BUSarchitektur ZT GmbH, designed for 5,000 students. Among them, the name of the building Rusty (rusty) is popular - for finishing the facade with Corten steel sheets, which are also used in interior design. Interesting is the glass insert that connects the sections: Conceptually it is a form break, functionally - natural lighting. Designers took an unusual solution to the problem of light protection, using not blinds, but shutters with a very dense mesh. In addition to classrooms, the building is locatedAuditorium, cafe, the walls of which are light boxes with adjustable intensity of illumination, and the audience in the atrium with the roof in operation is a free space equipped with tables for work. Noteworthy are several levels connected by ramps, and zoning by partitions for the individualization of space. D2 and Student Center Four-story building D2from Atelier Hitoshi Abe from Japan consists of two sections, has a complex shape and a floor-to-floor undulating curve with a facade consisting of thin layers. The dynamics and graphics are emphasized by the alternation of materials. The building houses a research institute with large auditoriums, a self-government center for Austrian students, a business library, a sports center and a supermarket. D3 and administration, by Peter CookArchitectural firm - CRABstudio, London. The authors made a bold and controversial decision - to finish the facade with rough, untreated boards. They have a sun protection function and give the building an unusual, dynamic look. It looks very impressive, but causes controversy among professionals about the ease of use. Building D3 has a complex structure: passages, niches, terraces, atriums, open space with seating designed to look out over the adjacent green Prater. The AD building is a straight line in the middle of the campus. On the first floors of both buildings the facades were closed andMinimized window openings - except for a library, a conference hall and a patisserie, which are completely glazed. The complex has three divisions, four research institutes, and also houses the WU. In we wrote about our admiration for landscapedesign of Vienna, its elaboration and unity with architecture. And this is especially clearly seen in the design of the new campus: the architects not only designed the buildings, but also took care of creating a cozy atmosphere on the territory. Based on the example of the landscape ensemble created by Peter Cook's bureau, it can be seen that the plants were selected characteristic of this geographical area, seasonality was taken into account and the feeling of a natural summer landscape was created, which contributes to relaxation and pleasantly contrasts with the purpose of the campus. D4 and D5 Facade design and building layout D4,designed by another office from Spain - Estudio Carme Pinós S.L., are driven by the need to create small spaces, only about six square meters, for individual work or in groups of several people. The requirement for each audience to provide for two windows was also met, they were located at different heights. This is how the look resembling Tetris turned out. Even the interior design is geometric - both in layout and design. The sun protection problem is solved here with sliding aluminum blinds, which also add variety to the facade depending on the opening. Department of Strategy and Innovation, DepartmentDemographics WU, Austrian Academy of Sciences, student hostels - all of them are housed in the building D5, embodied by the architectural firm Holzer Kobler Architekturen and Freimüller Söllinger from Berlin. The construction of this building was completed last, the building began to function in 2015. Zaha Hadid Library and Training Center The desire to visit the University of Vienna appearedthanks to the existence in the complex of a building designed by the Zaha Hadid Architects team. Previously, we had the pleasure of admiring her work during and at. Behind Vienna with its stunningly beautiful libraryNew York is coming soon - we want to take a close look at every ingenious creation by this architectural studio. Futuristic architecture attracts attention with its originality, making the building of the library, perhaps, the most unusual of all that we have seen. The white-clad part of the building is used by the administrative and service divisions, while the black segment is used by the student work areas. The glazed facade of the console is called a monitor. The interior space is very laconic and convenient. Everything is foreseen, to the smallest detail. Functional, simple solutions for the organization of space for leisure were used. All the equipment, up to the turnstiles - according to the design of Zaha. The two parts of the building have a glass junction. The main entrance is oriented to the central square of the town WU and is marked with a console roof. Inside, visitors enter a spacious atrium, the elements of which are perceived as a single whole - some forms smoothly flow into others, underscored and at the same time combined in black and white graphics, for example a contrasting strip from the entrance through the reception area and turnstiles in the hall to the elevators. An accessible environment has been developed: For visitors with disabilities, ramps are provided on all floors, in contrast to the building of Peter Cook, but here they have flatly refused parks for bicycles. Each of the buildings of WU is amazing with itsSpecial characteristics and options for architectural solutions. The new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business not only increased the area of ​​the institution, but also became an object of world-scale architecture, which is mandatory for visiting the list of sights of Vienna. The editors would like to thank Konstantin Isakov () for their help in organizing the trip, as well as Neue Wiener Werkstätte.

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