How a university campus must be: WU Campus in Wien

In 2013 Wien acquires a new University Campus and at the same time a new attractive place to visit for architecture lovers and surely it has became a new architectural symbol of the city.

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

With six buildings on 100.000 square meters, is currently the largest campus for economic science in Europe, as well as the most innovative one.

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker - masterplan

The buildings were designed by some of the most famous architectural firms around the world:

Zaha Hadid has developed the “Library & Learning Center”

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalkerIn the new campus the amazing Library complex designed by Zaha Hadid stands out above all the other buildings and around it are grouped them all. This futuristic architecture immediately arises to the eye and it is recognizable by the large volume overhanging above the plaza.

– http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/library-and-learning-centre-university-of-economics-vienna/

 

CRABstudio is the author of the project for the Department D3 and the administration building

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker - crab studioThis building is a transition between the campus and the Prater Park, it features an organic form and particular attention has been paid to the study of the green areas.

– http://www.crab-studio.com/vienna-university-of-economics-and-business.html

 

The Atelier Hitoshi Abe designed the D2 Department and the “Student Center”

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker - hatelier hitoshi abeIn the building are located departments, a gym, a nursery, a supermarket and a book store. A series of sinuous movements of the facade give a special dynamism that characterize it.

– http://a-slash.net/index.php/projects/wu/

 

Estudio Carme Pinós has made ​​the building of the Department D4

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker - estudio carme pinosThe building is created from the particular arrangement of some parallelograms intersecting to create a system of paths that allow to ensure a high level of usability of space and integration with the rest of the campus. The facade is characterized by specific vertical cuts that give dynamism to the facades.

– http://www.cpinos.com/index.php?op=1&ap=3&id=1

 

No.Mad Arquitectos has designed the ”Executive Academy”

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker - no.mad arquitectosThe building is very compact and the shiny surface of the outer envelope reflects the sky and nature blending the building with the surrounding environment.

– http://www.nomad.as/html/viena1.html

 

BU Sarchitektur is the project manager for the building of the Department of D1 and the “Student Center”

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker - bu sarchitekturThe facade of the whole buildingr is made of Corten steel, which with time will form a protective, colored patina. The tall, monolithic block on the right-hand side contains the multifunctional auditorium center and through an atrium, students can access a café and the study areas, arranged in a spiral pattern around the atrium.

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalkerThe entire complex has been built on the principles of “Green Building”, with external envelopes and systems designed in order to be as efficient and sustainable as possible.

All buildings are energy efficient and designed to be in A class. The energetic optimization is achieved through a dynamic simulation of the behavior of buildings considering even shading and the influence of the winds. Heating is achieved by heat pumps supplemented, during periods of high load, by the district heating of the city of Vienna. Geothermal energy is used even for summer cooling.

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

The new campus is spacious and equipped with bars, bakeries, restaurants, a supermarket and sports facilities. According to the architects, all that encourages communication, improves the flow of ideas and “create a stimulating working environment for researchers”.

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

For more infos check out this websites:

– http://www.campuswu.at/en/info/

P.S. Austrian students do not pay, at least at the moment, the university tees for the first five years so if you are a student fascinated by the place, economics subjects and Germanyou can sign up by paying just € 363.63 for a semester! The reason? In Austria people think that, especially in a time of crisis like the one we are experiencing, it would be unfair to pay for education.

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

Campus WU - Wien - Zaha Hadid - arkitalker

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