Riepl Kaufmann Bammer Architektur : Erweiterung Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien - best architects 20

Riepl Kaufmann Bammer Architektur

Erweiterung Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

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education buildings

Place

Vienna, Austria

Photos

Bruno Klomfar

Description

In 2014, the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft put the expansion of the University of Applied Arts out to tender. The aim was to convert the former «Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7» municipal offices in line with new user requirements. The central location in close proximity to the main site of the university on Vienna’s ring road, as well as the fabric of the existing building were promising, but the hermetic structure of the old office building ran counter to the requirements of a modern university. The demolition of the old cross bars, which were taking up a lot of room but offered little space, created a generous inside space that corresponded to the building’s new use. This made it possible to develop a versatile space in the town centre.