university campus vienna by zaha hadid

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zaha hadid architects’ proposal has won the competition for the university of economics.
The library and learning center will be the centerpiece of the university’s new campus, providing a language laboratory, tutorial rooms, administration offices, student centre, book shop, cafeteria, clubrooms and event space.

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‘The new library and learning center rises as a polygonal block from the center of the new university campus. The design takes the form of a cube with both inclined and straight edges. the straight lines of the building’s exterior separate as they move inward, becoming curvilinear and fluid, generating a free-formed interior canyon that serves as the central public plaza. all the other facilities of the LLC are housed within a single volume that also divides, becoming two separate ribbons that wind around each other to enclose this glazed gathering space.’

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in total, the library and learning centre is approximately 28,000m2 (net) / 42.000m2 (gross). the maximum dimensions of the building are 136m length, 76m width and 30m height (5 floors)
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2/11/2010
07:57

Zaha Hadid has one it again! It’s also good to see some of her creations finally constructed in the real world. I can’t wait to see the final product.

Mark

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