Ideal for the modern University Walk
• ideal for the modern university Walk
Opera, strudel, classic, and Town Hall ... it's all about Vienna. Very nice, snobbish, but also boring and predictable. An absolute revelation for me personally was the Vienna University of Economics. Already that's that, and modern architecture of this level I did not expect to see Vienna. On a relatively small area, there is a complex of buildings in a diametrically different from one another style, and a highlight is the library and the main academic building designed by legendary architect Zaha Hadid! This is an incredibly enchanting!
Known worldwide projects by Zaha Hadid: Cultural Center of Geidar Aliev in Baku, the Aquatics Center in London, the cable car station in Innsbruck and now - University of Vienna.
Well, this is not Moscow State University with his guards, but there I slipped on the department on the upper floors also without problems, and in Vienna everything is open - you want to come and watch or have a coffee in a designer cafe - no problem!
So the university looks at the site architect and interior photos under the cut of how to get in the real world. Very often, computer renderings look more beautiful here this rule does not work.
Zaha Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad. From 1972 to 1977 she studied at the Architectural Association in London. In 1980, Zaha Hadid founded his own architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects. It offers options for construction of the inhabited bridge over the Thames (1966), an inverted skyscraper to the English city of Leicester (1994) and the club on the top of a mountain in Hong Kong (1983). Designs buildings Opera in Cardiff (1994), Center for Contemporary Art in Ohio (1988) and Rome (1999) ... These and other projects bring her victory in prestigious architectural competitions (the first was won in 1983 in Hong Kong), the interest, and then the popularity among professionals, but remain on paper. In many ways - because of the unwillingness of customers to adopt its unusual and original design. Gradually, Zaha Hadid comes recognition. Implemented one of the first developments of the fire becomes a furniture company Vitra, which resembles a bomber "Stealth" (1993).
According to the most Hadid, a surge of interest in her work began after in 1997, the building was constructed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao designed by Frank Gehry. Bilbao has defiantly bold shapes and that it begins with the success of such buildings.
Here are some of its projects:
The Bridge Pavilion in Zaragoza, Spain
On the left - the art center in Abu Dhabi (under construction), right at the top - Transport Museum in Glasgow, at the bottom right - the cable car station in Innsbruck:
Vienna University of Economics and Business is the largest university in Europe and Austria, engaged in preparation of experts in business and economics. The University is in the top 50 best business schools (ranked 16 in the ranking of MBA programs), according to the rating Financial Times. 25% of students come to study from all over the world.
The most interesting building - a library and learning center:
The asymmetric, it is very difficult to align the geometric perspective during photo processing:
But the main thing - inside it is simply jaw-dropping surprise. Total building area of 42 thousand square meters. m.
One of the conventional lecture halls:
What is in This Story - I did not understand. In the box was empty.
Now walk through the area, I was in Vienna in December into a gray and cloudy weather, but even in such a situation, the picture looks very colorful:
It is an unusual solution with the boards, I do not like.
But this building is really like:
Like the "rusty":
Another wooden lecture:
At the entrance to the housing hang monitors actual schedule on audiences, and at the entrance to each audience next schedule of lectures.
Free coffee profile:
And it is an office building and the rector's office:
And even your supermarket Spahr:
That is exactly what should look modern university, neighboring housing still under construction, scheduled for completion in the 2014m.
When you are in Vienna, be sure to select a couple of hours for a trip here is not limited to the Town Hall and the Museum Quarter!