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Plot 02

Plot 02 is a +200,000sf administrative complex being constructed as part of the new campus for the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) scheduled to be completed in the spring 2013.  The site of the new campus is located inside the city center, adjacent to a large public park and the Danube river.  The campus includes new buildings by Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Zaha Hadid Architecture, CRABstudio (Peter Cook), Estudio Carme Pinós, NO.MAD Arquitectos, and BUSarchitektur
 
The goal for this programmatically complex academic facility was to develop a clear organizational strategy which would maximize flexibility, promote interaction between the various academic departments and allow for a high degree of permeability across the site. In order to accomplish this, a series of slender overlapping volumes were arranged along the length of the site. 
 
The space between each volume is a shared atrium. The atriums provide spaces and opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to cross paths and congregate while simultaneously mediating the interior environment by regulating airflow and day lighting.
 
The slender volumes maximize views towards the urban and natural preserves and act as boundaries that define large exterior plazas as well as a sequence of interconnected plazas in between the building volumes.  The plazas create intimate areas for congregation, define distinct entry courts for each department and provide connections to the larger network of open spaces around the campus.
 
Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012
 
Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012
 
Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012
 
Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012
 
Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012
 
Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012
 
Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012
 

Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2012

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