TU Graz Extension
Energy Design Seminar, University of Applied Arts Vienna
The project tangles the issue of time and buildings. The technical university of Graz has a splendid old building, set under the protection of the cultural institute of Austria. Anyway, despite its prestigious look, the functionality of it has grown out of fashion : the modern ways of education have developed in a way which are no longer supported by the building. Therefore the projects looks for ways to protect the current facade, and still give a more differentiated room typology and fit the new requirements.
The design focuses solely on the inner part of the building, looking at the idea of atrium and its benefits to architecture. Introducing a series of cuts, expanding the space and extending the distances between the shreds, the configuration allows for differentiated spaces, melting from one to another with a multi level circulation.
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