BRIEF Technical University, student residence hall, and research park embedded within the context of a landscape. | ADDED VALUE The preservation of the idyllic fruit tree meadows and the maximization of the view onto a fantastic alpine panoramic landscape define the design. The Techinical University and the residential facilities are organized compactly and occupy only 14% of the lot. The student residence building works simultaneously as a noise barrier to the train tracks, providing a peaceful atmosphere on campus. The landscape platforms of the research park are embedded into the topography, whose green roofs provide a continuation of the meadow landscape.
TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND CAMPUS, SALZBURG-URSTEIN | AUSTRIA The compact technical college building is a reflection of its content, that is, of interdisciplinary studies. It is a detached-building between existing buildings, entered from a “vertical foyer” located in the center, which guarantees a connection between the different faculties situated on each of the various stories. Auditoriums, an assembly hall, and the dining facilities are organized along the ground floor. The library represents the complex’s “brain” as a freely floating volume within the glass foyer. The two curved student resident buildings form the southeast border and protect the campus park, used for leisure and recreation. The technical college forms the cornerstone for the beginning of the development of the Technology Park Urstein.