University of Economics Vienna by Architects.Collective

Architecture, Education

Andreas Frauscher, Richard Klinger, Kurt Sattler’s architecture company Architects.Collective designed University of Economics Vienna.

Austrian architects Andreas Frauscher, Richard Klinger and Kurt Sattler’s Vienna based architecture company Architects.Collective designed University of Economics Vienna. Floor area of the project is 111.000 m². The design for the new Business School in Vienna consists of five buildings. The ground floor area runs through a 20m wide “boulevard” and opens up to each building via secondary roads and forecourts. A “passage” in the 1st floor connects the main building with bridges and platforms. The individual buildings are meant to be discernible as separate buildings from inside the complex, though once outside, the new University of Economics is presented as a unit by the building’s common language and gesture.

The building is arranged into a sophisticated ensemble composed of a variety of living and work spaces with a flowing network of content, features and spaces. The volumes of the campus buildings are low and use a tissue-like structure. At the two main entrances to the west and the east, trees act as volumes and become the main gates of the new business school. The entire area is only for pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles. Vehicle access is via the common underground garage in the East. Architecture made by Architects Collective ZT-GmbH. Structural consultant of the project is Fritsch, Chiari & Partner. Landscape architect EGKK. Mechanical services Immorent Objekttechnik. Construction costs € 241.500.000. Architects.Collective designed University of Economics Vienna in 2008 as competition project.

Austrian architects Andreas Frauscher, Richard Klinger and Kurt Sattler founded Architects.Collective in 2006 in Vienna.

Andreas Frauscher studied architecture at the Technical University Vienna and worked for various architectural offices as project architect director in Vienna. He is a licensed civil engineer for architecture in Austria. DI (Technical University Vienna). Architect (licensed architect and certified civil engineer in Austria).

Richard Klinger studied at the Technical University in Vienna and was project architect for several offices and later partner of Müller & Klinger Architekten in Vienna. He is a licensed architect in Austria. DI (Technical University Vienna). Architect (licensed architect and certified civil engineer in Austria).

Kurt Sattler studied at the University of Sydney and the Academy Fine Arts Vienna. He then worked in Vienna and Los Angeles as project architect. He is a LEED certified architecture professional of the US Green Building Council. MArch (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna). LEED AP (US Green Building Council).

Architects Collective (AC) was founded in 2006 by Andreas Frauscher, Richard Klinger and Kurt Sattler in Vienna, and has since worked internationally on projects in architecture, landscape and urban planning. Designs are created and advanced by a collective idea finding process where creativity and expertise complement each other. Criteria for innovative technologies and energy-optimized concepts are developed within the team and by working with professional planners and consultants.

The experience of the three agency partners ranges from fundamental research on small advanced structures to the planning and management of large complex buildings and master plans. Architects Collective consists of 25 architects and engineers who support all phases of architectural planning. The work of the office is continually represented in international publications and exhibitions.

Architects.Collective team includes Thomas Ecker, Marion Faes, Christiane Flügel, Nina Hambrusch, Patrick Herold, Irma Ibrulj, Georg Kroll, Mathias Lang, David Lieser, Martin Mic, Sonja Paar, Katharina Reich, Sylvia Rot, Martin Schorn, Daniel Selensky, Thomas Spindelberger, Clemens Steinecker, Fei Tang, Marie-Therese Vierke, Mohsen Vossoughi, Alexander Zöhrer.

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