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Masterplan - Campus dell’Università di economia e commercio di Vienna

Phyllis Richardson

The campus of the Vienna University of Business and Economics is an audacious architectural feat with six new buildings designed by world-class architects and all completed for its opening in October 2013. The buildings represent a diverse range of styles, from the daring curves of Zaha Hadid to the rusted steel rectangles of BUSarchitektur & BOA Office for Advanced Randomness, who also oversaw the master plan. The plan and its emphasis on social integration is perhaps the most significant gesture even in the face of such conspicuous architecture. A key component was the insistence on maximum social integration, signaled by the establishment of the main pedestrian thoroughfare onto which all of the new buildings open. This unifying element stresses public engagement and together with the use of benches and landscaping, was meant to create a
“park-like atmosphere”...

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