Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Vocational School for Administration in Vienna, Austria by ALLESWIRDGUT ARCHITEKTUR ZT GMBH
April 18th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: ALLESWIRDGUT ARCHITEKTUR ZT GMBH
Transparent administration: the architecture of the Vocational School of Administration by AllesWirdGut demonstrates closeness to citizens, openness, and transparency.
The only thing that encloses the new school building in Embelgasse in Vienna’s 5th district is in fact the block perimeter.
Large ground-floor glass surfaces afford an insight into everyday school life and open the green courtyard to the street space. The outward appearance of the new vocational school is characterized by transparence, openness, and through-views.
On the upper floors, the school activities are showcased compartmentalized like in a type case as part of both the facade and the street space.
Through a generous two-level foyer, students get to the classrooms which start from the second upper floor. The foyer brings light, air, and the verdure of the courtyard garden into the building.
Classrooms are kept transparent toward the circulation and communication areas—which creates a continuum of learning, working and communication areas flowing into one another.
In addition to the green courtyard, students can use a sunny courtyard terrace on the second floor. Open spaces are available to students at any time within a few steps.
AllesWirdGut is a Vienna-based international architecture firm covering the full range of architectural design. To date, AllesWirdGut has realized more than fifty projects in Austria and abroad.
AllesWirdGut was established in 1999 by Andreas Marth, Friedrich Passler, Herwig Spiegl, and Christian Waldner. Meanwhile, the office has 40 employees from eight different countries. As a general design/construction management firm, AllesWirdGut realizes projects of any scale, from single-family homes to corporate headquarters, from the university to festival premises.
AllesWirdGut focuses on program and synergies—complementary and resources-saving functionality. Architecture is not an end in itself; what counts is usability. Good architecture is not supposed to cost more—but to do more! Anticipating the work and life scenarios of the future is a basic requirement of architecture created today; to be able to do so, AllesWirdGut work together with experts from other fields, with scientists and artists.
Among the best known projects by AllesWirdGut are the Niederösterreich Haus in Krems, Lower Austria – Austria’s largest passive-house office building – the opera festival premises of St. Margarethen, Burgenland, or the design of the pedestrian zone on Maria-Theresien- Straße in Innsbruck, Tyrol.
Current projects include the planning of the Funke Media Office in Essen/ Germany and the Headquarters of Doppelmayer in Vorarlberg/ Austria, the New Design University in St. Pölten/ Austria, a residential estate in Luxembourg, and the Povicial Governement Office in Erlangen/ Germany.
The architecture of AllesWirdGut has been awarded several prizes and recognitions, most recently, the „State Prize for Architecture and Sustainability“, the European Commission’s “2012 European Green Building Award” and the “Prix Luxembourgeois d’Architecture” for the redesigning in several stages of a former steel mill yard into a public square in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.
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