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science park - part 3

2012 linz

exactly 7 years after the europe-wide architectural competition, construction of building 3 of the science park at the johannes kepler university in linz is now finished, completing the new, ultra-modern, architecturally spectacular campus center equipped with cutting-edge technology. only ...more

exactly 7 years after the europe-wide architectural competition, construction of building 3 of the science park at the johannes kepler university in linz is now finished, completing the new, ultra-modern, architecturally spectacular campus center equipped with cutting-edge technology. only building 4 still remains to be built, but even without this last building the university has already acquired a total additional above-ground gross floor area of nearly 45,000 m2 for teaching and research, 15,000 m2 alone in the just completed building 3.

as in its predecessors the interplay of angles and bends in floor plan and section, outer shell, and interior spaces has also been extended seamlessly to building 3.

unlike the existing buildings, the base of building 3 houses not only the usual seminar rooms, special teaching rooms for research, and entrance hall but also primarily lecture halls and a subsidiary cafeteria.

as with buildings 1 & 2, twin parallel elongated blocks extend upward from the base, housing six stories of offices and labs.

the main characteristic features of the interior are, as in the other buildings, the atria with their enormous glazed walls and open areas as centers of communication.

an element that ties all the new buildings together is the vast shed roof that extends from building to building across the entire science park. together with the special space façades and the steps at the back that double as seating this roof produces outdoor auditoriums – additional spaces for meeting and communication.

 

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