Austrian Bramberger Architects have won the international competition to design the new High Tech Center in Villach, Austria. The winning scheme proposes four blocks of buildings and a corresponding area of dedicated open spaces, articulated longitudinally by a main axle. This axle, named “Communications Promenade” acts as a central route between the buildings and, in the future, it is proposed to connect the surrounding buildings, promoting the necessary infra- structures for the creation of an investigation campus.
For his thesis project, Javier Lloret turned a building into a giant, solvable Rubik’s Cube. Making use of the media facade of the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, he projected the world’s most famous handheld puzzle onto a huge scale – inviting passers-by to solve the puzzle. In the process, Lloret transformed the nearby area, showing that (when used correctly) technology can make the urban environment more fun.
Read on to find out how Lloret did it…
Architects: be baumschlager eberle
Location: Lustenau, Austria
Project Architect: Jürgen Stoppel
Assistance: Hugo Herrera Pianno, Markus Altmann
Structural Engineer: Mader &Flatz
Light Planning: Ingo Maurer
Energy Optimization: PhD. Lars Junghans
Area: 13138.0 sqm
Photographs: Eduard Hueber