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.
The chess-like distribution of the buildings allows a multiplicity of visual relations between interior and exterior spaces. The functions of the building are distributed having in consideration the minimum distance between them and a strong connection to the dedicated exterior spaces, creating optimal working spaces.
The clear concept of the project and the pragmatic approach regarding the distribution of the program not only offers a fully functional building, but also a strong urban space that encourages the integration of the existing buildings, creating a new campus in the city of Villach.
The project is now in the planning phase. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2014 and expected to complete in summer 2015.
Project Description via Bramberger Architects.