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  7. Center for Technology and Design in St. Pölten / AllesWirdGut Architektur

Center for Technology and Design in St. Pölten / AllesWirdGut Architektur

  • 00:00 - 20 October, 2014
Center for Technology and Design in St. Pölten / AllesWirdGut Architektur
Center for Technology and Design in St. Pölten / AllesWirdGut Architektur, © AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa

© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa © AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa © AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa © AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sankt Pölten, Austria
  • General Planing

    ARGE AllesWirdGut FCP
  • Design Team

    Johannes Windbichler, Amir Aman, Isabel Espinoza Tratter, Johann Wittenberger, Christian Zotz, Martin Brandt, Ondrej Stehlik, András Nagy, Ana Pia Ranz, Zuzana Tomanova, Cassandra Guimaraes, David Kovarik, Isabelle Misamer
  • Area

    14131.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

  • HKLS (Haustechnikplanung)

    ALTHERM Engineering GmbH
  • Electrical Planning

    Kubik Project Ges.m.b.H.
  • Building Physics and Fire Protection

    DI Röhrer
  • Statics

    FCP Fritsch, Chiari & Partner ZT GmbH
  • Illustrations

    AllesWirdGut
  • Model

    Mattweiss
  • Client

    Gebäudeerrichtungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft mbH St. Pölten
  • More Specs Less Specs
© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa

Text description provided by the architects. The Center for Technology and Design – abbreviated ‘tede-Z’– is a project for an educational institution that combines continuing education for technical professions with university-level design and engineering programs of study. Aside from creating a contemporary working atmosphere, the focus here above all is on a high degree of interdisciplinarity.

3D Section
3D Section

Accordingly, the architectural concept is centered on the communication between different types of users. A common lobby connects all floors and public areas such as the auditorium, break and presentation areas. The lobby opens to an inner courtyard which unfolds a large plaza between the new building and the existing WIFI main building. It functions as a central meeting area that facilitates interesting opportunities of exchange.

© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa

Other meeting areas inside the building also promote exchange and informal learning. Great emphasis was placed on an engaging mix of workshops, spaces of study and seminar rooms so that theory and practice may spontaneously mingle.

© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa

The second defining aspect of the project is to make form and function visible from inside and outside the building. The competition jury statement says that “the proposal promises a technological dress in design perfection.”

© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa

The special character of the tede-Z is defined by distinctive V-shaped columns. Fully exposing the construction and MEP facilities and doing without any cladding or opaque building skin not only suggests clarity and transparency, but also provides a literal object lesson for the prospective technicians and designers that will be working here.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Reduction to essentials—this principle also informed the choice of materials employed. A thermal skin of glass provides for maximum transparency, while concrete as the primary structural construction material responds to the neighboring WIFI main building, a heritage-protected exposed-concrete construction by Karl Schwanzer.

© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa

The new building unmistakably communicates its purpose to the outside, while creating an adequate setting for ideas and projects that trainees and students will be realizing here in interdisciplinary collaboration in the future.

© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
© AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Center for Technology and Design in St. Pölten / AllesWirdGut Architektur" 20 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/557529/center-for-technology-and-design-in-st-polten-alleswirdgut-architektur/> ISSN 0719-8884