Vienna University of Economics and Business

Wien
Photo © Helmut Fohringer
 
 
Photo © Karl Thomas
 
 
Photo © Karl Thomas
 
 
Photo © Martina Draper
 
 
Photo © Martina Draper
 
 
Manufacturers
Vogl Deckensysteme GmbH
Address
Wien
Year
2013

The Library & Learning Center (LLC). As one of six campus buildings of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the LLC boasts an impressive ceiling manufactured by the Emskirchen-based ceiling specialist Vogl Deckensysteme.
The Library & Learning Center (LLC) designed by Hamburg-based Zaha Hadid Architects lies in the centre of these buildings and forms the heart of the campus. Opened 24 hours, it is much more than a classic library; it rather combines service centre, workplace with lounge, communication room and traffic hub in one building.
The distinctive post-beam-and-glass construction lends the five-storey building with two basement floors a powerful and striking appearance. The far-projecting roof seems to arch over the campus residents in a protective way. The S-shape is also predominant inside the building. All features seem to flow. The main entrance area leads into the white auditorium. From here, ramps and staircases spiral up through the library to the books or workplaces on the higher levels. The ground floor accommodates the university's ballrooms, a library cafe and a bookshop. Various student services and a career planning centre round off the portfolio.
Acoustic design ceilings made of plasterboard are used in heavily frequented zones to satisfy highest demands in terms of function and aesthetics. The sound-absorbing ceilings are also real eye-catchers that create a wonderful atmosphere. Careful thought was also given to the climatic conditions inside the LLC. To create an atmosphere in which students and researchers feel at ease, VoglThermotec panels PLUS.

Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects
Vienna-based civil engineering firm
Zivilingenieurbüro Vasko & Partner
Drywall constractors
rhtb: projekt gmbh und Lindner GmbH

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