January 07, 2010
Project published in a+t 9. Low Tech
This section of the Technical University of Graz is made up of three entities: the Institute of Information Technology, the Secure Information and Communication Technologies Foundation and the Information and Computing Systems Institute.
These are four wall-to-wall grouped blocks, grouped on a parallel alignment with an open passageway which divides them in two lengthways. They are three-storey buildings which form an ordered framework of an open campus with small streets and squares acting as public spaces which link the paths. The exposed concrete of the facades and the alienated aluminium metalwork on the outside add movement to the facades through the contrast of matt and shiny surfaces. The irregular height of the spaces does not correspond to the number of storeys and creates the sensation of small-scale appropriate for the compression of free space produced between the blocks.
Photos taken by a+t, available under request.
I.T. Institutes of the Technical University
8010 Graz, Austria 1998