UNIPARK Nonntal, Salzburg (AT)

Campus as a connecting element

Concept

Salzburg is a university town. The new faculty for culture and social sciences (KGW) is a prime example of this and the building also meets contemporary standards. Not only has a stimulating learning and working environment been created, but all the requirements necessary for a university that desires to take an open approach have also been fulfilled. This includes taking a leading role in the dialogue – both in a metaphorical and literal sense – with the non-university public. Located in the area between the city centre and Nonntal, the institution provides the residents of Salzburg with appealing urban, utilisable spaces, forming a new axis between the density of the old town and the green zone, with a high level of spatial quality. Hence in the north and the west, an urban square leads up to the campus and through the building, while the open space in the south forms the connecting element to the adjacent landscape.

The interlacing of the academic establishment and the public take place on several levels and to differing degrees, from the base of the building right up to the top. On the roof, a semi-public space provides special amenity values and exceptional views.

The inner courtyards represent the transition from the inside to the outside. They aim to create poetic tableaux, in a clear and reduced manner.

Client

BIG Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH, Wien (AT), For WES: SEP - Storch Ehlers Partner GbR, Hannover

Project period

2006 - 2012

Size

37.050 m²

Type

Education & research

Location

Europe

Competition

1. Prize, 2005

Realisation

WES & Partner

Partners

SEP - Storch Ehlers Partner GbR, Architekten BDA, Hannover

Photos

Maximilian Gottwald (1-4,7)
Angelo Kaunat (5,6)
SEP Architekten (Visualisation)

Project pictures

Awards

 

Publications

 

1. Prize

Austrian
Bauherrenpreis 2012

Zentralvereinigung der ArchitektInnen Österreichs

Salzburg, Austria

UNIPARK
Nonntal

with SEP – Storch Ehlers Partner

1. Prize

Architekturpreis Land Salzburg 2012

Land Salzburg

Salzburg, Österreich

UNIPARK Nonntal

with SEP – Storch Ehlers Partner GbR Architekten BDA

Yearbook

Landschafts-
architekten 2013 (...)

Georg D.W. Callwey GmbH & Co. KG, 2013

Author: WES

ea. UNIPARK Nonntal Salzburg

Office- and project presentation