NEW TRIUMPH OF ZAHA HADID

Old friends of Belgrade Design Week, Zaha Hadid Architects are the authors of a gorgeous new project: Library and Learning Centre which recently opened at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien).

This is one of the seven buildings that make up a new campus designed to accommodate 24.000 students and a staff of 1.800. This structure with a total area of 28.000 sqm has a distinguishable ZHA shape, and its most distinctive feature is a large black volume perched over the roof and cantilevers out across a public square at the main entrance. The building is designed like a cube with both straight and inclined edges. The straight lines of the building’s exterior separate as they move inward, becoming curvilinear and fluid to generate a free-formed interior canyon that serves as the central public plaza of the center.