Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien: Extension and adaption
Austria, Vienna (2018)
The University of Applied Arts Vienna was founded in 1867 as the Imperial Royal Arts and Crafts School. Ten years later the main building of the university, designed by architect Heinrich von Ferstel, was inaugurated. Now, one oft he historic buildings has been completely refurbished and an additional one has been adapted for the needs of a modern art university by Vienna based architecture firm Riepl Kaufmann Bammer.
In addition to these structural measures, the student's art ateliers were equipped with adaptable, sustainable walls for exhibitions. The walls type "kub-1" are easily moveable with an external roller-kit and thus allow variable positioning in the studios.