The Student Centre of architect Hitoshi Abe, Sendai/Japan is part of the
unique campus of Vienna University, which was designed by famous
architects as Zaha Hadid Architects, Hamburg; BUSarchitektur, Wien; CRAB
studio, London; Carme Pinès S.L., Barcelona; NO.MAD Arquitectos; Madrid.
The purpose of the Students Center is to maximise flexibility and
encourage interaction between departments. A series of narrow,overlapping
structures has been built in a row and atria for communal use are located
in the spaces between them. These are an invitation to linger and meet up
with friends and serve as a forecourt for the individual departments. The
façades of the buildings – based on the puff pastry of a “millefeuille –
consist of thin layers on top of one another. They not only create an
impression of transparency and closeness but also provide visual privacy.
For this characteristic building GLORY carpet tiles from OBJECT CARPET
were laid in the building. The textile impresses with its shiny metallic effects,
which are particularly accentuated by the silver and grey colours used
here. The sound-absorbing quality of the textile reduces noise even at