The 28.000 sqm “Library & Learning Center“ (LLC) of Zaha Hadid Architects is
at the heart of the contemporary university concept in Vienna. The
architecture takes the form of a cube with both angled and straight edges. The
straight lines of the outside building divide and become curved and
streamlined. They move into a free-form internal canyon, which creates the
central auditorium and venue for events at the heart of the university campus.
The large overhanging roof is a contrasting element and its front of windows
reminiscent of a monitor looks out over the central square. The LLC was fitted
with Poodle self-laying carpet tiles. The extremely resilient shag pile is
particularly suitable for high-traffic areas. Thanks to its distinctive pile
height, it is also impossible to see any joins when used as carpet tiles. Also
the quality Glory has been laid in the LLC. Both textiles were chosen in
particular thanks to their dirt-resistant and robust properties. In the
special dark and light shades of purple, the floor creates an attractive
colour contrast to the predominantly white surfaces of the building.