The fist of five buildings to form a new Science Park at the Johannes Kepler University in the Austrian city of Linz has been completed. The project, by Vienna based architects Caramel, won the urban design competition for the site in April 2008. A further four buildings are yet to begin construction.
The 160 metre steel-framed Mechatronik building forms a bridge, which enables the design to incorporate curved, structural lines. By avoiding a static, grid-like appearance, the building seems to relax into its surroundings. The slope of the landscape has been hollowed out to form... >>>