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Campus of religions

Location:

Vienna


Scale:

15 500 m²


Client: Erdiözese Vienna

User: Verein Campus der Religionen

General Planer: Mischek Bauträger Service GmbH

Design: SKREINSTUDIOS

Type: Campus

Program: 

Status: Competition

The campus of religions is the new landmark and heart of the innovation quarter of Vienna

Context

The campus of religions is the new center of peace and intercultural exchange for Vienna in the 21st century, going far beyond conventional solutions. It combines a place of interreligious contemplation and the innovative and flexible teaching culture of the future with the highest level of sustainability, the social traditions of Vienna and the expectations of the next generation form the basic framework of the concept.

Concept

The agora is the heart of the project. It is a place of encounter, inspiration and interreligious exchange.

The space enables flexible use for larger events or “open air” mass. From there, the organizational backbone of the project starts, extending across the concentric main square to the foyer in the north of the campus.

This main axis connects all public and shared programs, enabling a variety of connections and rich exchange between the premises of the religious communities among themselves and the Ecclesiastical Pedagogical College (KPH).

Sustainability

The holistic environmental concept is tailored to Austria’s outstanding position in the field of building innovation and timber processing.

A profound approach to climate change that takes into account CO2 emissions not only during operation but also in construction, a significant cycle that respectfully manages the resources of our planet.

The aim here is to create a new aesthetic in timber construction and to bring Vienna to the fore internationally as a pioneer of sustainability.

An environmentally friendly teaching culture and an interreligious forum at the highest level in the city with the world’s best quality of life.

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