University of Vienna
LLC LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTER
The building of the Library and Learning Center, designed by Zaha Hadid, is the focal point of the approx. 90,000 m² of land of the new University of Economics in Vienna.
The library and learning centre is one of seven buildings that make up the new campus at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), designed to accommodate 24,000 students and 1800 staff.
The glassfibre concrete elements were able to meet all the requirements of the star architect, including aesthetics, material quality and the challenge of implementing the design of a slightly curved building cubature with curved concrete panels.
Zaragoza Bridge Pavillon ZARAGOZA, Spain
The British star architect Zaha Hadid has chosen glassfibre reinforced concrete from the Austrian company Rieder to envelope the 275 meters long „Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion“, the symbol of the Expo 2008 in the northern Spanish Zaragoza. She covered the outer skin of the building with 29.000 triangles in different grey shades out of concrete skin. The Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion is composed of four elements, which overlap each other like petals and form a diamond in the cross section. Inspired by the variety of nature, the main pavilion spans the Ebro River and opens up like a gladiola blossom.