RESOWI CENTRE Graz

NEW BUILDING KARL FRANZENS UNIVERSITY
Client: Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H., Wien
Location: Universitätsstraße 15, A-8010 Graz
Start of planning: 1986
Start of construction: 02/1994
Completion: 09/1996
Size of building site: 21.100 m²
Usable area: 38.946 m²
Built-in area: 192.180 m³
Cost: 80.739.518 Euro

The RESOWI-Centre is equipped for over 14 000 students with 32 institutes, a faculty library, 11 lecture theatres and an EDP centre. The site measures 350 m long by 50 m wide and is bordered on three sides by streets. The south side faces on to university property. The building is accessible on all sides. A system of corridors runs through the middle, linking up with the main paths and roads of the University and the surrounding streets. The entire organisational programme was incorporated in a long body. This body is subdivided into individual architectural elements: The university library was extended eastwards in the direction of the new RESOWI building. The extension is connected underground with the faculty library.