The dormitory building is planned as an extension of a vocational school, which used to be a palace of the Habsburg family in Schrems.
The urbanistic idea develops from the continuation of the building line and facade of the palace along Budweiser Strasse. The first incision on Budweiser Strasse is deliberately set in such a way that it lends the annex of the palace building a new significance, as well as emphasising and adding value to its status as a listed building. In the ensemble with the new building a small forecourt is formed at the street-side entrance, embodying the harmony between old and new.
A sequence of inner courtyards is created between the old and new buildings, which fugues into the historic courtyard of the palace.
The architectural monotony of the internal middle corridor is improved by incisions and broken up by void spaces and skylights. Seating areas are provided at these points as spaces for communication.
Status: Completed in 2022
1st prize, competition entry
Programme: Dormitory for 140 students
Floor area: 4.000m²
Professional school of Schrems
General planner, Architecture
SHIBUKAWA EDER ARCHITECTS ZT GmbH
F+P ARCHITEKTEN ZT GMBH
TECHNICAL BUILDING ENGINEERING
Adriano Brüstle, Caroline Heidlauf, Chisato Sasada