Here are the first photographs of Zaha Hadid's Library and Learning Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, which opened last week in the city's second district.
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 most distinctive feature of Zaha Hadid's 28,000-square-metre building is a large black volume that is perched over the roof and cantilevers out across a public square at the main entrance. This structure houses the main library, as well as function rooms and an elevated cafe, and is clad externally in fibreC
glass fibre-reinforced concrete panels from Austrian manufacturer Rieder.