faculty of agriculture and life and sciences building by styria architects
nov 07, 2012
faculty of agriculture and life and sciences building by styria architects

‘faculty of agriculture and life and sciences building’ by styria architects
east view

conceived as the faculty of agriculture and life and sciences building at the university of maribor, slovenian styria architects have
taken the exterior fabric as a vertical ground section interrupted by large glass surfaces which establishes the contact of the interior
with the exterior greenspace. a transparent extension of the facility with subordinate proportions is stratified by a light gap,
placed in such a manner that at an appropriate distance from the existing castle forms a platform through the facade breaks – the square
below the bell tower which is supplemented by a water motive, an open air classroom and micro-urban equipment.

the extension in the northern part of the castle hompos is expressed quite differently: it is a completely different interpretation 
of an architectural intervention whereas a hybrid of the landscape becomes opposed to the monumentality of the building.
a direct contact with nature and intertwining environment shapes a cut-out landscape carpet, where a transformed green meadow 
becomes a roof, replacing its topographic profile.

the northern part of the castle hompos

the facade detail

the view from the valley




interior detail of the historic building

the east view

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