Eight Shades of Grey
The Facade of the Med Campus Graz
Photographs by Michael Nguyen
The Med Campus Graz, designed by Riegler Riewe Architekten, corresponds to the regularity and objectivity of the graphic facade drawing. The Module 2 was completed in the fall of 2022 and is to be opened on May 12, 2023. Module 1 was completed and opened in the fall of 2017. The pictures show buildings and facades of both modules.
The Med Campus Graz with his two modules both designed by the prestigious Styrian architectural firm Riegler Riewe, has been detailedly photographed by Michael Nguyen, showcasing the stunning and modern features of the facades. The new one is the second building in a series serve as an extension to the existing Graz Medical University in Austria.
The building was designed with the latest technology and innovation, incorporating elements such as solar shading, a green roof, and energy-efficient HVAC systems. The new facility has an impressive 40,000 square meters of floor space, which includes research and teaching laboratories, administrative offices, and state-of-the-art lecture halls. It is designed to maximize natural light and create a comfortable and productive environment for students, staff, and faculty. It is not just a stunning piece of architecture, set to become a significant landmark in Graz's architectural landscape, but is also an important contribution to the field of medicine and research.
Architects at Riegler Riewe are renowned for their innovative and sustainable designs, and the Med Campus Graz is no exception. The building's exterior is sleek and contemporary, with a facade made of glass and aluminum panels in eight shades of grey that reflect the surrounding.
Michael Nguyen, an architectural photographer known for his stunning and unique captures of modern facade architecture, has beautifully captured the building's design and essence. His images showcase the building's intricate details, from the striking angular lines to the way the natural light illuminates the grey facade. The photos respect the subdued tones, the low key colors of the building while highlighting the fascinating lines, the digital play of gray shades and surprising green elements as well stunning sculptures / installation artworks.
Works of art on the Campus:
Four art & construction projects (two of which are shown in the pictures) have been realized on the new MED CAMPUS of the Medical University of Graz.
The installation by Manfred Erjautz thematizes the human life cycle. At the foot of the architectural breakthrough on the campus level, the following sculptures lie and stand upside down, each in a gray box: fetus, newborn, child, adolescent, pregnant woman, man, frail human, skeleton.
Esther Stocker's Crumpled Object on Campus Square is a spherical sculpture with a crumpled, folded surface. It invites the viewer to reflect on his or her individual habits of perception.