Continuous change


Christopher Ghouse

The Audacity of Preservation & Continuous change

The CMT studio chose to work more closely on the two buildings which are undergoing fierce criticism at the moment, the ORF media centre and the University of Economics. My project makes a connection between these two buildings and the ideas of the architects who conceived them. 

In 1972 Kurt Hlaweniczka, the architect of the University of Economics argued that a constant change in teaching makes it necessary to pay special attention to external and internal flexibility; in drawing up the plans the subject should consider that the building will be exposed to a constant change. 

This notion of a building which is subject to continuous change, I chose to examine in dealing subsequently with the ORF media centre by the architect Roland Rainer in conjunction with his concept of the building as an organism.

 

Continuous change


Christopher Ghouse

In order to facilitate this study which was subject to many a to and from between spatial ideas, I chose to use the tool of a mind map. I could thus show the connections my investigation had lead me to as well as the new references they revealed. It was the intention to determine to what degree the thoughts of RR on architecture could serve as a guideline in the intelligent preservation of his work.