Special School and Dormitory Mariatal by Marte Marte Architects

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AUTHOR:

marte.marte architekten

YEAR:

2007

LOCATION:

Mariatal, Kramsach, Austria

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Bruno Klomfar

SOURCE:

archdaily

NOTE:

The historical buildings and walls form a monastery-like structure, a self-contained complex. The spatial qualities and the mystic power of the existing “shells” should be kept and continued when new buildings are added, so the aim of the design is to unobtrusively place volumes and to form a closure of the ensemble towards west while keeping the main orientation towards the central monastery yard. The new building volumes in the west stand in line with the boarding house. The inner courtyard is determined by the listed main building and a new volume, which is placed as stand-alone as the old one. The close relation between the two buildings creates a spatial situation full of atmosphere, which is further enriched by the omnipresent surrounding scenery framed by the old walls.

from: marte.marte