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Christian Richters
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Faculty of Economics and Management - Utrecht University

From the beginning of the 1960s Utrecht University campus has been located outside the city, on the De Uithof terrain. A master plan by OMA/Rem Koolhaas from the early 1990s designated zones to be filled with high-density development to spare the landscape. Each zone has been given a character of its own.

The Faculty for Economics and Management, for five thousand students and four hundred staff, lies in a zone known as the ‘Casbah’. Based on the notion of this traditional North African form of settlement, the long shallow building has only three storeys with a neutral facade enclosing a sheltered world of patios, rooms, halls, footbridges, stairs and leisure places.

 
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Status: Built
Additional Credits: programme
23,500 m2 faculty building for 5,000 students and 400 employees including 4 lecture halls, 12 small lecture halls, offices, restaurant, meeting areas with multimedia facilities

client
Stichting FEHU

project address
Padualaan 101, Utrecht, Netherlands

design
1991 -1992

realization
1993 -1995
awards

1993, Nomination Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award for European Architecture
European Union and the FundaciĆ³ Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona.

 
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters