The great building design which is has a nice facade called the NIK Building is competed designed by the Atelier Thomas Pucher & Alfred Bramberger in Graz, Austria. Which is took the shape over a period of the time; Nikolaiplatz as it stands today is a process of the conversional development. The site layout is remained stably constant while the architectural style, as well as the desired building density is changed. The requirements of a building on which the site has to be adjusted over time, it is due to the growing density in the immediate surroundings of the area. Today the heterogeneous urbanistic situation is requires a boundary of the space on one side, it is towards Nikolaiplatz, and a significant free form on the others side, it is towards Entenplatz. The technical and the economical arerequirements the architect to designed a building, due to the very complex urban planning, which is calm and reduced, but at the same time a dominating aesthetic solitaire. This building is becomes a sculpture through its simplicity.
A multifaceted playful facade with a clear vertical alignment is appears, it is based on the clear steel framed the structure with the light weight wall panels. The height of the building is adapt with the surrounding buildings and mediates between a high-density area and an open space. The closed elements on the facade have a gold glimmering appearance and it is can accommodate the shelves or archives on the interior.
Design Company: Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger [Architects]
Designer: Thomas Pucher, Alfred Bramberger, Martin Mathy, Maria Richter-Trummer, Hans Waldhör, Ingmar Zwirn, David Klemmer, Christof Schermann, Boris Murnig, Sahar Arjomand Bigdely, Thomas Zach
Location: Graz, Austria
Area: 1.400 m² GFA
Photographer: Andreas Buchberger – Vienna, Austria