As part of an architectural competition, Moser Architects elaborated the re-design of the Radiology Center at the University Clinic in Graz. It was the task to combine the architectural planning concepts for two buildings and their urban context into one project – the radiology center and the cyclotron module.
Delicate integration into its surroundings.
The competition site is located at a prominent point on a hill and the main entrance to the clinic is well visible from afar. Three significant aspects for the city of Graz were to be considered: topography, urban requirements, and user perspectives. The project was going to have a major effect on this part of the city and the living situation of its residents. Moser Architects has therefore followed three main principles in its concept: treating neighbors mindfully, integrating green zones, and designing an attractive main entrance to the building.
Easy orientation as a priority.
The design emphasis was on creating a tranquil, elegant structure with clear lines and balanced proportions. A logical layout was to facilitate orientation on the premises for both patients and staff. The structure encloses an elongated, green courtyard in the center, with elevators in all four corners. The building owes its aesthetic appearance to its copper façade cladding.