Learning With Trees

Educational Landscape for Medical Professions

architects Andreas Lichtblau, Susanna Wagner
project Nursing School Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Vienna, Austria
written by Isabella Marboe


The new school for health care training, the work of the architects from lichtblau.wagner.architekten, is truly a winner for the city. A row of trees lines the full-height glass front of the building on the noisy street of Triesterstraße. Behind it, longitudinally and high in the air, there are the meandering white boxes of auxiliary rooms. There, the corridor transforms into an interesting communicative social zone, with all the classrooms oriented towards the park.