Facade of the Med Campus Graz in Eight Shades of Grey Showcased by Michael Nguyen's Artistic Photographs
The Med Campus Graz, with its two modules designed by the prestigious Styrian architectural firm Riegler Riewe, has been meticulously photographed by Michael Nguyen, showcasing the stunning and modern features of the facades. The building corresponds to the regularity and objectivity of the graphic facade drawing. The Module 2 was completed in the fall of 2022 and was opened on May 12, 2023. Module 1 was completed and opened in the fall of 2017. The pictures show buildings and facades of both modules. The new one is the second building in a series serve as an extension to the existing Graz Medical University in Austria.
The building was designed with the latest technology and innovation, incorporating elements such as solar shading, a green roof, and energy-efficient HVAC systems. The new facility has an impressive 40,000 square meters of floor space, which includes research and teaching laboratories, administrative offices, and state-of-the-art lecture halls. It is designed to maximize natural light and create a comfortable and productive environment for students, staff, and faculty. It is not just a stunning piece of architecture, set to become a significant landmark in Graz's architectural landscape, but is also an important contribution to the field of medicine and research.
Architects at Riegler Riewe are renowned for their innovative and sustainable designs, and the Med Campus Graz is no exception. The building's exterior is sleek and contemporary, with a facade made of glass and aluminum panels in eight shades of grey that reflect the surrounding.
Michael Nguyen, an architectural photographer known for his stunning and unique captures of modern facade architecture, has beautifully captured the building's design and essence. His images showcase the building's intricate details, from the striking angular lines to the way the natural light illuminates the grey facade. The photos respect the subdued tones, the low key colors of the building while highlighting the fascinating lines and the the digital play of gray shades.
About Michael Nguyen
Michael Nguyen is a “publicity shy” (Merkur daily newspaper Munich) photo artist, a photographic poet who moves away from the mainstream, at the same time blurs genres. "Most of the photos could only be taken because Nguyen has a special eye for his surroundings and gives even the mundane a second view." (Süddeutsche Zeitung). He is a member of FREELENS, a Professional Association of Photojournalists in Germany.
“With my architectural photography, I am on the search for the aesthetic qualities of buildings in their urban spatial effect. Above all, I am interested in the visual richness of detail in its compositional diversity and its strangeness. The most unadulterated, neutral documentation of buildings for sales and presentation purposes is not part of my work, nor is the creation of marketable references for architectural firms. Nor are they photographs that depict a building in its ideal state to increase the market value of the building in question. With my very own passion for buildings, I strive, as an artistic architectural photographer, to interpret reality and give a new soul to the appearance of buildings through love, enthusiasm, and desire. In doing so, I deliberately interpret what I photograph subjectively and situationally, having walked around a building over and over again in different weather and lighting situations. I usually spend several hours on location and at the computer.“ - Michael Nguyen