Standard Excursion 5

Campus WU and Surroundings

Studying, Working and Accommodation

Group strolling between modern university buildings.

WU Campus
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The campus of Vienna’s University of Economics and Business offers the most compact mix of spectacular architecture imaginable. Zaha Hadid’s Library and Learning Center is one of the many highlights of this university district designed by a number of different international architects. The outdoor area is conceived as lively urban spaces. Small shops, restaurants, cafés and innumerable zones for relaxation and the exchange of ideas offer the 25,000 students the basis for a pleasant student life, also outside of their daily round of lectures.

Right next door, the development of the neighboring urban quarter continues with a slightly different focus. In recent years, the Viertel Zwei has been built in the immediate vicinity of the U-Bahn development axis. This is where people live and work — along with everything that this entails. In addition to the curvaceous formal vocabulary of the architecture, the district is characterized by being car-free and the significance of public space as recreational area. A range of leisure activities and student housing tie in with the programme of the neighbouring WU Campus.

Meeting point: U2 station Messe-Prater, Messe exit, at street level in front of the station

  • Campus WU: BUSarchitektur, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, CRAB studio, Estudio Carme Pinós, NO.MAD Arquitectos, Zaha Hadid Architects, 2013
  • Viertel Zwei: Atelier Thomas Pucher, Chaix & Morel et Associés, Henke Schreieck Architekten, Martin Kohlbauer, Zechner & Zechner, WES LandschaftsArchitektur, 2009–2018

End: U2 station Krieau

Campus WU
Campus WU
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Campus WU
Campus WU
© Architekturzentrum Wien
Campus WU
Campus WU
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
Campus WU
Campus WU
© Photograph: Martina Frühwirth
Campus WU
Campus WU
© Photograph: Evelyn Spindler
Campus WU
Campus WU
© Architekturzentrum Wien
Campus WU
Campus WU
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
Campus WU
Campus WU
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
Campus WU
Campus WU
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
Campus WU
Campus WU
© Photograph: Anneke Essl

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