The WU in Vienna – An architectural highlight


Where: Vienna
What: University of Economics and Business

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From the outside the visitors of the WU campus expect differently designed facades

A top thing to do for every architecture fan is to visit the WU University Vienna. Finished in 2013, the public university of economics in the second district of the Donau town fascinates not only with its futuristic facades.

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Here the interior of the main building …

After the old campus of the biggest economic university in Europe could not cope with the actual demands of 23,000 students, the WU had called for an architecture competition. And so it happened that six buildings were build by regarding the introductions of economic, ecologic and social sustainability, as well as the flexibility of its use.

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Reminiscent of a ship …

Prestigious, international architects such as BUSarchitektur (Vienna), Atelier Hitoshi Abe (Sendai), CRABstudio (London), Estudio Carme Pinós (Barcelona), NO.M AD Arquitectos (Madrid) and Zaha Hadid Architects (Hamburg) each realized a building component with their characterizing use of forms and therefore ensured an impressive, optical diversity.

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… or a space station

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Round shapes and shiny surfaces …


A university of the future

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… illuminated by a light concept in combination with large skylights

The new campus is more a place for research and also a training facility for practical skills. All the rooms have access to daylight and the lecture halls are staffed with the best learning technologies such as smart boards. 3,000 working places are available for the students. It has been created a productive- and communicating working environment, which is supplemented by shops and gastronomy. Absolutely worth seeing!  BvH

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Shapes and light flow into each other

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Even outside an interesting sight: the WU in Vienna

Contact:

Welthandelsplatz
11020 Vienna

Austria

MyStylery-Tip: organized two hour guided tours can be booked through:
office@atours-vienna.at

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