Campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

A large-scale response to a major shortage of space – the Campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, completed in 2013, is home to six buildings and generously scaled outdoor spaces and sets new standards in Europe in the construction of universities. In accordance with a master plan by BUSarchitektur, Vienna (which also designed the teaching center, the garage and the open space) the firms Atelier Hitoshi Abe/Sendai, CRABstudio/London, Estudio Carme Pinós/Barcelona, NO.MAD Arquitectos/Madrid and Zaha Hadid Architects/Hamburg each realized one building in their respective formal vocabularies.

For the architecture competitions, the client – a consortium consisting of the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (Federal Real Estate Association) – developed a precise concept with clear specifications. Among the requirements were economical, ecological and social sustainability, as well as flexible buildings. As a result the planning and budget stayed on track. Nonetheless, these stipulations left room for a great variety of spatial concepts, yielding a refreshingly diverse ensemble.

Condensed Tour - Outdoor Areas and Forum, several Interiors : ca. 1,5 - 2 hours

Comprehensive Tour of the Buildings (with break): 3,5–4 hours

We also prepare tours tailored to specific needs. Feel free to contact us!

Campus WU - A Holistic History by BUSarchitektur