Founded as the Imperial Export Academy in 1898, the WU has changed its location several times and in 2013, found its new home in new buildings at Welthandelsplatz. But the largest business university in Europe is not just a destination for its students. This extraordinary building was designed by six world-famous architectural offices, including Peter Cook and Hitoshi Abe. No one less than Zaha Hadid immortalised herself with the design of the Library & Learning Center.
A futuristic build with a green concept
The futuristic-looking campus is not only based on a green building concept, in which great priority was given to energy efficiency when planning the shells and facilities, but it is also publicly accessible. Those who do not just want to marvel at the impressive structures but also learn more about them can participate in an architectural tour of the campus.
One of the numerous restaurants is ideal for a break, and furthermore, on the car-free premises, lawns, and cycle paths, which naturally attract more than just students during the warm seasons.
Plenty of room to learn and relax
Want a few figures? On an area of 35,000m² with a publicly-accessible open area of 55,000m², the heads of 25,000 students are left spinning. The WU has 1,500 employees. And for movie buffs: The WU Campus was also the setting for the film Mindgamers and an episode of Tatort was also filmed here.
360-degree interior view
The Audimax is the largest hall in the university. It is located on the ground floor of the TC (Teaching Center) and boasts over 650 seats and 11 wheelchair places.
Address and location of the WU
Address: Welthandelsplatz 1, AD, 1020 Wien
Public transport: Underground line U2, stop Messe-Prater or Krieau and approx. 7 minutes by foot, Bus line 82A, station Krieau. Tram line 1, station Prater Hauptallee
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