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Departments 2 und Student Center

Campus WU Departmentgebäude 2

Build­ing D2 to the south is made up of two elong­ated, slender sec­tions with a façade con­sist­ing of thin, over­lap­ping lay­ers. The façade design was in­spired by French Mille­feuille pastry, and gives the im­pres­sion of per­meab­il­ity and close­ness while provid­ing pri­vacy and dy­namic per­spect­ives. Small spaces between the build­ing seg­ments are ideal for meet­ing up and chat­ting, and serve as fore­courts for the in­di­vidual De­part­ments. Most of the sem­inar and pro­ject rooms are located on the ground floor to al­low for a higher level of in­ter­ac­tion between teach­ers and stu­dents. The dis­tance between the two build­ing seg­ments is cal­cu­lated to provide the most possible nat­ural day­light in­side the build­ings.

The D2 build­ing houses five De­part­ments, one Re­search In­sti­tute, the Lib­rary for Busi­ness Lan­guages, and a Spar su­per­mar­ket. The block­-­like SC sec­tion con­tains the Sports Center with three gyms, a pub­lic day care center, and the of­fices of the Aus­trian Stu­dents' Union (ÖH). The com­plex also fea­tures a book­store and a casual pub­-­style res­taur­ant with a large out­door seat­ing area.

De­part­mentsRe­search In­sti­tute
For­eign Lan­guage Busi­ness Com­mu­nic­a­tionUrban Man­age­ment and Gov­ernance
In­form­a­tion Sys­tems and Op­er­a­tions

Key Facts

  • Ar­chi­tects: Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Ja­pan

  • Total floor space: ap­prox. 23,000 m2

  • Two build­ing seg­ments

  • Mille­feuille façade