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Auditorium, Seminar Rooms, and Offices

Levels 2 and 3 of the building house a new competence cluster for demography: Level 2 has been leased by the Austrian Academy of Sciences for the Vienna Institute of Demography, and WU’s Demography Group, headed by Wittgenstein Award laureate Wolfgang Lutz, occupies level 3. The offices of the Department of Strategy and Innovation are located on levels 4 to 6.

The D5 department building belongs to a three-part complex designed by architects Holzer Kobler Architekturen Berlin GmbH and Freimüller Söllinger Architektur ZT GmbH. The new “Campus Messestrasse” complex also houses the Sigmund Freud University and a student dormitory run by the housing company Akademikerhilfe. As in all buildings on campus, all areas intended to be accessible to students and the public are located on the ground floor and first upper level.

Units in the D5 Complex
Department of Strategy and Innovation
WU’s Demography Group
Vienna Institute of Demography (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Sigmund Freud University
Akademikerhilfe student dormitory

Key Facts

  • Architects: Holzer Kobler Architekturen Berlin GmbH and Freimüller Söllinger Architektur ZT GmbH

  • Total area (lot): 8,388,60 m²

  • Total floor space: 10,500 m²

  • 143 offices

  • 1 166-seat auditorium, 2 60-seat seminar rooms, 3 30-seat seminar rooms

  • Individual study area for up to 40 people