Hanging out together
The grounds between the buildings are a park-like landscape with walkways and open spaces, lawns and fountains, lush plantings, and inviting seating installations. The various outdoor furnishings are as diverse as the buildings, created to inspire visitors to take a short break or sit down for a longer rest.
In front of the Teaching Center, students and visitors sit and lounge on the wide, comfortable wooden platforms, while smaller seating niches nestled into the large planters dot the area in front of the D3 building. Between the AD and D4 buildings, an artificial island surrounded by water on three sides is furnished with organically formed concrete seats and tables designed by Vienna designers Graulicht. A softly rolling green landscape forms an inviting, sofa-like seating area across from the Executive Academy building.
Cold and rainy days are no problem on campus, either: Students can use the six student lounges distributed among the department buildings. Student lounges are furnished with couches, tables, and chairs and are perfect for eating, relaxing, or meeting friends between classes. The WU Library features a generous lounge area with comfortable places to sit and even lie down.
For athletes, the athletic center run by the University Sports Institute offers a gymnasium, a fitness room with weight training equipment, and an aerobics hall, to help WU students, faculty, and staff keep in shape. The basketball court and outdoor gym between the WU Executive Academy and department building 4 and the table tennis tables located behind department building 3 are often used by local area residents as well as WU students and staff. And the extensive grounds of Prater Park right next door are perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling.