SEMANTiCS 2015 is hosted by the Vienna University of Economics on their brand new campus. Located near the city center and adjacent to one of Vienna’s largest parks, the new campus is an integral part of the district and combines urban life with the work at the university.
The campus consists of six individual building complexes, designed by six international renowned architects. The campus offers not only teaching facilities and officies, but also restaurants, cafés, shops and even a kindergarten, all in a stimulating architectural environment. You get to know two of this fabulas buildings from inside, because our conference is loacted there:
The heart of the new university campus is the centrally located Library & Learning Center. Visitors enter the building in the generously proportioned atrium, which also serves as WU's main reception area. Inside LC there are the Student Services, IT Services, the International Office and the OMV Central Library.
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects, London
- Total floor space: 41,000 m2
- Special: projecting roof with "monitor"
Building D2 to the south is made up of 2 elongated, slender sections with a facade consisting of thin, overlapping layers. It gives the impression of permeability and closeness. D2 houses Departments, research institutes, the Library for Business Languages, a supermarket, the Sports Center, a public kindergarten and more.
- Architects: Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Japan
- Total floor space: 23,000 m2
- Special: two building segments, Millefeuille facade