Sigmund Freud Private University
Campus Messestrasse is fast becoming an exciting part of a lively and up and coming area of Vienna between Prater and the Danube. The new university hub of the Sigmund Freud University Vienna – Paris (SFU) and a boardinghouse complete the urban space formed by the neighbouring campus of Vienna’s Economics and Business University.
The campus is comprised of three buildings with different uses forming a logical whole through their geometry but at the same time standing independently in terms of design and function. Their sculptural character is accentuated through a homogenously materialised building envelope. The ensemble creates urban spaces by increasing the building density and unifies a clear, functional structure with an unusual and simultaneously timeless form language. The inner court formed by the composition and deformation of the building volumes holds special potential for accommodating uses of many different kinds. With the Prater, the green lung of Vienna, in sight the South-facing courtyard of the new campus acts as an urban » salon «.