Event Location

The Vienna Strategy Summit takes place annually on the spectacular campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Since its opening in 2013, the campus has been a unique place, offering students and professors the perfect environment for teaching and research. More than 25,000 students and 1,500 professors have the opportunity to work, study, teach, and conduct research there.

Strategy Summit takes place in the Library & Learning Center (LC), which stands as the central point of the campus and is surrounded by five buildings, each of which has been uniquely designed by a different renowned architect.

Library & Learning Center

The external appearance of the building is characterized by contrasting sections of light and dark. Colored fiber-reinforced concrete was used to construct the façade. The two building segments are separated by a seam of glass.

The main entrance of the building faces the campus’s central square, the WU Stage. The cantilevered roof that extends towards the square makes the entrance instantly recognizable. The building’s massive exterior is furrowed with narrow, canyon-like divisions and made up of two sections. Once inside, the Forum and the entry area are made to feel like extensions of the square outside. The generously proportioned atrium also serves as WU’s main reception area. Wide, spiral ramps and stairways lead from the entry area up through the OMV Central Library, which extends like a funnel through six stories of the building. The top two floors are dedicated entirely to the library, where the wide, glass-fronted student work area offers a breathtaking view of Prater Park. The building’s interior consists of a mix of study areas and student service units on the lower floors, along with library space and spectacular views of the campus on the upper stories. The overall impression is of one generous open space spanning several levels.

In addition to the library and the student service units, the LC also houses the WU shop, as well as both Ceremonial Halls, a club lounge, the International Office and the WU ZBP Career Center. WU students now have access to all academic services in one location: from admissions, enrollment, and IT services, all the way to graduation ceremonies and career support services. http://www.wu.ac.at/campus/architecture/lc/

How to get here

WU Campus, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna – Building LC

By car:

By public transportation:

  • The underground parking garage is located under the main boulevard running through the campus. The entrance to the garage is on Trabrennstrasse 5, 1020 Vienna. There are four exits to the campus from the garage. All exits lead to the outside, but it is best to use the P3 exit because it is next to the LC building.
  • Alternatively, it is possible to use parking garage D at Messe Wien.
  • The WU Campus is located between the two U2 metro stations Messe Prater and Krieau.
  • The LC building on campus, where the event takes place, can be easily reached by taking the exit at the Messe Prater station (exiting through the Messe door). The venue can be reached by turning right and walking for 5 minutes to the western entrance of the campus and then to the LC building.