Black and white sketch of the new buildings

Space for innovation: Campus Krems keeps on growing

Three universities, one campus: construction work is under way once again at Campus Krems. Financed by the State of Lower Austria, the new building will be used by all of the institutions based at Campus Krems.

Alongside our university, the Danube University Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences will also rent teaching, research and office space, enabling them all to benefit from the new building. This will generate unparalleled synergies, which will not only have a positive impact on research.

New complex of buildings taking shape at Campus Krems

The centrepiece of the new development is a large entrance area that extends across three buildings, and also connects the spaces occupied by the different universities. Featuring lecture theatres, seminar rooms and learning zones designed to promote face-to-face communication, this shared ground-floor area will enhance the campus feel. The extensive outdoor spaces in the new section of the campus will be an inviting place to relax between lectures.

Designed by architects Baumschlager Eberle, the new complex comprises four buildings with a total of around 28,300m2 of space. Julia Wildfeuer, Managing Director of Baumschlager Eberle Wien GmbH, outlines the vision behind the plans: “We want to create an attractive learning environment with generously proportioned spaces for personal communication and bright, pleasant communal areas, which will provide outstanding possibilities for teaching and research to unlock their full potential.” At the same time, the concept will meet the specific needs and requirements of each of the three institutions.

The new complex is due to open in autumn 2023.

" The IMC Campus Krems keeps on growing! Our new building offers state-of-the-art office space, seminar rooms and space for research. A special feature is that we share the new campus area with the other universities on campus. This creates important synergies in teaching and research. "

CEO Ulrike Prommer

Our new building: lots of space for new ideas

State-of-the-art teaching

Our university’s new building is located in the eastern section of the development. The ground floor will feature three large seminar rooms for our courses, as well as a reception and lounge area.

The new world of work

Covering 900m2, the first floor will mainly include spaces for university employees. The new offices stand out for their modern, innovative open-plan design.

They will bring the new world of work to life: besides the open-plan office spaces, there are also coaching rooms of various sizes, quiet zones where staff can work undisturbed, as well as spacious canteen with a separate area where employees can sit and chat. There are also a number of meeting rooms, and the building utilities meet the latest standards.

This will enable us to implement innovations directly in the workplace and bring transformation to life.

Space for applied research

Plenty of space in the new building has been set aside for research – a core aspect of our work as a university.

The entire second floor will be given over to chemistry and life sciences research, with state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities covering around 750m2.

" As a private educational enterprise and an internationally-focused university of applied sciences, we need to lead the way – pursuing innovative approaches and questioning the existing way of doing things. The new campus building with its state-of-the-art research facilities allows us to further expand our standing as a research-oriented university of applied sciences with a future-oriented focus on research. "

CEO Karl Ennsfellner

Live stream of construction work

Follow all the progress made on the latest addition to Campus Krems.

Baufortschritt des Neubaus an der IMC FH Krems