The Campus itself is a byword for, and a focus on student life for universities throughout the world. Since October 2005 the University for Continuing Education Krems (Danube University Krems) is also a campus university. Spanning an area of 34,000 square meters, the campus is utilized jointly by the University for Continuing Education Krems, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences. It is equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, comfortable accommodations, a varied range of food services, and an arthouse cinema. Campus Krems offers the ideal environment for learning, research and living for more than 11,000 students and over 1,100 staff members.
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Approximately EUR 56.4 million were invested in the new buildings which made Campus Krems Austria’s largest construction project in the education sector. Today more than 11,000 students of the University for Continuing Education Krems, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences learn and research on the university site.
The design for the new buildings is the creation of Architekt Dietmar Feichtinger, who places a new facade of steel, glass and aluminium opposite the industrial building from the previous century. The model submitted by the Paris-based Austrian architect convinced the jury through its transparent structure and the harmonious integration of the existing building.
Feichtinger explains his concept as follows: "We have taken pains to incorporate the existing typologies and transparent structures. We have given attention to important aspects such as preserving the possibility to experience the surrounding vineyards, and thus merging existing structures and extensions into a functioning whole.” His concept integrates the comb-shaped structure of the historical tobacco factory and brings the industrial building face to face with a new façade of steel, glass and aluminum. Thus, the old and the new joint to form a successful and harmonious unit.
In August 2008 the Campus was extended with Campus West: The expansion of the campus complements existing services for students and the University staff in suitable ways providing a hotel, restaurants, office and training rooms, and a car park.
Waiting to be discovered at Campus West: