Vienna . 2020

Event Arena_


New construction

New construction

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Multifunctional Medial International - unique and distinctive - a player in the European Top League - Event Stage for organizers and visitors - a 3-dimensional catwalk - a public place of sustainable character - Subversive medial - breathes by day and pulsates by night - Transparent -Sustainable - an arena as a stage for events and visitors.

In our competition design, we have located all functional areas in a single structure and have placed a special focus on the dimensioning, articulation and charisma of the arena as a public place. Through the formation of two flanking wings, the WH Arena becomes structurally as well as morphologically an urban building block, which has the potential to become an integrative part of an urban fabric, not least through this specific formation, and at the same time has the potential to play out its unique selling point as an international event arena.

The WH Arena is a clearly cut structure with an all-encompassing roof that also extends over the entrance area. Here it is supported by two structures, which in turn create a spatial frame for the entrance area as well as for the entire complex. The WH Arena was located as far as possible in the south-western area of the site, insofar as this was permitted by the distance regulations, so that the largest possible forecourt area could be generated in the north.

Facts and Figures

Project Location

Vienna, Austria


Competition _ 2020

Data on construction

Competition area _ 40,000 m²
Gross floor area _ 113,536 m²
Capacity _ 140-160 events with approx. 1.0 million visitors per year
Number of visitors _ 20,000
Number of parking spaces _ 194 cars
Number of bicycle parking spaces _ 254 parking racks
Number of cab stands _ 22 stands
Number of blue light stands _ 17 stands


WH Arena Projektentwicklung GmbH


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