The venue of the workshop will be the Campus of the University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2 and Hof 8, A-1090 Wien (Vienna), Austria.

The Campus of the University of Vienna is a very special place for several reasons: on the one hand there is its history as the former General Hospital, and on the other hand there are its special architecture and its unique location.

As a part of the University of Vienna the Campus unites more than fifteen departments of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies and the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies. It is not only where students and researchers work, but here they also exchange knowledge. It is a centre for business and entertaiment, for culture and art in an historical setting. Furthermore, it is a special venue for congresses, an important meeting point for students and researchers from all over the world and you will also find many Viennese visiting the local shops and restaurants or the various events taking place there.

The challenge of transforming the former buildings of the General Hospital into a university campus mainly lay in harmonising the old and the new into a future-oriented whole of buildings and recreation areas meeting the demands of a modern university.

During the adaptation of the historic buildings, the original state was re-established and modern elements were successfully integrated by adding expansions with exposed concrete, metal and glass, and of course by extending the technical equipment of the buildings.