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The new “MedUni Mariannengasse Campus” is being built by the Medical University of Vienna and Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft. Several research centres will move in. These institutions are detailed below.   

The Medical University of Vienna

Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) is one of the most traditional medical education and research facilities in Europe. With almost 8,000 students, it is currently the largest medical training centre in the German-speaking countries. With 5,500 employees, 26 departments and three clinical institutes, 12 medical theory centres and numerous highly specialised laboratories, it is also one of Europe’s leading research establishments in the biomedical sector.


With 2,060 properties, the BIG Group is one of the largest property owners in Austria. Its portfolio comprises around 7.1 million m2 of rentable floor space with a company value (fair value) of around €12 billion. It is divided into divisions for schools, universities and specialist properties. Office buildings and residential buildings are combined under its subsidiary company, ARE Austrian Real Estate GmbH. ARE’s portfolio includes 558 properties with around 1.7 million m2 of rentable floor space. Whereas BIG primarily concentrates on public institutions, the ARE offering is designed to appeal to the private rental market. 

As a developer, the BIG Group is an important economic player in Austria. Efficiency and architectural quality go hand-in-hand, as is constantly being demonstrated. Every project endeavours to satisfy the needs of its future users in terms of ecological, economic and sociocultural sustainability. The BIG Group has received many awards for its architectural commitment and has so far won seven development prizes.


Delugan Meissl Associated Architects Delugan Meissl Associated Architects: With their multi-layered, sometimes radical works, Elke Delugan-Meissl and Roman Delugan, who founded the Delugan Meissl architectural practice in Vienna in 1993, have become some of the most influential proponents of modern architecture. The practice expanded in 2004 to become Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (DMAA), with partners Dietmar Feistel and Martin Josst. The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart (2009), the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam (2011) and the Festival Hall in Erl (2012) have created a stir in the global architectural world. In addition to winning numerous international competitions, DMAA was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Architecture in 2015. Architects
Architektur Consult Architektur Consult Ziviltechniker GmbH was founded in 1998 by Günther Domenig, Hermann Eisenköck and Herfried Peyker as an association of their architectural bureaus, so that, together, they could tackle larger-scale building projects. During this period, they completed impressive projects such as e.g. the T-Mobile Center in Vienna, St. Marx, 2002 - 04 and Graz Art Museum, 2001- 03, in association with Peter Cook and Colin Fournier. Günther Domenig withdrew from the partnership in 2006 and top employees Christian Halm and Peter Zinganel were co-opted as partners in 2008. In addition to design work, Architektur Consult is increasingly offering to collaborate with well-known architectural firms on project implemetation, thus giving rise to important major projects: the headquarters of the European Central Bank - ECB in Frankfurt, 2010-15, working with Coop Himmelblau, or the Music Theatre in Linz, 2009-13, working with the UK competition winner Terry Pawson and Linz Archinauten office. At the same time, its own designs are being built, such as the Styria Verlag office tower and Styria Media Center in Graz, which opened in 2015. After the sudden death of Peter Zinganel in 2016, two experienced Architektur Consult project managers, Georg Böhm and Martin Priehse, were promoted to partner status in 2018. Architektur Consult employs around 50 members of staff at four locations in Austria, two in Graz, one in Vienna and one in Klagenfurt, plus one in Berlin.