Festival Headquarters

It’s a short step from doing things bureaucratically to chilling out completely! This truism, which could just as well be interpreted as a reference to this year’s festival organization (but no – it isn’t), is an apt description of the experience of visitors as they immerse themselves in this year's festival. By establishing its geographical centerpiece – the Festival Headquarters – in the Amtshaus in Theresienbadgasse, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is positioning itself not only close to what is probably Vienna's oldest existing bathing establishment, but also inside one of the Vienna City Council's former administrative buildings. For ten days, two stories of the previously unassuming, but thoroughly charming building will be flooded with a selection of high-quality design projects. With its proximity to Meidlinger Hauptstraße and the metro, the historic location – Maria Theresia built an exclusive spa for the imperial family here in the 18th century – offers a fitting platform for the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. From here, visitors can dive (and immerse themselves) into not only the City Full of Design and its Focus District, but also this year's special feature, our Virtual Festival Headquarters. Splash!

The doors to the Festival Headquarters have been kindly opened to us by:
Vienna City Council – Department of Construction and Building Management

Festival Headquarters in the Amtshaus Theresienbadgasse
12., Theresienbadgasse 3

Opening times
25.9.–4.10., daily 11am–8pm

Cocktail: Sat 26.9., 5pm–8pm
Finissage: Sun 4.10., 5pm–8pm

Auditorium at the Festival Headquarters
12., Hufelandgasse 2