Focus District Brigittenau

With a tongue on its coat of arms and bridge-building at its heart: The first large-scale regulation of the main arm of the Danube, which was carried out between 1868 and 1875, created new land that later became the district in which the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is lowering its anchor this year: Brigittenau. Vienna’s 20th district nestles between waterside promenades, historic flak towers, and Otto Wagner’s Schemerlbrücke. Besides its much-loved public spaces, Brigittenau also lives, vibrates, and benefits from its colorful architecture, its wide-range of cultural options, and its international cuisine. Brigittenau speaks for itself – and it does so in a wealth of languages.

The district, which is situated between Nussberg and the Donauinsel, has a huge amount to discover – besides the vibrant Hannovermarkt and the historic area around the former Northwest Station. For ten days, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2021 will enliven and present this incomparable district, and not just for newcomers. The festival will also create a stir amongst long-established Brigittenau residents. So it’s all eyes on Brigitte, now!