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The Viennese Campus Model is an educational establishment, which incorporates kindergarten, school and leisure pedagogy at a single location. It is a full-day institution which interlaces school and leisure units throughout the day.

The crosslinking of kindergarten, school and leisure pedagogy at a central location is the modern and visionary approach to further improve education quality in an urban area. Societal developments and modern pedagogical principles such as individual support, working in varying sizes of groups, self-administered and open learning as well as project classes were reasons for the formation of the Viennese Campus Modell.

The full-day care and the proximity of the individual institutions enable synergies and guarantee holistic educational continuity.

Interlacing leisure and school

The Viennese Campus Model is an educational establishment, which encompasses kindergarten, school and leisure pedagogy at a joint location. It is a full-day form of care with interlaced leisure and lesson units.

The daily routine follows a rhythm of learning and leisure phases, which both enables concentrated learning and allows rest and creativity. There is time for reflection, movement, talking to each other, a joint meal and individual support.

Optimal use

In open educational work rooms and spaces of buildings are available to everyone. Joint projects facilitate the process of learning together and from each other. In order to make the children feel at home, there are cosy resting areas and individual retreat niches. Such areas also comply with modern pedagogy and the work in small groups.

Rooms have to be flexible in order to vary quickly between work and leisure area and thus create an optimal infrastructure for the learning and leisure phases. Spatial variation is an essential element of the daily operations.

Campus Plus – further developing the concept

During the conception phase of the project Viennese Campus Modell it was determined that the programme was not a rigid and final one. Instead further developments were and still are of utmost importance.

In the further developed Campus Plus concept kindergartens and schools are to be even more consolidated. The transition should be facilitated both for kids and for parents. This is to be achieved in the first place by spatially combining four school classes and two kindergarten groups respectively: They are combined to so-called “educational areas” with multifunctional rooms.

Within these “educational areas” children from zero to ten years old will spend their day together. As a rule a campus is comprised of up to four areas of this kind, resulting in 21 school classes and twelve kindergarten groups for approximately 700 children.


Viennese Campus Model:

Campus Plus Concept:

Sites for further Campus locations are evaluated at:

  • Eurogate in Landstraße (3rd district)
  • Inner Favoriten (10th district)
  • Surroundings of Gasometer in Simmering (11th district)
  • Jedlesee in Floridsdorf (21st district)
  • Atzgersdorf in Liesing (23rd district)

Further Information

Wiener Campusmodell

“Campus Plus” für gemeinsame Kindergärten und Schulen


Patrick Trimmelmayer

MA 56 – Vienna Schools

E-Mail: patrick.trimmelmayer@wien.gv.at

Website: www.wien.gv.at/bildung/schulen/schulbau/campus

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