Build in 1908, the former slaughterhouse works as a venue for cultural and social activities since 1976. In the diverse program of the Arena Wien you will find concerts, international top-acts, parties, festivals, open airs, stand up comedy, theatre and open air cinemas and more.
Various event rooms, a big concert hall, two small concert rooms, a bar, an administration building, a storage hall with parking opportunities for big trucks and a large yard for open air shows.
Old brick walls, partly painted by international graffiti artists.
The site is located in Simmering, 2 minutes from a motorway entrance and exit. There is also a petrol station from the early 1980s on this site.
The entire area also offers extensive basement rooms (partly with pipes), larger and smaller halls empty or with industrial shelves, various smaller warehouses, an approx. 400m2 large hall with a large opening to the basement room below, tunnel-like supply roads, an entrance area with barriers, laboratories, large car park, etc. The building has a large number of parking spaces.
Das ehem. Industrie auf der Simmeringer Haide besteht aus 42 Hallen, wobei diese aus alten wie neuen Industriehallen mit bis zu 10.500m2 Grundfläche bestehen, wie auch aus Bürogebäuden mit Räumlichkeiten von 10-500m2. Die Räumlichkeiten der Bürogebäude sind vielfältig ausgestattet, oft befinden sich noch lange Wandschränke aus den 60ger/70ger Jahre in den Gängen, manche sind wiederum ganz leer mit großen Fensterflächen.
Das Außengelände macht einen erheblichen Teil des Geländes aus, wobei die Kulissen aus Backsteingebäuden bis Bürogebäude-Fassaden bestehen. Im Hintergrund ragt nordseitig die Wien Energie in den Himmel.
The Nordbahn-Halle is a place of experimentation for sustainable uses in the new Nordbahn district. It is a docking station for creators with a focus on networking and cooperative forms of collaboration.
The hall was successively redesigned as part of the design.build course at the TU Vienna. The rooms of the hall will be architecturally reinterpreted and structurally adapted by students for the various uses - from events to experimental work formats (co-production, co-working).
In June 2017 the first creators moved into the former office wing of the Nordbahn-Halle (coworking fix desk). In November 2017, further creators followed with the 2nd call. The event areas in the hall were also opened in summer 2017 with the Az W exhibition "Care and Repair". Meanwhile, numerous events are taking place, which also invite to dock. A public co-working area with a small restaurant is available to residents and other interested parties daily during opening hours. From February 2018, the Nordbahn-Halle will be extended to include the newly adapted 700m2 factory hall.