Contact & Location

The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art is located at Döblergasse 2 (near the corner of Neubaugasse & Neustiftgasse 40) in the historic Otto Wagner building in the 7th district of Vienna – a district renowned for its artistic & alternative atmosphere.

Contact Information

The Academy:
Email inquiries and questions to:
The Managing Director, Florence Ménard can be reached by telephone: +43 660 377 9871
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, from 10am to 6pm (except during trimester breaks and holidays)

The Cultural Space: 
Email inquiries and questions to:
The Manager Laurence Caruana can be reached  at: +43 660 391 8011
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, from 2pm to 10pm

How to get here

  • By Bus: The closest bus-stop is “Neubaugasse” on the 48A bus, or the 13A.
  • By Tram (Strassen-bahn): We are just around the corner from “Strozzigasse” station on Tram-line 46.
  • By Subway (U-bahn): The closest U-Bahn station is Volkstheater on the U3 line.

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Spread across two floors and covering over 500 sq. meters (5,400 sq. feet), the Academy facilities include three large rooms:

  • The Studio – Well-lit with tall windows & high ceilings – a creative space reserved for the teachers and students
  • The Gallery – A street-front adaptable space for workshops, exhibitions, lectures and figure drawing
  • The Temple – A sound-insulated sous-terrain space for mind & body activities such as yoga, integrative dance and concerts

We also have a variety of smaller rooms for our communal kitchen / relaxation area, administrative offices, teachers’ studios and crafts atelier.

The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art Studio Space

The Studio

Vienna Academy of Visionary Art Gallery Space

The Gallery

The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art Temple Space

The Temple

The History of Döblergasse 2

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Towards the end of his life, the renowned Jugenstil architect Otto Wagner built the pair of buildings at Döblergasse 2 (corner of Neustiftgasse 40) and Döblergasse 4, as the final application of the ideas published in his 1896 book Moderne Architektur. Indeed, Wagner moved into the top floor of Döblergasse 4, where he passed the last years of his life. The architect explored new materials such as aluminium and cement, while pursuing a linear geometry in black and white. In a period when all Viennese architects followed historical precedents, it was one of the first buildings to not represent pillars on its facade. All the functional elements such as door handles and light fixtures were carefully designed and integrated into the building.

The workshops of the famous Wiener Werkstätte were located at Döblergasse 2 & 4, particularly the ateliers for women’s fashion, metal, glass-making, book-binding and lamps. Architects such as Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann, along with Secessionist artists like Gustave Klimt and Egon Schiele, contributed designs to the enterprise, which operated there from 1912 until the firm’s demise in 1926.

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