History

Foundation of the WIHAST

Dormitory in the D´Orsay – alley 5

14 students were accommodated here at first and soon the number of beds were raised to 20. A canteen supplied 30 students a day with a cheap lunch and dinner.

Foundation of the WIHAST 1923

Dormitory in the D´Orsay - alley closed due to decrepitude

Temporary equipment of a large-scale apartment for 20 students in a house on Bauernmarkt 1 in the 1st district of Vienna.

1926

New Dormitory outbuilding Schloss Schönbrunn

Sublesee of “Kinderfreunde”.
40 students and an own canteen were accommodated in this building.

1926

Julius Tandler Dorm

Dormitory for unmarried students opened in the 19th district of Vienna.
The dormitory in Schönbrunn was closed down.

Julius Tandler Dorm 1928

Opening of the Georg Weissel dormitory in the 9th district, Säulengasse 18

Accommodation for an additional 78 students. At this point the WIHAST supports in its dormitories approx. 140 students.

1929

Rescission of WIHAST

Rescission of the WIHAST through the austrofascist regime.
The dormitories are taken over by the Akademikerhilfe

Rescission of WIHAST 1934

Takeover of the dormitories

All dormitories are taken over by the German Student Union and the “Reichsstudentenwerk”

1938

Revival of activities of WIHAST

Restitution of the dormitories in Billrothstraße and Säulengasse to the WIHAST.

1947

Opening Wolkersbergenstraße

Opening of a new dormitory in Wolkersbergenstraße 170, 1130 Vienna (former town bar of the NSDAP). 6 dormitory beds are created.

1952

Opening of the Carinthian Dormitory

WIHAST opened the Carinthian Dormitory in cooperation with the state of Carinthia.
Erlachgasse 68-70, 1100 Vienna, rooms for 82 students

Opening of the Carinthian Dormitory 1959

Dr. Adolf Schärf Board

Foundation of the “Adolf Schärf Board for Dormitory Construction” in celebration of the 70th birthday of Dr. Adolf Schärf.

Dr. Adolf Schärf Board 1960

Opening of the student dormitory

WIHAST: Opening of the student dormitory in Hainburgerstraße 24a, 1030 Vienna. This dormitory offers rooms for 49 students.

Opening of the student dormitory 1963

Dr. Adolf Schärf dormitory opened

Dr. Adolf Schärf opens, only a few days prior to his death, the first Adolf Schärf dormitory in the 20th district of Vienna in the Lorenz Müller Gasse 1 with 220 beds.

1965

Opening Pölzer Dormitory

WIHAST: Opening of the Pölzer Dormitory.
1200 Vienna, Adalbert Stifter Straße 28 / Burghardtgasse 23 with a total of 90 beds.

1967

2nd Adolf Schärf Studentdormitory

Opening of the dormitory Vindobona located in Skodagasse 20 with a total of 232 beds, the first dormitory in Vienna without gender segregation. The building was financed through a cooperation with the states of Carinthia and Burgendland as well as the “Oskar Helmer Studentenförderungswerk” a student support network located in Lower Austria. The cultural office of the city of Vienna, the respective departments of the city magistrate and the “Haus des Buches” participated in the construction of Vindobona.

1969

House Margareten

WIHAST: The house Margarethen with 97 beds is opened with the support of federal states of Carinthia, Burgenland and the “Oskar Helmer Studentenförderungswerkes” based in Lower Austria. Closure of the Pölzer Dormitory.

House Margareten 1971

3rd Adolf Schärf Dormitory

Completion of the 3rd Adolf Schärf dormitory (House Panorama) in Brigittenauerstraße 224-228, 1200 Vienna. 542 beds and several communal spaces made available to students on 17 stories.

3rd Adolf Schärf Dormitory 1973

4th Adolf Schärf Dormitory

The 4th Adolf Schärf dormitory is opened in the Tendlergasse 12, 1090 Vienna with 282 beds.

4th Adolf Schärf Dormitory 1981

64 beds in the 5th Adolf Schärf Dormitory

The 5th Adolf Schärf dormitory is opened in Hirschengasse, 1060 Vienna with 64 beds. At this address the main administration of the WIHAST is located today after it was moved in 1988 from Säulengasse to Hirschengasse.

64 beds in the 5th Adolf Schärf Dormitory 1988

Cooperation with the Akademikerhilfe

WIHAST: Together with the Akademikerhilfe the dormitory in Starkfriedgasse 15 in the 18th district of Vienna was opened. 70 beds are available for its residents.

Cooperation with the Akademikerhilfe 1989

389 beds in the 6th Adolf Schärf Dormitory

The Dr. Paul Schärf dormitory is opened in the Lorenz Müller Gasse 1a with 389 beds.

389 beds in the 6th Adolf Schärf Dormitory 1994

Handelskai 78 opened

WIHAST: Together with the Akademikerhilfe a new dormitory with 111 beds is opened at Handelskai 78, 1200 Vienna.

Handelskai 78 opened 1996

Forsthausgasse 2 - 427 new beds

The 7th Adolf Schärf dormitory with 427 beds is opened in the Forsthausgasse 2.
Dr. Schärf Board: Restoration of the dormitory in Lorenz Müller Gasse 1, 1200 Vienna is started.
1998

2 new dormitories & one reopening

WIHAST: Opening of the dormitory in Forsthausgasse 16 in the 20th district.

Opening of the Ernst Höger Dormitory in Wiener Neustadt.

Restoration of the dormitory in Säulengasse 18, 1090 Wien started

Board: Reopening of the dormitory in Lorenz Müller Gasse 1, 1200 Vienna.

1999

Reopening Georg Weissel Dormitory

WIHAST: After its restoration the Georg Weissel dormitory in Säulengasse 18, 1090 Vienna, is reopened.
Reopening Georg Weissel Dormitory 2000

Enlargement Wiener Neustadt

Opening of the second part of the dormitory in Wiener Neustadt – the dormitory now offers 224 beds.

Board: Closure and start of the restoration of the House Pan-orama in the 20th district – with 17 stories and more than 500 beds our largest dormitory.

Enlargement Wiener Neustadt 2001

Board: Reopening of House Panorama

2002

Restitution of the Julius Tandler Dormitory

WIHAST: The Julius Tandler Dormitory in Billrothstraße 9 was closed forever and returned to the city of Vienna.

The construction of the 3rd part of the dormitory in Wiener Neustadt is started.

2003

Restoration Hotel Anatol

Board: Restoration of Hotel Anatol

WIHAST: Opening of the 3rd part of the dormitory in Wiener Neustadt. Now with 336 beds.

2004

Ground-breaking ceremony St. Pölten

WIHAST: Ground-breaking ceremony for the dormitory in St. Pölten and small restoration in Hainburgerstraße 24a.

Ground-breaking ceremony St. Pölten 2005

Restitution Erlachgasse & Restoration

Restitution of the house in Erlachgasse 70 to the Construction Cooperative and restoration of the floors FG16, offices HG23, energy grid SK20.

2006

September: Opening St. Pölten

WIHAST: Opening of the dormitory in St. Pölten, Herzogenburgerstrasse with 122 beds.
several restorations in dormitories in Vienna

2006

Complete Restoration Tendlergasse

Board: Complete restoration of the sanitary installations in the T12 – 147 baths.

WIHAST: Construction begins for the 2nd part of the dormitory in St. Pölten.

2008

St. Pölten 2nd Part

Completion and opening of the 2nd part of the dormitory in St. Pölten.

Installation of a warm water pump system and a CHP in Campus Brigittenau.

2009

Shared Apartment Lenaugasse

Restoration and opening of a shared appartment in Lenaugasse.

2012