Swedish Embassy in Vienna has New Premises

Published: May 29, 2015; 14:00 · (Vindobona)

The Swedish Embassy/UN representation and the OSCE-delegation have moved to new premises with extensive entertainment facilities, Schwedenhaus Wien. This represents a new and unique concept which could be a model for how Sweden will be represented abroad in the future. As the Embassy also represents Sweden in Slovakia and Slovenia, Schwedenhaus Wien will have both a regional and multilateral (UN and OSCE) approach.

Schwedenhaus Wien: The Swedish Embassy has moved to new premises with extensive entertainment facilities / Picture: © Swedish Embassy Vienna / Kerstin Schröder

The so called Ringstraßen-Palais in Liechtensteinstraße was acquired by the Swedish Government in 1928 and used to be the ambassador’s residence.

During the last two years it has been renovated in a thorough and environmentally friendly way.

The entertainment floor has been refurbished but has retained its looks from 1878.

The rest of the building will house modern offices using also the formerly empty attic and basement.

In this way a modern workplace has been created while retaining the historic part for representation, using the full potential of the building.

The Swedish diplomats wish to establish Schwedenhaus as an exciting meeting place and as a regional and multicultural hub.

Energy efficiency and environmental awareness are essential aspects of the new concept.

Geothermal heating has been installed and solar panels have been mounted providing an inspiration for the guests.

Schwedenhaus Wien will increase the Swedish community's visibility.

The attractive setting combined with modern equipment will create new possibilities for all kinds of events.

Already there is a growing interest from all kinds of Sweden-related organizations and Swedish companies.

Major promotional activities are planned for autumn.

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