“Trips to the new metropolitan and innovative regions in Europe”


wien - trip program

on request

  first day New urban development in the North and East of Vienna / new urban development across the Danube

1. Station
An old traffic junction in new design
Optional: Autrian federal railways (ÖBB) Bahnhofsoffensive to make the Austrian railways more attractive
Project management: Edgar Lehner
Coordination: Kurt Schachinger

2. Station
Nordbahnhofgelände and Rudolf-Bednar-Park
The redesign of a former railroad depot.
One of the biggest and most important zones of urban development near the inner city of Vienna is the Nordbahnhof. In the 1990’s architects, city planners, traffic experts, sociologists and ecologists were working together on a concept for a sustainable future for the area.
Coordination: Alexandra Madreiter Magistratsabteilung MA 21A, Stadtteiplanung und Flächenwidmung Mitte

3. Station
High-rise buildings in Vienna.
The project was implemented in three major stages within 12 years. In developing the project master plan, Viennese architects Krischanitz and Neumann concentrated on preserving the functional integrity of the growing city, its consistent urban character and spatial design

4a. Station
Walk to the Donauturm.
Under the auspices of the 1964 Vienna International Garden Show, a generous park area was created in 1963 and 1964 on an island between the Danube and the Old Danube, between the centre of Vienna and the districts of Florisdorf and Donaustadt.

4b. Station
overlooking Vienna from 150 m above ground
    Lunch on the Donauturm

5a. Station
Urban development zone Brünner Straße
One of the biggest projects of the 1990’s with different parks, crosslinking waters, etc.
  5b. Station
Concerted habitation in Wohnhof Orasteig
“Living together in the community of the Orasteig project” was the slogan for 170 new accomodations built at the egde of the city in 2007 / 2008.
Developer: raum&kommunikation, Robert Korab
Open space planning: Stefan Schmidt

5c. Station
Kammelweg 10
Saving energy with passive housing
The apartment complex in Vienna-Floridsdorf with 89 accomodations is part of a bigger ensemble that is interacting in an urban sense while sharing an exceptionally large open space.
Architecture: s&s achitketen, Margarete Cufer, Harry Glück, Rüdiger Lainer, Johannes Kaufmann
Open space planning: Barbara Hutter + Stefan Reimann + Andrea Ceyka
Heike Langenbach

Autofreie Mustersiedlung
6a. Station
Autofreie Mustersiedlung
The tenants of the car-free housing estate commit themselves to live without a car. Instead of using the financial means for parking lots and buildings they were invested into common areas.
Architectur: Cornelia Schindler and Rudolf Szedenik
Open space planning: Auböck & Karas

Compact City
6b. Station
Compact City with green corridor Donaufeld
“Homeworkers” was the original motto of the development that was built to interlink living and working spaces. “Compact City” is now the accurate name of the project of BUSarchitektur: A project of a dense urban quarter.
Architectur: BUSarchitektur and Frauenwerkstatt – living

7. Station
The 70 ha development zone Donaufeld lies between the two important central areas Floridsdorf and Kagran. It is one of the major urban development areas of the past few years.
    Dinner and Evening at the Alte Donau, a back water of the Danube
  second day Landscape and development in the South of Viennal
  8. Station
Municipal Department 18 - Urban Development and Planning and 42 parks and gardens
Introduction to the general open space planning

Monte Laa
9. Station
Monte Laa
The controversially discussed project offers 763 affordable accommodations for about 2.500 people and about 4.000 workplaces. The park, designed by Martha Schwarz ist the core, initial and meeting point for the new quarter.
Environment design: Martha Schwarz

Bohemean Prater
10a. Station
Bohemean Prater
Tour to Kurpark Oberlaa, spa gardens by the Bohemean Prater

Kurpark Oberlaa
10b. Station
Kurpark Oberlaa
"From wilderness to a new recreation area for southern Vienna" was the motto of the second Vienna International Garden Show in 1974. The garden show gave the Viennese authorities the unique opportunity of creating a large green area adjoining the gardens of Oberlaa health resort.
Open space planning: Team with the leadership of landscapearchitect Erich Hanke, Frankfurt.

Thermal housing Oberlaa
11. Station
Thermal housing Oberlaa – Grundäcke
New urban development in the South of Vienna
Architectur: Gert Mayr-Kerber, Elke Delugan-Meissl, Helmut Richter, Albert Wimmer, Otto Häuselmayer

Wienerberg Biergasthof

  Lunch at the Wienerberg, ancient clay pond area

12. Station
Kabelwerk habitation
New housing concepts in the south of Vienna on the site of the former cable and wire company. The central issue was the clear definition of the open space, surrounded by architecture.
Coordination: Volkmar Pamer, Municipal Department 21B - District Planning and Land Use - South and Northeast
Architectur: Masch&Seethaler, Schwalm- Theiss Gressenbauer, Herrmann&Valentiny, Wurnig, Werkstatt wien Spiegelfeld, Holnsteiner& Co.
Open space planning: Heike Langenbach

Alt Erlaa
13a. Station
Alt Erlaa
3.172 accomodations, called “stored family homes” for about 10.000 inhabitants were built in the South of Vienna from 1973 to 1985.
New studies about the contentment of living in aided housing in Vienna prove that people still appreciate and praise the terrace high rise buildings in Alt Erlaa.
Architectur: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Harry Glück & Partner, Kurt Hlaweniczka und Requat & Reinthaller
Open space planning in the surrounding: Wilfried und Marija Kirchner

In der Wiesen Nord
13b. Station
In der Wiesen Nord
A new quarter with high quality and ecologically innovative housing concepts for about 8.000 inhabitants is built in the South of Vienna near the subway U6. The urban concept suggests a high density combined with a high quality of living. The first part was realized between 1998 and 2001.
    Evening at the Heurigen Steinklammer
  third day The Green Belt of Vienna – from the national park Lobau via the Vienna Woods to the Bisamberg

14a. Station
Visiting the national park Lobau by boat
The Lobau is one of the most beautiful recreational areas near the city. It is also one of the last remaining wetland areas in Europe still intact. The name Lobau actually means water wood.
The Lobau, approximately 2,300 hectares in size, is Vienna’s largest contribution to the national park, covering as it does 24 percent of the park’s total area.
Alternative: Walking through the park with an expert from the forestery departmen

14b. Station
Rinderzelt, compost works
Rinderzelt, compost works with
Municipal Department 48 - Waste Management, Street Cleaning and Vehicle Fleet


15 Station
Trip to the South and West of the Vienna Woods
The Vienna Woods refer to an extensive area, approximately 135,000 hectares in size, to the west of Vienna. Most of the Woods are located in Lower Austria and only a small part reaches into Vienna. More than half of the area is wooded. Today the Woods are considered one of the main urban recreational areas.
    Evening at a Heurigen at the Bisamberg