The IBA_Vienna 2022 - New Social Housing has ended its activities after 7 years and after a 5-month long final presentation. This website continues to be available as an archive after the conclusion of the IBA_Vienna 2022, it offers the opportunity to engage with the projects and neighborhoods, or to visit the large number of events, many of which were recorded and can still be viewed. Almost all studies that have been published by the IBA_Vienna 2022 as well as many central documents are available for download in the service section.




LiLa4Green stands for "Living Lab for Green,” i.e., a living laboratory: innovative social science ­methods are combined ­with digital techniques in the development of Nature-Based Solutions with the greatest possible social impact and acceptance.


This project is an independent Innovation Lab that is specifically dedicated to the topic of redevelopment of urban stock with greening buildings.


In Podhagskygasse, temporary and inexpensive housing is being made available on currently not designated but usable areas. This is made possible by an ingenious modular system.


The urban development area "Wolfganggasse" is a prime example of a new social neighborhood focussing offers for single parents.


Apfelbaum is a visionary real estate project. It offers a counter-model to exclusion and displacement and focuses on inclusion as a social attitude.


MGG²² is more than a normal housing project. For the first time, thermal component activation (TCA) is used for heating and cooling in social housing. This ensures a year-round supply of 100% renewable energy!

Pocket Mannerhatten

From 2016 to 2021, the Pocket Mannerhatten Ottakring research project investigated the neighbourhood-based use of spaces, areas and infrastructures in a block of houses in Vienna's Ottakring district.

Neu Leopoldau

The development in Neu Leopoldau follows the motto “young housing” and comprises around 1,400 apartments, 70,000 m² for commercial use and plenty of outdoor space.

die HausWirtschaft

The building cooperative "die HausWirtschaft" sees itself as a space company that realises a building and roof company oriented towards the common good in a participative process. The focus is on the close connection between working and living.

Quartier "An der Schanze"

The "An der Schanze" property developers' competition tendered started in February 2019. In a two-stage, dialog-oriented procedure, the foundations were laid for a new, lively neighborhood with high living quality and an urban character.


As a result of a developers’ competition of the 2018-2020 housing offensive, subsidized rental apartments in a timber construction will be built on a plot of land in Stadlau.


HOME 21 offers affordable housing for target groups who previously had little or no access to subsidised new housing.

G'mischter Block

Based on the "Masterplan Gründerzeit", significant and previously unused parts of a Gründerzeit block in the 10th district are being redeveloped. Special attention is being paid to revitalising the ground floor zone.


The aim of the project was to develop a coherent neighborhood that would link neighbours across construction sites and support their self-organisation.

Biotope City

Climate adaptation measures in subsidized housing play an increasingly important role, but the principle of affordability must not be neglected. The Biotope City Wienerberg shows that dense development and effective greening are compatible.

Smarter Together

The City of Vienna and numerous partners and companies developed trend-setting Smart City solutions in Simmering - Vienna. Together with the people on site!


How can a large urban settlement from the 1970s be made fit for the future and adapted to today's housing needs? This is the central question that the IBA_Vienna addressed in the Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung Ost (PAHO) neighborhood.

50 Green Houses

Within the framework of "50 Green Houses", an integrated combination solution for roadside retrofitting of existing buildings with greenery is being developed for the first time.


The Loft-Flügel project creates affordable, socially sustainable and inclusive living and working spaces in the densely built-up urban area.


The vivihouse is an innovative construction system for erecting multi-story buildings for mixed use. It is based on a modular timber frame construction, which is specially optimized for the use of ecological materials.


The project deals with the topic of circular economy in the housing sector.

Quartiershäuser Sonnwendviertel

To the east of Helmut-Zilk-Park in Vienna-Favoriten, a small-scale, mixed-use and largely car-free neighborhood is being developed. "Quartiershäuser" and projects of building cooperatives provide new impetus!


In the immediate vicinity of the Hirschstetten bathing pond, a new, diverse urban area is being created.

Quartier "Am Seebogen"

After the pioneer and the Seepark neighborhood, the "Am Seebogen" neighborhood forms the third construction phase of Seestadt aspern and is the first on the north side of the lake.

City guide

The city guide for the IBA_Vienna 2022 takes you on five different routes through the city, to the IBA neighborhoods, to the IBA projects and IBA candidates: North, East, South, South-West and West. 

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Resonance study

The IBA_Vienna was proclaimed in 2016 with the mission to initiate, support and communicate innovative projects and processes in Vienna's social housing sector in the face of global challenges. With the resonance study, a research contract was awarded to shed light on the extent to which and how this has been achieved.

Read the Resonance study

Contributions to IBA_Vienna

The scientific analysis, research and critical reflection of the thematic field New Social Housing has been of great importance during the IBA_Vienna. The publication series Contributions toIBA_Vienna comprises a total of about 40 volumes and many of its findings were concretely fed into practice in subsequent IBA projects. 

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From 2016 to 2022, around 620 events were accompanied and organised as part of the IBA_Vienna. Many of them were documented photographically. All event photos can be found in the photo galleries and on the respective event pages.

All Photos

Documentary film

At the end of the IBA_Vienna 2022, the film "IBA_Vienna 2022: New Social Housing - Documentary on the International Building Exhibition Vienna 2022" was released. Participating actors report on the work and achievements of the IBA_Vienna from 2016 to 2022.

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