City Guide

    Routes & Walks

    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. On the respective routes, you will find suggestions on how to move quickly and easily by public transport or on foot from one project to the next neighborhood and again to another project. In each of the IBA neighborhoods, you will find suggestions for a walk in order to explore many exciting projects as quickly and directly as possible.

    Route North

    Route North takes you from the 21st district of Vienna, Floridsdorf to its 2nd district, Leopoldstadt. Floridsdorf district is Vienna’s second largest and the third most populous in terms of area.

    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.

    HOME 21

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

    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.


    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.

    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.


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

    Route East

    Route East takes you to the 22nd district of Vienna, Donaustadt. This is the largest and, after Favoriten, most populous district, which has existed in its present form only since 1954.

    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.


    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.


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


    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.


    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!

    Route South

    Route South takes you to the 10th and 11th districts of Vienna – Favoriten and Simmering. Favoriten is the most populous district of Vienna, with about 10% of all inhabitants of Vienna living here.


    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.

    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.

    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!

    Innovation Lab GRÜNSTATTGRAU

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

    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.


    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.

    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!

    Route South-West

    Route South-West takes you through the three Viennese districts of Meidling, Favoriten and Liesing. Meidling is the 12th district of Vienna, created in 1892 by the merger of several formerly independent municipalities.

    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.


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


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

    Route West

    Die Route West führt Sie durch die drei Wiener Bezirke Hernals (17.), Ottakring (16.) und Penzing (14.).


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

    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.


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

    IBA_Vienna in two days

    To discover the neighborhoods and projects of the IBA_Vienna in two days, you can find here a summary of the routes. On DAY 1 you start with routes North and East and on DAY 2 you can easily combine the routes South and South-West.

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    The IBA-Center is located in the Nordwestbahnhalle on the site of the former Nordwestbahnhof at Nordwestbahnstraße 16, 1220 Vienna.

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