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June 23 - Nov. 18 2022


Nordwestbahnstraße 16
1200 Vienna

On the site of the former Nordwestbahnhof in Vienna’s 20th district, a new urban district is to be built in stages starting in 2024, combining the qualities of inner-city living and working with the highest leisure and recreational value. The Northwest Railway Hall in the north of the site served as an exhibition center for the period of the final presentation of the Vienna International Building Exhibition 2022. Right next to the IBA Center you will find the STADTRAUM of the City of Vienna Planning Department, where you can get comprehensive information about the urban development areas Nordwestbahnhof and Nordbahnhof, as well as the Museum Nordwestbahnhof, which offers an insight into the historical development of the entire area.

Urban development area Nordwestbahnhof

With the commissioning of the new Vienna South Freight Center in December 2016, the terminal loading point was relocated there from the ÖBB Nordwestbahnhof site. The Nordwestbahnhof site was used as a freight station until the end of 2021. Starting in 2022, it is planned to clear the area, and starting in 2024 gradual building is to be started. The current planning status does not yet include the development of specific construction sites or the determination of specific developers, nor the date for a definitive start of construction. In the course of a deepening of the urban development model, the urban development commission decided in February 2019 on a concretization of the types of use and quantities of use for the future district. After the environmental impact statement was submitted by ÖBB Immobilienmanagement GmbH to the City of Vienna in spring 2021, the environmental impact assessment procedure started. In the next few years, zoning and development plans will be drawn up for the site. The overall project is to be completed by 2033.

Infopoint Forum Am Seebogen

Eileen-Gray-Gasse 2, 1220 Vienna

In addition to the IBA Center in the Nordwestbahnhalle in Vienna's 20th district, the Forum Am Seebogen outdoor base in Seestadt aspern was another information and meeting point as part of the final presentation of the Vienna International Building Exhibition 2022. 

Located directly in the IBA neighborhood "Am Seebogen" at the subway station Seestadt, the info point was the starting point for guided and independent tours through the neighborhood. The base zone of the centrally located town house is designed as a space open to all uses and is to be used across all building sites and largely for public purposes. During the final presentation, the Forum served as an information point and provided space for an exhibition on the IBA projects in the north of Seestadt. 

For the building itself, an innovative variant of modular and system construction was implemented. The upper floors are made of wooden elements that can be used flexibly. This allows high-quality buildings to be created in record construction time. 20 rental apartments, small offices, a representative office space in the attic and the forum on the first floor form an unusual range of offers. The goal of the developer Familienwohnbau together with the architecture studio heri&salli, art:phalanx, landscape architecture Paisagista Liz Zimmermann, engineering office Hnik Hempel Meler as well as Strobl Bau was to develop a project in which living, working and cultural mediation enter into a fruitful symbiosis.