Neighborhoods, or Grätzel in Viennese German, form the hub for social interaction in a city and play a special role, which must therefore be constantly developed with just as much care. The issues of commercial zones, the supply of public transport, the possibilities for leisure activities, meeting places and working environments - all this is reflected in the neighborhood and is constantly in a state of flux.
It makes a difference whether the children can walk to school - or not; whether one can sit down on a bench with the neighbor while shopping - or not; whether a tailor can rent a small space in the neighboring house - or not; whether a bed niche for a parent is available in the 2-room apartment over the weekend - or not; whether the youngsters are welcome between the buildings - or not...
Neighborhood development has countless facets and contributes greatly to the quality of life in the neighborhood. This is why it also takes on a special significance in the frame of the IBA_Vienna.
In the immediate vicinity of the Hirschstetten bathing pond, a new, diverse urban area is being created.
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 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.
How can an existing large urban housing estate made be fit for future and adapted to today's living needs? This is one of the central questions that IBA_Vienna deals with in the neighborhood of Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung Ost in Vienna-Favoriten.
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.
With the Quartier "Am Seebogen", the urban development in the north of the lakeside town of aspern has begun. A neighborhood will be created here which will primarily focus on mixed use.
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.
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!
The City of Vienna and numerous partners and companies developed trend-setting Smart City solutions in Simmering - Vienna. Together with the people on site!