“Housing is a human right.” The growth of cities and the resulting rise in demand for housing are contributing to the fact that available building land and living space are becoming increasingly expensive.
The principles of non-profit and subsidy systems in housing construction can counteract these price increases, and in doing so create long-term secure housing and rental conditions. Nevertheless, there is a constant need for new and innovative models and needs-based programs that respond to rapidly occurring social changes: in our family structures, our work situations and our social environments. Thus the notion of affordability cannot only be applied to housing. Rather, it is also a question of the affordability of everyday life, of makingends meet with the means available. Affordability of this kind is also linked to expenses for energy, mobility or social services.
Hence, to create housing and new living environments for as many people as possible, many smart and sustainable initiatives must be supported and made visible.
"Apfelbaum" is a visionary real estate project. It is the objective of the project to function as a counter-model to exclusion and displacement by instead focusing on inclusion as a social attitude.
In the immediate vicinity of the Hirschstetten bathing pond, a new, diverse urban area is being created.
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.
HOME 21 offers affordable housing for target groups who previously had little or no access to subsidised new housing.
The Loft-Flügel project creates affordable, socially sustainable and inclusive living and working spaces in the densely built-up urban area.
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.
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.
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 urban development area "Wolfganggasse" is a prime example of a new social neighborhood focussing offers for single parents.