The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly noticeable to us all. The number of hot days in summer is rising, particularly densely built-up urban areas are cooling down perceptibly less at night, and slowly but steadily the flora and fauna are also changing.
Vienna “moves” a bit farther south on the European map every year, within 30 years we might record average temperatures of Naples today. In addition to all the measures being taken to counteract the causes of climate change, it is therefore also necessary to respond to its already noticeable effects. In other words: environmentally friendly construction methods, renewable energy systems and the effective prevention of emissions.
At the same time, we must provide for more shade, cooling islands, green facades, rooftops and public areas. Together, these measures will ensure that our city remains worth living in for future generations, too.
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.
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.
This project is an independent Innovation Lab that is specifically dedicated to the topic of redevelopment of urban stock with greening buildings.
The project deals with the topic of circular economy in the housing sector.
In the LiLa4Green research project, researchers and residents are working together on how to better deal with increasingly hot summers in the city.
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!
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.
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.