>> Green facades act like natural air conditioning systems. The new green facade module is designed to cool down on hot days, especially in densely built-up areas. These are increasing due to global climate change and are therefore one of the greatest challenges. <<
Ulli Sima, Executive City Councilor for the Environment and Vienna Public Utilities
Greening where it is missing.
Vienna like other cities offers many possibilities for greening of buildings. Finally there is no cost-effective, easily implementable overall solution for complementation and upgrading of existing buildings with greenery. Before that complicated coordination and approval processes were making an increasing distribution even more difficult.
To facade greening via participation.
During the process of 50 Green Houses, an integrated combined solution was developed for the first time. It consists of a greening toolkit, a simple, cost-effective, widely implementable plant tray with climbing supports and a concept for maintenance. It is developed especially for existing buildings. In order to involve and support city administration, owners and residents in the planning and approval process an innovative web-based participation tool developed. This was adapted for the whole city area of Vienna.
Start small, grow big.
The combined solution is currently being tested in a co-creation process starting with first demo buildings in Innerfavoriten. Thus 50 Green Houses sets a green initial spark in the densely built up urban area.
Roadside facade greening throughout Vienna
The green facade modules are available via the website www.berta-modul.at for all interested property managers and owners throughout Vienna-as an all-in-one package, including planning as well as assistance with approval process. The package is up to 100% eligible for funding via the subsidy for roadside green facade.
Green facade module BeRTA.
The Green Facade Module is a simple, cost-effective, widely implementable plant trough solution for roadside facade greening. It consists of a planter with a capacity of 300 liters, a climbing aid, substrate and two climbing plants, which provide about 8m² of greenery. The special thing: All elements are coordinated with each other, specially developed for the specifics of the existing building and contain all the components required to "green up" existing facades.
Adaptation to the climate in the entire city.
The measures for climate adaptation must be developed and implemented in parallel in new and existing buildings. In addition to the pioneering projects in new construction, attention should also be drawn to innovative measures in the existing buildings, where people will be most affected by the overheating of the city. The challenges here are different than in new construction. It is therefore all the more important to accompany future-oriented processes that deal with this topic within the framework of the IBA_Vienna.
2019, from 2020 for all of Vienna
The main funding for this project is provided by the programme City of the future.
Ergänzend zum Stadtspaziergang zu BeRTA-Fassadenbegrünungen in Favoriten gibt es Gelegenheit zum informellen Austausch und Dialog für alle Interessent*innen an Begrünungsmaßnahmen.
Wie können straßenseitige Fassaden möglichst einfach begrünt werden? Das BeRTAAll- in-One-Paket gibt Antworten auf diese zukunftsweisende Frage. Auf dem Spaziergang können Interessierte erste Umsetzungen besichtigen und mehr über die Hintergründe erfahren.
In 2020, the summer school will have a themativ focus on climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing. Global warming and climate change bring about dramatic challenges for social housing.