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Biotope City

Triester Straße 91
1100 Wien

Cooperation Partners

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Knollconsult Umweltplanung ZT GmbH

Obere Donaustraße 59
1020 Wien

Open Website

Dipl.-Ing. Schattovits Ziviltechniker GmbH

Währinger Straße 153/15
1180 Wien

Open Website

Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien

Albrechtskreithgasse 19-21
1160 Wien

Open Website

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP)

Peter-Jordan-Straße 65
1180 Wien

Open Website

Stiftung Biotope City

Leliegracht 43
1016 GT Amsterdam

Open Website

Green4Cities GmbH

Plenergasse 1/5
1180 Wien

Open Website

Rüdiger Lainer + Partner Architekten ZT GmbH

Bellariastraße 12
1010 Wien

Open Website

Dr. Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH

Tech Gate, Donau-City-Straße 1
1220 Wien

Open Website

Auböck + Kárász Landscape Architects

Bernardgasse 21
1070 Wien

Open Website

wohnbund:consult eG

Lenaugasse 19/1/2
1080 Wien

Open Website

forschen planen bauen - DI Thomas Romm ZT

Löwengasse 47a/7
1030 Wien

Open Website

To neighborhood walk

Tips in the Grätzel

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Wienerberg recreation area

In the 80s following a competition, an urban ecologically important biotope was created here. It is a protected landscape area with an artificial pond. The dry grass- lands are considered a natural monument.

Georg-Washington-Hof

A listed municipal building has been implemented according to the concept of the garden city.

Wienerberg flea market

The giant flea market at the parking lot Wienerberg: all year round, in any weather and every Sunday as well as on every holiday from April to October.

Green and dense: it's possible

>> It's about renaturalizing the city: leafy green is by far the most efficient and cost-effective means of mitigating heat stress and environmental impacts. Biotope City proves that high-density yet green living is possible and affordable. <<

Helga Fassbinder, urban planner and founder of the Biotope City Foundation


Today all areas of life are impacted by climate change. The built environment must also respond to it. The densely built city is both a role model due to its short distances and a problem due to the sealing that generates heat. Biotope City Wienerberg shows how dense development can be combined with effective greening.

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Building the green city together

Biotope City is located in the south of Vienna on a former factory site on Triester Straße, at the transition to the recreational area on Wienerberg. It is surrounded by business parks and high-rise buildings to the west and predominantly single-family homes to the east. At the beginning of this green idea was a mission statement developed by the Biotope City Foundation, founded by urban planner Helga Fassbinder, together with Harry Glück, the architect of the Alt-Erlaa residential park, who died in 2016. The main goals of this model: a reduction in heat pollution, greater biodiversity, more green in the residential environment and intelligent rainwater management. The method: an intelligent use of nature's regenerative mechanisms through innovative cooperation between people, technology, flora and fauna.

To implement this guiding principle, an interdisciplinary team of planners, developers, consultants and municipal departments subsequently drew up a detailed quality catalog. The implementation of ecological goals across building sites was also part of the program from the very beginning.

Many measures, one goal

How do biotope and city find each other? How does green find its way into the built city? With much expertise and many practical solutions. In Biotope City, large trees with a trunk circumference of up to 35 cm are planted right from the start, because in the summer heat the shade of a tree is much more effective than the shade of a building. The inner courtyards and roof areas will be used for gardening, the facades will be greened, and the loggias and balconies will be equipped with plant troughs already integrated into the building. The areas between the buildings are also made climate-effective by unsealed collection and seepage areas.

Expertise for the microclimate

All these measures are established and accompanied by science. The research project "Biotope City - Construction Manual for the Green City of the Future," funded under the "City of the Future" program by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, accompanies the planning and implementation process. Microclimate simulations for Biotope City were carried out using GREENPASS® in order to optimally coordinate urban planning and measures and to achieve the highest possible climatic effects with the lowest possible input. With the measures, a cooling of the air flowing through by 2°C is achieved. Thus, Biotope City has a cooling effect not only for its own residential and working population, but also for the surrounding city.

Understanding urban climate

In May 2017, the exhibition "BIOTOPE CITY - The City as Nature" took place on the premises of the Gebietsbetreuung Stadterneuerung in Favoriten. The principles of the Biotope City, first results of the research project, as well as the plans of the future development were showcased. The team of Caritas Wien - Stadtteilarbeit, which the developers commissioned with the neighborhood management in the Biotope City, worked together with the research team in a supportive manner on the communication of the measures and on a guideline for action for residents, so that in the end everyone can contribute to the success of the project. The task of the IBA_Vienna was to communicate these findings and processes so that similar measures can be established in other areas.

BIOTOPE CITY TALKS #1 | Prof Dr. Helga Fassbinder - Biotope City Foundation

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Tips in the Grätzel

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Wienerberg recreation area

In the 80s following a competition, an urban ecologically important biotope was created here. It is a protected landscape area with an artificial pond. The dry grass- lands are considered a natural monument.

Georg-Washington-Hof

A listed municipal building has been implemented according to the concept of the garden city.

Wienerberg flea market

The giant flea market at the parking lot Wienerberg: all year round, in any weather and every Sunday as well as on every holiday from April to October.

The neighborhood at a glance

AMELIE

 
AMELIE is an ideal project for families and nature lovers. There are shading elements for the hot summer months. Planters on the balconies and partially greened facades support the green space concept.

HOCHH(IN)AUS

 
The residential building HOCHH(IN)AUS scores with its unique location, directly at the Otto-Benesch Park and the recreational area Wienerberg.

THE BRICK

 
THE BRICK is a multifunctional building complex in Biotope City, whose construction cleverly combines sustainability with design and technical innovations.

Urban im Grünen leben

 
The building structure with load-bearing outer and middle walls allows flexible room division and use. The vertical façade greening continues the planting of the building envelope.

Urbane Achse I - Bauten für das Stadtleben

 
The complex has a mobility center, a neighborhood center, a youth room and a studio, all of which can be used across building sites.

Urbane Achse II - Bauten für das Stadtleben

 
The center of the neighborhood is formed by the so-called “micro-zone”, which offers a varied infrastructure for the neighborhood and for social encounters.

Wienerbergschule

 
The Wienerbergschule in Biotope City complements the social infrastructure on site and forms an important transition between the existing and the new part of town in terms of urban development.

Wohnen mitten im Park

 
On a total of 11 floors, the most diverse floor plans for 2 to 4-room apartments are offered.

Zelda-Kaplan-Weg 13+14

 
The compact building ensemble at the highest point of the site, together with the pedestrian passage, forms the transition to the neighboring residential area to the north.

Zelda-Kaplan-Weg 5

 
The "green and sustainable" concept of "Wien-Süd" is a milestone in green housing design and offers residents a particularly high quality of living.

Related Events

Biotope City - Exciting details and development steps for the creation of a sustainable urban neighborhood

2022 Führung 01.07.2022 | 14:00 - 16:00 Biotope City | Harry-Glück-Platz

Heinz Wind (site-wide open space planning) and Robert Kopeinig (overall project management) will cover the entire project from the start to the final occupation and, together with invited experts (architect Rüdiger Lainer, founder of the Biotope City Foundation Helga Fassbinder, etc.), will shed light on selected sub-areas of Biotope City.

Biotope City - Exciting details and development steps for the creation of a sustainable urban neighborhood

2022 Führung 09.09.2022 | 14:00 - 16:00 Biotope City | Harry-Glück-Platz

Heinz Wind (site-wide open space planning) and Robert Kopeinig (overall project management) will cover the entire project from the start to the final occupation and, together with invited experts (architect Rüdiger Lainer, founder of the Biotope City Foundation Helga Fassbinder, etc.), will shed light on selected sub-areas of Biotope City.

Biotope City - Exciting details and development steps for the creation of a sustainable urban neighborhood

2022 Führung 30.09.2022 | 14:00 - 16:00 Biotope City | Harry-Glück-Platz

Heinz Wind (site-wide open space planning) and Robert Kopeinig (overall project management) will cover the entire project from the start to the final occupation and, together with invited experts (architect Rüdiger Lainer, founder of the Biotope City Foundation Helga Fassbinder, etc.), will shed light on selected sub-areas of Biotope City.

Walking Star - Genau geschaut: Biotope City – mehr als nur ein Wohnbau

2021 Führung 03.09.2021 | 16:30 - 19:00 Biotope City | Harry-Glück-Platz

Begrünte Fassaden, gemeinschaftliches Gärtnern und andere Nachbarschaftsprojekte prägen die Biotope City. Die GB* führt gemeinsam mit der Caritas Stadtteilarbeit und der IBA_Wien 2022 durch den neuen Stadtteil in Favoriten.

Vom Jean-Jaurès Hof zur Biotope City: eine Zeitreise durch den sozialen Wohnungsbau

2021 Führungen & Spaziergänge 30.06.2021 | 17:30 - 20:00 Treffpunkt: JEAN-JAURÈS HOF | Neilreichgasse 105

Austrian Guides for Future führen vom Jean-Jaurès Hof bis zur Biotope-City. Die Führung bietet ein Überblick über die historische und gegenwärtige Entwicklung von Stadtgebieten mit dem Fokus auf Klimawandel, Natur- und Freiräume und Ökologie.

Vom Jean-Jaurès Hof zur Biotope City: eine Zeitreise durch den sozialen Wohnungsbau

2021 Führungen & Spaziergänge 26.06.2021 | 10:00 - 12:30 Treffpunkt: JEAN-JAURÈS HOF | Neilreichgasse 105

Austrian Guides for Future führen vom Jean-Jaurès Hof bis zur Biotope-City. Die Führung bietet ein Überblick über die historische und gegenwärtige Entwicklung von Stadtgebieten mit dem Fokus auf Klimawandel, Natur- und Freiräume und Ökologie.

Biotope City Wienerberg: Baustellenführung*

2020 Wie wohnen wir morgen? Führung How will we live tomorrow? Führungen & Spaziergänge 17.10.2020 | 11:00 - 13:00 Biotope City | Ottokar-Fischer-Gasse 1

Die Biotope City Wienerberg zeigt, dass dichte Bebauung und wirkungsvolle Begrünung vereinbar sind. Schon jetzt können Sie im Rahmen der Baustellenführung erste Einblicke in innovative Begrünungs- und Abkühlungsmaßnahmen im geförderten Wohnbau erhalten.

Biotope City Wienerberg: Baustellenführung*

2020 Wie wohnen wir morgen? Führung How will we live tomorrow? 16.10.2020 | 14:00 - 16:00 Biotope City | Ottokar-Fischer-Gasse 1

Die Biotope City Wienerberg zeigt, dass dichte Bebauung und wirkungsvolle Begrünung vereinbar sind. Im Rahmen der Baustellenführung können erste Einblicke in innovative Begrünungs- und Abkühlungsmaßnahmen im geförderten Wohnbau gewonnen werden.

„Between Social and Ecological Sustainability”: Public Discussion*

2020 How will we live tomorrow? Diskussion IBA-Symposium 08.09.2020 | 19:00 - 21:00 WEST (ehem. Sophienspital) | Stollgasse 17/ Ecke Neubaugürtel

Based on online seminars in the context of ResearchLab, the topic of conflicts between social and ecological sustainability will be treated in a public discussion.

IBA ResearchLab 2020: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Social Housing – Bottom Up and Local Perspectives | Tag 2

2020 Wie wohnen wir morgen? How will we live tomorrow? IBA-Fokus Digitale Vorträge & Online-Diskussionen IBA-Symposium 08.09.2020 | 10:00 - 21:00 online | WEST (ehem. Sophienspital) | Stollgasse 17/ Ecke Neubaugürtel

IBA ResearchLab 2020: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Social Housing – Bottom Up and Local Perspectives | Tag 1

2020 Wie wohnen wir morgen? How will we live tomorrow? Digitale Vorträge & Online-Diskussionen IBA-Symposium 07.09.2020 | 14:00 - 17:00 online |

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.

IBA-Talk: Schafft Wohnbau Quartiere?

Seestadt Aspern (c)L. Schedl/ Wien 3420
2017 IBA-Talk 06.03.2017 | 18:00 - 20:00 IG Architektur | Gumpendorferstraße 63B

Perspektiven zur qualitätsvollen Quartiersentwicklung

IBA-Talk: Wohnbau und Mobilität

2016 IBA-Talk 06.12.2016 | 18:00 - 20:00 Wiener Planungswerkstatt | Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 9

Wohnbau und Mobilität - Von der Tiefgarage zum „Mobility Point“?

IBA-Talk: Gemischte Stadt

IBA-Talk Gemischte Stadt - Mischung: Possible!
2016 IBA-Talk 10.11.2016 | 18:00 - 20:00 TU Wien, Kuppelsaal | Karlsplatz 13

Spielräume und Modelle für eine urbane Nutzungsmischung

IBA-Talk: Freiraum unter Druck

2016 IBA-Talk 06.10.2016 | 16:00 - 20:00 Hotel Schani | Karl-Popper-Straße 22

Freiraum unter Druck - Nutzungsansprüche und Gestaltungsoptionen

Cooperation Partners

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Knollconsult Umweltplanung ZT GmbH

Obere Donaustraße 59
1020 Wien

Open Website

Dipl.-Ing. Schattovits Ziviltechniker GmbH

Währinger Straße 153/15
1180 Wien

Open Website

Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien

Albrechtskreithgasse 19-21
1160 Wien

Open Website

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP)

Peter-Jordan-Straße 65
1180 Wien

Open Website

Stiftung Biotope City

Leliegracht 43
1016 GT Amsterdam

Open Website

Green4Cities GmbH

Plenergasse 1/5
1180 Wien

Open Website

Rüdiger Lainer + Partner Architekten ZT GmbH

Bellariastraße 12
1010 Wien

Open Website

Dr. Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH

Tech Gate, Donau-City-Straße 1
1220 Wien

Open Website

Auböck + Kárász Landscape Architects

Bernardgasse 21
1070 Wien

Open Website

wohnbund:consult eG

Lenaugasse 19/1/2
1080 Wien

Open Website

forschen planen bauen - DI Thomas Romm ZT

Löwengasse 47a/7
1030 Wien

Open Website