Biotope City Wienerberg

Triester Straße 91
1100 Wien

Cooperation Partner

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Knollconsult Umweltplanung ZT GmbH

Obere Donaustraße 59
1020 Wien

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Dipl.-Ing. Schattovits Ziviltechniker GmbH

Währinger Straße 153/15
1180 Wien

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Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien

Albrechtskreithgasse 19-21
1160 Wien

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Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP)

Peter-Jordan-Straße 65
1180 Wien

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Stiftung Biotope City

Leliegracht 43
1016 GT Amsterdam

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Green4Cities GmbH

Plenergasse 1/5
1180 Wien

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Rüdiger Lainer + Partner Architekten ZT GmbH

Bellariastraße 12
1010 Wien

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Dr. Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH

Billrothstraße 2
1190 Wien

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Auböck + Kárász Landscape Architects

Bernardgasse 21
1070 Wien

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wohnbund:consult eG

Lenaugasse 19/1/2
1080 Wien

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forschen planen bauen - DI Thomas Romm ZT

Löwengasse 47a/7
1030 Wien

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Green and dense: that works

>> This is about renaturalizing the city: Leaf green is by far the most efficient and cost-effective means of mitigating heat stress and environmental aftereffects. The Biotope City proves that both, high-density and green housing are  possible and affordable. <<

Helga Fassbinder, Urban Planner and Founder of the Biotope City Foundation

 

Many of the measures, which make a relevant difference compared to “conventional” planning, consist of process design and coordination as well as technological or constructional innovations that will not be visible with the naked eye after completion. These “hidden treasures” are made visible and understandable through publications.

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 IBA_Vienna carries these aspects further so that similar measures can be established in other areas.

Building a green city together!
From the very beginning, all the stakeholders involved have worked together on the basis of the mission statement “Biotope City”. To operationalize this mission statement, the planners, developers, consultants and municipal departments have subsequently drawn up a detailed quality catalog.

The shadow of a tree is much more effective in the summer heat than the shadow of a building. At Biotope City, tall trees with a trunk circumference of up to 35 centimeters are planted from the very beginning. Inner courtyards and rooftop areas are used for gardening, the facades are planted with wild wine and wisteria (climbing plants), and the loggias and balconies are equipped with structurally already integrated planters. The design of partial areas as “G’stättn” (a Viennese German term for fallow land and natural grassland) and “rain gardens” is still largely untested in housing construction: Unsealed green surfaces serve as catchment and seepage surfaces during heavy rainfalls.

With the GREENPASS®, microclimate simulations were carried out for the Biotope City in order to optimally coordinate urban development and measures, and to achieve the highest possible climatic effects with the least possible effort. The planned measures achieve a cooling of the air flowing through by 2°C. Thus, the Biotope City has a cooling effect not only on its own residential and working population, but also on the surrounding city.

 

Fact Sheet

  • Approx. 990 apartments, thereof 400 subsidized apartments (incl. 200 SMART apartments)
  • 152 hotel rooms
     
  • 1 school, 1 nursery school
  • 2.000 m² playground area for children and youths
  • 600 m² community gardens
  • 3.850 m² ground level gardens
  • 420 bicycle parking spaces
  • 1.720 m² common rooms
  • 20.000 m² commercial space
     
  • Approx. 250 trees
  • 8.900 m² meadow areas
  • 930 m² shrub areas
  • 13.600 m² roof greening
  • 2.200 m² facade greening
  • 760 m² retention pond

 

Project Overview / IBA Candidates:


Cooperation Partner

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

Billrothstraße 2
1190 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