>> The range of apartments on offer in the new colorful residential area is particularly responsive to different life situations. There are affordable apartments available for both young and old. In this context, above all the growing group of single parents in Vienna is very important to me. This is why an innovative and tailor-made offer is being created for this group as well. <<
Kathrin Gaál, Executive City Councilor for Housing, Housing Construction, Urban Renewal and Women's Issues
A Prime Example of a new social neighborhood.
The diverse offers in the Wolfganggasse urban development area create optimal conditions for a lively neighborhood. Apartments, nursery schools, shops, restaurants and office spaces are being created. The Austrian Young Workers Movement (ÖJAB) is expanding its care facility and setting up training workshops and a home for trainees. One of the housing developers is going to establish its new company location there. Numerous and diverse community facilities are emerging.
The social mix is ensured by the diverse housing offer, which is aimed at different living and income situations as well as family forms. The green and open spaces with their diverse range of offers are not limited to one building site. This means that there is a large communal open space that can be used by the residents of all buildings. The connection to the existing neighborhood is aimed at and promoted. The former depot takes up the function of the neighborhood center.
On the 31,000m2 area around the former depot Wolfganggasse a new neighborhood with approx. 850 subsidized apartments is being built: special forms of housing for single parents, a Gemeindebau NEU, SMART apartments, subsidized rental apartments, shared apartments for partially assisted living for people with disabilities and socio-pedagogically assisted units. In addition to subsidized apartments, the new neighborhood offers a nursing home, a nursery school, a supermarket, workshops and space for further commercial premises.
Housing made easy for single parents.
Flexible spatial distribution within the apartments, studio apartments, shared apartments, dedicated living groups or even guest apartments for temporary use open up new spaces for this target group. Outdoor areas, communal spaces and activities promote social contacts and communication in the living environment. Thus a socially supportive living environment is being created in the Wolfganggasse neighborhood. Communal spaces are planned and can be used as extended living rooms.
Planning in cooperation.
The Wolfganggasse developers' competition is part of the 2018-2020 housing offensive. In spring 2018, the operating station Wolfganggasse, where the old depot of the Vienna local railway is located, was closed down in order to convert the premises into a residential area. Following a cooperative planning procedure in 2016 and the adoption of a new zoning and development plan, a developers' competition was launched in 2018.
Developing the existing city.
In the course of the development of the Wolfganggasse area, the existing building stock in the surrounding neighborhood will be the focus of a redevelopment offensive over the next few years. The existing area is to be upgraded and interconnected with the new development area. The potential of 100 properties west of Haydnpark is being investigated and concepts with appropriate funding opportunities are being developed. The main aim of the block renovation is to improve the quality of living and life through refurbishment and the upgrading of public space.
From now on it is possible to visit the new neighborhood Wolfganggasse in the 12th district of Vienna via a virtual model. Click here and you are in the middle of the new area. Explore the neighborhood and how it fits into the existing environment.