This area covers a surface of around 85 hectares; construction works for more than half of this area have already been concluded. By 2025, approx. 20,000 persons will live here.The remainder will be developed gradually until 2026 over the course of several project stages.
A particularly striking element of this site is a 32-hectare section referred to as “Free Centre – Varied Rim” (“Freie Mitte – Vielseitiger Rand”), which is to accommodate approx. 5,000 flats and 2,500 workplaces by 2026.
The design of this section is based on an urban development concept of 2014 and was monitored by a GB* neighbourhood management team in the context of an extensive citizen participation process. With their “neighbourhood know-how”, citizens contributed significantly to the development of this area throughout the individual planning phases.
Another implemented project is the “Residential Avenue with Education Campus” (“Wohnallee mit Bildungscampus”), which extends over approx. 6.5 hectares and now accommodates a second education campus, approx. 770 flats and 90 hostel dwellings. Varied building heights and recessed façade elements break up the homogeneous development and continuous structures along Bruno-Marek-Allee and in this way ensure good lighting conditions. Shops and service providers in the ground-floor premises render this avenue much livelier.
In 2018/2019, several office complexes resulted in the “Austria Campus” close to the Praterstern transport hub. Offices, a kindergarten, restaurants and cafés, sales outlets as well as a conference centre and hotel – all provided with infrastructure facilities specially created for the area – ensure a fully rounded concept.
An underground car park built in 2014/2015 across an area of 13,000 sqm constitutes another advantage for the local population. 390 slots in this car park are reserved for local residents, while 193 slots are set aside for the staff of nearby office buildings. The structure is provided with state-of-the-art LED lighting and in fact is the first multi-storey car park in Austria to cover its annual energy demand with its own photovoltaic system.
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