Approx. 5,500 flats – including more than 2,000 subsidised units – for over 13,000 residents are to be built in the Sonnwendviertel neighbourhood. In addition to the units already constructed, further projects are being planned or are already underway and scheduled for completion by 2022.
A large portion of the housing projects was developed in co-operation with wohnfonds_wien and the Urban Renewal Offices (Gebietsbetreuungen Stadterneuerung, GB*), on an area formerly occupied by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) in the 10th municipal district.
Three developers’ competitions were organised for this area between 2009 and 2016. Several group-build projects with a total of 65 dwellings were evaluated by the Land Advisory Board. Following this, wohnfonds_wien launched a block renovation initiative for the neighbourhoods adjoining the new developments to promote the revitalisation of older built stock.
The heart of the new urban quarter is a pedestrian zone with local enterprises, meeting points for all generations, a library and an adult education centre. The new education campus comprises a kindergarten, an all-day elementary school and a New Middle School (lower secondary level).
Helmut-Zilk-Park, which extends over roughly 7 hectares and accommodates a playground, community gardens and a restaurant, offers residents recreation and relaxation in a green environment “around the corner”.
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