Standard Excursion 6

The way we live

New Housing Concepts at the Nordbahnhof

An elongated housing block with pink-coloured balcony parapets

Wohnen am Park at the Nordbahnhof
© Photograph: Martina Frühwirth

The quality of life in Vienna is one of the highest in the world! The high living standard goes hand-in-hand with a historically developed culture of housing. Housing concepts and the political tools used to implement them have developed continuously, parallel to the changes in society. This tour leads us through the Nordbahnhof urban development area and shows how the Viennese live.

Meeting point: U1 station Vorgartenstraße (direction Leopoldau, on the platform)

  • Lassallehof, H. Gessner, H. Paar, F. Schlossberg, F. Waage 1926
  • Bike City / time2live, königlarch architekten 2008
  • Wohnen am Park, PPAG architects 2009
  • Rudolf Bednar Park, Hager Partner 2008
  • Pan’s Wohnpark, Werner Neuwirth, von Ballmoos Krucker Architekten, Sergison Bates architects 2013
  • >Com<, Froetscher Lichtenwagner Architekten 2013
  • Wohnen mit Scharf, SUPERBLOCK Architekten 2013
  • Wohnprojekt Wien, einszueins architektur 2013

End: Rudolf Bednar Park

On the way: projects by Baumschlager Eberle, Ortner & Ortner, Coop Himmelb(l)au

The way we live
© Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection, photograph: Margherita Spiluttini
housing district in the evening light
The way we live
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
Hallway
The way we live
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
architecture shaped as a bubble
The way we live
© Architekturzentrum Wien
A shabby house
The way we live
© Photograph: Martina Frühwirth
facade of a housing complex
The way we live
© Architekturzentrum Wien
courtyard
The way we live
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
Historic architecture
The way we live
© Architekturzentrum Wien
Shopfront
The way we live
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
plan showing a development estate
The way we live
© Plan: Studio VlayStreeruwitz
grass in autumn
The way we live
© Photograph: Martina Frühwirth

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