Study Visit 1

Visit the "Sonnwendviertel" – a completely new urban district



10th district, Sonnwendviertel
10:45 - 13:30 and 14:30 - 16:45
Duration: 2 hours
Travelling time
half an hour

Information about land policy, new construction, developers’ competition and smart housing.

Around the newly built Vienna Central Station, a completely new urban district is being created. The area will be used predominantly as a residential area. In 2019 around 5,000 apartments – including more than 2,000 subsidized dwellings – will be available for approx. 13,000 people. Through this excursion you will learn about Vienna’s land policy, its development activities, the instruments used to ensure the quality of subsidized housing and the types of community work which is practised by Gebietsbetreuung Stadterneuerung.

In the Sonnwendviertel you will find a wide range of communication areas and shared spaces for all generations. The urban outdoor space includes neighborhood gardens, urban gardening and multifunctional open spaces. In addition, green spaces provide areas for coming together in a relaxed environment and for recreation purposes. To ensure social cohesion between the new district and the urban neighbourhood, the City of Vienna Council has been running a neighbourhood management scheme since 2012.

Learn more about housing research, land policy, subsidized housing, smart housing in Vienna, neighbourhood management