“Where the Nordbahnhof station used to stand is now a key development area. We are striving to make a living space that’s as diverse as possible and this requires high standards of comfort combined with sustainable solutions. At the same time, we are creating a space worth living in right in the heart of Vienna”, said Karl-Heinz Strauss, PORR CEO.
The project Nordbahnhof construction site 8b consists of five components (K1-K5) with a total of six buildings connected by a shared basement. PORR will use prefabricated parts when realising the project in order to make the construction process as streamlined and efficient as possible. By 2022, around 360 apartments will be in place on the site. In addition, the base of the residential buildings will be home to inviting office and retail space that will fit neatly into the overall concept of Vienna’s Leopoldstadt.
Urban living in the great outdoors
On the site of the former Nordbahnhof station, around 10,000 new apartments will be built by 2026 along with space for 20,000 employees and the corresponding infrastructure. The structural development plans have already been approved for more than half of the 85-hectare plot. By concentrating the diverse buildings on the edge of the urban development area, there will be space in the centre for green areas and open space of around 10 hectares. Attuned to nature, this design will create a habitat for many different types of plant and wildlife. In addition, outdoor facilities such as playgrounds and sports fields are planned at other points on the site.
Facts and figures at a glance
Type of project:
New construction of a residential complex bordering Bruno-Marek-Allee; the ground floor will provide retail space and the first floor will house offices
Scope of services:
General contractor (turnkey)
Project companies owned by UBM Development and KIBB Immobilien
PORR Bau GmbH – New build 2