An urban development area for 20.000 people has emerged at Vienna’s North Station, which is leading the way with modern examples of affordable housing. This is an approximately 85-hectare freight yard area of the former North Railway Station, which is no longer required by the ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) for rail operations, and on which a new district has been gradually being built since the 1990s. “Bike City”, “Living at the Park” and “Bike & Swim” are some of the topics that have been implemented here. In addition to the already built-up area around Rudolf-Bednar-Park and the Austria Campus, the last development areas “Wohnallee mit Bildungscampus” (Residential Avenue with Education Campus) and “Freie Mitte – Vielseitiger Rand” (Free Center – Versatile Edge) will be realized by 2026. The heart of the Nordbahnviertel is the “Freie Mitte” as a tangible urban wilderness – the central so-called “Gstett’n”, in which nature has regained its freedom between old track systems and historical buildings.
Discover in Vienna the urban development area to the old water tower, and current assembly projects of the Nordbahnhof area.