recommendations to quality-oriented development of the late ninteenth inventory City
series: Workshop reports urban development Vienna (number 180)
client: City of Vienna, Municipal department 21 - District Planning and Land Use
Project partner: Klaus Wolfinger
Growth processes have always been associated with the transformation of existing urban structures and offer the opportunity to realign them with regard to their strengths and weaknesses. It therefore seemed necessary for the City of Vienna to help ensure the quality of the change process in the Wilhelminian structures, which are mainly privately owned. The high demand for living space meanwhile leads to a very monofunctional development and manifests itself in an increase in demolitions, unattractive ground floor zones, a decrease in affordable living space and the small business. These tendencies contradict the goals of urban, multifunctional and socially sustainable urban development. The idea is to awaken the willingness to innovate of private owners and project developers, to integrate the creation of new, generally effective qualities in the conception of their projects. As an incentive for this, scope for creating additional living and working space can be opened within a framework that is compatible with urban planning. With a structural and qualitative guiding principle, an action-guiding framework is created, within which the concrete measures are however as diverse as the Wilhelminian period itself and are therefore deeply project-specific.
The Gründerzeit master plan is derived from the 2025 urban development plan. Broad-based interviews with experts from the fields of planning, housing construction, open space, economy, project development, district politics, law and with the city's planning offices form the basis of this work. The content and legal aspects of this were further developed in three workshops. In coordination with the experts from MA21 and lawyers from MA37 and MA64, the proposals for suitable procedures and further adjustments to the building regulations for Vienna were developed to a legally conclusive and, above all, implementable maturity.