Aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside – Sustainable Urban Development: Urban Open Space and Microclimate.

The interdisciplinary project has been conducted within the Haus der
Zukunft Plus call aiming at integrating investigation on sustainable urban
development into the planning process of one of the greatest urban development
projects currently taking place in Europe: Aspern, Vienna’s Urban Lakeside. The
objective of the subproject »Urban Open Space and Microclimate« was to
investigate the interactions of climate change, urban climate, urban and open
space design and building physics with regard to thermal comfort within the
open space as well as energy efficiency of the adjacent buildings. Current and future
climate conditions and the urban design proposed by the Masterplan have been
evaluated with respect to climate sensitivity. Different design variants of
selected open spaces have been simulated in terms of their microclimatic effect
using the programme Envi-met. The results served as additional initial
conditions for the parallel conducted simulations regarding the building
physics. The final report includes a catalogue of recommendations, which is being
integrated in the framework requirement of the design competition calls

  • Title Original : Aspern Die Seestadt Wiens - nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung: Freiraum und Mikroklima.
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  • Project start : 2010
  • Project end : 2011
  • Contact Person : Katrin Hagen, Heidelinde Trimmel, Richard Stiles
  • Funding Agency : Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit)
  • Project Partners : Vienna University of Technology: Department of Landscape Architecture and Department of Building Physics, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Location : Austria, Vienna, lat : 48.225898577172806000 - lng : 16.503674545800777000 address : Bernhardinerallee, 1220 Vienna, Austria
Image Title: Aspern Vienna's Urban Lakeside - Sustainable Urban Development: Urban Open Space and Microclimate.