Vienna - a city on the Blue Danube, which, as forecasters predict, by 2029 will be home to about 2 million people. The city is constantly growing and developing and occupies one of the first places in the world lists of best cities to live. Along worrying about the quality and standards of its citizens, this city becomes a more popular place to start various businesses.
Just the ability of local authorities to intelligently combine traditional and modern, and staying true to the roots, has created a special image of the city – this is a place where many of us want to live. As a modern and smart city, Vienna has decided to go towards the development of smart infrastructure and sustainable urban development. This strategy has led to the idea of building a smart city Aspern, which already lives of 6,000 people.
Europe’s project of smart urban development largely taking shape, and the site of the former airport in the northeast of Vienna. The area where it emerged smart city was once one of the largest and most modern airport in Europe. But today has a new purpose, and this is a project which Europe admires. At that persuaded a group of journalists from the region CEE, who recently organized by Siemens visited Aspern.
A modern, multi-functional space, when it is fully completed, will span over 240 acres. 2028 here will live more than 20,000 people in 10,500 apartments, and will be offered and 20,000 jobs. The total investment of this mega project costing 5 billion.
The unique research and infrastructure project in Europe
Since September 2014, here are moved 6,000 residents, which can already be declared as intelligent citizens – more than 100 households participating in the study of life in this city, a leading research company Aspern Smart City Research (ASCR), ‘exclusive in Europe. Based on information obtained on energy consumption, create guidelines for future development of cities. ASCR was founded by Siemens, Wien Energie, Wiener Netze, Vienna Business Agency and the City of Vienna. As we discussed, never before in Europe, there was no such scope and type of cooperation of several companies and city authorities, with the aim that in Aspern demonstrate how to optimize the consumption and production of urban energy, increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
ASCR began its work in October 2013, includes more than 100 people from several scientific fields and by 2018 at their disposal a budget of 38.5 million euros.
Oliver July, Siemens said that the project of building an important Aspern Vienna, as the city is growing rapidly.
– Statistics and forecasts say that in Vienna every year moves 20,000 people. In the first phase of the project the focus is energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which is used more types of Siemens technology. Each building is equipped with systems that regulate the production and consumption of energy. This is the greatest test of this type in Europe – said July.
Research on the method of consumption and energy use in the smart city ASCR measured on the basis of three buildings – one building, school and student dormitories. The information you get used to them to test approaches to the organization of connected life and efficient use of energy. The aim is that these facilities are not traditional consumers of energy, but it is produced. Kopleksan IT system monitors the production, distribution, consumption, storage and transmission of energy.
What Aspern Seestadt makes smart city?
First, the construction itself Aspern Seestadt is unique, and of course wisely done, but the first steps. Approximately 600,000 tonnes of excavated material was prepared in the logistics center to take advantage of the site. Concrete, obtained by the demolition of the former airport runway, also was given a new purpose. In this way, has saved 125,000 truck transport to and from the site, corresponding to emission reduction of 1,400 tons of CO2. Sand and land also used by former airport runway were sufficient to create an artificial lake of 5 hectares.
Starting from the initial idea, Aspern Seestadt has merged high-quality public infrastructure, smart buildings, green areas and open spaces, all connected to intelligent logistics.
To residents of Aspern had a full balance family and work life in one such environment, which combines urban spirit and peace of rural life, the designers have managed the fact that 50% of the space is reserved for parks, green spaces and roads. For three parks on 80,000 m2 have been built, and combine playgrounds and space for recreation and entertainment, with modern furniture.
While walking the smart city, its specificity we describe Marvin Mittelwarner from development agencies Wien 3420th
– You can not develop the city’s infrastructure and to satisfy all needs and all lifestyles. Can a wide range, but never all. We are here connect urban and rural, in a way, and that’s what attracts young people. The diversity of approaches, which can be seen in the example of every Garda and its surrounding area, is in fact the biggest advantage Aspern. It would not be interesting if each part has a eg. Pool.
Designed as a “city of short distances”, Aspern Seestadt is pioneering in Europe when it comes not only about the connection about the rest of Vienna, but also its internal organization and the fact that the apartment very quickly reach all the necessary actions and institutions. The model predicts that 20% of the space is marked by walking and cycling, 40% for public transport and only 20% for the car trip.
Aspern has a unique shopping street in Austria, and it is the fruit of joint management of management companies and Spar. The first section of this shopping street was opened in 2015, is 100 meters long and includes 3,000 m2 of shops, cafes and restaurants. The next stage of completing this street starts in 2017.
To muscles working and maintain the condition, there is a system of renting bikes, on seven points, with more than 40 rental (25 s-a bike, 3 trucks and 15 normal). Also, for those who already have their bike have the option of keeping the six locations, in specific boxes.
Although the desire to cars less used, though it is some residents being taken to work or other parts of the city. Aspern has 7 joint underground garage, for approximately 1,900 vehicles. In addition, there is also the option of renting a car. For those who prefer the metro, to the city of Vienna can be reached in 27 minutes.
Mittelwarner says that tomorrow could sell the entire northern part, but it is not their goal. The tendency is to be in constant cooperation with the authorities of the City of Vienna, build a good social infrastructure, attract business world, traders and of course all those who see their lives in the quality odruženju.
– People who have grown up in the center of Vienna, see this as a way of village life, the sense of detachment and peace. And yet, the center is 27 minutes away by subway.
Janis Joplin, Hara Arendt, Maria Tusch … – all the streets in Aspern are otherwise called the names of great women in world history.
Three stages of development of Aspern
The first phase of construction of Aspern, runs until 2017. It has already produced some results when you look at a large number of buildings, offices, commercial sector, as well as the first Austrian shopping street, which is controlled. There are also accommodation units for students, school campus, two metro lines … Kerbler Group is building Lakeside Park campus, and Hohoe Wien, the highest skyscraper in the world made of wood, which will have apartments, office space and a hotel.
From 2017th to 2022nd going expansion to the north. It will be extended shopping street, completed connection to the A23 motorway and regional road S1, as well as the train station. Towns and other multi-use neighborhoods around train stations, as well as the neighborhood of office space.
After 2022, in the third phase, expected population around the train station, completely filled shopping street and frequency of subway lines.