Masterplan<br>Favoritenhöfe<br>Wien / AUT
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25. September 2022

Favoritenhöfe

Project data

Favoritenhöfe
Client ÖBB-Immobilienmanagement GmbH; City of Vienna, Magistratsabteilung MA 21 B; 4.Wiener Gemeindebezirk Wieden; 10. Wiener Gemeindebezirk Favoriten
Region Europe
Typology New Town/District Planning
Art Competition
Planungszeitraum 2009 - 2010
Field size 8,9 ha
Cooperation partner
  • reconsite GmbH

MASTERPLAN FAVORITENHÖFE in the City of Vienna


The area is located at an intersection of different urban districts, which all have individual histories of origin and city layouts. The new accommodation merges the different directions of the existing roads of nearby districts, creating interesting public spaces with different specifications at their overlapping points.

The arising sequence of open public spaces is linked with itself and its surrounding area. Four main public spaces form entrances to the district. The “Columbus Square” is extended and provides a view on the maintained historical industrial buildings (Inventarhalle, Gösserhalle).

The rather commercial stamped Columbus Square (shopping centre) with its urban design creates an opposite pole to the cultural used, landscaped new square. The historical factory buildings that are used as quarter centre are amended by the school building and the day-care centre in the north. So a new meeting point and a new centre for the quarter and the surrounding arise. A naturally embossed main axis across the quarter connects the Columbus Square with the “Waldmüller Park” and the other free space.
All of the public areas are designed as residential and habitation zones and created barrier-free. Main user of the public areas are pedestrians and biker. The individual motor car traffic is limited on one single main street.
The new boulevard with trees with 7-storied business buildings along the railway creates a clear ending and noise attenuator for the area in the north. The southern bordering residential blocks are similar to the traditional Viennese perimeter block development in the environment, but with additional private gardens and attractive roof terraces and balconies. The accommodation units are very flexible in size. Because of a mixture of residential- and business units, urban life in the new quarter is guaranteed at almost any time.