Education

Local schools

aspern Seestadt has its own extensive school facilities. The innovative school campus houses a City of Vienna kindergarten, full-day primary school and centre for children with special educational needs, as well as a federal secondary school.

The first phase of the school campus adjacent to the Hannah-Arendt-Park will open its doors at the start of the school year 2015/2016. A total of 213 kindergarten places will be available on the site: two crèche groups, a group for children with special educational needs and two inclusive education groups, as well as several mixed-age groups for children up to six years of age. Alongside the kindergarten, the first phase of the school campus also comprises a full-day primary school with 17 classes plus nine classes for children with special physical needs.

An academic secondary school and vocational college for approx.1100 children and young people, likewise directly adjacent to the Hannah-Arendt-Park, are planned for the second phase.

ENERGY-EFFICIENT EDUCATION

The research enterprise Aspern Smart City Research GmbH & Co KG (ASCR) was set up in 2013 by Siemens, the City of Vienna's infrastructure and utilities operators Wien Energie and Wiener Netze, the Vienna Business Agency and Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG. The project will invest some 40 million euro in energy research by 2018.

Over the next few years, ASCR will be conducting research into energy efficiency using real buildings at aspern Seestadt as a "living lab". One of the buildings participating in the research project is the school campus on building plot D18, subsection 1. The relevant infrastructure on the site includes heat pumps, a solar thermic system, a photovoltaic installation and associated storage facilities to generate the energy required for the primary school and kindergarten; "smart components" are to be installed as part of the ASCR research programme.

ASCR