Phases of Development
aspern Seestadt is Vienna's largest urban development project and as such will be constructed in several phases over a period of at least two decades.
Phase 1: 2010 – 2017
The development agency Wien 3420 AG will lay out the green spaces and construct the central lake and technical infrastructure (roads, sewer network, etc.) to kick off the Urban Lakeside development. The first major phase of construction comprises a mixed-use neighbourhood with at least 2,600 housing units (total gross floor space 240,000 sqm) as well as offices, retail units, service providers and research and development institutions. This large volume ensures that there will be ample local amenities and establishes the intended mixed-use structure right from the outset. This phase will see the opening of the underground/metro stations Aspern Nord on the northern side of the development area and Seestadt to the south, as well as the construction of the lakeside park. An initial impulse generator here is aspern IQ, a technology centre developed by the Vienna Business Agency. Construction works started in June 2011, and the centre opened in October 2012. In spring 2013, HOERBIGER became the first major company to make the decision to locate here.
Phase 2: 2017 – 2022
The rail station and an efficient road link to the A 23 motorway and the S 1 Regional Ringroad will be completed. Further housing and mixed-purpose buildings will be developed along with the quarter around the rail station and the office quarter.
Phase 3: 2022 – 2028
The areas adjacent to the rail station, the shopping street and the underground/metro line will be densified and the use mix optimized.
aspern Seestadt looks back on an eventful history.
From traces of Neolithic settlement to the Battle of Aspern-Essling to what was once Europe's most modern airport, which later served as a racing circuit for great names of international motor sport like Niki Lauda and Jochen Rindt: aspern Seestadt looks back on an eventful history.