Planning + Reality

aspern Seestadt is a city-within-a-city, designed for the 21st-century lifestyle.

Instead of anonymous, monotonous blocks, Seestadt is full of "town houses" with vibrant ground-floor zones accommodating shops, cafés and restaurants, flats and offices. This functional mix is the cornerstone of urban development and ensures that the new neighbourhood buzzes with urban life.
Featuring high-quality, innovative architecture, the buildings at Seestadt boast smart energy concepts and provide space for flexibility and further evolution. That's sustainable – and it also enhances cost-effectiveness and quality of life.
This careful planning ensures an exciting mix of housing and commercial uses: a place for many different lifestyles and age groups that is fit for the challenges of the future. Seestadt is an innovative new urban centre for Vienna.
Heinrich Kugler, member of the Executive Board, Wien 3420 AG
People sitting on the terrace of the local bakery at aspern Seestadt
© Daniel Hawelka

Mobility + Outdoor Space

The Seestadt mobility concept gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists. Excellent transport links and smart mobility options make it easy for Seestadt residents to manage without a car for everyday use.

Seestadt stands out for its successful blend of urban and rural, fulfilling all the requirements of a 21st-century urban lifestyle while simultaneously offering well-planned outdoor spaces and natural secluded spots. The perfect location for companies who'd like to have the ultimate work-life balance right on their doorstep.

Master plan

All planning at Seestadt is based on a comprehensive master plan by the Swedish architect Johannes Tovatt. Click here for a brief outline of Seestadt's urban development history.

Functional diversity

The mixed-use concept contributes to a healthy work-life balance and is thus a key factor for businesses. Seestadt's combination of housing and jobs maximises both footfall and purchasing power, while the attractive local amenities and vibrant surroundings ensure high employee satisfaction and feed back into the economic cycle.

Public spaces

Some 50% of the Seestadt site is set aside for intelligently planned and designed outdoor spaces. At the heart of Seestadt is the lake from which it takes its name ("See" = German for "lake"), surrounded by broad, well-designed footpaths and cycleways, attractive streets and squares and abundant green spaces.


Seestadt places the emphasis on efficient transport links and short distances, with priority given to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. E-mobility options and an attractive network of footpaths and cycleways enhance the modal mix.