Built for the future.
Leopold Quartier

Europe’s first
urban quarter
built with timber

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Timber hybrid design combines the unique qualities of wood that has grown naturally and also the advantages offered by state-of-the-art building materials. The CO2 stored in wood and the reduced weight of hybrid design allow significant savings in emissions and a substantial reduction in raw material requirements compared to solid construction.

 

Shorter construction time and less traffic
on building sites
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Modular, industrially prefabricated timber elements greatly reduce construction time and also the amount of traffic on building sites. In addition, the lower weight of wood can shorten the total length of time required for building, and there is considerably less transport involved. The amount of noise and dust also decreases as a result.
less traffic
with fewer lorries and trucks
shorter construction time
than usual
less dust and noise

CO₂-neutral
operation

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The consistent use of geothermal energy, geocooling and photovoltaics for the LeopoldQuartier enables CO2-neutral operation. Power is generated entirely by renewable sources. Smart interaction between modern sensor technology and digital building automation also reduces energy needs significantly and over the long term.

 

A new green oasis
for Leopoldstadt
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Compared to the former premises, buildings in the LeopoldQuartier will cover about 15% less area and therefore sustainably reduce the amount of land covered by concrete. Over 50% of the grounds is destined to be green space.

+++ The “green zone” – a spacious leafy area in the central courtyard – will create a new green oasis at the heart of Vienna’s 2nd district. +++ Semi-intensive biodiverse planting on the roofs helps to cultivate a pleasant urban climate. +++ Partially greened facades also contribute to preventing heat islands.

Car-free outdoors,
e-mobility in the basement

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Bicycles and scooters instead of high-speed racing: the LeopoldQuartier is a car-free zone outside. E-charging stations are provided for LeopoldQuartier tenants and owners in the office and residential areas, and there is also a mobility point with car- and bike-sharing facilities.

 
 

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Sustainable
from cradle
to cradle
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Cradle-to-cradle:
The cradle-to-cradle principle ensures that used materials do not end up as waste but instead remain in the raw material cycle.
For instance, the wood for construction and the aluminium in the facade elements can be reused or recycled in many different ways.

Sustainability begins with demolition. The LeopoldQuartier has been awarded a gold certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) for the sustainable dismantling of buildings. The cradle-to-cradle principle, i.e. the future recycling of construction materials, is naturally a key focus when developing new buildings as well.

Smart offices think for us

A smart
building thinks
for itself

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Smart Sensor Technology
Intelligent sensors record the presence of office users in predefined zones of the building.
Intelligent Building Technology
Heating, cooling, sunshades and lighting are automatically controlled and personal preferences are stored.
Energy Optimization
Building automation optimizes energy needs, with positive effects on operating costs and sustainability.
CO2 Measurement
If the amount of CO2 in the air increases in a seminar room, the installed detectors communicate the need for extra ventilation.
Data Protection
All digitalization throughout the LeopoldQuartier conforms to privacy laws.
As the latest studies have shown, the climate change transition will not happen without intelligent buildings. Up to 30% energy can be saved if building technology systems are adapted to actual office use. The LeopoldQuartier keeps track of its own energy efficiency in real time.
Nature and city
at their best
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Surrounded by the leafy Augarten Park, the popular Danube Canal and the beating heart of the city – Vienna’s 1st district, the LeopoldQuartier offers nature and city life at their best. This is an ideal place to relax, recover and grow. Public transport, shopping, the city’s most beautiful locations – they can all be easily reached on foot from here. The LeopoldQuartier combines its warm-hearted spirit with Vienna’s relaxed gracefulness. A calm anchor in the midst of bustling life.

To the Augarten Park:
5 MINS (on foot)
To the U4 Rossauer Lände:
5 MINS (on foot)
To Vienna’s 1st district:
10 MINS (on foot)
To the airport:
20 MINS (car)

Facts & Figures

350
car parking spaces and
e-charging facilities
2.8
m
floor-to-ceiling height
(offices)
150
city apartments
45
office and retail units
5
buildings
Gerald Beck, Managing Director
UBM Development Österreich GmbH

“The LeopoldQuartier will be an example of successful, participative urban development in combination with modern, smart technology that serves the needs of people and also the environment.“

Overview

The buildings
at a glance

The LeopoldQuartier is located on a site of approx. 22,900 m² north-west of Vienna’s city centre, with the address Obere Donaustraße 23-27 and 29. City apartments, family homes, commercial space, more greenery and a kindergarten are planned for its five building sites.
Are you interested in an apartment or office?
The LeopoldQuartier project is currently being developed, and the final allocation of its categories as residential, city apartments and commercial space has not yet been concluded. This will begin with installation of the geothermal system. If you would like us to put your name on the waiting list, please send us your contact details.
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Architecture

The award-winning urban development design for the LeopoldQuartier is by architectural firm Gangoly & Kristiner from Graz and is the result of a two-stage competition that attracted a total of 70 submissions from Austria and abroad. The jury consisted of architects, local councillors, municipal departments, green space and urban climate experts, and also representatives from UBM.  
Location

Urban nature.
Urban water.

A third of the Leopoldstadt district, which is about 19 km² in size, is covered by the spacious Prater Park, the magnificent Augarten Park and numerous green areas. The LeopoldQuartier will make its own contribution to this district, Vienna’s “green oasis”, to help it breathe even more freely. At a prominent location in direct proximity to Vienna’s 1st district, the LeopoldQuartier will have direct access to the underground station Roßauer Lände, via the Siemens-Nixdorf footbridge.
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It’s so close! The LeopoldQuartier has enviable public transport connections and is within easy reach of all kinds of city infrastructure that make life simpler.
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Living at the heart of Vienna: in recent years, a number of former business premises in the area around Obere Donaustraße have been gradually turned into apartments and high-quality living space. It is a first-class location that is also easy to reach via the northern motorways.
Leopoldstadt

Nature, at the
heart of the city

Leopoldstadt’s diverse and variable character is evident throughout the district. The popular Karmeliter Market is only a few minutes’ walk from the LeopoldQuartier, for example. Or along the adjacent Danube Canal, where residents love to stroll by the water.

Guide to the district

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