Leopold Quartier Living
6 good reasons for the LeopoldQuartier Living

Location:
Close to the city

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The LeopoldQuartier is in the direct vicinity of the vibrant 1st district of Vienna, which means that the best shopping streets, restaurants and cultural highlights such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral are just a short walk away. It is situated in Leopoldstadt, which is known to be a relaxed urban neighbourhood with a lively cultural life. The area’s trendy artistic flair benefits from the culinary pioneering spirit and intriguing food inspirations on offer.

Location:
Close to nature

2
Out the door and onto your bicycle! The LeopoldQuartier is located on the banks of Vienna’s green corridor, the Danube Canal. Its bicycle paths lead directly to idyllic routes along the Danube, towards Klosterneuburg or Bratislava.
The nearby Augarten Park is a place where you can breathe freely and recharge your batteries. As Vienna’s oldest Baroque park grounds, it offers tree-lined footpaths, expansive grassy areas and its own outdoor family pool.
Location
Location:
Close to transport
3

Whether on foot, by bicycle or by car – the LeopoldQuartier has excellent travel connections. The U4 train at Roßauer Lände, which is only a short walk away, takes you to the city’s most important transport hubs. For long-distance travel, you can reach the airport in 20 minutes by car. The whole city centre is close by and easily reached on foot and naturally by bike.

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

Sustainability

Built for
the future
4

The LeopoldQuartier is designed to be comprehensively sustainable. Timber construction, geothermal energy and photovoltaics enable the lowest possible carbon footprint. On-site use of renewable energy sources makes energy supplies independent and also allows reliable calculations. Natural wooden surfaces create a healthy indoor climate and provide an essential feel-good factor within your own four walls.

Timber hybrid design

High-tech
sustainability

Almost 4,000 m³ of spruce wood are used for building LeopoldQuartier Living, which also stores around 4,000 tonnes of CO₂ over the long term.
Buildings with a timber hybrid design reduce their CO₂ emissions by up to 80 percent compared to conventional structures. Besides this, modular, industrial prefabrication of the timber elements makes construction quicker, quieter and cleaner.
Geothermal energy

Ground-sourced
heating and cooling

Energy generation for heating and cooling the LeopoldQuartier takes place entirely on-site. Via a network fed by deep wells and around 200 geothermal probes that are each buried 150 metres down into the ground, the building is heated and cooled by 4,800 MWh of energy every year.
This on-site generation of renewable energy also enables energy costs to remain stable and calculable.
Photovoltaics

Harnessing
the sun

Ecological sustainability is therefore an area in which the LeopoldQuartier truly shines. In the case of real estate, geothermal energy combined with photovoltaics is the ultimate in sustainable thinking.
More than 1,000 intelligently positioned solar panels in the LeopoldQuartier deliver a total output of about 425 kWp. In combination with the geothermal system, this ensures a largely independent energy supply over the long term.

Floor plans

Perfect layout
5
When it comes to buying an apartment, the floor plan is a crucial part of the decision-making process. The LeopoldQuartier apartments benefit from an especially effective layout. Whether 1.5 or 4 rooms, we offer compact apartments for every need. All have their own outdoor area, which creates a perfect transition to the greenery in the middle of the quarter.

Facts & Figures

100
%
renewable energy
253
condominiums
4,000
m² spruce timber used
200
geothermal probes
5
mins to the Augarten
5
mins to the city

Special
features

Mobilität und Services
Focus on
e-mobility

A mobility point with car- and bike-sharing facilities enables flexible use. Above ground, the LeopoldQuartier is a car-free zone.

Sustainable mobility at any time. EV charging is provided for LeopoldQuartier tenants and owners.

Mobilität und Services
Click to
organize

The internal LeopoldQuartier app controls all services for the property. Whether communicating with the house administration, using the mobility available, or enjoying the sauna – everything can be organized via the app, with just a few clicks.

Apartments

360-degree view?

Gain an overview of all information you need on each apartment. You can also take a virtual tour and dive into the lifestyle on offer at the LeopoldQuartier.

Apartments in detail

Obere Donaustraße 27/1+2
Obere Donaustraße 23/1+2
Interested in an apartment?
Construction of Units C and D in the LeopoldQuartier is due to start in mid-2024, with completion scheduled for late 2026. Want to know more? Then simply arrange a meeting now to find out further information:

Hard Facts

Apartments
  • Total no. of apartments:
    253 (Obere Donaustraße 27: 75, Obere Donaustraße 23: 178)
  • Apartment sizes:
    approx. 34 to 108 m²
  • Floor-to-ceiling height:
    from 2.54 m to 2.74 m
Features
  • Floor:
    parquet and porcelain tiles
  • Wooden surfaces:
    CLT ceiling – spruce
  • Sunshades:
    external Venetian blinds / shutters on GF
  • Heating/cooling:
    underfloor heating and cooling in all apartments
  • Ventilation:
    air extraction fans in bathrooms, WCs and storage rooms (if washing machine connection is fitted), fresh air supply via window slit ventilation
  • Manual ventilation:
    window ventilation
Mobility
  • Car parking spaces:
    97
  • Sharing programme:
    mobility point (car and bike sharing) in LeopoldQuartier Office
  • E-mobility:
    upon customer request, each parking space can be fitted with EV charging (basic configuration included according to specifications in Vienna’s building regulations)
  • Bicycle spaces:
    large bicycle rooms in basement and GF of both Units
  • Public transport:
    approx. 400 metres to U4 underground train station Roßauer Lände or to tram stop Obere Donaustraße
Location

Green space.
On the water.
In Vienna.

A third of the Leopoldstadt district, which measures about 19 km², comprises the spacious Prater Park, the magnificent Augarten Park, and numerous green areas. The LeopoldQuartier will make its own contribution to Vienna’s green belt, and enable the city to breathe even cleaner air. 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.
Situated between the Danube Canal, the Roßauer Lände promenade and Augarten Park, it’s not far to the culinary hotspot between Taborstraße and Praterstraße. Why not stop off at Mochi, Spelunke, Ramasuri or Ansari on the way?
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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, such as in the popular Kameliter Market which is only a few minutes’ walk from the LeopoldQuartier. Or along the adjacent Danube Canal, which has long been an attractive promenade where people like to stroll by the water.

Guide to the district

Contact

Come and see
for yourself!
Sales

Michael Fromm, MSc
Sales – Residential
Phone: +43 664 80 1873 149
Email: leopoldquartier@ubm-development.com

UBM Development is one of Europe’s leading developers of timber construction projects. The strategic focus is on green and smart building in major cities such as Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt and Prague. The EcoVadis Platinum rating and the ESG Prime status by ISS confirm the consistent focus on sustainability. With more than 150 years of experience, UBM offers all development services from a single source, from planning to marketing. The company’s shares are listed on the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, the segment with the highest transparency requirements.
UBM Development
Selected timber construction projects in Germany, Austria and Czechia
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Timber Pioneer
Frankfurt’s first timber hybrid office building
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Frankfurt
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Timber Factory
Munich’s first timber commercial campus
  • Asset class:
  • Commercial, office
  • Location:
  • Munich
Image Timber Peak
Timber Peak
The tallest timber hybrid building in Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Mainz
Image Timber Praha
Timber Praha
Czechia’s first timber apartment building
  • Asset class:
  • Residential
  • Location:
  • Prague
Image Timber port
Timber Port
The tallest timber high-rise in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Dusseldorf
Image Timber Marina Tower
Timber Marina Tower
One of the world’s tallest timber high-rises.
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Vienna
Image Timber Living
Timber Living
Living a healthier life on the former Bogner site.
  • Asset class:
  • Residential
  • Location:
  • Munich
UBM Development
Selected timber construction projects in Germany, Austria and Czechia
Timber Pioneer
Frankfurt’s first timber hybrid office building
Image Timber Pioneer
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Frankfurt
Timber Factory
Munich’s first timber commercial campus
Image Timber Factory
  • Asset class:
  • Commercial, office
  • Location:
  • Munich
Timber Peak
The tallest timber hybrid building in Rhineland-Palatinate
Image Timber Peak
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Mainz
Timber Praha
Czechia’s first timber apartment building
Image Timber Praha
  • Asset class:
  • Residential
  • Location:
  • Prague
Timber Port
The tallest timber high-rise in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Image Timber port
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Dusseldorf
Timber Marina Tower
One of the world’s tallest timber high-rises.
Image Timber Marina Tower
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Vienna
Timber Living
Living a healthier life on the former Bogner site.
Image Timber Living
  • Asset class:
  • Residential
  • Location:
  • Munich

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Courtyards for all
#city planning
Courtyards for all

The PettCo is the name of a new neighbourhood development in Friedrichshain, Berlin, where Wilhelminian-style buildings are being renovated and made climate-ready, together with a sustainable new building. Six inner courtyards will provide new public space, urban farming included.

A carbon-free head office
#greenbuilding
A carbon-free head office

Stora Enso, the second largest forestry company in the world, will soon move into their new headquarters. The Katajanokan Laituri complex is set to be both a masterpiece of Finnish timber construction – and also climate neutral. Its aesthetics are reminiscent of grandmaster Alvar Aalto.

Sustainability with the power of two
#greenbuilding
Sustainability with the power of two

Architectural firm Pittino & Ortner based in Styria, Austria, is making a name for itself on two fronts: with its huge timber-hybrid book storage facility in Vienna and its café on Lake Thalersee near Graz.

A touch of the countryside in Cologne
#living
A touch of the countryside in Cologne

In the west of Cologne, a new residential neighbourhood called “Ehre und Liebig” is being built, with the feel of a holiday village. Divided into small areas, green and suitable for all lifestyles, the project offers flats, townhouses and shops for everyday needs.

New ideas within old walls
#smart office
New ideas within old walls

Reusing old buildings helps to protect the environment and scarce resources. As the architects from 3deluxe in Wiesbaden demonstrate, this can be achieved even in the trickiest of settings, creating state-of-the-art workspaces in the midst of industrial history.

Redensification with timber
#city planning
Redensification with timber

A competition entry submitted by architectural office Querkraft in Vienna shows the role that timber can play in increasing urban construction density. With extensive soil unsealing and greening, it also helps to create a cooling urban woodland in a Bielefeld district.

On track for transformation
#greenbuilding
On track for transformation

Industrial wastelands need new strategies to present workable options for re-use. The architects at Smartvoll are experts in this kind of development. One of their designs is an ecosystem for the former railway depot in Amstetten, Lower Austria, as living space for plants, animals and people.

When the school bell rings
#architecture
When the school bell rings

Its roof looks like three pyramids atop a space of celebratory grandeur, a wooden construction reminiscent of timber-framed buildings. This is precisely what the architects at Maccreanor Lavington had in mind for the new dining hall at Ibstock Place School.

A church that stores carbon
#architecture
A church that stores carbon

As the first church to be built in Copenhagen for 30 years, it may well become an icon. Ørestad Church is a sculptural timber construction designed by Henning Larsen. A kind of “Church 2.0”, it is also a modern community centre that reaches out to everybody regardless of their belief.

More timber construction for Munich
#greenbuilding
More timber construction for Munich

Following completion of Germany’s largest timber housing development in Munich, the city’s first timber hybrid office complexes are now being built. Developed by Accumulata, these projects will offer sustainable workplaces for the future and also construction materials that remain in the loop.

Long live the high-rise
#greenbuilding
Long live the high-rise

The high-rise for the future is built of wood and can be reconfigured at any time. A prototype called the Regenerative High-Rise has been designed by Haptic Architects and Ramboll to be freely adaptable. It is also a sign of a long life ahead for the concept of compact living in tomorrow’s world.

A whole town built of wood
#city planning
A whole town built of wood

Wendelstrand near Gothenburg is a new community and housing development with social and ecological sustainability, sited in a disused quarry. The master plan and Lakehouse by the architects at Snøhetta show how urban planning and housing construction can be reimagined.

Wisdome shows pioneering expertise
#greenbuilding
Wisdome shows pioneering expertise

One of the world’s most spectacular timber engineering projects was recently completed in Sweden. Built for Stockholm’s Tekniska Museet, the Wisdome is a free-form structure using 20 kilometres of laminated veneer lumber. The design uses this kind of wood in an entirely new way.

A cathedral of wood
#interior
A cathedral of wood

Canadian celebrity chef and internet star Matty Matheson teamed up with architect Omar Gandhi to create a restaurant landscape consisting entirely of wood, from top to bottom. There is little sign of rustic, folkloristic romance here, though.

Award-winning engineered timber design
#smart office
Award-winning engineered timber design

Completed in Gothenburg and made of wood, Nodi was named business building of the year 2021. It is another prestigious timber construction in the portfolio of White Arkitekter, the architects responsible for timber high-rise Sara Kulturhus in Skellefteå.

New green district in Copenhagen
#city planning
New green district in Copenhagen

Jernbanebyen is being developed right in the centre of Copenhagen, based on plans drawn up by Danish architectural office Cobe. Formerly a railroad yard, the area is being transformed into an innovative green district. It will be partially car-free, with repurposed listed buildings and lots of new ideas for improving the quality of life.

In the depths of the forest
#smart office
In the depths of the forest

Dense, green forests are often synonymous with calm, nature and unspoiled landscapes – but they also need care and attention. Such forestry operations can inspire interesting architecture, as shown by the Forest Administration Lodge in Czechia.

Better, greener, cleaner
#greenbuilding
Better, greener, cleaner

The teams at Berlin Waste Management are out and about day in day out, keeping Germany’s capital city looking good and ensuring resources remain in the cycle. Their new headquarters in Südkreuz have the same aspirations and are a prime example of sustainable ideas.

Digital and climate neutral
#greenbuilding
Digital and climate neutral

Their pioneering timber high-rise gained international recognition for the architects at White Arkitekter. Researcher and architect Jonas Runberger explains why computational design processes are so important for reaching climate goals.

Timber engineering with industrial chic
#smart office
Timber engineering with industrial chic

Its facade is made from recycled aluminium, and the load-bearing structure follows a hybrid timber design. Named i8, this office building in Munich’s Werksviertel is committed to decarbonization and forms a link with the neighbourhood’s industrial past.

Affordable housing made of wood
#greenbuilding
Affordable housing made of wood

Marc Koehler and ANA Architects have joined forces to build the Netherlands’ most sustainable and affordable timber mid-range residential complex, with its own tiny forest. The name of this visionary project in the Amsterdam district of IJburg? Robin Wood.

Self-sufficiency under glass
#living
Self-sufficiency under glass

Rising energy prices won’t affect people who live in Atri, a building designed by Swedish provider Naturvillan. They will be wholly self-sufficient with solar energy, home-grown vegetables and a water treatment plant.

Smart and climate positive
#hotel
Smart and climate positive

Situated on the Danish island of Bornholm, the Green Solution House hotel features smart rooms and real-time energy and resource monitoring. The hotel designed by 3XN/GXN has raised the bar with its climate-positive timber wing.

Zurich Airport opts for timber
#greenbuilding
Zurich Airport opts for timber

Sustainability is reaching new heights for the new design of Dock A at Zurich Airport. In the design competition organized by Flughafen Zurich AG, the jury selected “Raumfachwerk”, a project submitted by BIG, HOK and 10:8 Architekten consisting primarily of timber.

Refilling the green way
#greenbuilding
Refilling the green way

The filling station of the future will be not just fossil-free, green and clean, but also a place where motorway travellers can relax and recuperate. With this in mind, a modular, ultra-fast charging station built with timber has been designed by Danish architectural studio Cobe.

Living in the house of balconies
#living
Living in the house of balconies

The Grid is a special kind of building that has been designed for Amsterdam by Dutch firm KCAP. Recently completed, this apartment block looks as if it were made entirely of balconies. And that’s by no means all that makes it such a liveable home.

The wonderful water house
#greenbuilding
The wonderful water house

Sustainable, individual yet blending in perfectly with the ensemble: this is the description given to the “water house” to be built by KCAP on Hamburg’s waterfront. It will be a future-oriented residential tower that will provide the HafenCity with another example of stimulating architecture.

Timber construction by star architect
#hotel
Timber construction by star architect

The first five-storey hotel in mass timber design is located in Zillertal, Austria, created by celebrated Italian architect Matteo Thun. It is no coincidence that one of the leading players in structural timber construction is based only a stone’s throw away.

Cedar trees off the ground
#greenbuilding
Cedar trees off the ground

Stefano Boeri is regarded as a pioneer of biodiverse architecture. The Torre dei Cedri planned for the outskirts of Lausanne will be another of his spectacular towers. This time, the vertical forest will consist of over 80 trees.

Timber showcase for Volvo
#greenbuilding
Timber showcase for Volvo

A special kind of discovery world is taking shape in Gothenburg, where Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volvo is using timber construction and nature to create its World of Volvo. The components and engineering for Henning Larsen’s design are being provided by Austrian firm Wiehag.

How to upcycle a high-rise
#greenbuilding
How to upcycle a high-rise

Danish architects 3XN are operating a separate division called GXN that develops green innovations. In this interview, Kim Herforth Nielsen and Kåre Poulsgaard talk about behavioural design, carbon as a market driver, and their radical high-rise project in Sydney.

A bridge to the future
#greenbuilding
A bridge to the future

As Dusseldorf’s Theodor Heuss Bridge needs a complete overhaul, the team at RKW Architektur + put their heads together – and produced a spectacular new design. It is literally packed with potential.

Yes to Jess!
#city planning
Yes to Jess!

The town of Jessheim is getting an impressive new centre. Designed by Norwegian firm Mad arkitekter, it promises to combine sustainable urban development with attractive indoor and outdoor areas.

Timber high-rise with guaranteed recycling
#greenbuilding
Timber high-rise with guaranteed recycling

The Kajstaden Tall Timber Building in Sweden marks the beginning of a new generation of mass timber blocks. Using this building material saves around 500 tonnes of CO₂, and it also facilitates deconstruction later on.

Now that’s rocket science
#greenbuilding
Now that’s rocket science

There’s a rocket preparing to launch in Switzerland. The residential timber high-rise named Rocket in Winterthur’s Lokstadt neighbourhood will reach a height of 100 metres. The tower’s residents will be part of the 2000-watt society.

It’s time for Carl
#greenbuilding
It’s time for Carl

May we introduce Carl? Using timber for its facade besides the supporting structure, the apartment block is currently under construction in Pforzheim. Architect Peter W. Schmidt explains how this is being done.

The best of both worlds
#city planning
The best of both worlds

Who wouldn’t want to play a part in designing their own neighbourhood? The future residents of the pioneering Floating Gardens project get to do this. The new, sustainable complex in Amsterdam not only has a school, but also sets out to teach others what sustainable living is all about.

A school with the hygge factor
#greenbuilding
A school with the hygge factor

Kautokeino skole in northern Norway is a project that seeks to embrace the uniqueness of Sami culture and educational style. The mass wood building is so hygge, you’ll want to check in for a few nights.

Superblock designed with mass timber
#city planning
Superblock designed with mass timber

Canada’s megaproject Waterfront Toronto includes a new district called Quayside, an all-electric and climate-neutral community. Its highlights are a two-acre urban forest and the residential Timber House by architect David Adjaye.

Where the future is radically car-free
#city planning
Where the future is radically car-free

The city of San Diego in Southern California has plans for a new district, one that will be entirely void of cars. Known as Neighborhood Next, it must be one of the most radical projects in the USA.

Climate neutral and affordable
#city planning
Climate neutral and affordable

The new urban quarter Zwhatt near Zurich is designed to enable climate-neutral living at affordable prices. One of its buildings is a 75-metre-high timber hybrid tower known as Redwood, whose facade generates solar power.

High-tech timber for Norwegian banking
#smart office
High-tech timber for Norwegian banking

Timber construction can be decidedly high-tech, as illustrated by the head office built for SR Bank in Stavanger, Norway. Bjergsted Financial Park offers workplaces that are fit for the future, and it is among Europe’s largest engineered timber buildings.

Hamburg sets a new benchmark
#greenbuilding
Hamburg sets a new benchmark

HafenCity Hamburg is an urban quarter fit for the future. Its eco cherry on the top is the “Null-Emissionshaus” (Zero Emissions Building), which is completely carbon-neutral – and can be dismantled like a Lego house.

Wood on London’s skyline
#greenbuilding
Wood on London’s skyline

Researchers at Cambridge University are helping to turn London’s spectacular vision of a wooden skyscraper into reality. The Oakwood Timber Tower is to rise 300 metres into the sky, almost level with the tallest building in the city.

New centrepiece for Eindhoven
#city planning
New centrepiece for Eindhoven

What used to be a single-purpose neighbourhood is being transformed into a versatile motor of urban progress: Eindhoven is turning its railway station district in Fellenoord into a buzzing new area where all kinds of innovations are set to flourish.

Back to the roots
#living
Back to the roots

The eco-friendly residential project Roots will be the new landmark of Hamburg’s HafenCity and the tallest timber high-rise in Germany. Architect Jan Störmer reveals what its future residents will have in common.

Timber with talent and technology
#greenbuilding
Timber with talent and technology

The Danish office 3XN is planning to build North America’s tallest timber office building in Toronto. Called T3 Bayside, the complex will offer more than 500,000 sq. ft. of next-generation office space when completed.

Back to the future
#city planning
Back to the future

Oslo was once built entirely of wood. The project chosen to redesign the area around its railway station heralds the return of this traditional building material to the Scandinavian metropolis. A spectacular office tower with an innovative hub is being developed, named Fjordporten.

Forest bathing on your doorstep
#greenbuilding
Forest bathing on your doorstep

Dutch architectural firm Gaaga has designed a residential building in Eindhoven that is distinctly people- and environment-friendly. Surrounded by trees, it is situated in the middle of a park.

From hamster wheel to perpetual motion
#greenbuilding
From hamster wheel to perpetual motion

An office building is being constructed in Madrid that even does some work itself: generating solar power. More power than it actually needs.

A floral cyborg
#city planning
A floral cyborg

A woodland of man-made and native trees has sprung up in Shanghai, named Solar Trees Marketplace. It even generates its own solar power.

The tessellated pavilion
#greenbuilding
The tessellated pavilion

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Australian artist Geoff Nees teamed up to design the Botanical Pavilion – a wooden pavilion that is constructed like a 3D puzzle – without using any kind of glue or screws.

Origami in wood
#greenbuilding
Origami in wood

Japanese architectural firm UENOA has created a wooden office that has no need for bearing walls. Folded origami-style, the ceiling construction gives a whole new lightness to cross-laminated timber.

Climate protection via furniture store
#greenbuilding
Climate protection via furniture store

In 2021, IKEA will open its most innovative furniture store to date in Vienna. Designed by querkraft architects, the city store will bring cooling greenery to the Westbahnhof neighbourhood. For climate protection, against climate change – and GREENPASS Platinum-certified.

The healthy Ochsner Center
#greenbuilding
The healthy Ochsner Center

There is a new building taking shape in New Orleans that fits perfectly with two very pressing issues: the new Ochsner Center for Innovation will be devoted to developing modern healthcare solutions. The project, which has already won numerous awards, is geared wholly towards sustainability.

Paris reinvents itself with Mille Arbres
#greenbuilding
Paris reinvents itself with Mille Arbres

A good four years ago, OXO Architectes and Sou Fujimoto embarked on an adventure called Mille Arbres – a mega-project with a plant biotope over Paris’s famous Périphérique ring road.

“Climate change changes everything”
#greenbuilding
“Climate change changes everything”

Sustainability is a top priority for the Powerhouse Company. In an interview, partner Stefan Prins explains why this means more than just a careful choice of materials and energy efficiency, and how essential it is to consider all the changes brought about by climate change when building.

Time for a new Bauhaus
#greenbuilding
Time for a new Bauhaus

EU President Ursula von der Leyen wants to put climate neutrality centre stage. The first official related project is called Sunflower House and is based on the internal workings of sunflowers.

A timber high-rise goes into production
#greenbuilding
A timber high-rise goes into production

The Life Cycle Tower One was the first timber high-rise in Austria and the prototype for a new type of serial construction. CREE founder Hubert Rhomberg explains the green building concept and why we have to learn to think in lifecycles.

Pirelli calendar for architects
#greenbuilding
Pirelli calendar for architects

Milan’s iconic but disused Pirellino office building is to be renovated in spectacular style and renamed Pirelli 39. Its special greenery will even adapt its colours to the passing seasons…

Timber housing on a modest budget
#greenbuilding
Timber housing on a modest budget

Most people looking for a new home with a sustainable design need to have deep pockets. Rotterdam’s Pendrecht district aims to buck this trend courtesy of timber building Valckensteyn, the brainchild of the architects at Powerhouse Company.

All in the name
#greenbuilding
All in the name

In Düsseldorf, The Cradle is gradually taking shape. The timber hybrid office building is being constructed according to circular economy principles, and these will also govern its future use.

Twin peaks for the Netherlands
#greenbuilding
Twin peaks for the Netherlands

The Dutch city of Eindhoven will soon be home to the world’s highest “plyscraper”. The two towers – 100 and 130 metres high and known as the Dutch Mountains – are to set new standards in high-rise timber construction.

A floating office made of wood
#smart office
A floating office made of wood

Workplace ahoy! Architecture studio Powerhouse Company has designed a concept for a floating office building. Sustainable, energy-neutral and made of wood, it will serve as the headquarters for the Global Center on Adaptation in Rotterdam as of autumn 2020.

Crowned with timber
#greenbuilding
Crowned with timber

A mixed-use project in Sweden’s Gothenburg is being crowned by star architect Dorte Mandrup. The jewel in this crown is its use of timber. The new eco construction is intended to become an icon in sustainable urban architecture.

A timber first
#greenbuilding
A timber first

Following an initial defeat by the authorities, in the second leg Zaha Hadid Architects managed to gain planning permission for the world’s first timber football stadium.

Aix-les-Bains: antiquity in green
#greenbuilding
Aix-les-Bains: antiquity in green

The ancient Romans used to bathe in healing waters here, and aristocrats from all over the world came to socialize during the Belle Époque. The historic baths in France’s thermal spa resort Aix-les-Bains are now on course for new fame: eco-architect Vincent Callebaut is turning them into a green paradise.

Gare Maritime restored in timber splendour
#greenbuilding
Gare Maritime restored in timber splendour

Once Europe’s largest freight station, Brussels’ monumental Gare Maritime is now the largest European CLT project. Neutelings Riedijk Architects have transformed the historic structure into a covered district, giving it a sustainable new lease of life using cross-laminated timber.

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