Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Green walls, Urban farms

Hanging Gardens Oberlaa

A short description of the NSB

The project Hanging Garden Oberlaa is one of the first of several school projects in Austria installing green walls to bring children closer to nature. Pupils of the elementary school Oberlaa plant a 5sqm, free-standing wall construction with herbs. The children themselves sow herbs and they were involved in the implementation right from the start. They learn how to grow, nurture and harvest plants as well as how seasons and weather conditions affect the vegetation. In addition to a lot of fun, an exciting change in everyday school life and a lesson in organic farming, it is a nice experience for children to be able to literally reap the rewards of their own work. Through this project pupils learn the proven values of Smart Cities such as climate protection and energy efficiency. The Styrian chocolate manufacturer Zotter supported the project with a special idea _ from the mint, which is harvested by the students of the elementary school in Oberlaa, the company produce a mint-chocolate called ñSmart City _ Hanging Gardensî. Every supporter who contributes more than 20ó receive subsequently a small bar of that special edition. The project was fully financed through donations and communicated through a crowdfunding-campaign. There were many private, but also public contributors: the football club Rapid Wien backed the project and from the political side Vice Mayor Maria Vassilakou, Executive City Councillor Sandra Frauenberger and the District Council of the 10th district belonged to the endorsers. Renowned companies such as Wiener Stadtwerke, Hutchinson Drei, Kelag, APG and last but not least P_yry themselves generously supported the project. The company Tech Metall, which was responsible for the construction, donated time, material and expertise.

NBS Implementation context
Location Wien (Austria)
Status (from - to) Project delivered (2014-2016)
NBS Scale Object (building)
NBS Impacts scale Object (building) Neighbourhood City
Urban density/ Soil consumption Medium
NBS Typology


NBS Uban Challenges
Climate Issues Climate mitigation
Climate adaptation
Other 0
Urban water management and quality Urban water management and quality
Flood management
Other 0
Air Quality Air quality at district/city scale
Air quality locally
Other 0
Urban Space and Biodiversity Biodiversity
Urban space design
Urban space management
Other 0
Urban Regeneration and Soil Air quality at district/city scale
Other 0
Resource efficiency Food, energy and water
Raw materials
Waste
Recycling
Other 0
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
Health
Other 0
Environmental justice and social cohesion Environmental Justice: Recognition
Environmental Justice: Procedural Justice
Environmental Justice: Distributional Justice
Environmental Justice: Capabilities
Environmental Justice: Responsibility
Social Cohesion
Other 0
Urban planning and governance Urban planning and form
Governance in planning
Other 0
People Security Control of crimes
Control of extraordinary events
Other 0
Green economy Circular economy
Bioeconomy activities
Direct economic value of NBS
Other 0
Other
NBS Stakeholders & Governance

Initial actors (Leaders) Community Citizens
Involved actors Governments Local government/municipality Semi-government organizations / institutions, Community Citizens, Market Private sector
Ecological scale Local scale green area
Governance model CLUSTER 4: Societal Resilience Self-governance/grassroots initiatives
NBS Financial aspects

The project was fully financed through donations and communicated through a crowdfunding-campaign. There were many private, but also public contributors: the football club Rapid Wien backed the project and from the political side Vice Mayor Maria Vassilakou, Executive City Councillor Sandra Frauenberger and the District Council of the 10th district belonged to the endorsers. Renowned companies such as Wiener Stadtwerke, Hutchinson Drei, Kelag, APG and last but not least Pöyry themselves generously supported the project. The company Tech Metall, which was responsible for the construction, donated time, material and expertise.

Global (estimated) cost of the project -
Financing mechanism CLUSTER 3: Citizen inclusion Crowdfunding,CLUSTER 4: PUBLIC-PRIVATE
NBS Business Models Archetype
Technological Substitute with renewable and natural processes
Social Encourage sufficiency
Organisational Develop scale-up solutions
NBS Success and limiting factors
Process enablers
Knowledge Collaboration Co-creation
Governance Self- governance Grassroots innovations and transition initiatives
Economy De-risking Sharing risks, Self-financing and self-management
Process inibitors
Knowledge -
Governance -
Economy -
IM Keywords
  • Self-governance/grassroots initiatives

  • Local scale green area

  • Crowdfunding

  • Public-Private financing

  • Substitute with renewables and natural processes

  • Encourage sufficiency

  • Develop scale-up solutions

References
smartcity.wien.gv.at/site/en/hanging-gardens-of-oberlaa