Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
A short description of the NBS project
The project BIOTOPE CITY is a combination of buildings and green spaces based on the principles of a dense urban neighbourhood with nature in a close juxtaposition. The project is developed on the background of current and future consequences of environmental changes to strengthen 1 in cities and minimize the ecological impact of urban building. To reach the best result in combining these two planning Ideas the planning process was a big partitive planning process with the residents. Only planning close to people can provide a functional conglomeration like the biotope city.
The focus is on the implementation of integral Biotope City quality criteria, which describe the multiple functions of greening and contribute specifically to increasing residents’ quality of life.
NBS Implementation context
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
object (building, etc.)
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved
Leader: Wien Süd (building developer)
Main partners: in total 8 different building developers
Project coordination by external office
General open space planer and scientific research group: Biotope City foundation, urban planner, landscape architects, vegetation experts, socialists, urban mining expert, ...
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
Very complex process because of the overarching planning through different building plots and developers, accompanied from scientists and experts from the beginning to take care for microclimate and qualitative living space
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
Municipality departement for environmental protection Vienna - MA 22 and several municipality departements
Inputs for Fauna
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
future residents and neighbours
Global Estimated cost of the project
more than 5M€
Description of the financing mechanism
Combination from social housing (app. 75 %) and private financing flats (app. 15 %) - Special agreement
Develop scale-up solutions
Create value from waste
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
large (beyond 5 years)
Expected life time of the intervention
more than 30
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
What makes this project a pioneer?
Brief description of the innovativeness
Has the project received a prize, an award?
- IBA-Candidate (International Building exhibition)
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
Yes, official exhibition
Several exhibitions and presentations
several newspaper articles