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Hanging Gardens Oberlaa

A short description of the NBS project

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 “Smart City – Hanging Gardens”. Every supporter who contributes more than 20€ 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 Pöyry themselves generously supported the project. The company Tech Metall, which was responsible for the construction, donated time, material and expertise.

NBS Implementation context
Location Austria, Wien (Austria)
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Status Project delivered (2014-2016)
Dates
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale object (building, etc.)
NBS Impacts scale • Object (building) • Neighbourhood • City
Urban density/ Soil consumption Medium
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
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NBS Typology
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NBS Uban Challenges
Climate Issues Climate mitigation
Climate adaptation
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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
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative? Community • Citizens
Contracting Authority
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Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
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Cluster Governance Model Description
cluster4_societal_resilienceSelfgovernance_grassroots_initiatives 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.
Financing
Global Estimated cost of the project -
Cluster CLUSTER 3: Citizen inclusion CLUSTER 4: PUBLIC-PRIVATE
FM • Crowdfunding
Description of the financing mechanism 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.
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Success and limiting factors
Process Enablers
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Knowledge_drivers Collaboration • Co-creation -
Governance_driversSelf- governance • Grassroots innovations and transition initiatives
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