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Volkertplatz, Demonstration of an integrative transformation including holistic water management


A transdisciplinary team is designing a climate resilient transformation of the Volkertplatz and Volkertmarkt in the 2nd district of Vienna in a participatory process. The project’s goals are holistic water management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as increasing the usability of this public space for all. As a uniting element, a BARTLETT is being developed. This Blue Green Photovoltaic Shading Element feeds into all goals:

  • Water management: Higher drainage level, which drains precipitation water without coming into contact with the contaminated ground surface into the surrounding green areas without the use of pumps
  • Climate change adaptation: Greening
  • Climate change mitigation: Photovoltaic panels
  • Increasing usability for all: Weather protection and electricity production

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This project receives funding by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund and is conducted within the funding program “Leuchttürme für resiliente Städte 2040” (Lighthouses for resilient cities 2040).

www.klimafonds.gv.at | www.smartcities.at/en/


This project receives funding by the FFG. www.ffg.at/en

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