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A lively quarter for living, working, culture and leisure will be created on the 18 hectare former shipyard area. The main theme of the urban development concept is a cautious transformation of the area and the integration of existing structures and characters into the new area. The site’s location along the Danube, together with the spacious harbor basin and the floodplain landscape create quality and identity. Additionally, the local recreation, leisure and cultural facilities, and the existing industrial heritage with its striking building structures and numerous listed historical building monuments create an enduring character.

The urban concept for the’New Shipyard Quarter’ offers a mixture of urban living and working, washed by the Danube Floodplain Park and water. The harbour basin forms a generous urban centre and condensed building islands with a multitude of typologies and programmes embed themselves in the upgraded floodplain landscape, which form various character zones of built, natural and designed open spaces. They allow a balanced coexistence of residential clusters, innovation park, creative and educational clusters as well as cultural uses. Networking with existing infrastructures and positioning strategically new connections creates an attractive and more accessible area that benefits from its connection to the core city of Korneuburg and at the same time has the potential to develop as an independent quarter. Short-term and long-term reprogramming and urban interventions in existing open spaces and buildings lead to a direct activation of the site and initiate an open and transparent participatory planning process that includes the participation of the citizens of Korneuburg.


(c) sketches YEWO

Client SEFKO, WRG Werft Revitalisierungs GmbH
Program Mixed residential area with total 191.271 m2, of which 104.076 m2 GFA for approx. 2000 inhabitants, commercial 35.975 m2, social infrastructure 10.356 m2, other use 40.864 m2
Time 2016 - 2018
Role Urban designer, architect
Participating parties Baumschlager Hutter, Vienna; YEWO Landscapes, Vienna