Vienna: Platinum for Viertel Zwei – the green center of a new urban district
The ground-breaking ceremony on October 1, 2015 marked the start of the next stage of the Viertel Zwei (‘District Two’) project. By 2022, the project development company IC Projektentwicklung will expand the quarter in Vienna’s 2nd district, which is the first to be awarded Platinum precertification for outstanding sustainability by the Austrian Sustainable Building Council (ÖGNI). Drees & Sommer is supporting the certification process with an Austrian-German Team.
The award recognizes established buildings and infrastructure as well as buildings under construction or at the planning stage. The assessment covers all relevant aspects of sustainable construction. The Drees & Sommer team is scrutinizing the projects not only with regard to ecological, economic and sociocultural quality, but also for technical and process quality. Together with IC Projektentwicklung, the experts conducted on-site workshops covering such topics as the sustainable operation of the quarter and the content and orientation of the future district management. Drees & Sommer is expecting to support the final certification process through to 2021.