IKEA Westbahnhof Vienna
How IKEA cools the neighborhood of Vienna’s Westbahnhof with 160 new trees by up to 1.5 °C on a heat day.
Cool house park for Vienna
„The answer was clear – an inner-city park!” – when asked what people around the location would want if they had a choice?“
|➜||1 Building + 160 Trees = 2 Environment certificates|
|➜||up to -1.5°C air temperature on a heat day|
|➜||up to 12.6°C reduction of perceived temperature (PET)|
The first innercity IKEA store in Vienna impresses with a contemporary and highly innovative mobility concept – where there are no parking spaces, but for the first time there are many plants!
„We have come a long way from `blue boxes` on the green field to a downtown furniture store that is second to none. We are daring this experiment because our lives, customer behavior and mobility habits are changing rapidly. New ways are needed to counter this.“
CEO IKEA Austria
The effects of the building and its outdoor facilities on the micro- & urban climate were given a very high priority right from the start.
„With GREENPASS we were able to confirm that the greening of this fantastic building is not only ‘prettiness’, but that the 160 trees make an active and sustainable contribution to cooling the city. This is how contemporary architecture has to work!”
DI Joachim Kräftner
Geschäftsführer Kräftner Landschaftsarchitektur
„The urban IKEA furniture store at Westbahnhof is a showcase project in terms of sustainability & we are pleased that this has now been officially confirmed by the GREENPASS Platinum certificate.“
Construction Manager IKEA Austria
12 °C reduced perceived temperature
The perceived temperature (PET) on the roof terrace is more than 12 °C cooler than on a heat day. The analysis and evaluation show that the vegetation used, including the substrate, stores more than 6 kg of CO2 per heat day which is three times more CO2 than with the previous stock.
2.700m² green space & 160 trees newly gained
The project will provide approx. 2,700 m² of green space and 160 trees, which will add up to a leaf area of
„The green IKEA in the middle of Vienna will hopefully encourage many and convince skeptics to join and shape this path of transformation of urban spaces towards quality of life & climate resilience.“
In addition, the project wins 15 (out of 20) bonus points in the qualitatively assessed bonus fields of biodiversity, resources and social issues.
The use of recycled building materials in landscaping and the use of smart lighting and irrigation systems in the resources bonus field complete the list.
IKEA Westbahnhof Vienna
|Name||IKEA Westbahnhof Vienna|
|Address||Europaplatz 1, |
|Area||approx. 0.4 ha|
|IKEA Westbahnhof Wien | IKEA Youtube Playlist |
|Was leistet der neue IKEA Westbahnhof Wien (DE) | GREENPASS Youtube Channel |
|IKEA Vienna Westbahnhof |
|160 neue Bäume für den Ikea am Westbahnhof (DE) |
|Die Bäume kommen (DE) |
|Ikea: „Die Bäume kommen” (DE) |
|Mit der Pflanzung von 160 Bäumen nimmt die Außenfassade des IKEA Wien Westbahnhof Form an (DE) |
|Showcase – Seite 4 (DE) |