by Julia Jaksch
In the outskirts of Vienna lies an area of about 2,4 million m2. Here, a new urban district is under construction. It’s called Seestadt Aspern (Vienna’s Urban Lakeside) and it's one of Europe’s largest new urban development projects, planned to be completed in 2028.
The aim is to build a multifunctional new district, a city within a city with housing units, workplaces, shops, schools, parks etc.
Out of curiosity I took a walk to the Seestadt last summer.
Here's a little photographic portrait of this strange and artificial place, where everything is still about to begin.