lieBeKlima - quality assurance of cross-property greening for urban climate resilience in the neighbourhood development "Am Kempelenpark"

lieBeKlima aims to initiate the implementation of a cross-property and cross-system greening concept for the "Am Kempelenpark" neighbourhood development. This will be realized with innovative, identity-creating participation processes and a comprehensive quality assurance process. The focus lies on an interconnected consideration of integral greening concepts with higher-level water management and plus-energy concepts.

Short Description

Motivation and research question

The aim of lieBeKlima is to initiate the implementation of a cross-property and cross-system greening concept for the "Am Kempelenpark" neighbourhood and to bring it to reality with innovative, identity-creating participation processes and a comprehensive quality assurance process for the further project phases. The focus is on the integral greening concept, which is intended to intertwine the greening of open spaces and buildings with the overarching water management and plus-energy concept. Concrete and measurable quality goals are defined for the neighbourhood as well as at the building site level, and components for tenders are prepared.

Initial situation/status quo

The demands on neighbourhood development are increasing in terms of the range of different aspects (climate, users' wishes, legal requirements, energy crisis, etc.) as well as the level of detail. Adequate treatment of all thematic areas in the course of neighbourhood development requires increasingly greater effort in the development and planning phase. A sectoral (green space, water, energy), topic-specific approach to the respective issues does not allow for the identification of possible synergies and also bears the risk that interferences and mutual obstacles are recognised late or not at all. The creation of quality living space should continue to be defined as a goal, and the principles of integral planning are considered helpful for achieving this goal by considering the various topics in conjunction with each other. In this way, mutual interdependencies are to be shown at a cross-building level and possibilities for value-added use are to be described. The exploratory project lieBeKlima serves to develop a cycle-oriented and cross-property neighbourhood greening, including water management and energy supply systems. The development should be based on the concept of participatory planning.

Project content and objectives

For the design of a concept for cross-property greening, including synergies regarding water management and energy with regard to a circular approach, rough fragments were developed in the first steps on how these fields interact and what interrelationships exist. From these thematic fragments, a holistic draft was created and subsequently examined in more detail.

The agreed draft concept was examined in several workshops with different participants such as project developers, architects, representatives of the authorities, facility managers, property managers and experts for water, energy and greening. Building on their complementary experience and knowledge input, the design could be further developed, sharpened and optimised. With the collected knowledge, quality catalogues, fact sheets and text modules for possible tenders for services could be developed.

The project team developed a quality assurance process to ensure that qualities are maintained in the further course of the project. This process is to be regularly reflected upon and evaluated in accordance with new experiences and optimised and further developed on the basis of the results.

Methodical approach

In order to clarify the requirements for greening, energy and water, the developed rough concept was used, broken down to the interfaces and used to create derivations for the respective individual subject areas.

In order to enable a discussion of the elaborated basics within the five co-creation workshops, the respective work statuses were presented and explained in more detail. The subsequent discourse and the findings were incorporated into the processing of the further work packages. In this way, text modules for tenders and verifiable, transparent qualities were developed, which resulted in three quality catalogues (residential, commercial, cross-building infrastructure).

In addition to the qualities, the information from the workshops revealed the need for a quality assurance process. For this purpose, a project life cycle was analysed in a quality matrix and further developed in a "roadmap" for quality assurance. This was presented to the City of Vienna, represented by the wohnfonds_wien, in the last workshop and supplemented with their input.

A presentation of the final results took place in the context of a publicly accessible hybrid (online/offline) event. The exploratory project also generated widespread attention during the project period through various media (publications, press, online presences).

Results and conclusions

The results of the research project are presented in an interface graphic, the fact sheets, the quality catalogues and the quality assurance roadmap.

The interface graphic shows the rough concept for greening, water management and energy supply as well as their possible synergies. The more detailed elaboration of these resulted in additional separate fact sheets for 6 selected interfaces.

The workshops provided new knowledge input for the content of the work packages, as well as the realisation that through the conscious exchange of experiences and perspectives with the various actors, a common understanding of the topic and confidence in the joint achievement of goals can be established.

Qualities that contribute to the achievement of "cross-property greening for urban climate resilience" were recorded in a quality catalogue together with tender text modules for the further phases. In order to ensure that the qualities are maintained in all project phases, appropriate quality assurance must take place. What this might look like was worked out with the help of a roadmap, which was conceived and designed as a guide and is to be adapted to the respective, project-specific framework conditions in case of need.

The cooperation of different actors such as project developers, architects, general planners, municipalities and provinces as well as facility management is of central importance to ensure high-quality and sustainable neighbourhood development.


Further processing of the findings could take place within the framework of the development of a business and organisational model for cross-property neighbourhood management. The exploratory project team is interested in trying this in a follow-up project (iQ2). For this, the operation and utilisation phase would have to be investigated much more than was possible in the present project.

Project Partners

Project management

STC Development GmbH

Project or cooperation partners

  • e7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH
  • realitylab GmbH
  • grünplan gmbh
  • GrünStattGrau Forschungs- und Innovations-GmbH
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control (SIG)

Contact Address

Würtzlerstraße 3/8
A-1030 Wien
Tel.: +43 (664) 523 61 00