Wohnpark Alt-Erlaa is an important player for the social housing league for more then 28 years now. Found in Vienna the Wohnpark Alt-Erlaa has for sure a strong presence in the surrounding landscape boasting both a monstrous concrete mass as well as nature to surround it.
The monster of concrete with a skeleton of steel rises from the living , green vegetation a very strong image materialized in our minds when we see the pictures of this amazing social housing project. My amazement continued when i took a look at the data. It covers 240000 square meters, providing homes for around 3200 families, schools, medical centers, playgrounds, tennis courts, a shopping center vast green spaces. Sounds like a micro state .
Well , Vatican has an area of about 440000 square meters so it`s in the ballpark … on the smallish side but nevertheless there. And it`s just a housing project. The planning began in 1968 and the building commenced in 1973. After 8 years, in 1985 it was finished and has been in use since then.The blocks are between 23 and 27 stories high and access is ensured by high speed elevators. The living conditions are decent even by today`s standards. Around 65% of the apartments have at least 3 bedrooms, and the average size is 74.2 sq. meters, private terraces, rooftop swimming pools, saunas…. the works.