Press Release:DC Waterline - Modern Quarter Celebrates Two Project Milestones

Martina Magnet

by Martina Magnet

DC Waterline - new neighborhood development on the New Danube.

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  • STRABAG Real Estate (SRE) and the S+B Group build an education, residential and innovation campus at the New Danube

  • Joint topping-out ceremony for Bildungscampus and Musicflats

  • Laying of the foundation stone at the modern innovation campus

The DC Waterline in D-City celebrated two major project milestones in October: The two project partners STRABAG Real Estate (SRE) and the S+B Group invited to the topping-out ceremony of the education campus and the Musicflats. Only two days later, the foundation stone was laid for the modern innovation campus. On the approximately 14,000 m² site directly on the banks of the New Danube, a mixed-use quarter will be created by 2025 that will be home to modern educational space for a bilingual school and kindergarten facility, new types of apartments for musicians, an international hotel provider and modern office space. "With the new DC Waterline quarter, we are creating modern and sustainable educational, residential and living space in one of the best locations in the federal capital," said Erwin Größ, Managing Director of STRABAG Real Estate Austria.

"S+B is pleased to breathe further life into D-City with the DC Waterline, following on from the DC 3, DC 2 and DANUBEFLATS projects already developed, and to provide more culinary choice on site with the food hall and food outlets," added Wolfdieter Jarisch, CEO of S+B Group AG.

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From left to right: Gerhard Zeilinger (Managing Director Motel One Austria), Astrid Schafleitner (Co-Head of Development Motel One Group), Wolfdieter Jarisch (Member of the Board S+B Group), Erwin Größ (Managing Director STRABAG Real Estate Austria), Frank Fercher (Technical Director STRABAG SE)

International concept for a school campus

Intensive work has already been underway since October 2022 on the three-story education campus, which is fully leased to Stella International School. Starting in September 2024, four kindergarten groups, eight elementary school classes and 16 high school classes will find a new home there. Open childcare areas, modern classrooms, and multimedia rooms, as well as generous open spaces on the campus roof will provide caregivers and children with sufficient space for exchange and joint activities. "The anticipation among the children and faculty is huge - our current building is bursting at the seams," said Heidi Burkhart, CEO of Stella International School, looking forward to the new location.

The DC Musicflats construction team is already celebrating the roofing ceremony together with their colleagues from the education campus. New and unique in this part of the neighborhood are 63 apartments for musicians, which will be soundproofed. In addition to this, highly damped practice rooms and special soundproof booths for very loud instruments are provided on each floor. This creates optimal conditions for future residents to play and rehearse alone or together.

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From left to right: Frank Fercher (Technical Director STRABAG SE), Erol Milo (Oranisational Unit Manager STRABAG Real Estate Austria), Heidi Burkhart (Director Stella International School), Wolfdieter Jarisch (Member of the Board S+B Group), Oliver Zaininger (Authorized signatory S+G Group), David Gabric (STRABAG SE)

Innovation campus continues to grow

Parallel to the educational and residential buildings, a promising innovation campus is also being built on the site, divided into two buildings: The larger of these two structures has already been leased to Motel One. The international hotel chain will open its sixth location in Vienna with 198 hotel rooms on 5,600 m². "It's impressive how professionally and quickly the project has come to fruition. We are very pleased to be able to inspire our guests at this special location in the future," explains Astrid Schafleitner, Co-Head of Development of the Motel One Group.

The second part of the building, about 1,500 m² in size, offers optimal conditions for creative and modern work. On the first floor of the innovation campus, as in the education campus, catering areas are planned.

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Modern and sustainable building concepts

Sustainability also plays an important role in the DC Waterline project. Photovoltaic systems on the roofs reduce energy costs, while green roofs store water, compensate for temperature fluctuations, filter dust and noise, and serve as habitats for animals and plants.

The location of the quarter, directly on the banks of the New Danube and in the immediate vicinity of UNO City, is characterized above all by its very good public transport connections. Vienna's historic city center can be reached in a few minutes by subway, and the 21 km long Danube Island stretches out in front of the door. Other recreational areas such as the Danube Park, the Old Danube and the Vienna Prater are also nearby. Although the project is basically planned as a car-free zone, it offers sufficient parking spaces for cars and motorcycles equipped with e-charging stations.

All three components of the DC Waterline have been awarded Gold pre-certification by the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate (ÖGNI).

Link: DC Waterline ÖGNI


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