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Jakob-Reumann-Hof
The Jakob-Reumann-Hof in the district of Margarethen, Vienna, named after the first social democratic mayor of Vienna (1913-1923), was opened in 1924. It was the first big "Straßenhofanlage" in Vienna, i.e., a housing complex built around courtyards...
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Source: Bruno Kreisky Archives Foundation
Kitchen-cum-living-room of the Fuchsenfeldhof
in the district of Meidling in Vienna, 1924The new municipal housing was intended to improve workers' conditions in terms of living space, cleanliness and comfort. The municipal housing units were equipped with water, a toilet and a gas stove. In some of the residential complexes there we...
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Source: Bruno Kreisky Archives Foundation
Karl-Seitz-Hof
in the district of Floridsdorf, Vienna, opened in 1929
Source: Bruno Kreisky Archives Foundation
Karl-Marx-Hof
in the district Heiligenstadt, ViennaThe Karl-Marx-Hof with more than 1325 apartments was built between 1927 and 1930; it was designed by Karl Ehn, a student of Otto Wagner.
Source: Der Kuckuck 41/1930 (newspaper); Stefan Riesenfellner / Josef Seiter: Der Kuckuck. Die moderne Bild-Illustrierte des Roten Wien, Verlag für Gesellschaftskritik, Vienna 1995
Ringstraße of the Proletariat
There was a conspicuously high concentration of big municipal housing complexes on the Margarethengürtel; this, combined with the fact that the architecture of these buildings showed characteristics of the former palace buildings, earned for the Mar...
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Cover of the newspaper "Die Unzufriedene" (The Discontented Woman, a Social Democratic women`s newspaper), No. 35, August 30th 1930
Millionenstädte (Cities of over a million inhabitants)
The tax reforms of Hugo Breitner created a financial base for the building of public housing in Vienna. After Vienna itself became a federal province in 1922 and so gained the right to levy its own taxes, Breitner introduced a special tax earmarked f...
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Source: Der Kuckuck 15/1932 (newspaper);
The first skyscraper in Vienna, that has never been realized.
Vienna`s first skyscraper fell victim to the 1931 tax redistribution, as did the further expansion of public housing in general; income from taxes was redistributed between governing bodies at the federal, provincial and local or municipal levels.
Source: Der Kuckuck 23/1930 (newspaper); Stefan Riesenfellner / Josef Seiter: Der Kuckuck. Die moderne Bild-Illustrierte des Roten Wien. Verlag für Gesellschaftskritik, Vienna 1995
Karl Marx Hof 1934 (Postcard)
"During the Civil War (1934) the municipal housing complexes turned into battlefields. Under the austro-fascist regime the building of public housing came to a stop; many municipal housing complexes were renamed, for example up to 1945, the Karl-Marx...
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Source: Bruno Kreisky Archives Foundation
Werkbund-Siedlung
The city of Vienna engaged many famous architects to design its public housing. For example, the Werkbund-Siedlung, erected in the district of Hietzing in Vienna between 1929 and 1931, was designed by Josef Frank, Gerrit Rietveld, Adolf Loos and Gret...
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Paul-Speiser-Hof
in the Floridsdorf district of Vienna, built in 1930/31.The characteristic fa´cades with the verandahs in the front integrated with the house entrances were designed by Ernst Lichtblau.
Source: Bruno Kreisky Archives Foundation
Per-Albin-Hansson-Housing Estate
The Per-Albin-Hansson-Housing Estate, opened in Laaer Berg in 1951, was built with the help of Sweden. It was named after the former Swedish Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson who did so much to aid war-damaged Vienna after 1945. To build the housing e...
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Residential Park, Alt-Erlaa
The Residential Park, Alter-Laa, completed in 1976, was designed to provide a new quality of life in public housing. The terraces are laid out one above the other to make optimal sunlight and a little garden available to each apartment. Also there a...
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Hundertwasser-House
Public building, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, opened in 1985. By having artists design public buildings, the city of Vienna tried at this time to link up with a tradition of the First Republic (1918-1933/34), when many famous architects p...
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Residential Park Donau-City
The Residential Park Donau-City with more than 1.000 apartments is actually one of the biggest housing projects in Vienna. Despite it is located on the exclusive Donauplatte (Danube-plattform), the apartments should be affordable because of public su...
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