When “Althan Quartier” becomes the world’s biggest playground

In August we had the honour to welcome a whole host of very special guests in “Althan Quartier”: as part of the summer child care offered by the City of Vienna we invited a group of children aged 8 to 12 to visit the construction site. Among the highlights was the fact that each child had the opportunity to sit in the massive construction site excavator; there was also a quiz with the popular German game “1, 2 or 3” with small prizes for the kids.

Insight into the various professions in the construction industry

Naturally the event was not just about fun and games, but also involved conveying knowledge. For instance, using an aerial shot the children were shown what is important when planning a large-scale project such as the “Althan Quartier”. This allowed them to see the project through the eyes of an architect. With approaches such as this we intend to offer youngsters an insight into the exciting professions in the construction industry at an early age – and thus make our contribution to countering the lack of specialist craftsmen in the future.


Our approach: facilitating participation

The “Kids on Stage” event is one of a number of activities with which we want to give the people of Vienna an insight into the new “Althan Quartier”. For our adult visitors the pop-up gallery of Martin Grandits, which was open through to the end of September, was a real highlight, offering all those interested in art the opportunity to view the extraordinary works of this exceptional artist in an unusual environment. You can find out more about this here: https://6b47.com/en/investor-trends-insights/i-would-like-to-bring-people-from-art-culture-and-business-together

Events such as this reflect our guiding principle that we quite consciously develop our city district projects so as to create lively environments. This also involves opening up the areas to all those people whose curiosity has been piqued. At the same time, by facilitating and encouraging active participation we wish to foster the potential for identification with a project on the part of the local population.


The idea for the initiators of the pop-up gallery in the “Althan Quartier”: bringing together the worlds of real estate property and art.


The exceptional artist Martin Grandits answers visitors’ questions