Westbahnhof Vienna, the world's first GREENPASS Platinum-certified building with 160 trees cools the neighborhood of Vienna's Westbahnhof by up to 1.5°C on a hot day.
“We have come a long way from 'blue boxes' on a greenfield site to a downtown furniture store that is second to none. We dare this experiment because our lives, customer behavior and mobility habits are changing rapidly. To counter this, new approaches are needed.” Said by Alpaslan Deliloglu, CEO IKEA Austria.
According to DI Joachim Kräftner, CEO Kräftner landscape architecture, “With GREENPASS we were able to confirm that the greening of this fantastic building is not just a "pretty", but that the 160 trees make an active and sustainable contribution to cooling the city. This is how contemporary architecture should work!”