An artist’s impression of the new IKEA store at Vienna’s Westbahnhof station, where construction has just begun
Set for completion in early 2021, (though there’ll probably be a bunch of screws and a weird plastic thing left over), the store, with its green facade of 160 integrated trees and roof terrace, has no car parking spaces – a nod to Vienna’s first rate public transport system.
IKEA promises 24 hour delivery for any items that can’t be carried out by hand.
The soon to be constructed 110m tall Hochhaus Tower in Vienna, designed by MVRDV architects.
The twisted profile of the lower 10 floors is designed to ensure daylight is not blocked from neighbouring buildings – a stipulation of the Austrian capital’s strict urban planning laws.
Construction begins next year with completion slated for 2018.