The world’s nicest social-housing complex? (19 pics)
Welcome to alt-erlaa, a social-housing complex in vienna. Built between 1973 and 1985, this incredible, government funded 27-storey complex accomodates approximately 10000 low-income residents amongst a healthy amount of greenery. as you can see, the blocks are topped with outdoor swimming pools (used regularly by 70% of residents), but the facilities available don’t end there. Others include: indoor swimming pools, fitness rooms, solariums, saunas, tennis courts, schools, 2 medical centres, church, shopping mall, restaurants, 3400 underground parking spaces and a metro station. the complex even runs its own tv station. the austrians apparently believe that for any housing project to succeed in the long-term a strong community bond is essential and looking at these photos its hard to disagree.