Whoever sets foot in the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK’s Festival Headquarters will be in the middle of the future Althan Quartier. In the coming years, 6B47 Real Estate Investors – the festival’s location partner this year – will transform Karl Schwanzer’s glass construction above the Franz Josefs-Bahnhof train station into the newest city center. In the heart of Vienna’s 9th district, not only will a piece of real estate will be reinterpreted, part of the city will be designed! At a central intersection of urban pathways, squares, and life lines, the location’s strengths will be revealed and developed. The Althan Quartier, occupying an important place in the city’s fabric, is more than a simple concentration with a variety of functions: It also provides space for an eclectic variety of social life and urban biodiversity.