Plan of the Vienna AirportCity

Virtual Airport City Vienna

In order to optimize the energy consumption of the Vienna Airport, a simulation model is being created that will transform Vienna Airport into a virtual model city. Vienna Airport comprises around 100 properties in which 20,000 people work in hotels, offices, shops, terminals, logistics companies and many other areas. The power consumption is comparable to the consumption of the city of Klagenfurt. The insights gained from the simulations of the virtual airport city serve as a strategic basis for decision-making. The goal is to sustainably reduce energy consumption and improve the CO2-balance as well as to avoid planning mistakes that would only become noticeable in real operation. The virtual visualization model is developed in the simlab.

The project is a cooperation between the following TU Wien partner institutes:

  • Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Institute of Building Construction and Technology – Research Division of Building Physics and Sound Protection (E206-02) (project lead)
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives (E370)
  • Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – Institute of Energy Systems and Thermodynamics (E302)

External cooperation partner:

  • Schöberl & Pöll GmbH, Institute of Building Research & Innovation ZT-GmbH