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Building styles

The building location is fixed within the limits of the construction site through various building styles.

The following building styles (development styles) can be distinguished in Vienna:

  • Open coverage: A building is constructed, detached on all sides at a specific minimum distance from the neighbouring land.
  • Coupled building style: Buildings are each built and attached to one another on a shared adjacent boundary, while distance is maintained from the other land boundaries. 
  • Closed coverage: Buildings are built and attached to one another at the road boundary, from one adjacent plot to the next.
  • Grouped building style (special form in Upper Austria and Vienna): Buildings are built and attached one to another from one adjacent boundary to the next adjacent boundary, while at both ends of this row of houses, distance must be kept from the land boundary of the next neighbour and from the circulation area.