MetroLab is a Think Tank and Consulting Service for metropolitan areas and city regions.

Traveling exhibition “SuperWien Metrople – A New Capital for Europe”
Alterlaa station U6 // The intervention provides insights into the development of the Vienna metropolitan region, poses provocative questions of future development and generates a new vision of the region.
MetroLab at Real Corp 2021!
MetroLab gave an insight into their approach, talking about vision building, local action and the MetroLab Toolbox at this year‘s Real Corp Conference for smart, sustainable and climate neutral futures of cities.
MetroLab magazine #2 GROWTH is available as online and print edition!
This issue is dedicated to the question of how to manage urban growth. Guest articles by international experts give valuable insights into good practices highlighting the importance of intra-regional growth strategies.
MetroLab magazine #1 METRO is available as online and print edition!
This issue focuses on the future of metropolitan mobility and invites readers to take a closer look at the topic of sustainable and inclusive mobility in the metropolis.
MetroLab went Lodz, Poland!
The founders of MetroLab gave an insight into the MetroLab approach and talked about the idea behind the “SuperWien Metropole” at the first International Congress on the “Regeneration of Industrial Cities”.
See who made it into the the “Architektur/Wettbewerbe” Journal!
Many thanks to the wonderful Susanne Karr for this vivid portrait of our Think Tank for integrated development of metropolitan areas in the 3/2021 issue of the „Architektur/Wettbewerbe“ Journal!
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Traveling exhibition "SuperWien Metropole - A New Capital for Europe"
Alterlaa station u6 // The intervention provides insights into the development of the Vienna metropolitian region, poses provocative questions of future development and generates a new vision of the region.
MetroLab at Real Corp 2021!
MetroLab gave an insight into their approach, talking about vision building, local action and the MetroLab Toolbox at this year‘s Real Corp Conference for smart, sustainable and climate neutral futures of cities.
MetroLab magazine #2 GROWTH is available as online and print edition!
This issue is dedicated to the question of how to manage urban growth. Guest articles by international experts give valuable insights into good practices highlighting the importance of intra-regional growth strategies.
MetroLab magazine #1 METRO is available as online and print edition!
This issue focuses on the future of metropolitan mobility and invites readers to take a closer look at the topic of sustainable and inclusive mobility in the metropolis.
MetroLab went Lodz, Poland!
The founders of MetroLab gave an insight into the MetroLab approach and talked about the idea behind the “SuperWien Metropole” at the first International Congress on the “Regeneration of Industrial Cities”.
See who made it into the the “Architektur/Wettbewerbe” Journal!
Many thanks to the wonderful Susanne Karr for this vivid portrait of our Think Tank for integrated development of metropolitan areas in the 3/2021 issue of the „Architektur/Wettbewerbe“ Journal!

Why MetroLab

Creative Governance and planning solutions on metropolitan level

The continuing urbanization trend is increasingly transforming cities into metropolitan areas. Even though metropolitan management and planning is not yet sufficiently integrated into contemporary planning practice and culture there are first attempts to develop new strategies and tools which tackle the emerging challenges of growing metropolises of the 21st century. 

This map shows fascinating strategies of vibrant metropolitan areas and city regions around the world dealing with climate change, uncontrolled growth and new demands on urban life and mobility.

Share your own strategies and projects:

Build strong connections to local stakeholders and create place-based solutions.

Mara Haas

Only a prosperous callaboration between a city and its surrounding areas can give enough strength to manage emerging urban challenges.

Cédric Ramière

Cities must work on their identity, their DNA, to find a unique role in their international competition.

Claudia Staubmann

Human-focused planning and design is more important than ever.

Roland Krebs

MetroLab should initiate discussion and help establish an entity.

Stefan Mayr

Challenges in metropolitan development are an opportunity to rethink our cities and the way they are reproduced.

Flora Fessler

International Dialogue

The MetroLab initiates an International Dialogue on Metropolitan Planning.

The International Dialogue on Metropolitan Planning, consisting of a four-part dialogue series, kicked off in fall 2020 with the first two MetroLab Forums on mobility and urban growth. Two additional Forums on the importance of resilient urban landscapes and the new role and identity of city regions took place in early October and November 2021.

In case you missed the past events, take a look at our Vimeo channel where you can find all the video documentaries.
Be part of a creative knowledge transfer and let us know about your professional or personal perspective!

Superwien Exhibition

SuperWien Metropole – A New Capital for Europe.

The SuperWien Metropole concept envisions the city region Vienna – Bratislava – Wiener Neustadt as a new capital for Europe. In the European context, it acts as a tool for the creation of a strong metropolitan area, while at the same time dealing with the region´s global status, managing its growth and defining its image and social concept.

The SuperWien exhibition aims to communicate new ideas for this city region that will guide further spatial planning. The visionary images primarily address the need for more regional governance and consider the area’s history and location in the centre of Europe. They suggest new opportunities that will enable the SuperWien Metropole to regain the international status it lost during the 20th century and define its new role in the future.

Visit the traveling Exhibition

The site-specific intervention provides interesting insights into the morphological and functional development of Vienna‘s metropolitan region and poses provocative questions of future development. With formative conceptual graphics, the traveling exhibition generates new images of the Vienna – Bratislava – Wiener Neustadt urban region and starts a joint discussion with the interested public.

The exhibit was displayed in several public locations near train and subway stations in September and October 2021 and will continue to travel in spring 2022.

Past exhibition dates and venues:
20.-23.09.2021 Metro station Alterlaa, Liesing
18.-28.10.2021 Josef Deutsch-Platz, Mödling

Stay tuned for more opportunities to visit the traveling exhibition!

Online Survey

Take part in our online-survey and tell us about how your life in the SuperWien Metropole is shaping up and what visions you have for this common living space!

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