MetroLab is a Think Tank and consulting service for metropolitan areas and city regions.


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.

Maria 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 take place in early October and early November 2021.

Take part in the topic-specific forums, bring in your professional or personal perspective and become part of a creative knowledge transfer!


In case you missed the past events, take a look at our Vimeo channel where you can find all the video documentaries.

What is the Future of Metropolitan Mobility?

How to Design and Manage New Centralities?

Can metropolitan landscapes become resilient?

What is the new role of metropolitan areas?

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 exhibition will be on display in the coming weeks in many public places near railway and metro stations in the “SuperVienna Metropolis”. Stay tuned!

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!


Our team consists of the partnering offices Superwien urbanism and CoCo architecture.
The joint MetoLab office in Vienna was founded in early 2020.

Stefan Mayr

Architect ZT
Expert for Urban Design
and Product Design

Cédric Ramière

Architect and Urban Planner
Expert for Sustainability
and Territory Strategies

Roland Krebs

Urban and Regional Planner ZT
Expert for Urban Design
and Urban Economics

Claudia Staubmann

Architect and Urban Planner
Expert for Housing
Development Strategies

Mara Haas

Urban and Regional Planner
Expert for Metropolitan Strategies
and Placemaking

Flora Fessler

Urban Designer
Expert for Metropolitan Strategies
and Participatory Planning

Alina Bärnthaler

Junior Urban Planner
and Socioeconomist

Superwien is a studio for architecture and urbanism based in Vienna, Austria. The office supports public and private institutions in order to achieve sustainable urban change. Besides developing strategic plans, masterplans and public space projects, Superwien specializes in participatory and dialogue-oriented planning techniques from the national to the global scale.

MetroLab Office Austria

Lenaugasse 2/4 1080-Vienna tel. / fax +43 1 9137621

CoCo architecture, founded by French-Austrian architects, is an internationally operating network office with three branches in France and one in Vienna, Austria. With its ambitious projects realized all around the globe the CoCo architecture and urban design studio reflects local thinking and traditional attitudes as well as modern approaches. It aims to be a catalyst for social change, putting environmental and lifestyle values at the heart of human endeavour.

MetroLab Office France

La Touille / BP9 – 24 250 Cenac et Saint Julien tel. +33(0)5 53 31 10 42

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