Planet 10

Planet 10 is a cultural association and participatory house project in Vienna. Purchased in 2009 with the help of direct loans and donations, Planet 10 now offers generally accessible community rooms and living space for 4 adults and 3 children in 4 apartments. But more access to affordable housing for all in anti-discriminatory structures is needed. Together with GABU Heindl Architektur, we are planning to build up to 6 upper floors and thus create more living space for those who need it most. We started with a few donations. Now we are looking for more supporters.

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Help us to provide refugees with affordable housing in an anti-discriminatory, self-managed project house!
Help us to provide refugees with affordable housing in an anti-discriminatory, self-managed project house!

AuftraggeberInnen Kulturverein Planet 10

Planungszeit seit 2023

Planungsteam Gabu Heindl, Birgit Miksch, Elena Mali, Hannah Niemand, Selin Selina

Bilder GABU Heindl Architektur

A famous mural

In 2016, artists Amoako Boafo and Ani Ganzala created a special mural (430 × 287.5 cm) in the event area of the building. The work of the now internationally successful Ghanaian painter, which was created during Boafo’s time studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, is of immense value. In fall 2024, the Lower Belvedere Museum will present the first institutional exhibition on the artistic work of Amoako Boafo (* 1984 in Accra) in Europe.
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This mural has already been provided with a protective glass wall. Planet 10 offers the opportunity to purchase the mural. Both artists are supporting the project and architectural project with this work of art created especially for Planet 10 by waiving a fee or the purchase price in favor of Planet 10.

The artists Amoako Boafo (Belvedere solo exhibition fall 2024) and Ani Ganzala designed a mural in the event area of the building - 430 x 287.5 cm
The artists Amoako Boafo (Belvedere solo exhibition fall 2024) and Ani Ganzala designed a mural in the event area of the building - 430 x 287.5 cm

The House

Planet 10 is a former carriage house. Surrounded by multi-storey residential buildings, it is centrally located in Vienna’s 10th district between the main railway station, Viktor-Adler-Markt, the newly developed Sonnwendviertel urban development area and the lively pedestrian zone between the Reumannplatz and Keplerplatz subway stations, which is used by a wide variety of population groups. The building was bought ready for habitation, renovated by residents and association members and extended to include ramps and a barrier-free toilet. Now the house is to be repaired and given up to 6 additional storeys so that Planet10 can grow.

Planning the extension
Planning the extension
Planet 10 in the 10th district of Vienna. Satelite imagery: Google Earth 2024
Planet 10 in the 10th district of Vienna. Satelite imagery: Google Earth 2024

Financing

Planet 10 bought the house in 2009 with the help of direct loans and donations.
It soon became clear that 4 apartments could only be a start. The idea of extending the house was there from the very beginning. Therefore, a possible addition to the existing two-storey building was already discussed architecturally at the time. This project now seems within reach, as the 2022 Association has received a large donation, which is the starting shot for new plans.

*One of our mottos is “Better to have 1,000 friends at your back than a bank at your neck”.

Direct loans are a key pillar for us. An amount lent directly without going through a bank at individually agreed conditions (amount, term, interest). Planet 10 was supported by Mietsh√§usersyndikat Deutschland when it was founded, and it was not least the interest-free (low-interest) direct loans from many individuals that made the project possible in the first place. The house, which is owned by the non-profit cultural association Planet 10, is to be transferred to the Austrian ‘Habitat’, which is similar to the Mietsh√§usersyndikat, in the near future in order to permanently remove the house from the market. This means ensuring a self-determined form of housing for people without means, preventing housing speculation and neutralizing ownership.

*For whom?

The non-profit activities of Planet 10 are known throughout Vienna and beyond, in refugee support contexts, queer-migrant support structures or queer-feminist collectives. 9 languages are currently spoken in the building. The residents and activists work together on a voluntary basis to organize the residence, events, house maintenance and much more. The apartments are available to people who are exposed to massive discrimination on the Viennese housing market and who, new to Vienna and disadvantaged by structural racism, find it difficult to gain a foothold. The house is very well established in various communities, multilingual, intersectional, participatory and barrier-free.

Flyer Planet 10: We reach for the sky with your loans!
Flyer Planet 10: We reach for the sky with your loans!