Donations & direct loans wanted
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 general use club rooms as well as 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 Architecture, we plan to build up to 6 upper floors to create more housing for those who need it most.
Planet 10 is a former carter’s house. There are currently 4 apartments in it. On the first floor there are function rooms and in the basement there is a small stage for events.
Planet 10 bought the house with the help of direct loans and donations in 2009 for € 400,000.
It is a small one-story building surrounded by multi-story municipal buildings, centrally located in Vienna’s 10th district between the main train station, Viktor-Adler-Markt, the newly developed Sonnwendviertel urban development area and the lively pedestrian zone between the Reumann- and Keplerplatz subway stations, which is used by a wide variety of population groups.
The house was purchased ready for occupancy, renovated by residents and association members, and expanded to include ramps and a barrier-free WC.
The apartments are available to people who are exposed to massive discrimination on the Viennese housing market and who, being new in Vienna and disadvantaged by structural racism, find it difficult to gain a foothold.
The house is very well established in different communities, multilingual, intersectional, participatory and barrier-free.
Planet 10’s non-profit activities are known Vienna-wide and beyond, among refugee support contexts, queer-migrant support structures or queer-feminist collectives.
Currently 9 languages are spoken in the house. By the residents as well as the activists, who together organize the house, events, maintenance, etc. on a voluntary basis.
Very soon it became clear that 4 apartments could only be a beginning. The idea to expand the house was there from the beginning, because this option was already a great desire at the time of purchase and was clarified architecturally.
2022, it begins with a large donation
This project now seems tangible, as the association has received a large donation in 2022, which is the starting signal for new plans.
Construction of 5 additional floors
In 2023, a construction of 5 more floors plus attic (event and meeting space) on the existing basement, first floor and 1st floor will be started.
The architectural office Gabu Heindl, specialized in realizations of public cultural and social buildings, urban planning studies as well as research on planning policy and public space, and known for its collaboration with participatory structures, is entrusted with the planning.
For this, it needs your support.
Help make affordable housing possible for refugees in an anti-discriminatory, self-managed project house.
With your donations and direct loans*, together we can make this plan a reality
Planet 10 was supported by Mietshäusersyndikat Deutschland in its foundation, and last but not least the interest-free (low interest) direct loans of many individuals made the project possible in the first place.
What is a direct loan?
A directly lent amount without the detour via a bank at individually agreed conditions (amount, term, interest). For more on the practice of direct loans and the neutralization of property (the removal of real estate from the market and thus from speculation), see the Austrian habiTAT or the Mietshäusersyndikat Germany.
The house, which is owned by the non-profit cultural association Planet 10, is to be transferred to the Mietshäusersyndikat-like Austrian habiTAT in the near future in order to permanently remove the house from the market.
This means to guarantee a self-determined form of living also for destitute persons, to prevent housing speculation and to neutralize ownership.
In 2016, a special mural was created at Planet 10.
The artists Amoako Boafo and Ani Ganzala designed an entire wall in the event area of the house.
This mural will not be destroyed in the existing structure and Planet 10 offers the opportunity to purchase this work of art.
The painting was created during Amoako Boafo’s student days in Vienna at the Academy of Fine Arts. Due to the stunning international success of the Ghanaian artist, the picture is now of immense value.
Both artists support the project and the expansion with this extraordinary work of art, which was created especially for Planet 10, by waiving a fee or the purchase price in favor of Planet 10.
We are happy about every donation
No matter how much.
Support us in creating affordable housing for refugees in an anti-discriminatory, self-managed project house.
Contact us: info @ planet10wien.at
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Direct loans for a term of 1 to 30 years
Or/and support us with a direct loan in the amount of your choice. With us you know exactly what we use your money for, which you do not need at the moment and with which we can build.
Park your money safely with us as a direct loan
Your money is safely parked with us, because we are able to repay all direct loans on the agreed repayment date, due to always new direct loans, some very long terms of direct loans, as well as donations and significantly more rental income after construction. We already used this practice when we bought the land and house in 2009, here the last direct loans are about to expire or have been repaid.
Term & Interest
After the term you have decided, your money will be paid back to you. For this we can also offer interest depending on the agreement and term.
After a contractually agreed period of time (e.g. after 2 or 5 years) you can get your loan back early in case of sudden personal need (after an agreed period of e.g. 3 months depending on the loan amount).
Should Planet 10 become insolvent during or after the construction period, the direct loans of the Housing Fund of the City of Vienna and any loans taken out with the bank must legally be repaid first. Only then will the private direct lenders follow. However, the association Planet 10 owns the property and the stock and thus a high real value, which guarantees security.
Contact us: info @ planet10wien.at