Wiener Riesenrad am Prater

Other project in Wien, Austria

Project category Other
Project type New project
Year of completion 2016
Size of project(m2) 101 – 500
Number of KNX devices used 101 – 300
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 2.000+
Man power 6 – 10
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Project characteristics

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Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation


Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Lighting: Switching , Dimming , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Lighting Colour Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Timed Operation Modes , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control , Floor Heating Control
  • Security and Safety: Access Control , Intrusion Detection / Alarm Systems
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , Touch Panels & Display Panels
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions
  • Other: Audio Control

Customer's description

The Viennese Ferris Wheel at the Prater is the symbol of Vienna. The Riesenrad was completed for the first time in 1897 with 30 wagons, after the World War the wagons were reduced to 15 pieces. The complete restoration was completed in 2016 with 15 new Woggons, all of which were automated with the latest KNX technology. This gave rise to completely new possibilities. The wagon heating was realized by floor and wall heating with a sensor in the floor and in the walls in the warmer seasons KNX controls the air conditioning system. Simple audio control via basal clipping detection and displays...

Contact information

Company name SmartHomeKrainer GmbH & El. MaZim
Company email
Company website
Contact name Stefan Krainer
Contact function System Integrator