EUROPAN: Tabakfabrik Linz

Tuesday, January 7, 2012


EXHIBITION: Tabakfabrik Linz

Welcome to the Europan 11 Exhibition at the Tabakfabrik in Linz, Austria

The "TABAKFABRIK in Linz" has been one of the 49 Europan locations in 2012! We herewith present all the great projects of our participants!

Built as Europe‘s largest tobacco factory, planned by famous architects (Peter Behrens and Alexander Popp) this jewel of international modernism was abandoned in 2009. Recognizing its strategic potential for the future growth of Linz, the city bought the site in order to be able to direct its overall development. The combination of cultural value, big size and excellent location demands an intelligent concept for the planning-process, dealing with international and local ressources. The role of Europan within this process is to offer a structural vision whose spatial concept shall inspire fruitful scenarios of use. A wide range of possible uses is being discussed: the contemporary cultural fields of production, creative and progressive industries, educational institutions, social facilities and, partly, special forms of housing.

Providing an urbanistic framework Europan can - at the same time - enrich, complement and navigate the local initiatives. The relation between regional impact and local transformation, between preservation and renewal, between bigness and microscopia, between shared facilities and individualization form the exciting ingredients for the Europan project.