Projects

Stadtland

The IBA Thüringen has made StadtLand its primary theme. Through three key areas of action, the IBA aims to promote a new quality of relationship between the town and the country.

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Projects
Schwarzatal, Schwarzburg Castle

Schwarzatal, Schwarzburg Castle

Schwarzatal, Schwarzburg Castle

Thuringia is rich in castles and palaces. Schwarzburg Castle, seat of the former Principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, has a particularly remarkable and varied history. In 1919, Friedrich Ebert, the first President of Germany, signed the democratic constitution of the Weimar Republic in Schwarzburg. Some 20 years later, the main building of the baroque complex was gutted and remodelled for use as a guesthouse for officials of the Third Reich. Never completed, the castle and its outbuildings remained empty after 1945 and fell into disrepair. 
Schwarzburg Castle, with its chequered history, serves a poignant reminder of the challenges facing society and is intended to become an open forum and think-tank which, together with the ‘House of Democracy in Weimar’, will communicate the democratic foundations of our society. With the inclusion of Schwarzburg Castle in the Federal Programme of National Urban Development Projects in 2017, financing for the project was secured. Since then, the Thuringian Castles and Gardens Foundation has begun the design and fitting out of two rooms of the castle, which opened as a ‘show site’ on the occasion of the centenary of the first German democratic constitution in February 2019. Further rooms will be successively converted and put to use over time. The project partners are the municipality of Schwarzburg and the local ‘Schloss Schwarzburg – Denkort der Demokratie e.V.’ association.

The castle is intended as a centre for project work and democratic education for politically-interested visitors, initiatives and associations of all ages at a historically significant location in the heart of rural Thuringia.

Dates 
25 August 2019
Location 
Schloss Schwarzburg
Schloßstraße
07427 Schwarzburg
Germany
Träger

· Gemeinde Schwarzburg in der
  VG Mittleres Schwarzatal
· Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten
· Förderverein Schloss Schwarzburg
  Denkort der Demokratie e.V.

Partner

· Landkreis Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
· Haus der Demokratie Weimar/
  Weimarer Republik e. V.
· Zukunftswerkstatt Schwarzatal e.V.
· Partnerschaften für Demokratie
  Saalfeld-Rudolstadt

Planungsbeteiligte
Ansprechpartnerin

Ulrike Rothe
Projektleiterin
Telefon +49 3644 51832-13
ulrike.rothe@iba-thueringen.de

Schwarzatal, Rottenbach Railway Station

Schwarzatal, Rottenbach Railway Station

Schwarzatal, Rottenbach Railway Station

A situation typical of many rural areas is that while the trains till run, the station building is no longer open. Königsee-Rottenbach in the traditional holiday region of thSchwarzatal is no different: tourists are greeted by the forlorn prospect of a defunct railway station.

The municipality of Rottenbach plans to change this: after purchasing their railway station, they have begun renovating and converting it to serve as a new ‘Gateway to the Schwarzatal’. When completed, the station building will be run by a cooperative as a shop selling local produce to the local community. At the same time, visitors will be able to savour regional produce on arriving in the Schwarzatal. In addition, the square in front of the railway station will become a transport hub linking bus, train, car and bicycle transport – an interchange between regional and local transport networks. The design and materials of the public transport facilities take cues from the landscape of the surroundings, using regional materials and landscaped islands that look like small farm gardens.

By shopping at the station shop, the people of Rottenbach and its neighbouring municipalities create a regional cycle of supply and demand. They strengthen the local economy and identity and in turn contribute to making the Schwarzatal an attractive place to live and to spend one’s holidays.

Dates 
05 July 2019 - 11:00
25 August 2019
Location 
Bahnhof Rottenbach
Am Bahnhof
07422 Rottenbach
Germany
Träger

· Stadt Königsee-Rottenbach
· Genossenschaft BahnHofladen Rottenbach e. G.

Ansprechpartnerin

Ulrike Rothe
Projektleiterin
Telefon +49 3644 51832-13
ulrike.rothe@iba-thueringen.de

Links

· MDR Beitrag 2018
· Filmdoku von 1985
  'Reichsbahner Jahn'

Nordhausen, Altendorfer Kirchviertel

Nordhausen, town and region

Nordhausen, Altendorfer Kirchviertel

How can we conserve resources at all levels in the urban-rural StadtLand of tomorrow? Nordhausen council, the SWG municipal housing association and Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, along with numerous other local and regional participants, have come togehter in an exceptional process to find answers to these questions.

The open, collaborative process began with five public workshops in 2015 and 2016 on the topics of urban redevelopment, the transition to new sources of energy, recycling, mobility and communication, which brought together around 400 interested parties and representatives from education, research, local politics, business and administration. The results form the basis of a new strategy for the future of Nordhausen in which the sustainable use of resources is seen as a social goal involving all aspects of society, rather than merely as a technical challenge. Through the joint action of all partners, the intention is to minimise the consumption of raw materials and energy and to obtain them from renewable sources.

Since then, four thematic projects have developed for Nordhausen in different collaborative constellations: the environmentally-conscious conversion of the mass housing district of Nordhausen Nord, the experimental redensification of the Altendorfer Kirchviertel in the old town, the development of a sustainable mobility concept for the town and region, and the elaboration of climate and design guidelines as a new informal planning instrument.

 

 

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Location 
Nordhausen
Germany
Kannawurf, 1500 Hectares of Field

Kannawurf, 1500 Hectares of Field

Kannawurf, 1500 Hectares of Field

Hybrid landscapes

How can we find new ways of seeing and describing landscapes? How can we reimagine and re-evaluate the concept and image of the landscape? And how can landscape, and with it agriculture, be reconceived and redesigned from a sustainable perspective?

The IBA Thüringen and the Künstlerhaus Thüringen association are working together with the farming organisations Landwirtschaft Kannawurf Betriebsgesellschaft mbH and agrar-GmbH Oldisleben to explore answers to these questions. A model for a new landscape typology for the 21st century is being developed for an area of 1,500 hectares. The aim is to enhance the (agricultural) landscape by consistently taking into account its design and visual characteristics as well as the impact of aspects such as ecology, economy and perception as well as education on the experience of the (agricultural) landscape. Every intervention in the landscape becomes a creative means that acts in combination with and in the context of all other means, as well in the context of the wider landscape of Kannawurf and its surroundings, contributing to the perception and experience of the (agricultural) landscape.

The elaboration and model implementation of a new landscape typology in Kannawurf aims to raise awareness of the way in which we develop and engage with the landscape, and to explore new perspectives for its agricultural use.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Location 
06578 Kannawurf
Germany
Projektträger
Förderer

Europäischer Landwirtschaftsfond für die Entwicklung des ländlichen Raums: Hier investiert Europa in die ländlichen Gebiete (ELER) und der Freistaat Thüringen

Planungsbeteiligte

· quartier vier, Leipzig
· Team des IBA Campus 2017

Partner

· Landwirtschaft Kannawurf
  Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
· agrar-GmbH Oldisleben

Ansprechpartnerin

Kerstin Faber
Projektleiterin
Telefon +49 3644 51832-10
kerstin.faber@iba-thueringen.de

Krobitz, St. Annen-Kapelle

Krobitz, St. Annen-Kapelle

Krobitz, St. Annen-Kapelle

Until recently, the small Chapel of St Anna served just once a year as a place of congregation. Villagers from Krobitz in the Saale-Orla district came together to celebrate Ascension – outdoors, due to the dilapidated state of the interior.
The turnaround came in response to an open call for new and unconventional ideas for churches as part of the ‘STADTLAND:Church’ exhibition in 2017 initiated by the EKM Evangelical Church in Central Germany and the IBA Thüringen. The renowned international artist Carsten Nicolai gave the 11th century Romanesque chapel a new musical heart: a sculptural installation entitled ‘organ’ in the form of a gas-powered pyrophone made especially for the chapel in 2017. The unusual musical instrument has since attracted hundreds of visitors to the chapel and other artists have now also been invited to contribute new compositions. The interior of the chapel was renovated with a few simple additions including a new rammed earth floor and a simple wooden bench around the perimeter. With minimal means, the chapel has been revived as a place of congregation, prayer, music and Baukultur.

The art space of the Chapel of St Anna is the first project to be realised from the ‘STADTLAND:Church’ call for ideas, and is an inspirational example of how the creative co-use of sacred spaces can stimulate and foster a sense of community.

Opening hours 2019, 2 pm - 6 pm:

21st April
5th May
30th May 
2nd June
23rd June 
7th July
4th August
1st September

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Rückblick auf die 2. Saison 2018 in Krobitz
28 December 2018

Musikalische Intervention in Krobitz

Sie reagierte mit Quarz-Glas-Schalen und der Dresdner Künstler Jan Heinke mit einem Stahlcello, Oberton-Gesang und verschiedenen Blashörnern auf die 12-minütige Komposition von Carsten Nicolai, die auf der gasbetriebenen Orgel mit 25 Glaspfeifen zu hören ist. Es entwickelte sich eine faszinierende Klang – und Raumkomposition in der alten romanischen Kapelle. Foto: Henry Sowinski

Insgesamt besuchten 2018 700 Gäste die St. Annen-Kapelle in Krobitz. Viele kamen aus den umliegenden Dörfern sowie aus den angrenzenden Städten wie Saalfeld und Jena. Aber auch aus Leipzig und Berlin und sogar aus Norwegen und Mexiko kamen Interessierte. Die Tore der St. Annen-Kapelle geöffnet, die gasbetriebene Orgel gewartet und über das IBA Projekt informiert haben die Mitglieder des Freundeskreises der kleinen Kirche, der sich 2017 gebildet hat. Foto: Henry Sowinski

On an Amazing Resonance Space
21 March 2018

On an Amazing Resonance Space
Interview with Carsten Nicolai

But above all an acoustic space?

Churches are acoustically perhaps the most complicated places. They have such a high reverberation, so strong a resonance at certain frequencies that one quickly understands that a church interior is always a huge resonance space. It should be swinging at people, as an amplifier ultimately of the word and the music. People’s religious faith should be strengthened as a whole. The church interior is more than a classical instrument, it is a resonance body.

organ exhibits another classical element of the chapel: the flame, the eternal light.

Flames have their own archaism beyond Christian symbolism. The primordial elements fire, water, air, and earth—basically one has everything there. organ plays on these basic elements. When the flame begins to resonate, then you see the air rise and the flame changes its color: the playing flame becomes blue, the non-playing flame remains yellow. The visitor will connect the fire with the sound; in principle, one has a visualization of the sound; that is the beauty of this synesthetic aspect. The flame is the light source and the fire at the same time. In winter, organ will also heat the church. Moreover, the flames deprive the environment of oxygen, so there is a rudimentary lack of oxygen. But this will not happen at the church in Krobitz, because it is too porous due to its age.

In the best sense, this sounds archaic, timeless, and somehow also meditative.

Yes, it is what one conceptualized the least in the beginning. Actually, it is a return to the original use of such spaces. That is the beauty.

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Improvisationskonzert mit Matthias von Hintzenstern zur Kunstinstallation ‚organ’
24 August 2017

Improvisationskonzert mit Matthias von Hintzenstern zur Kunstinstallation ‚organ’

Foto: Gernot Lindemann

Foto: Gernot Lindemann

Foto: Gernot Lindemann

Foto: Gernot Lindemann

Kunstprojekt ‚organ’ zieht rund 200 Besucher in lange verschlossene Kapelle
28 June 2017

Kunstprojekt ‚organ’ zieht rund 200 Besucher in lange verschlossene Kapelle

Rund 200 Besucher kamen zum Eröffnungswochenende der skulpturalen Arbeit ‚organ’ nach Krobitz. Foto: Thomas Müller

Die Kunstkapelle St. Anna in Krobitz ist im Rahmen der IBA Kandidatur der Evangelischen Kirche Mitteldeutschland entstanden.

Die St.-Anna-Kapelle in Weira stammt aus dem 11. Jahrhundert. Foto: Gernot Lindemann

Lange Jahre war die St.-Anna-Kapelle ungenutzt und für die Öffentlichkeit unzugänglich. Foto: Thomas Müller

IBA Projektleiterin Ulrike Rothe im Gespräch mit dem Künstler Carsten Nicolai.

Das von Carsten Nicolai geschriebene Stück dauert etwa zwölf Minuten. Foto: Thomas Müller

Im Gegensatz zur klassischen (Kirchen-) Orgel erzeugen hier Flammen die Töne, indem sie die Luft in den Glaszylindern zum Schwingen bringen.

Foto: Thomas Müller

Foto: Gernot Lindemann

Elke Bergt von der Evangelischen Kirche Mitteldeutschland dankte am Ende des Gespräches allen, die am Vorhaben mitgewirkt und dieses unterstützt sowie gefördert haben. Dazu zählen der Künstler Carsten Nicolai mit seinem Team von yamaguchi-ufficio d’arte und WERKSTATT 4, die Evangelisch-lutherische Kirchengemeinde Weira / Krobitz mit dem amtierenden Superintendent und Pfarrer, die politische Gemeinde Weira, die Kulturstiftung des Bundes, das Regionalmanagment LEADER des Saale-Oral-Kreises mit dem Amt für Landesentwicklung und Flurneuordnung Gera, das Architekturbüro nitschke+kollegen, die Tischlerei Herden und der Stampflehmbauer Hoppert Handwerk & Design sowie der Restorator Olaf Lindner, das Büro für Szenografie chezweitz und das Team der IBA Thüringen sowie der EKM.

Bei frischen Sauerteigbrot und Altenburger Ziegenkäse mit Lauchzwiebeln sowie Roséwein und Apfelsaft aus der Region klang der Sommerabend zum Johannisfest beim Feuer aus. Erfüllt von dem Kunstwerk ‚organ’ und der St.-Anna-Kapelle fuhren die Gäste beeindruckt, angeregt und beflügelt nach Hause, um wieder zu kommen!

OTZ: Feuer, Licht und Klänge in der St.-Annen-Kapelle in Krobitz

Gelungene Eröffnung der Querdenker-Ausstellung
16 May 2017

Gelungene Eröffnung der Querdenker-Ausstellung

Hunderte Ideen wurden 2016 zum Ideenaufruf eingereicht, viele davon als Video. Foto: Thomas Müller

Vor der Kirche steht ein gelbes Haus, an dem die Besucher kreativ werden und neue Nutzungsvorschläge für Kirchengebäude entwickeln können: Der Ideengenerator. Foto: Thomas Müller

Mehr Bilder auf querdenker2017.de.

 

Dates 
19 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Location 
Krobitz
Germany
Träger

· Evangelische Kirche in Mitteldeutschland
· Kirchengemeinde in Weira
· Gemeinde Krobitz/Weira in der VG Oppurg
· Freundeskreis

Planungsbeteiligte

· Carsten Nicolai
· nitschke + kollegen architekten, Weimar

Ansprechpartnerin

Ulrike Rothe
Projektleiterin
Telefon +49 3644 51832-13
ulrike.rothe@iba-thueringen.de

Thüringer Meer, Longhouse and Holiday Wharf

Thüringer Meer

Thüringer Meer, Longhouse and Holiday Wharf

Baukultur and tourism

Thuringia is most well-known among nature lovers for its hiking regions. The river valleys and meadowlands that characterise much of the countryside are comparatively unknown. In discussions on the rural qualities of Thuringia, the potential of such landscapes is frequently overlooked.

Over the past few years, the state, administrative districts and local municipalities have drawn up concerted strategies for developing the hilly Thüringer Wald as well as the so-called Thüringer Meer – waterside Thuringia – as sustainable tourism destinations. Building on this, the IBA Thüringen and the Stiftung Baukultur in Thüringen are working together with two investors to develop model projects for Germany’s largest reservoir, the Bleilochtalsperre. Following an open ideas competition ‘XS – New Models for Holiday Architecture’ held in 2018, two concepts were selected for developing into actual projects: a longhouse with a flexible floor plan that can accommodate different unit sizes and adapt to specific uses and topographies, and small-scale architectural units for the gradual conversion of a former wharf into a micro-resort.

The project aims to show that innovative ideas and good architecture can strengthen tourism and the regional economy in south Thuringia. Alongside the conventional holiday destinations, it proposes new forms of tourism that provide an authentic, refreshing experience of Thuringia by the sea.

Der 1. Preis: Der Entwurf und die Gesamtidee eines Langhauses mit durchgehender Dachkonstruktion verfolgt die Idee 'alles unter ein Dach zu bringen' und berücksichtigt damit den Aspekt des 'gemeinschaftlichen 
Wohnens'. Die Innenraumgestaltung ist sehr flexibel und passt sich somit den Bedürfnissen unterschiedlichster Zielgruppen an.

© Architekturbüro Voigt, Leipzig

Der 2. Preis: XS wird wörtlich genommen! Bis zu vier auf minimales Außenmaß reduzierte Räume fügen sich als andockbare Module um einen introvertierten Gemeinschaftsraum zu einem temporären Ferienhaus unter einem Dach zusammen. Diese Räume übernehmen dabei unterschiedlichste Funktionen: Schlaf-, Sauna-, Kino-, Wohnbereich usw. und sind individuell zuschaltbar oder abstoßbar.

© Opposite Office, München

Der 3. Preis: Rückzugsort im Wald - Die Arbeit gliedert das vorhandene Grundstück entsprechend der topografischen Zonierung als auch der vorhandenen Parameter aus der Bauleitplanung auf sinnvolle Weise.

© Amunt Martenson, Björn Martenson, Aachen, und Leonard Wertgen, Berlin

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Location 
Thüringen
Germany
Seltenrain Region, Landengel

Seltenrain Region, Landengel

Seltenrain Region, Landengel

Cooperative health care in rural areas

The association Landengel e.V. is establishing a networking platform together with various partners to provide cooperative healthcare, nursing and support services across several municipalities in the rural Seltenrain region.

The association’s aim is not just to provide health services, but also to counteract social isolation and to foster economically-viable systems for healthcare, care for the elderly and social welfare in rural areas. The concept encompasses a range of approaches including telemedicine, mobile nurses, services by citizens for citizens and, since 2019, a mobile support worker for the six communities of the region. Together with its partners, the association is developing a central rural outpatient clinic as a base for these programmes with all important services under one roof as well as several small, decentralised ‘health kiosks’ as local provision points in the surrounding communities. For optimum accessibility, these are located at the bus stops in the respective local communities and are not just for health care, but also offer space for senior citizens to meet, for skateboarding sessions, for the local youth parliament, general village gossip and as a station for mobile services such as bakers, butchers or savings banks.

The Seltenrain region is becoming a model for care provision in rural areas and shows that in times of shifting demographics, it is still possible, with the help of committed participants, to provide good services for a better quality of life in rural areas.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Location 
Kirchheilingen
Germany
Projektträger
Projektleiterin

Kerstin Faber
Projektleiterin
Telefon +49 3644 51832-10
kerstin.faber@iba-thueringen.de

Neustadt am Rennsteig, St Michael's Church

Neustadt am Rennsteig, Michael's Church

Neustadt am Rennsteig, St Michael's Church

Religious sanctuary and wayside shelter: Reconciling worship and tourism

The Thüringer Wald attracts hikers and wanderers from all over Germany. Its most famous route, the Rennsteig Trail, runs along its ridge and provides not only an opportunity to explore the unspoilt wooded landscape of Thuringia but also to discover some unusual places to stay.

In Neustadt am Rennsteig, local representatives and outside experts came together to find a new concept for the future of Michael’s Church as part of an open call for innovative and unconventional ideas organised in 2017 by the Evangelical Church in Central Germany and the IBA Thüringen. An initial provisional solution was implemented in 2017, followed by a more permanent installation in 2018 in the form of a sleeping niche for passing hikers in the rearward section of the neo-Romanesque church, whose tower rises over the choir. The church can now provide shelter for up to two people per night and has already hosted 93 overnight guests in 2018 alone. Further possible uses are also in planning: the congregation has proposed yoga courses, a library and a communal cooking and dining area as part of an initiative to turn the church into a modern place for the community.

Michael’s Church is the first of a series of wayside church-shelters along the Rennsteig Trail through the Thüringer Wald. It represents a model solution for the conversion and ongoing use of churches that has since attracted international attention.

Dates 
19 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Location 
Rennsteig
Germany
Schwarzatal, Döschnitz holiday

Schwarzatal, Holiday in Döschnitz

Schwarzatal, Döschnitz holiday

Sommerfrische in local history museum: Modern vacationing in traditional timber-frame architecture

How can the once-popular tourist destination of the Schwarzatal attract visitors back to the region? Lina Maria Mentrup, an architect from Jena, has set the ball rolling with an economical insertion within the beautiful but no longer inhabited building of the local history museum in Döschnitz.
Her design for a modern furnished apartment in the historic listed building is the first of the IBA’s ‘Sommerfrische’ projects in the Schwarzatal valley. With carefully measured, sensitive interventions, the project demonstrates how empty houses in the region can be economically revived for use while respecting the historical building fabric. Completed in April 2018, the first guests from Jena took up residence on the day it opened. The apartment has since been booked out throughout the summer weekends as a base from which to explore the region. The conversion of further rooms in the museum is planned.
The IBA project represents a first important step towards reactivating vacant buildings and attracting new visitors to the Schwarzatal.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Location 
07429 Döschnitz
Germany
Träger

· Gemeinde Döschnitz in der VG Mittleres
  Schwarzatal
· Zukunftswerkstatt Schwarzatal e.V.
· Sommerfrische Schwarzatal e.V.

Planungsbeteiligte
Contact person

Ulrike Rothe
Projektleiterin
Telefon +49 3644 51832-13
ulrike.rothe@iba-thueringen.de

Nordhausen, Quartier Nord

Nordhausen, Quartier Nord

Nordhausen, Quartier Nord

Sustainable city: Environmentally-conscious revitalisation in a mass housing estate

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Kannawurf, 1500 hectares of field Hybrid landscapes
Kannawurf, 1500 hectares of field Hybrid landscapes

In what kind of landscape
do we want to live?

The IBA Candidate interweaves agriculture, forestry and the energy sector, incorporating them as part of a cooperative network that combines rural village development, tourism and nature conservation in one and the same space. The aim is to develop new model landscape typologies and spaces of appropriation, creating opportunities for people to actively engage with the landscape.In June 2017, the IBA Thüringen ran the IBA Campus ‘1500 hectares of future. New landscape typologies for the 21st century’ examining ways of marrying productive landscapes with the experience of landscape. The campus culminated in an IBA workshop dialogue entitled ‘Agriculture in Thuringia: Innovation not nostalgia’.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Gera, Häselburg

Häselburg, Gera

Gera, Häselburg

New uses for a former girls’ school: An independent cultural centre with global outlook 

In the centre of Gera, a former girls’ school from the 19th century is being successively and sensitively converted into a new centre for art and culture. For many years, the ensemble of buildings stood empty before being discovered by Dr Claudia Tittel and Burkhard Schlothauer. In 2016, the two proponents of the arts started putting their idea for an open house for the arts with accompanying educational academy into practice.

 

Gradually, the empty old building is being reactivated with and for its future users: a gallery and seminar rooms have already opened, and the first studios have been let. Accommodation for students and refugees, as well as workshops and a place to eat are planned. This combination of living, education and the arts represents a significant and unique addition to the range of cultural facilities for the arts in Gera and East Thuringia.

 

The Häselburg demonstrates the potential of civic initiative, participation and a cosmopolitan outlook in a city in which many feel left behind. As a place of cultural synergies, this once abandoned school is becoming a source of diverse cultural impulses that contribute to the wider social discourse.

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1. Sommerakademie in der Häselburg
05 April 2017

1. Sommerakademie in der Häselburg

Vorbereitungstreffen am 21. Juni 2017. Foto: Thomas Müller

Vorbereitungstreffen am 21. Juni 2017. Foto: Thomas Müller

Abschlussveranstaltung der Sommerakademie am 7. Juli 2017. Foto: Henry Sowinski

Abschlussveranstaltung der Sommerakademie am 7. Juli 2017. Foto: Henry Sowinski

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Dr. Bertram Schiffers
Projektleiter

Telefon +49 3643 90088-14

bertram.schiffers@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Häselburg
Florian-Geyer-Straße 15
07545 Gera
Germany
Projektträger

KIM Kultur in Mitteldeutschland gGmbH

Saalfeld, Beulwitzer street

Saalfeld, Beulwitzer Straße

Saalfeld, Beulwitzer street

On the site of a former barracks on Beulwitzer Straße, situated between housing for refugees and a residential quarter, Saalfeld council and local education institutions are working together with local residents to create new kinds of work and recreational spaces. Around half of the participants are local residents and half refugees and displaced people. In summer workshops in 2017 and 2018, the new and existing residents worked jointly to explore ways of creating a place to meet and make their own. They built, celebrated and learned from one another in a series of stimulating and enjoyable encounters.The IBA Thüringen and other partners in Thuringia are devising projects under the heading ‘Arrival StadtLand’ that address the consequences of displacement and immigration. In Saalfeld, a space made by many for use by many is evolving with the participation of creative people from the region. Neighbours new and old are consciously setting an example that strengthens the local sense of community and symbolises the openness of the urban-rural StadtLand of Thuringia.

Foto: Thomas Müller

Foto: Thomas Müller

Foto: Hanka Giller

Foto: Hanka Giller

Arrival Stadtland ist ein Pilotprojekt der Nationalen Stadtentwicklungspolitik des Bundes, gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit.

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Studierende zur Sommerwerkstatt eingeladen
09 June 2017

Studierende zur Sommerwerkstatt eingeladen

Bewerbung

Bitte sende bis zum 22. Juni 2017 eine Vorstellung deiner Person mit einem kurzen Motivationsschreiben auf einer A4-Seite als PDF sowie Deine Kontaktdaten an: hanka.giller@stadt-saalfeld.de

Projektleiter bei der IBA Thüringen ist Dr. Bertram Schiffers, 03643-9008814, bertram.schiffers@iba-thueringen.de

Downloads 
1. Ideenwerkstatt für den Zwischenraum zum Ankommen
22 March 2017

1. Ideenwerkstatt für den Zwischenraum zum Ankommen

1. Ideenwerkstatt zur Alten Kaserne in Saalfeld. Foto: Josefine Stisser / IBA Thüringen

Foto: Josefine Stisser / IBA Thüringen

Foto: Josefine Stisser / IBA Thüringen

Foto: Josefine Stisser / IBA Thüringen

Foto: Josefine Stisser / IBA Thüringen

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Dr. Bertram Schiffers
Projektleiter

Telefon +49 3643 90088-14

bertram.schiffers@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Gewerbegebiet Alte Kaserne
Über den Dorfwiesen
07318 Saalfeld-Beulwitz
Germany
Erfurt, Collective lab

Erfurt, Collective lab

Erfurt, Collective lab

Migration has become an important driver of development in Thuringia. In 2016, as part of its ‘Arrival StadtLand’ initiative, the IBA Thüringen put out a call for people, places and ideas throughout Thuringia that view immigration as an opportunity and want to actively shape it.  

The ‘WIR Labor’ in Erfurt is a prime example. In cooperation with the city of Erfurt, the association Plattform e.V. intends to use an empty municipal office building in the direct vicinity of container accommodation for refugees in the north of the city. Refugees and migrants, as well as the residents of Erfurt, are invited to help develop the project as a collective laboratory. The goal is the inclusive and integrative development of a new centre of production and workshop building that, in the spirit of Willkommenskultur, will function as a new district centre developed communally for the community. Its design makes an innovative contribution to the successive redevelopment of buildings according to participative principles and circular material cycles. The project explores the possibilities and limits of self-building, while simultaneously trialling simple, resource-conscious and affordable design approaches.

The ‘WIR Labor’ is not only a test bed for inclusive society, but also a realworld laboratory for the experimental conversion of existing buildings.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Kerstin Faber
Projektleiterin
Telefon +49 3643 90088-17
kerstin.faber@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Wir Labor Erfurt
Vollbrachtstraße 12
99086 Erfurt
Germany
Projektträger
Weimar, The 100 New housing

Das 100_IBAProjektskizze_Modell_Snozzi_StBkTh_b.jpg

Urban design model from the ‘Neues Bauen am Horn’ architecture competition. Design proposal by Luigi Snozzi.

Weimar, The 100

Weimar, The 100 New housing

Above the Ilmpark, not far from Georg Muche’s ‘Haus am Horn’ built in 1923, is the architecturally interesting residential area ‘Neues Bauen am Horn’. The Studierendenwerk Thüringen (the Thuringian Student Union) owns the last remaining plot on the site and is developing a new hall of residence for students together with the Stiftung Baukultur and the IBA Thüringen.
An international architectural competition was organised inviting original ideas for student housing. The selected design by the young architecture firm Almannai und Fischer from Munich refrains from the typical anonymous juxtaposition of small apartments, and instead gives prominence to light-filled communal areas: each floor comprises a spacious shared living area with individual private spaces for the students’ personal use.
The innovative housing concept is to be completed by 2023, with the involvement of future residents, and aims to serve as a model for other student residences.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Tobias Haag

Project director
Phone +49 3643 5831-67

tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Carl-Alexander-Platz
Weimar 99425
Germany
Apolda, Timber Prototype

Apolda, Timber Prototype

Apolda, Timber Prototype

How can regional materials and technology become an IBA Prototype?

34 percent of the state of Thuringia is covered by woodland. Due to its abundance as a raw material, wood has always been a popular traditional building material, but its full potential has not been exhausted.

As part of the federal government’s ZukunftBau research initiative, a team led by Professor Achim Menges from the University of Stuttgart, Hans Drexler from Jade University of Applied Sciences in Oldenburg, and the IBA Thuringia worked together to create a small but compelling experimental building that has now been erected in the grounds of the Eiermann building in Apolda. The aim was to demonstrate the potential of wood as a simple and regional building material with the help of state-of-the-art digital planning tools and fabrication technologies. The concept adapts the principle of traditional log construction and takes it a step further. The result is a 15 m² experimental building of vertical, freely arranged wooden beams. The digital milling of the timber elements makes it possible to achieve good insulation properties and high-precision connections, and robotic fabrication methods enable the quick and simple production of structural elements in large quantities while still affording design flexibility in the building form.

The planning and construction process could serve as a model for various building projects in Thuringia, and the establishment of a regional wood life cycle capitalises on available competencies in the state of Thuringia. All in all, an eminently ecological solution.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Tobias Haag

Project director
Phone +49 3643 5831-67

tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Changing locations in Thüringen
Germany
Main Partners
Partner

Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung with research programme Zukunft Bau

Apolda, Eiermannbau

Apolda, Eiermannbau

Apolda, Eiermannbau

Open Factory: Collective reactiva­tion of a disused architectural icon

Somewhat hidden along a side street in Apolda, the Eiermannbau is no more than a 10-minute walk away from the railway station. The iconic building from the 1930s is now a modernist monument and exemplifies the design principles of its architect Egon Eiermann: logic, purity and clarity. Initially a weaving mill and later a fire extinguisher factory, the building has stood vacant for many years. Today, its large blue-framed windows still look out over industrial wasteland where production works once stood, the view extending as far as the allotments and slab blocks in the distance.

 

In Jena or Weimar, a building of this calibre would not stand empty, but the demolition of the historical monument was out of the question. From an ecological and economic standpoint, options need to be explored – conservation, reuse, conversion or recycling – that can recast vacant property as a valuable resource for the future, also in locations like Apolda.

 

In 2017, the LEG Thüringen State Development Agency took over ownership of the Eiermannbau. The LEG has experience of tackling the problem of vacant property throughout the region. Together with IBA Thüringen, it is pursuing an innovative approach in Apolda: by granting an exclusive option period, it has given the IBA Thüringen the opportunity to gradually and successively develop a concept for the building by 2023. The aim is, in the direct vicinity of the booming towns of Weimar and Jena, to establish the Eiermannbau as a lighthouse project for the sustainable reactivation of vacant buildings that can serve as a model for other locations and buildings in Thuringia. By asking how much, or how little, is enough, the IBA aims to reappraise the assumptions of prevailing building standards and usage models: What investments are really necessary? How can rents be made affordable? And, how can a modernist architectural icon be turned into a diverse environment for creative minds and makers – into an Open Factory.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Katja Fischer

Project director
Phone +49 3644 51832-11
katja.fischer@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Auenstraße 11
99510 Apolda
Germany
Erfurt, Tallinner Straße

Erfurt, Tallinner Straße

Erfurt, Tallinner Straße

How will we live?

How we live is fundamental to human existence and as such also a fundamental aspect for the IBA Thüringen. In the 100-year history of the IBA exhibitions, housing projects have always played a central role. Houses and residential buildings of all kinds are defining for our built living environment. The future questions that the IBA Thüringen addresses – demographic change, financial conditions as well as the social dimension – all come together in this complex field.

The Kommunale Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH Erfurt, the city’s municipal housing association, is planning the development of a fundamentally new approach to affordable multi-storey housing. Taking the the form of a modular system, it aims to provide a basis for affordable but also individually adaptable multi-storey social housing. Until now, none of the available solutions have been economically feasible and affordable for this income segment without requiring state subsidies. The project aims to develop new serially-producible housing for this segment at an industrial scale making use of currently available and future technical possibilities. In addition, the conditions need to be established for serial production at a commercially viable scale.

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IBA Kandidat KoWo Erfurt erhält Fördermittel von über 400.000 Euro
24 February 2016

IBA Kandidat KoWo Erfurt erhält Fördermittel von über 400.000 Euro

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Tobias Haag

Project director
Phone +49 3643 5831-67

tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Erfurt
Germany
Erfurt, Petersberg

Erfurt, Petersberg

Erfurt, Petersberg

How can we mark the middle of Thuringia?

Inspired by the technical and artistic notion of an ‘urban periscope’, an elevator in a wider sense is planned for Petersberg that provides a special experience – a view out over the wall of the citadel, for the eye and the mind. The Petersberg lies not only in the heart of Erfurt but also in the centre of Thuringia. It marks a spot where we can reflect on the nature of Thuringia and its two poles: the town and the country. With its historically-significant church, the Peterskirche, as a focal point for Thuringian history, and its military barracks, it represents an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future.

Foto: Thomas Müller

An intensive process of discussion involving the citizens of Erfurt and experts from diverse fields will be initiated to identify the significance of the location of the Petersberg with a view to unlocking its intellectual and cultural potential, broadening horizons and raising receptiveness towards exceptional, experimental and innovative solutions. The holding of an ideas design competition has been put forward as a way of elaborating concrete proposals. The periscope also represents an opportunity to rediscover and reclaim the Petersburg for Erfurt as part of the BUGA 2021 Federal Horticultural Show.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Ulrike Rothe

Project director

Phone +49 3643 90088-12

ulrike.rothe@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Erfurt
Germany
Gera, New Centre

Urban Flashmob Gera im Oktober 2016 Logo

Urban Flashmob Gera im Oktober 2016 Logo
2016 eroberten die Geraer Bürger ihre Fläche mit einem 'Urban Flashmob', einer Kunstaktion des Büros Zuloark. Bei strömendem Regen kamen Hunderte mit bunten Regenschirmen. Drohnenaufnahme: Björn Walther

Gera, New Centre

Gera, New Centre

On a site on the edge of the centre of Gera, adjoining the Congress and Cultural Centre, 2.5 hectares of disused land are awaiting reactivation – indeed have been for 15 years. The city has struggled to find investors for its once vibrant centre for many years.

In 2014, committed citizens and entrepreneurs from Gera took things into their own hands. The association ‘Ja – für Gera’answered the IBA Thüringen’s call for projects and proposed the idea of a new ‘strong centre’. A Europan urban design competition followed in 2015, organised by the city, the association and a group of citizens, which generated ideas that fed into the following planning stages. In 2016, an urban flashmob saw the citizens take possession of the urban realm with hundreds of colourful umbrellas despite the pouring rain, and in 2017, an action week, this time in sweltering heat, enticed citizens to get involved. Two key exhibitions have also been organised to present and discuss the designs for Gera’s ‘Neue Mitte’. In 2018 the city council approved the master plan, followed by the draft of the development plan in 2019, paving the way for design competitions and the awarding of plots based on the proposed concepts.

The ‘New Centre’ is the largest urban development project in Gera since the BUGA National Garden Show in Gera and Ronneburg in 2007. The citizens of Gera, meanwhile, continue to actively participate in passionately debating the function and design of their inner city.

Foto: Thomas Müller

Geras Neue Mitte ist das größte Stadtentwicklungsprojekt seit der BUGA Gera-Ronneburg 2007.

Foto: Thomas Müller

Dates 
29 June 2019 - 15:00 to 03 August 2019 - 21:00
Contact person 

Dr. Bertram Schiffers
Project director

Phone +49 3643 90088-14

bertram.schiffers@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Gera
Germany
Bedheim Castle, Sh/leep barn

Bedheim Castle, Sh/leep barn

Bedheim Castle, Sh/leep barn

How can one cultivate building culture in the countryside?

Many rural areas are mix of catalogue homes and DIY flair. Between them, however, there are people who strive to live and build sustainably – a particularly welcome development in the current climate, where an awareness of context and landscape and of regional skills and materials is more important than ever.

The architecture office of Gründer Kirfel in Bedheim is part of a growing scene of rural architects who are again turning to the practice of self-building. As the owners of Bedheim Castle, a former manor estate, they can look back on a rich cultural heritage – a heritage that requires corresponding management and care, both architecturally and economically. Their response was to build simple, good-quality architecture using regional materials. With considerable dedication and many helping hands, a unique new timber building has been erected on the site of a former sheep barn. It serves as a store for the products of the communally-run farm and as a meeting place for learning about and promoting building culture in the countryside.

Echoing the passing down of craftsmanship from generation to generation, the architects have made available the knowledge gathered during the project’s construction as an open source resource for all interested parties. As such, the project is a showcase for sustainability at all levels.

 

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Tobias Haag

Project director

Phone +49 3643 5831-67

tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Schloss 1
98630 Bedheim
Germany
Main Partners

Familie Kirfel-Rühle von Lilienstern 
mit den Schlossbewohnern Anika Gründer, Nikola Mayer, Erik van der Werf
und dem Förderverein Schloss Bedheim e.V. gem.

Thuringia, 2000 churches

Thuringia, 2000 churches

Thuringia, 2000 churches

While churches invariably stand at the heart of their locality, their central role in society has shifted over time. In Thuringia, 99% of the nearly 2000 protestant churches are historic listed buildings. Architecturally and culturally, they serve as defining landmarks and bearers of identity but the sheer number of buildings in need of upkeep presents a challenge.
Aside from the expense of their maintenance, many are no longer regularly in use. As the number of churchgoers decreases, church congregations find it increasingly difficult to look after their treasured place of worship. The long-term consequence is a loss of key meeting places in the community.
Together with the Evangelical Church in Central Germany, the IBA Thüringen is seeking model ideas for empty churches that not only benefit the respective congregations but also offer contemporary perspectives for their use within the community. An open call for new, unconventional ideas in 2017 brought forth over 500 ideas that were presented in an exhibition in the Kaufmannskirche in Erfurt, seen by more than 20,000 people. Of the seven model projects that will be realised as part of the IBA process, two have been completed: the Art Chapel of St Anna in Krobitz and wayside shelter at St Michael’s Church in Neustadt am Rennsteig.

Dates 
19 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Contact person 

Ulrike Rothe

Project director

Phone +49 3643 90088-12

ulrike.rothe@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Thüringen
Germany
Partners

Thüringer Staatskanzlei
Thüringer Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie
Diakonie Mitteldeutschland                                                                     
Bischöfliches Bauamt
Regionale Partner aus Kirchengemeinden vor Ort
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Nordhausen, Climate culture

A town, university and region develop a new energy and landscape strategy together

Nordhausen, Climate culture

How can we achieve climate-neutral cities?

The city of Nordhausen, together with the University of Applied Sciences in Nordhausen, is aiming to become a model for the transition to new energy sources and new ways of conserving resources. Of central concern is to reduce the consumption of energy and resources and maximise the use of renewal energy sources. Nordhausen’s new strategy for the future acts at multiple levels across the realms of architecture, mobility, production and consumption, connecting them through concrete ideas.

The early 21st century is seeing an extension of urban ways of living into peripheral, rural areas. At the same time, a new relationship between the urban and rural is emerging, shaped by new forms of energy production and the management and conservation of resources. The generation and consumption of renewal energy sources will gradually change the face of urban structures and landscapes alike.

Die Nordhäuser Zukunftszeitung präsentiert die Ideen der Bürgerwerkstätten aus der Zukunftsperspektive.

Nordhausen verfolgt eine ganzheitliche Zukunftsstrategie für das Stadtland von morgen. Grafik: Jörn Gertenbach, Urban Catalyst Studio © BMBF

Neue Stoff- und Verbrauchskreisläufe sind Gegenstand des Handlungsfeldes ‚Wertstoffwende’. Grafik: Jörn Gertenbach, Urban Catalyst Studio © BMBF

The university and the city of Nordhausen, along with further local urban and rural participants, have been investigating what forms this could take. In 2015/16, as part of a state-funded future cities programme, an intensive consultation process was initiated with numerous stakeholders in the region of Nordhausen. The result is a holistic strategy for the future with four areas of action and numerous concrete project ideas:

‘StadtLand Communication’ is one such area of action. The intention is to promote awareness among local communities and the general public of the motivation behind the conservation of resources. As a result, the first Nordhausen Futures magazine was published in May 2016.

The ‘StadtLand Mobility’ area of action aims to make public transport in the region more attractive and more effective in its use of resources with a view to covering its costs in the long term. The introduction of a public transport ticket for local citizens is also under consideration.

To establish new material and consumption lifecycles, waste material needs to be understood as a valuable resource for exploitation and recycling. The ‘Transition to Recycling’ area of action is, therefore, examining new ideas for reusing and recycling waste material.

As part of the ‘Cultural Energy Landscape’ area of action, certain quarters in the city will undergo conversion to test principles for developing climate-neutral neighbourhoods. Two locations have been selected: Nordhausen Nord, a housing estate with prefabricated residential blocks at the northern fringe of the city centre and the currently run-down Altendorfer Kirchviertel area in the centre of Nordhausen.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Kerstin Faber
Project director
Phone +49 3643 90088-17
kerstin.faber@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Nordhausen
Germany
Rohrbach, Village infrastructure

Rohrbach, village infrastructure

Rohrbach, Village infrastructure

In times past, the landowners bathed in the water in the village but what flows along the Rossbach today is not so inviting. In addition to rainwater and water from the spring, the stream now also transports sewage from the village.

The situation is typical of many parts of Thuringia. Almost every third household in the state is not connected to a proper sewage treatment facility. The Chair of Urban Water Management at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has therefore developed a new system together with the Nordkreis Weimar Municipal Sewage Treatment Department, that permits the separate collection and regional reuse of grey water and black water. In addition to the installation of a multi-stage plant-based filtration treatment system, solids from the black water will be converted along with agricultural waste material into energy and fertiliser. This innovative process, however, requires changes to the institutional organisation and operation processes of sewage treatment.

The municipality intends to embed the new process in the landscape: the grounds of the former manor estate in Rohrbach, which previously served as an agricultural research institute, is particularly suitable as a contained space for experimentation. In the long term, this material cycle could help the village supply itself with energy and at the same time improve the ecological and tourism potential of the village.

Luftbild von Rohrbach. Foto: GDI Th

Ortseingang von Rohrbach

Schlosspark Rohrbach

Garten in Rohrbach

Stoffstromkreisläufe. Grafik: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

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Brainstorming Ressourcenlandschaft der Zukunft
14 June 2016

Brainstorming Ressourcenlandschaft der Zukunft

Die Moderation wurde von Frau Dr. Darla Nickel und Frau Dr. Stephanie Bock vom Deutschen Institut für Urbanistik übernommen.

Brainstorming in alter IBA Geschäftsstelle

Nach einer ersten großen Brainstorming-Runde wurden die diskutierten Themen und Handlungsansätze am Nachmittag in drei Arbeitsgruppen vertieft. Nach einer Stunde intensiver Gruppenarbeit wurden die Ergebnisse vorgestellt. Die IBA Thüringen und der IBA Kandidat nutzten die Gelegenheit, um erste Überlegungen zu aus eigener Sicht verfolgens- und besonders bemerkenswerten Ideen aus dem Brainstorming zu äußern und den Mehrwert für die weitere Programm- und Projektarbeit herauszustellen.Als Ergebnis des Brainstormings wird eine Dokumentation erarbeitet, die Grundlage für die weitere Projektqualifizierung sein wird. Das Büro 'dreigegeneinen GbR' aus Berlin wird die Ergebnisse in einem Bild grafisch aufbereiten.

Downloads 
Bürgerinformationsveranstaltung Rohrbach
15 February 2016

Bürgerinformationsveranstaltung Rohrbach

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Dr. Bertram Schiffers
Project director

Phone +49 3643 90088-14

bertram.schiffers@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Weimarer Land
Germany
Schwarzatal, The region

Schwarzatal, The region

Schwarzatal, The region

Up until the reunification of Germany, the Schwarzatal valley on the northern edge of the hilly Schiefergebirge region was one of the most popular holiday destinations in the GDR. Highly-prized for its cool climes, it had been a flourishing summer retreat for holiday guests since the 19th century.
To develop a sustainable vision for the region and its landscape, the ‘Zukunftswerkstatt Schwarzatal’ association organised a cooperative workshop in 2018 in collaboration with the Saalfeld-Rudolstadt LEADER action group and with support from the government’s MORO spatial planning action programme and the IBA Thüringen. Four international landscape architecture offices were invited to work together with local stakeholders, from which a concept emerged – developed by ‘MAN MADE LAND’ and ‘fabulism’ – that envisages the 140-kilometre-long Schwarzatal Panoramic Trail as a connecting element. The landscape architects proposed a range of smaller and larger interventions to bring out the qualities of the landscape. The first of these acupuncture-like insertions is to be realised in 2019.
The landscape is the uniting element that fosters local identification and shapes the image of the region. To attract new guests to this traditional cultural landscape, with Schwarzburg Castle at its centre, the Schwarzatal is reinventing itself – at a regional scale.

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Zukunftswerkstatt tagt zu Fragen von Trägerstrukturen im Rahmen des IBA Kandidaten ‚Resilientes Schwarzatal’
15 June 2016

Zukunftswerkstatt tagt zu Fragen von Trägerstrukturen im Rahmen des IBA Kandidaten ‚Resilientes Schwarzatal’

Zukunftskapital Sommerfrische
01 June 2016

Zukunftskapital Sommerfrische

Erste IBA Projekte nominiert
21 March 2016

Erste IBA Projekte nominiert

Im Jahr 2016 wird das Baufeld I ‚Verkehrsverknüpfungspunkt‘ realisiert. Ab 2017 wird das Bahnhofsgebäude mit seinem direkten Umfeld umgestaltet, um den Betrieb als BahnHofladen aufzunehmen. Prof. Dr. Rolf Kuhn, Mitglied des IBA Fachbeirats: „Der BahnHofladen und der Verkehrsverknüpfungspunkt Bahnhof Rottenbach sind logistisch, inhaltlich und baukulturell für die Gesamtmaßnahme ‚Resilientes Schwarzatal‘ von zentraler Bedeutung. Sie sind als Ausgangspunkt der Schwarzatalbahn ein Tor in die Tourismusregion Schwarzatal mit dem international bedeutenden Demokratie-Ort Schwarzburg.“

Sommerfrische-Architektur im Schwarzatal
23 July 2015

Sommerfrische-Architektur im Schwarzatal

Dornburg, Historical estates

Dornburg, Historical estates

Dornburg, Historical estates

Perched high up on the ledge of a steep limestone ridge overlooking the Saale valley is a row of three castles, with the Old Castle at one end. It is a perfect spot to while away a few hours in the sun or enjoy the well-kept gardens and panoramic view across the valley. The Old Castle, now restored, has been used by the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena since 2005 as a conference centre and meeting location but it provides no overnight accommodation.

Behind the Old Castle is the Dornburg Estate, an ensemble of buildings including the former granary, tenant’s house, old pharmacy, manor and a row of barns. Unlike the castles, the buildings are in a state of disrepair. Formerly used to supply the university in Jena, the estate was used for agricultural purposes during GDR times, but has remained vacant since German reunification. The municipality of Dornburg-Camburg, the Friedrich Schiller University and the Thuringian Castles and Gardens Foundation are working together with the IBA Thuringia to revitalise the empty estate buildings. The reactivation of historical sites for use by public institutions establishes synergies and reciprocal connections between the town and country. Various scenarios are in discussion ranging from the expansion of the university’s facilities to include overnight accommodation, to the refurbishment of the individual historical buildings as a place for working and living.

As flexible working patterns become more widespread and people become more mobile, the connection between Jena and Dornburg can benefit from the potential of the urban-rural StadtLand of Thuringia. Few places offer the opportunity to switch so easily between the high-tech facilities of the present day and historical legacy of the past.

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StadtLand Gespräch Dornburg
12 September 2015

StadtLand Gespräch Dornburg

Die Mobile Architektur zum Stadtland Gespräch in Dornburg.

Blick aufs Land mit dem Periskop der mobilen StadtLand-Architektur.

Podium des Gesprächs: Frank Baumgarten, Vorstand Stiftung Landleben; Dr. Reimar Molitor, Geschäftsführender Vorstand Region Köln/Bonn; Dorothea Storch, Bürgermeisterin Dornburg-Camburg; Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal, Präsident Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; Clemens Böhmer, Architekt und Vorstand ‚Ein Dorf wird Wirt’ Dorfsaal Altenau eG; Kerstin Faber, Projektleiterin IBA Thüringen; Dr. Marta Doheler-Behzadi, Geschäftsführerin IBA Thüringen.

  1. Parallel zum IBA StadtLand Gespräch wurden die Studentenarbeiten 'Schöner Wohnen bei Dornröschen' der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Professur Entwerfen und Wohnungsbau, als Ausstellung öffentlich präsentiert.

Das IBA StadtLand Gespräch in Dornburg wurde durch die Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) gefördert.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Tobias Haag

Project director
Phone +49 3643 5831-67

tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Dornburg-Camburg
Germany
Weimar, StadtLand School

Weimar, StadtLand School

Weimar, StadtLand School

Investment in schools in Germany has trailed behind new developments for several decades, leaving many municipalities facing major challenges. In addition, the existing school building regulations no longer meet current teaching standards, educational formats and inclusion requirements.
This was the starting point for the IBA StadtLand School project on the outskirts of Weimar. In an extensive participation process, the town, teachers, parents and pupils of the Jenaplan School came together to discuss their needs and expectations and the corresponding building requirements. A team of experts is now translating these into a concrete building project. The knowledge gained concerning aspects such as use concepts and spatial configurations will also be documented and made accessible to others in the form of an open-source planning toolkit for future school building projects. The intention is to help other municipalities and planners benefit from useful experience and to save costs.
The project is being carried out in close cooperation and with support from the Montag Stiftung Jugend und Gesellschaft, which has many years’ experience in the field of modern teaching concepts and school construction.

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Startschuss für Pilotprojekt ‚Inklusive Schulen planen und bauen’
20 June 2016

Startschuss für Pilotprojekt ‚Inklusive Schulen planen und bauen’

Übergabe der Urkunde von Barbara Pampe an Bürgermeister Peter Kleine.

Die schuleigene Elephant Band sorgt für den musikalischen Rahmen.

Mitmach-Konzert vor dem Pavillon auf dem Schulhof, einem von Studierenden der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar mit Schülern der Jenaplanschule gemeinsam geplanten Bau, in dem der weitere Schulumbauprozess diskutiert und geplant wird.

Rundgang der Planungsgruppe über das Schulgelände.

Planungsgruppe in einem Klassenzimmer.

Das Umbauvorhaben ist seit 2014 als StadtLandSchule Kandidat der Internationalen Bauausstellung Thüringen. Die Förderung durch die Montag Stiftung trägt dazu bei, das Vorhaben zur Projektreife zu führen und bis 2019 auch baulich in die Wege zu leiten. 

Bericht über die Feier von Radio Lotte Weimar

IBA Kandidat 'StadtLandSchule' ausgezeichnet
19 May 2016

IBA Kandidat 'StadtLandSchule' ausgezeichnet

Schlüsselübergabe für das StadtLandSchullabor auf dem Campus der Jenaplanschule
09 July 2015

Schlüsselübergabe für das StadtLandSchullabor auf dem Campus der Jenaplanschule

Projektbeteiligte nach der Schlüsselübergabe des StadtLandSchullabors. Foto: Michael Romstöck

Foto: Michael Romstöck

Foto: Michael Romstöck

Die StadtLandSchule ist auch Thema im Journal der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (S. 80 bis 83): Zum Bauhaus.Journal 

Baubeginn des StadtLandSchullabors
25 June 2015

Studierende der Bauhaus-Universität realisieren Pavillon auf dem Campus der Jenaplanschule

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Tobias Haag

Project director
Phone +49 3643 5831-67

tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Am Hartwege 2
99425 Weimar
Germany
Leubinger Fürstenhügel Motorway Services

Leubinger Fürstenhügel Motorway Services

Leubinger Fürstenhügel Motorway Services

In the immediate vicinity of an important archaeological site from the early Bronze Age, a new concept for a modern motorway service station is being built at ‘Leubinger Fürstenhügel’ on the A71 motorway.

In 2014, the DEGES, the United Germany Highways Planning and Construction Agency, in cooperation with the IBA Thüringen, announced an interdisciplinary design competition for the design of the motorway service station. The competition procedure, which is rare for service areas but represents an important step towards improving the architectural quality of infrastructure facilities, invited entries from interdisciplinary teams of architects, landscape architects and communications designers. The prizewinning design embeds the ensemble of services buildings in the context of the gently undulating hilly landscape and its historical background.

As the concession holder, Shell Oil Germany will operate the motorway services for a period of approximately 30 years. From 2020 onwards, a stopover at the motorway services on the A71 promises to be a new, memorable experience.

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Tank- und Rastanlage ‚Leubinger Fürstenhügel’: Ausstellungseröffnung und Preisverleihung
15 June 2015

Tank- und Rastanlage ‚Leubinger Fürstenhügel’: Ausstellungseröffnung und Preisverleihung

Im Rahmen des Festaktes wurde zugleich die aus dem Wettbewerb hervorgegangene Ausstellung in der Landesvertretung des Freistaats Thüringen beim Bund eröffnet.

Im Anschluss an die Preisverleihung geht die Wanderausstellung mit den Beiträgen aller Wettbewerbsteilnehmer auf Tournee: Bis zum 2. Juli 2015 ist sie im 1. Obergeschoss der Vertretung des Freistaates Thüringen beim Bund, Mohrenstraße 64, in Berlin zu sehen. Danach geht es weiter zum Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur in Bonn sowie nach Sömmerda, Erfurt und Weimar. Ein genauer Plan wird noch bekannt gegeben.

Programm der Eröffnung

Projektleitung: Britta Sauter (DEGES), Ulrike Rothe (IBA Thüringen)

Wettbewerb um Tank- und Rastanlage ‚Leubinger Fürstenhügel’ entschieden
06 May 2015

Wettbewerb um Tank- und Rastanlage ‚Leubinger Fürstenhügel’ entschieden

Preisgerichter, Sachverständige und Vorprüfung
Fachpreisrichter
Prof. Undine Giseke, Landschaftsarchitektin/Berlin
Andrea Gebhard, Landschaftsarchitektin/München
Amandus Sattler, Architekt/München
Prof. Ulf Hestermann, Architekt/Erfurt
Tom Unverzagt, Kommunikationsdesigner/Leipzig

Sachpreisrichter
Jürgen Abs, Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur/Bonn
Dr. Marta Doehler-Behzadi, IBA Thüringen/Weimar
Ralf Hauboldt, Bürgermeister Stadt Sömmerda
Lutz Irmer, Thüringer Ministerium für Infrastruktur und Landwirtschaft/Erfurt

Stellvertretende Fachpreisrichter
Katy Müller, Kommunikationsdesignerin/Leipzig
Michael Rommel, Architekt/Erfurt
Wolfram Stock, Landschaftsarchitekt/Jena

Stellvertretende Sachpreisrichter
Bernhard Heitele, IBA Thüringen/Weimar
NN, Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur/Bonn
Otto Rosenstiehl, Stadt Sömmerda
Bernd Rothe, DEGES/Berlin

Sachverständige
Uwe Kettnaker, Thüringer Lnadesverwaltungsamt, Obere Naturschutzbehörde/Weimar
Dr. Mario Küßner, Thüringer Landesamt für denkmalpflege und Archäologie/Weimar

Vorprüfung
PAD .Baum .Freytag .Leesch Architekten & Stadtplaner BDA
unter Mitwirkung von
PSL Landschaftsarchitekten .Ziegenrücker .Kerl

Interdisciplinary Planning Competition for Filling Station and Restaurant 'Leubinger Fürstenhügel'
10 November 2014

Interdisciplinary Planning Competition for Filling Station and Restaurant 'Leubinger Fürstenhügel'

  1. Further information:
  2. DEGES website
  3. Call for proposals
Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Ulrike Rothe

Project director

Phone +49 3643 90088-12

ulrike.rothe@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Germany
Competition organiser on behalf of the Free State of Thuringia

Deutsche Einheit Fernstraßenplanungs- und -bau GmbH; DEGES Projektleiterin Britta Sauter