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
Nordhausen, Mobility Concept

Nordhausen, Mobility Concept

Nordhausen, Mobility Concept

New options for urban-rural public transport connections

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
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

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

Gera, Häselburg

Häselburg, Gera

Gera, Häselburg

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.

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 Straße

Saalfeld, Beulwitzer Straße

Saalfeld, Beulwitzer Straße

Locals and refugees create opportunities for work and recreation

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.

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

Associations, residents and refugees jointly reactivate a vacant building

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

Weimar, The 100

Weimar, The 100

100 percent flexible, affordable and resource-efficient

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
Gera, New Centre

Gera, New Centre

Gera, New Centre

A community vision for 2.5 hectares of town 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.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Contact person 

Dr. Bertram Schiffers
Project director

Phone +49 3643 90088-14

bertram.schiffers@iba-thueringen.de

Location 
Gera
Germany
Thuringia, 2000 churches

Thuringia, 2000 churches

Thuringia, 2000 churches

Creative ideas and new uses for sacred buildings

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
Nordhausen, Climate culture

StadtLand of tomorrow

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 together 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

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

Shaping new resource landscapes

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.

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, Resilient Region

Schwarzatal, Resilient Region

Schwarzatal, Resilient Region

Regional stakeholders develop a shared vision for their 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.

Dornburg, Estate

Dornburg, Estate

Dornburg, Estate

A country seat for the local university

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.

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

Pupils, parents and teachers develop conversion plans for their 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.

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