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
Blankenhain, Vivendium

Blankenhain, Vivendium

Blankenhain, Vivendium

Body and spirit: A church as a centre for health therapies

Local stakeholders want to develop a common space for spirituality and therapies in the Church of St. Severi in Blankenhain. A corresponding lighting and furnishing concept is currently being developed. The church with health focus is the latest project from the ‘Querdenker’ call for ideas in 2017 to achieve IBA project status.

 

Schwarzatal, Haus Bräutigam

Schwarzatal, Haus Bräutigam

Schwarzatal, Haus Bräutigam

New urban-rural connection: Association redevelops Sommerfrische residence

The ‘Haus Bräutigam’ association is developing a former ‘Sommerfrische’ summer holiday residence in Schwarzburg into a place for short-term living and working after the ‘Zukunftswerkstatt Schwarzatal’ stepped in and saved the building in the centre of the village from demolition. The communally organised project for the resource-efficient reconstruction and conversion of the disused building is intended as a model for similar initiatives in the village, region and beyond.

‘Haus Bräutigam’ also represents a new symbiotic urban-rural connection. In addition to acquiring IBA project status, the association has also been granted funding from the ‘Rural Development in Thuringia’ initiative as part of the ‘European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development’. In autumn 2019, work began on gutting earlier alterations and removing the applied facade to expose the house’s original half-timbered appearance.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Location 
Haus Bräutigam
Am Schloßberg 10
07427 Schwarzburg
Germany
Main Partners
Sponsors
  • Thüringer Ministerium für Infrastruktur und Lamdwirtschaft:
  • Maßnahmen und Projekte der Regionalentwicklung und zur Gestaltung der Folgen des demografischen Wandels
  • Revitalisierung von Brachflächen
IBA Project Coordination

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

Nordhausen, Quartier Nord

Nordhausen, Quartier Nord

Nordhausen, Quartier Nord

Sustainable city: Environmentally conscious revitalisation of a mass housing estate

Nordhausen-Nord, with some 2,000 residents, is one of the town’s most popular residential districts. The proportion of older people is above average, and the majority of the prefab housing blocks are partially renovated.

To improve quality of life for the inhabitants and to make it attractive to a broader spectrum of residents, Nordhausen council and the SWG municipal housing association are planning the sustainable revitalisation of the quarter. To this end, a team of architects and landscape architects have developed a neighbourhood concept that considers the themes of housing, mobility, open space, energy, water as well as social aspects at a neighbourhood level. Best practice standards for the environmentally-conscious design of different kinds of residential courtyards, and new models for the design of communal open space aim to create a range of more individual environments for both existing and new residents. An architectural competition in 2019 for the model conversion of an ensemble of prefab housing blocks and its courtyard transformed the monotonous backdrop of the mass housing blocks into three ‘mult-italented blocks’: Sophie, Ludwig and Franzi. The design proposes a variety of moderate structural interventions, ranging from small modi cations to the ground plan to provide barrier-free access and improve living conditions, to communal terraces and garden areas.

The sustainable and resource-conscious approach to revitalising the quality of life in a mass-housing estate promises to be a pioneering pilot project that can serve as a model for other similar residential environments. 

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

Location 
Nordhausen
Germany
Schwarzatal, Schwarzburg Castle

Schwarzatal, Schwarzburg Castle

Schwarzatal, Schwarzburg Castle

Castle as think-tank: A centre for democracy

Schwarzburg Castle, with its chequered history, is to become an open forum and think-tank which, together with the ‘House of Democracy in Weimar’, will be committed to communicating the democratic foundations of our society. In 2017, nancing for the project was secured with the inclusion of Schwarzburg Castle in the Federal Programme of National Urban Development Projects. Since then, the Thuringian Castles and Gardens Foundation has begun the design and fitting out of the first two rooms of the castle.

On the occasion of the centenary of Germany’s rst democratic constitution, the castle opened from 13 July to 13 October 2019 as an open building site with an audio walk. Over 1,200 guests listened to the history of the castle. Following this success, the open building site will reopen a second time in 2020, and the Friends of Schloss Schwarzburg association will once again o er guided tours. Parallel to the stream of visitors, the extensive construction work on and in the castle will continue, including structural reinforcements and masonry renovations and the insertion of a gallery level in the future gallery hall. Construction work is scheduled for completion in 2021.

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.

Schwarzatal, Rottenbach Railway Station

Schwarzatal, Rottenbach Railway Station

Schwarzatal, Rottenbach Railway Station

Gateway to a region: A local cooperative for local provisions

In Königsee, residents have set up an own local supplies shop, which also serves as a meeting place. The BahnHofladen opened in summer 2019, and the initiators are now working on making it t for the future.

Those who are familiar with the fate of many railway stations in rural areas will be pleasantly surprised at the sight of Rottenbach and the wide selection of regional produce on sale in the BahnHofladen and the accompanying bistro. As, one by one, retailers in the region closed, a group of committed citizens took things into their own hands and founded a cooperative in 2015 to findnd a solution to the supply of local provisions and catering. Their plan was to establish a new shop with local produce along with a café as a meeting place, as well as to create better public and private transport links to the station.

The renovation of the station building began in July 2016 in accordance with conservation guidelines, and a student architecture competition was held to develop initial ideas for the design of the shop. Unsuitable alterations and the suspended ceiling were stripped out, small windows were replaced by full-height openings and the roof and facade were clad uniformly in locally typical hung slate tiling. In 2019, the new shop opened to coincide with the new transport link, marking the completion of the first larger scale IBA project.

The new transport link is both a functional as well as a visual improvement: the bus stop now directly adjoins the station, and bus and train arrival and departure times are coordinated. At the bus turning loop, four so-called STADTLAND!ISLANDS have been created as thematic kitchen gardens enclosed by traditional wooden fences.

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.

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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 

Momentan keine Termine

Location 
Krobitz
Deutschland
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

Neustadt am Rennsteig, St Michael's Church

Neustadt am Rennsteig, Michael's Church

Neustadt am Rennsteig, St Michael's Church

Reconciling worship and tourism: Sacral sanctuary as wayside hostel

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.

Schwarzatal, Döschnitz holiday

Schwarzatal, Döschnitz holiday

Schwarzatal, Döschnitz holiday

Sommerfrische in local history museum: Modern vacation 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
Apolda, Timber Prototype House

Apolda, Timber Prototype

Apolda, Timber Prototype House

Solid timber experimental prototype: Parametric design and digital fabrication

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

Location 
Changing locations in Thüringen
Germany
Main Partners
Supporters / Sponsors
IBA Project Coordination

Tobias Haag
Project director
Phone +49 3643 5831-67
tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

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.

As developer and placemaker of the Eiermannbau, the IBA was also the first user to move temporarily into the industrial monument in the summer of 2017.  In order to entirely move their office to the Eiermannbau, the IBA developed a prototype expansion and utilisation concept for 750 square metres of the building from February to October 2018. In autumn 2018, the IBA team finally moved into the cost-effective, functional and at the same time well-designed office with greenhouses on the second floor. Thanks to the house-in-house solution, it is possible to use two climate zones throughout the year.

In 2019, the IBA Thüringen hosted the IBA interim presentation in the Eiermannbau. Some 10,000 visitors used the opportunity and got to know the Eiermannbau and appreciate its qualities through guided tours, events or the ‘StadtLand’ exhibition. 

Dates 
Location 
Auenstraße 11
99510 Apolda
Germany
Construction

Reichmann Gebäudetechnik, Bad Berka
Zehnder Group Deutschland GmbH, Lahr (Vertrieb Erfurt)
 

  • Building and construction of IBA greenhouses:
  • Students of the Bauhaus-University Weimar
  • Tobias Grabowski
  • Hannes Heitmüller
  • Simon Martini
  • Nicolas Schüller
  • Till Teubner
  • ​Katharina Wittke
IBA Project Coordination

Katja Fischer
Project director
Telefon +49 3644 51832-11
katja.fischer@iba-thueringen.de

Christoph Grube
Project Collaboration Open Factory
Telefon +49 3644 51832-04
christoph.grube@iba-thueringen.de

Dorothee Schmidt 
Renting and Marketing 
Telefon +49 3644 518 32-06‬‬
dorothee.schmidt@iba-thueringen.de

Alexander Stief
Project Collaboration Open Factory
Telefon +49 3644 518 32-03
alexander.stief@iba-thueringen.de

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Bedheim Castle, Sh/leep barn

Bedheim Castle, Sh/leep barn

Bedheim Castle, Sh/leep barn

Cultivating building culture: Good quality self-building in rural regions

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. The 20-person strong community at Bedheim Castle is especially committed to the rural environment at a practical, intellectual, communal and individual level. Their focus is on cultivating quality of life in the countryside, developing the cultural landscape and promoting building culture in rural areas. The Sh/leep barn, a self-built guesthouse on the site of a former barn on the castle grounds is a prime example.

The guiding principle was to realise the building as a self-build project. The initiative became an IBA project in 2017 and gained funding as a ‘model project for regional development’ from the Thuringian Ministry of Infrastructure. The many helpers included carpenters on the tramp, a master roofer and the building workshop at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

The simple timber-frame structure unites analogue craftsmanship with standardised materials and regular timber connections from the hardware store. Construction began in 2017 and four weeks later, thanks to the skilled carpenters, the topping out ceremony was held to mark completion of the frame structure.

The Sh/leep barn opened in 2018 and contains bedrooms and a dormitory, toilets and washing facilities, a kitchen and dining room, as well as storage for heating fuel. The barn is already much in demand and has gained recognition in the architectural press, including being shortlisted for the German Architecture Museum’s DAM 2020 prize.

Dates 

Momentan keine Termine

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.

Sponsors
Involved in Planning Process
Construction
  • Construction management and execution: 
  • Philipp Bader (Zimmerer und Msc. Architektur),
  • Albert Liebermann (Buchbinder)
  •  
  • Execution:
  • Astrid Rühle (Vorsitzende des Fördervereins),
  • Mario Schmidt (Hausmeister),
  • Okubay Kidane (Praktikant),
  • Martin Bachmeier (Metallbauer),
  • Michael Schreiber (Vereinsmitglied),
  • Gudrun Klöckner (Zimmerin),
  • Manou Knepper (Zimmerer),
  • Stefan Feger (Zimmerer),
  • Jakob Rößner (Gärtner),
  • Jakob Fricke (Helfer),
  • Lukas Kiefer (Helfer),
  • Markus Noll (Mitglied Förderverein),
  • Claudia Zauke (Dachdeckermeisterin),
  • Karl Otto Krebs (Mitglied Förderverein),
  • Karl-Friedrich Gründer (Lehrer),
  • Simon von Hackewitz (Abiturient)
  • and the entire studio Gründer Kirfel
  • Participants in the international Workcamp
  • ​Students from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar as part of the Bauwerkstätten 2017 and 2018
IBA Project Coordination

Tobias Haag
Project director
Phone +49 3643 5831-67
tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

Leubinger Fürstenhügel, Motorway Services

Leubinger Fürstenhügel, Motorway Services

Leubinger Fürstenhügel, Motorway Services

Building culture for mobility

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.

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