Built for Everyone
Curt Kühne and Julius Schulte: Planning a socially inclusive Linz (1909 – 38)
In the first third of the 20th century Linz was undergoing a thorough transformation. The architectural demands of a rapidly growing city and its adaption to modern times had to be dealt with.
Curt Kühne (1882 – 1963) and Julius Schulte (1881 – 1928) were two outstanding planners devoted to this task. Kühne in his capacity of Head of Urban Planning and Schulte as his assistant were concerned with the creation of a socially oriented city rather than the realisation of any radically modern style.
The schools, blocks of flats, industrial buildings and private houses they designed are remarkable for their individual quality and relevant for Linz to this day. The exhibition uses blueprints, historical and topical photographs and contemporary documents to illustrate the activities of the two architexts and their consequences.