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Built for Everyone
Curt Kühne and Julius Schulte: Planning a socially inclusive Linz (1909 – 38)

  • Exhibition view, Built for Everyone, 2021
  • Exhibition view, Built for Everyone, 2021
  • Exhibition view, Built for Everyone, 2021
  • Exhibition view, Built for Everyone, 2021

In the first third of the twentieth century Linz was undergoing a thorough transformation. The architectural demands of a rapidly growing city and its adaptation to progress and 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 public buildings, schools, blocks of flats, industrial buildings and private houses they designed are remarkable for their individual quality and architecturally relevant for Linz to this day. The problems and questions they sought to address have lost none of their topicality even today.

The exhibition uses blueprints, historical and topical photographs and contemporary documents to illustrate the activities of the two architexts and their consequences.

Curator: Georg Wilbertz

Exhibition Design: Caramel architekten Nordico

Taking space, for everyone!

As part of the exhibition, we invite visitors to participate in collective building and imaginative urban design: Make your statement about places in the city of Linz and share your visions for new ways of design!


The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalog published by Pustet Verlag with text contributions by Tobias Hagleitner, Fritz Mayrhofer, Wilfried Posch and Georg Wilbertz as well as a foreword by Andrea Bina, 208 pages, € 29. This and other publications are available in the Nordico Shop.

In cooperation with the afo

Parallel to this, until 18.2.2022, at the architekturforum oberösterreich (Herbert-Bayer-Platz 1, 4020 Linz), the exhibition Kühne, Schulte, Gegenwart. Stadtbausteine der Zwischenkriegszeit” in current perspective.


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#Insight: Built for Everyone

Zur Ausstellung ist ein reich bebilderter Katalog im Pustet Verlag erschienen. Mit Textbeiträgen von Tobias Hagleitner, Fritz Mayrhofer, Wilfried Posch und Georg Wilbertz sowie einem Vorwort von Andrea Bina.

208 Seiten, deutsch

€29Visit shop

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