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

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  • Julius Schulte, Gerstnerstraße 2 (completed 1927), 4040 Linz
  • Julius Schulte (1881-1928), about 1920
  • Curt Kühne, Parkbad (completed 1930), Untere Donaulände 11, 4020 Linz
  • Curt Kühne (1883-1963), about 1930
  • Julius Schulte, Old Town Hall Urfahr (1913)
  • 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!

Publication

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.

Date Title Time
Sun 05.12CANCELLED: Public guided tour through Built for Everyone”

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, the tour is cancelled. We ask for your understanding.

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 12.12CANCELLED: Public guided tour through Built for Everyone”

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, the tour is cancelled. We ask for your understanding.

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 19.12Öffentliche Führung durch Gebaut für Alle“

Dau­er 60 Minu­ten, max. 25 Per­so­nen, Füh­rung­kar­te € 3 (zzgl. Ein­tritt) Kei­ne Anmel­dung erfor­der­lich („first-come-first-ser­ved“)

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 26.12Öffentliche Führung durch Gebaut für Alle“

Dau­er 60 Minu­ten, max. 25 Per­so­nen, Füh­rung­kar­te € 3 (zzgl. Ein­tritt) Kei­ne Anmel­dung erfor­der­lich („first-come-first-ser­ved“)

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
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