post:growth | post:operative | post:position
The PostCity was in operation as Postal Distribution Centre for just twenty-four years and is scheduled for demolition in 2024. In the meantime, 5.45 hectares of peripheral grassland are to be used for the construction of the Institute of Digital Sciences Austria (IDSA).
Both projects contradict the goals of the state of Upper Austria and the city of Linz regarding climate and environmental protection as well as land consumption.
In the design project postUNI, three architecture students from the University of Arts Linz show how the existing buildings of the Areal could be repurposed with the methods of adaptive reuse. For one semester, the students analyzed the existing buildings and developed a conversion concept in the form of an educational campus.
The created planning material and models show how conversion measures and new possible futures are coming could come to life.
Lisa Ackerl (AT)
Lisa Ackerl is a trained varnisher and since 2019 has been studying architecture at the University of Arts Linz. Since 2022 she has also been working as a sustainability officer for the ÖH of the University of Arts Linz.
Daniel Schöngruber (AT)
Daniel Schöngruber is a trained carpenter and worked for many years as a self-employed exhibition technician in the cultural industry. In this capacity, he dismantled the building stock of the “PostCity” for the Ars Electronica from 2015 – 2019. Since 2018 he has been studying architecture at University of Arts Linz.
Marco Thaller (AT)
Marco Thaller is a trained interior designer and furniture maker and since 2019 has been studying Architecture at the University of Arts Linz. In 2023 he became chairman of the ÖH of the University of Linz.
postUNI is created by Lisa Ackerl, Marco Thaller & Daniel Schöngruber with support from Paul Reinhard, Michael Zinner, Andrijana Ivanda and the Universitiy of Arts Linz.