Master's Thesis | Leonie Schillak | 4th semester | Summer Semester 2023
REVITALIZATION OF A CLOTH FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIAL WASTELAND AS A SPACE OF OPPORTUNITY
This master's thesis examines the architectural and overall social added value that revitalization projects of derelict industrial sites can produce and what new uses can be developed for them.
The abandoned factory site of the former cloth factories of Adolf Noack and Hermann Bergami is located in the center of the once successful industrial town of Forst (Lausitz) on the Polish border and has been vacant for over 20 years. In cooperation and coordination with the owner Mrs. Anett Dörl, a possible conversion concept has now been developed.
An "interactive textile campus" is to be created, which will be a place for education, interaction and remembrance of the city's history. The central use is a fashion design school, which is linked with publicly accessible uses such as gastronomic offers and areas interacting with the neighboring textile museum.
The "Tuchbuden" ("cloth floor") define themselves in the overall concept as the central link between the fashion design school and the interactive uses. As a convertible studio, the "Atelier+" in the attic of the former Noack production house is intended to provide a spacious workspace for students of the planned fashion school.
This work was supervised by professors Andreas Kretzer and Jens Betha.
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