Projecting Münichtal 2020+ (trAILs cooperation)

Post industrial transformation of a former blast furnace site in Eisenerz, Austria
Master – WiSe 2019/20 (Modul AR30389)

Once known as the mining cradle of Austria, the region of Eastern Upper Styria has long lost its economic and financial power. The impact on some of the municipalities has been huge. One still struggling with the structural change of the region is the City of Eisenerz which is facing heavy demographic problems and thus, has turned into Austria`s oldest city. Dealing not only with a shrinking population but also with financial problems it finds itself in a vicious circle that is hard to break. In the northern part of the city, the former Münichtal blast furnace site - with most of its buildings abandoned - ekes out its existence and is waiting for a fresh start into a new future. What does it need to become the new driving motor for Eisenerz and the region?

An excursion in October will allow to explore the site, the city of Eisenerz and the regional context. The excursion is mandatory for all participants.

The site Münichtal in Eisenerz is part of the research project trAILs which covers several post industrial transformation projects in the European Alps. 


Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Zürich Udo Weilacher
Dipl.-Ing. Nicole Meier
M.A. Marcello Modica (project manager TrAILs)
Bernhard Schöner (Modellbauwerkstatt)


Kick-off: Monday, Oct 14th, room E42, 11.30am - 12:30 am
first studio session: Thursday, Oct 17th, 1.30pm - 6:00 pm   
excursion (preliminary dates): Sunday, Oct 20th until Wednesday, Oct 23rd 2019

final presentation
Thursday 30.01.2020

11:00 am–6:00 pm, room E42, Emil-Ramann Str. 6, 85354 Freising
Guest: Prof. Teresa Galí-Izard, ETH Zürich, Harvard Graduate School, Cambridge, USA


July 25th until Sept 1st in TUMonline.