Northern Tyrol, Austria
YEAN – Young European Architects Network
State Secretary for Arts and Media of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, the Netherlands Architecture Fund with HGIS-subsidies of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Art Department of the Provincial Government of Tyrol.
Margarthe Schütze-Lihotzky Price
The study shows the Austrian province of Tyrol from an unusual perspective: as a city. In contrast to the image and self-perception of the inhabitants, the Inn valley and its tributary valleys in particular are described as a space that has all the characteristics of urban agglomerations: dense settlement, complex traffic and economic structures and high functional differentiation.
A radically changed picture emerges from a compilation of texts, photos, maps and graphically prepared information. The change of perspective and the abandonment of cultural-critical evaluation to a large extent offers the chance to solve urgent problems. The merging of the seven urban regions into one big agglomeration is one result of imagining Tyrol’s new urbanity.
YEAN is an internationally active network of architects that has been dealing with the topic of regional development and urbanisation in an unconventional way for several years.