Kulturbahnhof Aalen (C3 no.416)


Kulturbahnhof Aalen _ a + r Architekten

C3 no.416 / pp.176-193 (18 pages)


Kulturbahnhof Aalen _ a + r Architekten

Aalen, Germany, 2020

A derelict railway building becomes a theater
The new Kulturbahnhof Aalen brings together the industrial history of Aalen, Germany, and 21st century architecture. With great sensitivity, the historical building fragments of the former industrial area have been successfully integrated into an up-to-the minute architectural design. In the past, the area now known as Aalen’s Stadtoval was intersected by railway tracks. As part of the inner-city expansion, the Kulturbahnhof takes a central position: the building, which now accommodates a cinema, a theater, the music school, high-quality function halls for cultural events and premises for catering, will have widespread impact throughout the region. […]