Thursday July 4, 2019 the exhibition of Iacobus+2018 Stadtlagerhaus Regensburg was inaugurated by Mrs. Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer (Mayor of the City of Regensburg), Mr. Manfred Koller (Executive Director of das Stadtwerk Regensburg GmbH), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baier, President of the OTH Regensburg and Carola Kupfer (Executive Director of Forum Kreativwirtschaft Regensburg). the Coordinator of Iacobus+ at the OTH Regensburg and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Prof. Andreas Emminger presented the exhibition to the public with the presence of more than 150 guests. The space of the Stadtlagerhaus enchanted everybody present, the catering of Werner Zapf and his team (Deggingerhaus, Regensburg) showed how creative food and beverages can contribute to the ambiance of such an exceptional event in such an outstanding location.
The commitment of everybody to transform this House of Freight Logistics into a House of Idea Logistic, as Mr. Koller explained the general aims so poetically, were very clear. Nobody left any doubts about the great performance of the architecture students, their creative ideas of how to transform and adapt the Stadtlagerhaus, visions for a future which will be inhabitated by themselves and which has to be formed nowadays, an absolute duty of todays’ society, as Mrs. Maltz-Schwarzfischer explained in her vivid, colourful statement. Prof. Dr. Baier emphasized the importance of international connections between students of different cultures, a long-standing tradition of the OTH, to help open-minded people of all ages to solve problems and create visions for today and tomorrow on a multinational basis. Mrs. Kupfer underlined the importance of the commitment of all public institutions in order to continue the project of housing the culture and creative industries in many different types of locations, a project which has been started visibly with the opening of the Degginger in 2016.
Plans were made at every corner about how to go on, plans mightily inspired by the impression, the location of this exhibition, the Stadtlagerhaus has imprinted into every visitor.
The Stadtlagerhaus Regensburg: A story starting with its construction 1909 and undergoing many changes until today, some quite unexpected. Iacobus+2018 has opened a new chapter in the existence of the Stadtlagerhaus, to be continued with persistence and creativity.
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See some impressions of the opening of the Stadtlagerhaus exhibition: