Ferrara - London
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FABLINZ (Europan 14)
Linz - first prize
FABLINZ is an innovation ecosystem. The new quarter will establish relationships between stakeholders at different scales and spanning across sectors. It is meant to be governed by a not-for-profit body which will implement the “Commons of Production”, a vision of shared knowledge and know-how, where the major players in the local and regional manufacturing and research panorama can meet grass-root enterprises, SMEs and local skills. The urban morphology of the project reflects this vision. Taking inspiration from the surrounding fabric, FABLINZ offers a re-engineered version of the productive block, with a richer variety of spaces and opportunities for interaction. Housing, offices and retail seamlessly integrate productive activities and complete the on-site mix of uses.