CityLife. Municipal Library Forum at Salzstadel Rosenheim

Rosenheim municipal library– funded by the hochdrei fund

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Project description

The Rosenheim municipal library wants to initiate new cultural impulses at the heart of its city of 63,000 residents. Together with the Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences, it plans to build an open, flexible, 144-m2 temporary structure on Salzstadel Platz, the plaza in front of the library, to serve as a dynamic forum of discussion on current issues and developments. In so doing, the municipal library is promoting the current urban development process to redesign Rosenheim’s downtown in response to the increasing number of vacant storefronts.

The library is cooperating with students of the Technical University of Applied Sciences to design the temporary building using different modules. The work will be accompanied by proposals for various formats for vibrant exchange, developed by representatives of the city’s community, e.g. the Stadtjugendring, city marketing office, the city management office, the Vielfaltsgestaltern (Diversity Designers), the adult education centre (VHS) and dedicated citizens. The forum will address a wide range of topics, such as environment, urban gardening, sustainability, mobility, digitalisation, cultural diversity and political participation. In combination with the planned exhibitions, workshops, lectures and a possible co-working space, the forum has the potential to become an active, flexible venue of social cohesion, empowerment and digital/analogue experimentation.

Partner: Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences

hochdrei – Changing City Libraries

With its programme "hochdrei – Changing City Libraries" the Federal Cultural Foundation aims to strengthen city libraries as cooperative and participatory cultural locations.


Rosenheim municipal library

Susanne Delp
Am Salzstadel 15
83022 Rosenheim
Website of Rosenheim library (external link, opens in a new window)