Design in Public Space
In cooperation with the Department of Economic and Tourism development and the City Management of Graz Creative Industries Styria have initiated the urban development program "Jakominiviertel" in the Jakomini district. This program encourages the creative branch to settle in the district and promotes activities to increase the attractiveness of the streets.
In the course of Design Month Graz 2010 the project "Ready. Steady. Go!" by architects Sandra Janser and Elisabeth Koller won the first prize in the design competition for the installation of a visual frame in the Jakomini district. The intention of this visual frame is to define the streets Jakoministraße and Klosterwiesgasse in order to mark them as a significant design area with a visible and positive identity.
The entrance to the Jakomini district is clearly recognized by the north and south street endings. The streets themselves are revamped leaving them with a fresh inviting look for visitors to explore. The running track as presented in the project "Ready. Steady. Go!" was applied in September 2010. It attracts attention to the changes in the quarter and will make people stop and absorb the newly created atmosphere. A total of 750 meters or 4600 square meters along the streets and pavements around the block are coloured in red, the lines separating the tracks are grey.
The realization of the project is also a vibrant statement of Graz as UNESCO City of Design.
For further information please contact:
Creative Industries Styria
T: +43 (0) 316 890 598 12