What were the highlights of your project during this time?
One was definitely the presentation of the results to the assembled local community. Through the whole process, the people became aware of the building and thought about the future of the place. The idea thus developed that the former barn should become an event space, which at the same time would also be home to the farmer’s market that the inhabitants wanted. I showed plans and a model and got great feedback. I am really very happy with the result. And when I was able to present the project at the vacancy conference in Kolbermoor, about an hour’s drive away, I got a job offer from an architectural firm in the region. Now I live and work here in the south of Germany.
Congratulations! It’s really great that this has now resulted in a job for you. Did you also keep friendships from your RURSAMUS time?
I was very warmly welcomed and felt in good hands from the very beginning. On the very first day, I met my friend at a citizens’ council on a new housing project in the municipality. I also made friends immediately at the culture café, where karaoke nights, quiz nights and the like take place.
Please tell me about your most curious experience.
In the village, you simply must have a means of transportation. That’s why an employee of the town hall took me to the building yard. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. In the city, these things happen in the background and somehow automatically. There were about 20 broken bicycles at the building yard. The very nice Bauhof employees then put together a bike for me from the best parts, which became my faithful companion on discovery tours through the beautiful region.
Period: March until May 2022
Rurasmus Municipality: Kirchanschöring, Bavaria, Germany
Topic: Huber – the farm for everyone (inventory development, bachelor thesis)
University: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen (HAWK)
Professor Patrick Pütz / Fakultät Gestaltung