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Musch & Lun

The research project “Musch & Lun. Architects, entrepreneurs and politicians of the Gründerzeit in South Tyrol” is to close a gap in the architectural and cultural history of South Tyrol. Musch & Lun – Bureau for Architecture & Civil Engineering in Merano, led by architect Josef Musch (1852-1928) and engineer Carl Lun (1853–1925) was an artistic and technological dominating construction company in South Tyrol from approximately 1880 to 1930. In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, Carl Lun also worked in various associations and in politics—both areas in which he worked tirelessly for urban planning tasks and for the realisation of projects that promoted the economic and social development of Merano and South Tyrol. Musch & Lun were therefore not only building contractors, but also influential entrepreneurs with international networks, which provided valuable impulses for the realization of sustainable economic and social initiatives. Within the framework of the investigations, the individual buildings and projects of Musch & Lun are examined and interpreted in terms of architectural and stylistic history, but also shed light on the actors-network constellations associated with their entrepreneurships.
The research project is funded by: TWF and Autonomous Province of Bolzano–South Tyrol, Department Bildungsförderung, University and Research

Exhibition Architecture becomes Region

Exhibition Prösels Castle, Tischlerhaus Architecture becomes Region / Architektur wird Region / Dall’architettura alla regione May 1st until October 31st 2017 Opening: Friday, April 28th 2017, 6 p. m. How much region can be found in regionalized architecture, i.e. in a typical “Tirolerhaus”? Questions like this constitued the starting point of this publication, in which […]

Musch & Lun. Architects, Entrepreneurs and Politicans of the Gründerzeit in South Tyrol / Bettina Schlorhaufer

The intention of the research project “Musch & Lun. Architects, Entrepreneurs and Politicans of the Gründerzeit in South Tyrol” is to fill a gap in the architectural and cultural history of South Tyrol. The investigations, which were divided into several project phases, including a part “foundational research” and further parts which were dedicated to the […]

Symposium Innovation in Tradition

The focus of the convention “Innovation in Tradition” will be placed on the complex topic of social reformatting, exceeding the central question of the effect of technological innovations and their influence on architecture, space conception, building typology, domestic engineering, urban design, etc. One aspect to be addressed should be the emergence of our idea of […]