Steyr, 2012

In preparation for the architecture-festival „Architekturtage“ collective ika got inspired by artisan ornaments as seen on the historic facades in the center of Steyr. The resulting pattern reflects the long standing relationship between the towns quay and its correspondent river which has meanwhile transformed into a parking lot.

„Bring the fisherman back“, the sprayed design might say and during the festival the tile-like design shifted the space toward a different appearance. Car-fee for two days, pedestrians experienced the potential of this more than 200 meters long stripe of blacktop and the young ones took some pieces of chalk and started coloring their own little piece of public space.