With target group workshops, a policy innovation lab and a master plan for urban development, Multiplicities initiates a user-driven redevelopment of an old industrial area at the gas plant in the inner city of Augsburg. The Gaswerk site will be transformed into a new, creative and dynamic space for Augsburg based on target group workshops, subspace analyses and an urban development plan. It will enhance the entire Oberhausen district and create a new quarter. The aim is to create a lively and vibrant place for artists, creative people and professionals. Inspired by this idea, the city of Augsburg decided to establish an interim venue for the reconstruction of the Theatre of Augsburg. The guarantee for success in this open development process was a user-centred culture of participation with specialist workshops, future workshops and open spaces. The policy innovation lab has drawn on the feasibility study of the municipal utilities for the Gaswerk, which was presented to the public and the city council in January 2014. This has shown that it is possible to move today's Kulturpark West to the grounds. The site also has further potential. At the end of June 2015, Dr Bastian Lange presented the concept for the future workshop Gaswerk to the city council. The owner of the site, the Augsburg municipal utilities, had initiated it.

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