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ELLE Decor (Italy) - - English Text - by Kri­sti­na Ra­der­schad — pho­tos by Sa­bri­na Ro­the

Green areas and avant- gar­de buil­dings, de­si­gn and cul­tu­ral even­ts. All to be di­sco­ve­red in Au­stria’s se­cond lar­ge­st ci­ty for Eu­ro­pe’s ol­de­st art fe­sti­val Wi­th 300,000 in­ha­bi­tan­ts, Graz is ma­na­gea­ble in si­ze, has plen­ty of green and is ho­me to over 45,000 stu­den­ts. On­ce dub­bed ‘ Pen­sio­ner- vil­le’, its year as Eu­ro­pean Cul­tu­re Ca­pi­tal in 2003 ga­ve it new ap­peal and gro­wing in­ter­na­tio­nal sty­le. Its cul­tu­ral of­fe­rings are ve­ry va­ried, not ju­st du­ring Stei­ri­scher Herb­st, the an­nual in­ter­na­tio­nal con­tem­po­ra­ry art fe­sti­val, but al­so for the De­si­gn­mo­nat Graz fe­sti­val and the De­si­gn­fo­rum Steier­mark. Mu­seums and art gal­le­ries Kun­sthaus Graz is the epi­cen­tre of the lo­cal art sce­ne. Built to ce­le­bra­te the ci­ty’s year as Eu­ro­pean Cul­tu­re Ca­pi­tal, it has sti­mu­la­ted the de­ve­lo­p­ment of the Lend­pla­tz di­strict. To­day, you can di­sco­ver pri­va­te gal­le­ries and ex­hi­bi­tion ve­nues, bou­ti­ques, cof­fee shops and ho­tels. Ar­chi­tec­tu­re and de­si­gn Guen­ther Do­me­nig ( 1934— 2012) is the mo­st fa­mous lo­cal ar­chi­tect, the au­thor of ma­ny buil­dings in the ci­ty. The­se in­clu­de the Au­gar­ten Art Ho­tel, mar­ked by its ex­te­rior in steel and glass, wi­th at­mo­sphe­ric in­te­riors, de­si­gn fur­ni­shings and a col­lec­tion of about 400 art­works. New ta­lent Ma­ny up- an­d­co­ming na­mes in the lo­cal ar­chi­tec­tu­re sce­ne learnt the ro­pes

at the stu­dio of Tho­mas Pu­cher: An­na Jur­kiewicz and Ro­bert Lam­pre­cht, pro­fes­sio­nal­ly kno­wn as Su­per­fu­tu­re­group, are one of the­se. Food Plen­ty of fa­mous cof­fee shops, su­ch as Kun­sthau­sca­fé, whe­re you can sam­ple ho­me­ma­de sch­ni­tzels and des­serts. The Fran­ko­wi­tsch con­fec­tio­ner’s de­lights its cu­sto­mers wi­th tra­di­tio­nal ca­kes, whi­le the Ei­sper­le ice cream par­lour com­bi­nes tra­di­tio­nal ar­ti­sa­nal fa­re wi­th de­si­gn.

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