...”The wages of about 70,000 people in Upper Austria are paid by forestry or by the timber and paper industry. Local companies are amongst the leaders worldwide regarding timber technologies. So why not using wood as a construction material in the city?” says Klaus Fürlinger, member of the National Council at the opening ceremony of the Woodbox in Linz at OK-Platz square.
Martin Sturm, Director of OK, offenes Kulturhaus, art institution is absolutely fascinated by this material and explains that wood with its aesthetic, organic and haptic qualities has contributed a lot to the trend to build with wood and timber. Its high-contrast use in urban areas also makes it an interesting material to be used in art contexts.