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"Linz 09": voestalpine Supports the European Capital of Culture 2009

2008-12-21 | 

In 2009 the Upper Austrian capital will be the "European Capital of Culture". "Linz 09" will be siginificantly supported by voestalpine Group.

  • voestalpine AG is one of the five main sponsors
  • Joint project "80+1" with the Ars Electronica Center (AEC)
  • Opening of the new voestalpine visitors center at the Linz site
  • Various other highlights within the scope of the "European Capital of Culture" year

In 2009 the Upper Austrian capital will be the "European Capital of Culture". "Linz 09" will be siginificantly supported by voestalpine Group. voestalpine is not only one of the five members of the "Top Club" - the main sponsors -, but also participates in various projects. Besides the main program "80+1", a cooperation with Ars Electronica Center (AEC), the opening of the new visitors center at the Linz site, which is currently in the final construction stage, will be in the spotlight.

"voestalpine has significantly influenced the image of Linz"

"Arts bring many people and ideas from all over the world together and show how many diverse and unconventional ways there are to engage in discourse on the different subjects and problems that the time we live in brings to the table," says Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of voestalpine AG. "These are also challenges for a globally active company. Therefore, it is only logical for us to support various forms of arts in many ways. This applies especially to the project Linz 09, given the fact, that the change of the company has also significantly influenced the image of the Linz city."

"80+1": the modern version of Jules Verne's journey around the world

A main focus on the part of voestalpine will be the cooperatiom with Ars Electronica within the scope ot the project „80+1“, a journey around the world with the modern means of communications - a project, that due to its international orientation and its focus on the future fits very well to voestalpine Group.
A journey around the world - a journey into our future: more details on the project "80+1" are available here.

From the new visitors center to the new year's concert: the further highlights

  • The New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonicon January 1, 2009: About a billion people around the world watch the traditional new year's concert every year. In the break the broadcast will show impressions of voestalpine's Linz site.
  • Cooperation with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF: E.g., with regard to the documentary series "Universum" ("With the eyes of the animals") or for an episode of the crime series "Tatort".