ZwischenZeitZentrale Bremen

TUTUR - Temporary Use as a Tool for Urban Regeneration / Final conference in Rome / Italy 02.03.+03.03.2015

Eintrag von am 28.02.2015


Temporary use as a tool for urban regeneration
An URBACT Pilot Transfer Network running from December 2013 to March 2015

In partnership with the municipalities of Rome (IT), Bremen (DE) and Alba Iulia (RO)
Observatory Board Cities: Budapest and Pecs (HU), Milan (IT), Vienna and Graz (AT), Novi Sad (SR), Kavala (GR) and many more have expressed interest in exchanging experiences with the network.

TUTUR is a pilot project financed by the URBACT program which aims at developing a policy instrument to allow and support temporary uses of abandoned and under-used properties by opening up to new models of experimentation. The project foresees the implementation of this practice in Rome, in Itay, and Alba Iulia, in Romania, based on the good practice of Bremen: the ZwischenZeitZentrale. ZZZ has activated on temporary bases many buildings and supports the City Administration in the urban planning long term plans.

Temporary use is a planning tool effectively bringing together various stakeholders: it engages an important number of municipal and private economic development agencies and property owners, as well as cultural organisations, to elaborate potential uses of existing infrastructure and resources. In the meanwhile, architects (and landscape architects, designers) also play a key role in the development of models for interim use and in the establishment of temporary spatial possibilities. Transforming empty properties to allow them adopt new uses offers advantages to all: owners profit with the renovation and preservation of the building, users access affordable work and living spaces, residents enjoy their revitalised neighbourhoods, merchants benefit increasing traffic and sales, and the design professions gain new work opportunities and expanded professional perspectives.

For further information on the TUTUR project please visit