European Capital of Culture

St. Pölten 2024, Bid Book 2

Europe at home – Rescaling distances

For St. Pölten’s application to become European Capital of Culture 2024—following our design of the first Bid Book—we designed the second Bid Book, too.

St. Pölten 2024

Why, of all cities, would St. Pölten – which, for some Austrians, is synonymous with all that is provincial and mediocre – apply to become European Capital of Culture 2024? This is a question we have been asked constantly. The answer: because this city has the potential, because the local population is fully committed, and because it offers ideal conditions for rescaling distances between opposites and contradictions. Our aim: to develop St. Pölten into a role model for a livable mid-sized European city in the centre of Europe!

You can read about the first Bid Book here, where we designed a custom-made graphical system to create graphics and animations.

You can download a PDF of the book via the offical website

A website full of ideas

St. Pölten’s bid to be nominated European Capital of Culture 2024 is based on a wealth of ideas contributed by people who live here. In the last summer we launched a call for project ideas to the local art and culture scenes, to private persons, cultural institutions, schools and businesses. All project ideas are published here provided we have been given the green light to do so by the authors. A cross-section has found entrance to Bid Book II.
Cordial thanks to all who have submitted their ideas!

Creative Direction, Art Direction
Martin Grödl and Moritz Resl

Editorial Design, Web Design
Gerhard Jordan

Editorial Team & St. Pölten 2024 Office
Michael Duscher, Albrecht Grossberger, Bernadette Gugerell, Jakob Redl, Carolin Riedelsberger, Christian Steiner

Photo Concept
Klaus Pichler

Print Alliance HAV Produktions GmbH

NÖ Kulturlandeshauptstadt St. Pölten GmbH

More Works