Contrast and diversity set the tone in the Kunstwerk Carlshütte, a non-profit cultural initiative of the internationally active ACO Group and the towns of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg. Whether exhibitions, concerts, readings, theatre performances or film screenings: culture vultures get their money s worth in the inspiring setting of the Kunstwerk Carlshütte. This is where rough industrial charm meets pittoresque Wilhelminian-style architecture, and an expansive sculpture park invites visitors to stroll, before exchanging views on art and everything under the sun in the exhibition café. Centrepiece of the cultural initiative is the NordArt. With the arrival of about 120 young musicians of the international Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, an exciting interrelation of art and music came into being.
Former iron foundry built in 1827, shut down in 1997. In the spacious 22,000 m2 of factory buildings with an old furnace, contemporary artworks are put in the limelight against a unique historical backdrop. Center of the NordArt.
ACO Wagenremise Building
Built in 1913, restored in the 1990s. Whether art exhibitions, readings or concerts – the “Wagenremise” hosts up to 200 spectators.
Erected in 1890 by timber wholesaler Theodor Thormann, recast 2011 as a rehearsal and concert space. The new home of the Orchestra Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival provides space for 1.200 listeners.
On a walk through the 80,000 m2 park with its mature tree stock, strollers can discover about 100 sculptures, some changing annually.
Cafe “Alte Meierei”
Also gastronomy is a form of art: the team of the “Alte Meierei” spoils visitors with light lunches and delicious cakes.
The radius of the NordArt extends far beyond the Kunstwerk Carlshütte: permanent and temporary sculptures in public spaces integrate the surrounding urban area into the exhibition.