The Building

Tabakfabrik Linz (the Linz tobacco factory) is a building complex designed by Peter Behrens and Alexander Popp and erected in the years 1929-1935. The heritage-listed industrial complex is Austria’s very first steel frame building constructed in the New Objectivity style, making it of significant architectural importance. (Source: German-language Wikipedia article) Those who read German can find more information about the history of the building in the Wikipedia article, or in non-fiction literature such as Ohne Filter – Arbeit und Kultur in der Tabakfabrik Linz[1] or Tabakfabrik Linz – Kunst Architektur Arbeitswelt[2].

Tabakfabrik Linz is now about to undergo a huge transformation process. Linz-based artist Christoph Einfalt has entered into dialogue with this transformation by capturing 360° panoramas of the original heritage-listed 1930s architecture using high-dynamic-range imaging, and making the images accessible with state-of-the-art internet technology.

The aim of these panoramic images is, firstly, to depict all the many rooms and spaces in their entirety and, secondly, to enable users to embark on a virtual tour through the Tabakfabrik complex using interactive web design. The innovative HDR panoramic images of the rooms give an impressive feeling of actually being inside the rooms in real life.

[1] Translates as “Without a Filter – [the History of] Work and the Arts in the Linz Tobacco Factory”

[2] Translates as “Linz Tobacco Factory – Art, Architecture, Workplace”

 

Clicking on the link under each image will take you to that particular point on the interactive tour.

Areal

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Kraftwerk Dach 2
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Kraftwerk Dach
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Magazin Dach
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Kraftwerk

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Kraftwerk_Waschbecken
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Kraftwerk_Keller
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Kraftwerk_Kessel
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Kraftwerk_Uhr
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Etage Lumiere

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - EtageLumiere
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Lösehalle


Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Magazine

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Magazin oben
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Magazin
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Quadrom

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Quadrome
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Bau 1

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Bau1
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama

Bau 2 (vor dem Umbau)

Christoph Einfalt - Panorama TFL - Bau2
Link zum interaktiven HDR-Panorama