Nail Factory, restoration and museum project ARIAS 2000-2004
Nail Factory, restoration and museum project ARIAS 2000-2004

Machine Industry and Urban Development in Winterthur

Winterthur (Switzerland) has been Dr. Hans-Peter Bärtschi’s home town since 1957. In 1979, he founded the company ARIAS Industrial Culture and became member of the local townscape committee. ARIAS carries out projects for 15 exhibitions, museums, the Industrial Culture Path, the exhibition production Nail Factory, supports the preservation of Winterthur’s old locomotive depot and takes the inventories of the Old Town, of mansions and industries, e.g. 100 buildings of Sulzer. In 2002, ARIAS organised events on the occasion of “200 Years Industrial Culture in Winterthur” with 24'000 visitors.

Further information and references:
Industriekultur Schweiz - Europa – Global (German)
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