The panorama shows the former site of the coloured paper factory (Buntpapierfabrik) in Flöha (Saxony) on Augustusburger Strasse. The ibug festivals took place inside this building complex in 2021 and 2022 (Industriebrachenumgestaltung).
Company history of the Buntpapierfabrik
In 1878, Robert Wilisch, a native of Schneeberg, founded his coloured paper manufacturing company here, building on the family tradition. The company’s success led to numerous building expansions over the following decades. Firstly, the old building (right) was extended and from 1903 a transverse wing was added as a new factory building (left). Later, numerous other additions were made to the site, which extends further north. The company focussed on coloured and glacé papers and later white chromo papers and cartons.
After the Second World War, the company became state-owned and continued to operate as VEB Buntpapierfabrik Plaue. It was only after the fall of the Berlin Wall and a failed privatisation as “Flöha Papier GmbH” that the tradition as an industrial site came to an end after 115 years. The complex has recently been owned by the town of Flöha.
ibug in Flöha
Following the coronavirus pandemic, the first two major ibug festivals took place here again, for the first time in years twice in a row at the same location. This meant that artworks from 2021 could also be further developed or added to in the following year. Here in the panorama we see works by artists Berni Puig, Tera Drop and GZA, among others.
The detail panorama below shows the same perspective during ibug 2021.
This panorama was published in cooperation with the ibug – Festival für urbane Kunst.