The rural spinning mill in St. Aegidi is a project within the context of “Agenda 21”. The building will become a “centre of knowledge” and therefore gain a significant position within the community. Because of its importance, it is also pushed by the citizens to create jobs in the region.
St. Aegidi is a municipality in the countryside. Within the innovative project of the Agenda 21, the so-called “Rural spinning mill of St. Aegidi”, the community takes a step forward towards an innovative development of the region through the involvement of the citizens.
A new municipal office will be built, creating a lot of space for the community and the citizens. Besides the common functions of a community building, it should also accommodate other facilities like the “Rural spinning mill of St. Aegidi”.
The rural spinning mill is a coworking structure in the rural area and has an important part in the region because of the generation of new jobs in the town centre. Jobs are an essential reason for people to remain in their hometown or to come back to town. Moreover the rural spinning mill is innovative with flexible and temporary working spaces and uses the potential of digitalization. Digitalization enables new regionality.
The main reason why this project is possible were the citizens. They really spoke up for the topic “living and working in the countryside” and pushed the project because of its importance.
The “rural spinning mill of St. Aegidi” will have a significant position in the region. It gets a decentralised centre of knowledge and counters the brain drain in rural areas. A good deal of new lifestyles will be adopted such as “Multi locality – life and work in two or more places”. Therefore, it offers temporary knowledge and human resources in the region.