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landmarks since 2003

In the Graz 2003's programme, architecture and art in public spaces were given a particular emphasis. For example, through the "Island in the Mur": The idea of integrating the river Mur into the life of the city came up right at the beginning of the planning phase for the Cultural Capital, as the river not only divides the city, but also connects it. New York artist Vito Acconci designed this Graz landmark.

Another example is the Kunsthaus, which opened in September 2003 and which participated in the urban regeneration of a neighbourhood of the City. It is now one of Graz's cultural identity landmarks.

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