Reallabor Nachkriegsmoderne

Zum Umgang mit jüngeren Denkmalen

Olaf Gisbertz / Mark Escherich / Sebastian Hoyer / Andreas Putz / Christiane Weber (eds.)
for the DFG-Netzwerk Bauforschung Jüngere Baubestände 1945+

320 pages, 125 col. ill.
ISBN 978-3-86859-795-0


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The built heritage of postwar modernism has been under threat from climate change and the high expectations of society for years. The tremendous volume of building stock was erected with high hopes for the future within just a short period of time—and frequently using construction techniques that were as yet unproven. Despite the many research efforts focusing on spatial concepts and societal utopias between the 1950s and 1970s, the practice-oriented field of construction research lacks binding recording and evaluation strategies for buildings, materials, and construction methods for the majority of buildings of all types. In order to preserve this existing stock as a resource for the future, new recording and evaluation tools that take into account technical, construction, ecological, and economic factors are necessary. This book presents possibilities for the management of our recent constructed heritage on the basis of ongoing projects by the DFG-Netzwerk Bauforschung Jüngere Baubestände 1945+ buildings preservation network.

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