Stadtentwicklung und Denkmalpflege

17 x 22 cm
German or Polish/German

Cities are to a great extent shaped by political, economic, and social development. Such processes used to occur over long periods of time, but today our cities are changing their appearance at a tremendous pace: there seems to be a need to redefine the relations of city, space, and time. The publication examines this phenomenon in three chapters: Stadt: Stadt und Zeitgeist, Raum: Stadträume und Zeiträume and Zeit: Urbane Zeithorizonte. Essays describe phenomena, investigate present changes of urban space with their contexts of cause and effect, and present integral ideas, visions and criteria for cautious future development of the city as a cultural asset.

Images of the city are extremely relevant today, especially in the fields of urban planning and development. In the context of interdisciplinary iconographic research science, they have become the subject of reflection on iconic models of perception in those disciplines concerned with the material city on a day to day basis. The essays in this book examine the origins, production, and mediality of images of the city in detail, investigating their function and seductive power and so questioning the desires that they generate or articulate.

Stadtentwicklung und Denkmalpflege 14: Leerräume

Out of print

Der Umgang mit Denkmalen als Sinnstiftungsprozess am Beispiel der Schlösser und Herrensitze in Brandenburg

Many listed castles and stately homes—not only in the new federal states—are threatened by vacancy and decay. How can we find suitable new uses and responsible owners for such buildings? How do we lend fresh, significant orientation to the historical cultural landscape without neglecting issues of preservation? This publication investigates such questions, examining strategies to deal with listed buildings and correlated, often vacant architectural and social spaces; strategies that pay attention to preservation and—in a broader sense—create meaning in a social context. As a case in question, it looks at the listed rural castles and stately homes of Brandenburg and the experience gained there since 1990. In the process, the author examines framework conditions, forms of ownership and usage, and the possibilities and limitations of architectural preservation and transformation, focusing on ways to handle these buildings’ qualities as historic monuments.

More than ever, urban development means constructive mediation between conflicting interests—no easy task in current times. This book presents contributions by international experts in urban planning and industry, urban design culture, law, and it—a book for architects and urban planners with revealing, interdisciplinary results.

Although often criticized, the european city is still regarded as a model in urban development; one that has proved itself for centuries. However, in the sphere of constantly changing interests and specific values, it has changed in a way that there is a continual need for new experiments, innovative concepts, and a new understanding to develop and preserve it with caution and creativity. IntraURBAN reflects on successful ideas and strategies and presents detailed case studies. Target-oriented urban development solutions are formulated, considering the quality of european cities.



Miejskie Ojczyzny
Niemiecko-Polskie Punkty Widzenia

As creators of identities, cities are both diverse and distinctive places of living and working as well as social and economic centers. They offer a broad range of qualities of life allowing for many different lifestyles. In future, it will become increasingly important to strengthen the individual and emotional bonds that citizens have with their city by cultivating a quality-oriented urban building culture. In doing so, it is crucial to considerately develop historical spaces and cityscapes. Only in this way can urban planning, urban building culture and architecture succeed in creating a sense of home. Looking beyond narrow specialist and national state boundaries goes a long way in identifying new trends and visions concerning this issue. In Poland, for example, urban neighborhoods with strong local identity markers have been built since 1989. In Volume 15 of the series on urban development and built heritage conservation Polish, Swiss and German experts take up this exciting topic and that of the potential diversity of urban homes in the chapters on identity, home, and memory.
Miasto - rozumiane jako ponadpokoleniowa, długotrwała pamięć jego mieszkańców - może przetrwać przełomy polityczne tak samo, jak krótkowzroczną nowoczesność. Niniejszy tom szkicuje różnice i cechy wspólne, które charakteryzują polski i niemiecki rozwój miast. Nawet, jeśli po obu stronach granicy powstają zbliżone do siebie obrazy miast, debata na temat odzyskiwania historycznie znaczących zespołów urbanistycznych przebiega w Polsce zupełnie inaczej, niż w Niemczech. Ważna jest akceptacja faktu, że chodzi w niej o tożsamość i więzi, łączące ludzi z ich miastami. Z niej właśnie – być może dzięki przykładom z najnowszej historii miast polskich – będą mogły rozwinąć się w mieście europejskim małe miejskie ojczyzny. W tomie 15 serii Rozwój miast i konserwacja zabytków polscy, szwajcarscy i niemieccy eksperci mierzą się z pytaniami o tożsamość miasta i jego pamięć, a także z mnogością ojczyzn, które w sobie zawiera.



The architecture and the urban planning of the 1960s and 1970s are currently the focus of a wide-ranging discussion. They are contested ground between a reevaluation that began only recently plus the adoption of their buildings as listed structures, and the need to adapt cities to contemporary standards. The phrase that is frequently tossed around is “ageing, but not yet historic.” Many of the relics of the 1960s and 1970s have already been destroyed or extensively changed. In East Germany, the situation is exacerbated by the fact that these buildings represent an overthrown political system. On the other hand, experiencing the loss of some buildings has made people more interested in the buildings that remain—particularly the younger generation. A high-profile international symposium that took place at the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar in January 2011 brought together the different but often parallel discourses on this theme and collated a wide variety of experiences. This conference included Eastern Europe, with its political heritage and the associated problems, as well as the scientific, didactic and artistic issues connected with listed structures.



Preface by Thomas Sieverts.

Architecture and urban development of the 1960s and 1970s have now become part of everyday heritage protection and the subject of an interdisciplinary discourse. It is redevelopment practices that have emerged as the actual hurdle with regard to responsible and careful approaches to this heritage. It is not the basic heritage worthiness of this construction era that is questioned, but the possibilities to preserve it successfully. Therefore examples and evidence have to be found to show whether and how these heritage buildings can be adapted to present-day economic, safetyrelated and ecological requirements. Denkmal Ost-Moderne II is based on the conference of the same name and presents current viewpoints and examples from heritage protection practice, including inventorization: how can one make and justify a selection from the enormous range of buildings available? The credibility of heritage protection with regard to post-war modernity depends on this to a significant extent.

Adopting and adapting historical forms is an integral part of architectural design today. Strictly rejected by some and embraced by others, this practice has provoked controversy since the beginning of modernism. With its assertion of continuity and claim to universality, historicizing architecture from the twentieth century is decidedly antimodernistic—a counterproject to modernistic architecture and yet also a part of modern times. The diversity of historicizing approaches and the history of historicizing construction have received little attention so far—a fact that is especially evident with a comparative view that looks beyond Germany to other countries and their building traditions.
This volume aims to take historicizing architecture seriously as an architectural reality and one possible variation of contemporary building, with a focus on describing and categorizing its diverse concepts and manifestations. In considering historicizing architecture as a contemporary phenomenon, the book places its topic in the context of reconstructions and postmodern ideas while also comparing it with nineteenth-century historicism. This view includes also designs inspired by the classic modernism of the 1920s.