Stadtentwicklung und Denkmalpflege 16: Denkmal Ost-Moderne

Aneignung und Erhaltung des baulichen Erbes der Nachkriegsmoderne

Mark Escherich (ed.) (vol. 16)

Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper / Hans-Rudolf Meier/ Jürg Sulzer (eds.) (series)

17 x 22 cm
256 pages, num. ill.
ISBN 978-3-86859-143-9


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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.



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