Conference: Adaptive Re-Use – Strategies for Post-War Modernist Housing. Frankfurt, 11 October 2019
In prosperous regions, housing markets are under significant pressure. With the focus on preserving land and developing brownfield sites, post-war housing estates are being earmarked for densification, as their density is perceived as rather low and the ownership is often concentrated in the hands of a few registered social landlords. In this setting, post-war estates are in danger of losing their characteristic spatial structures and landscaping.
Adaptive Re-Use discusses strategies for the development of post-war housing by referring to European case studies from the period of 1945 to 1975. The contributions show how housing estates from different European countries are listed and preserved, how improvements to the architectural fabric enhance its performance, and explore the strategies applied to ensure the future development of large-scale housing.