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Destruction and Disappearance: East German Ruins

Daniela Sandler

in Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin Since 1989

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703164
eISBN:
9781501706271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703164.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter tests the concept of counterpreservation against two ruins of a more recent past: structures built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and called into question after unification. One ... More


Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin Since 1989

Daniela Sandler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703164
eISBN:
9781501706271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703164.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

In Berlin, decrepit structures do not always denote urban blight. Decayed buildings are incorporated into everyday life as residences, exhibition spaces, shops, offices, and as leisure space. As ... More


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