issue 3 (2024)

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Building Heritage

cover by: Małgorzata Maria Olchowska

With the debates about continuing to build on or building culture, the appreciation of our existing buildings is increasing – and not just for ecological reasons. For political reasons, however, only very few buildings are protected or included in the inventories of listed buildings. Their substance is preserved in its entirety and can therefore still be surveyed in 100 years’ time. But why is the reconstruction of building components so widespread in practice if the purpose of the monument is to preserve its substance? What can we learn from these happy few for the general handling of our building stock? Can strategies of analysis, conservation, repair, utilisation programming or communication be transferred to other buildings that are not monuments?   More in the 3rd issue of  werk, bauen+wohnen