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Building in a historic context 

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On old foundations
Building in a historic context

Hardback 304 Seiten
Language German
Format 19,6 x 30 cm
Editor/Autor Volkwin Marg (Ed.), Gert Kähler
Publisher Dölling and Galitz publishers
Price Eur (D) 49,90
ISBN 10: 3-86218-039-5
ISBN 13: 978-3-86218-039-4

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In spite of the fact that the problem is as old as architecture, it is only recently that architects are contemplating the correct treatment of the historic base on which they build something new. And yet the following holds: building always involves a continuation.

Every place, every site had a history before architects put something new on it. The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners have achieved worldwide recognition through buildings that interact sensitively with the place and its history; nevertheless, they remain true to their contemporary architectural approach.

In about 30 examples from Hamburg (HafenCity, Kehrwiederspitze, Hamburg History Museum and others) and the world (State Opera Berlin, Stuttgart main railway station, Berlin Olympic Stadium, National Museum Beijing, Kirow Stadium St. Petersburg, Warsaw Stadium and others) the historic prerequisites and the architectural solutions for building on old foundations are illustrated in this book – the architect as raconteur…