Due to societal and economic changes, residential tower blocks
with approximately two million apartments are currently being
demolished in the former Eastern Germany. The owners are unable
to change the status of these empty areas from built to open space
because this would produce a huge loss in property value. Thus, the
new empty spaces do not automatically mean an improvement in
terms of ecological or open space quality.
Future proposals for these spaces have to guarantee flexibility and
need to take extremely low maintenance budgets into consideration.
By investigating a design- and user-oriented utilization of common
local plants, the research project aims to combine the interests
of conservationists as well as the interests of users and property
owners – an approach which connects ecological, economic and aesthetic
demands. The tentative options for the development of the
empty spaces call for process-orientated strategies.
- Title Original : Verwendung gebietseigenen Pflanzenmaterials zur gestalterischen Aufwertung ungenutzter Flächenpotenziale in besiedelten Räumen
- Website : http://www.ila.uni-hannover.de/en/tala/research/thirdparty_grants/
- Project start : 0000
- Project end : 2008
- Contact Person : Prof. Dr. Norbert Kühn; Prof. Dr. Martin Prominski
- Funding Agency : German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU)
- Image Title : Too much open space in Wolfen-Nord