Experimental Building Programs in Germany: Focusing Culture through Policy

Jun 23, 2010

This paper examines Germany’s federally funded experimental building programs as cultural determiners and transformers. An analysis of studies and reports over the past twenty years reveals that from the urban environment to the architectural object, both tangible spatial objects and the process of their creation have become part of a culture of building that can successfully be guided through direct intervention. The paper concludes with suggesting further policy areas where this process can be implemented.

Alexandra Staub (Penn State University)
Presented at: 
ARCC/EAAE 2010 International Conference on Architectural Research
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)

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