Baukultur! Planning and Building in Germany

Baukultur! Planning and Building in Germany

Contribution to the international discourse of building culture
There is growing interest in enhancing the quality of the built environment in Germany. Quality is becoming a determining factor in the field of building and planning. The German word Baukultur (building culture) unites the multifaceted qualities of planning and building in a single term. It has to be seen as quality requirement that not only relates to buildings per se, but also covers the way in which we deal with users and stakeholders, with planning processes, the surrounding countryside or urban areas and infrastructure.

This book provides an overview of the current status of the discussion on Baukultur in Germany. It presents theories, initiatives and projects; it encourages discussion and it seeks to recruit fellow campaigners to the cause of Baukultur – not only in Germany, but also, on the occasion of the German EU Council Presidency, within the framework of European cooperation.

Commissioned by:

Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Publication:

Weeber, Rotraut und Weeber, Hannes. Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung (Hrsg.) (2007): Baukultur! Planning and Building in Germany. German, English, French. Berlin.

Links:

»www.bmvbs.de
»www.bbr.bund.de
»www.architektur-baukultur.de »www.foerderverein-baukultur.de