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Redevelopment

The aim of the research project was to clarify whether it is possible to build residential buildings by converting uneconomic office buildings.

The method was to examine the real estate markets in a selection of cities. Furthermore buildings were selected which showed a potential for a conversion.

Opportunities and chances to convert unprofitable and non-functional, inner-city office buildings of the fifties, sixties and seventies into living space

Project leader:

Prof. Dr. Gert Kähler,
architecture historian


Prof. Dr. Bernd Kritzmann,
HCU HafenCity University Hamburg


Dipl. Ing Carsten Venus,
blauraum

Period of research:

Start April 2007

Completion/ publication April 2008

Support:

The research report was supported by the Research Initiative ZukunftBAU of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Opportunities and chances to convert unprofitable and non-functional, inner-city office buildings of the fifties, sixties and seventies into living space

Project leader:

Prof. Dr. Gert Kähler,
architecture historian


Prof. Dr. Bernd Kritzmann,
HCU HafenCity University Hamburg


Dipl. Ing Carsten Venus,
blauraum

Period of research:

Start April 2007

Completion/ publication April 2008

Support:

The research report was supported by the Research Initiative ZukunftBAU of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning