PLÄTZE IN DEUTSCHLAND – 1950 UND HEUTE
Public spaces in our towns and cities are not only topics for architects and urban planners. Public spaces are part of the living spaces of our society and hence profoundly public issues. This volume describes the Deutsches Institut für Stadtbaukunst exhibition of the same name which toured between 2013 and 2016. The exhibition was supported by an appeal by Dr. Rolf-E. Breuer and 22 representatives from industry, politics and society. The photographs of current squares in German towns and cities are compared with views from the time around 1950. It becomes clear at a glance that despite the destruction of the Second World War, many squares still exhibit a self-contained, urban character – and that unfortunate situations today have less to do with the war and much more to do with planning disasters. The aim here is to provide an incentive for better urban planning and better urban architecture around our squares.
2016 by DOM publishers, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86922-479-4, Christoph Mäckler, Birgit Roth (ed.)