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Bremen: Rathaus (Bildrechte: LfD Bremen, Christian Richters)



Dates: September 2023, Location: ETH Hönggerberg

A conference collaboratively organized by the Professorship for Construction Heritage and Preservation, ETH Zurich (Prof. Dr. Silke Langenberg) and the Professorship for Heritage Conservation and Architectural History, Bauhaus University Weimar, Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Meier).

We believe that it is necessary to reassess the buildings associated with High-Tech Architecture from the perspective of preservation. In addition to the more obvious postmodern building stock, buildings that are characterized by innovative facades and supporting structures play a particularly important role in dealing with the construction heritage of the 1980s. Collectively referred to as “High-Tech Architecture”, the design concepts of these objects aim at using and displaying advanced technology. The rapid obsolescence of technical innovations compared to the average lifespan of a High-Tech building results in the complete replacement of components instead of their repair. This raises the question of an appropriate conservation approach to High-Tech Architecture.

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