The GDR produced highly typified load-bearing structures based on standardised building elements, which were in turn combined in type buildings. The workshop will focus on the phenomenon of state-led building typification in East Germany, with a consideration of West German type building for contextualisation. In addition to an insight into materials, constructions and development mechanisms, the constructive side of building in the GDR will be addressed and its worthiness of preservation discussed, away from the classical history of architecture and urban development.
The workshop will take place from 29.-31 3. 2023 at the Bauhaus University Weimar. A one-day excursion on 31. 3. will explore selected type buildings.