Neue Räume / New Spaces
The premiere magazine of Baukultur is here!
Baukultur in Germany deserves its own magazine. Neue Räume / New Spaces was published in March 2015 in partnership with the magazine “Stadtaspekte – die dritte Seite der Stadt”. The Baukultur Magazine illuminates urban Baukultur and its future in Germany with an extensive accompanying article about the Baukultur Report, individual essays, interviews, and photo series. It presents facts, diagrams, and results from the Baukultur Report in an easy to understand form and links the subject matter with personal and everyday facets of life.
For the magazine, author Lisa Rüffer spent a day in Ulm’s new town centre, which was built over a former six-lane road. On a walk through Ritterstrasse in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, architectural mediator Riklef Rambow explains why it is so difficult for architecture to respond to the tastes of both laypeople and experts, and editor Sven Stienen visited Margarethenhöhe in Essen, Germany’s first garden city, where a generational conflict is emerging in the petite bourgeois idyll.
In addition to large-format photo spreads and illustrations, freer text formats also have a place in the magazine – like an essay that links the various articles, portraits of the residents of Hamburg’s Global Neighbourhood, and an elaborately determined linguistic analysis of Munich’s apartment listings.
On 21 March 2015 in Prachtwerk in Berlin’s borough of Neukölln, the Federal Foundation of Baukultur and the magazine Stadtaspekte celebrate the outcome of their successful collaboration: the special edition “New Spaces: Baukultur in German Cities”. The magazine inquires into the reality of planning, everyday life, and housing and it scrutinises the German city of the present. Specific examples are used to tell stories and, in this way, illustrate the relevance of Baukultur to everyday life. In this context, the focus centres less on the professional view, concentrating instead on new and honest perspectives on urban spaces and phenomena.
The magazine is available from the website www.stadtaspekte.de and costs 8.90 Euro.
Stadtaspekte and Federal Foundation of Baukultur (eds.)
Neue Räume: Baukultur in Deutschlands Städten / New Spaces Baukultur in German Cities