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Baukultur Report 2020/21 Public Spaces

Baukulturbericht 2020/21
Öffentliche Räume

2020 - 2021


The Baukultur Report is the result of the workshop "Democracy and Process Culture for Public Spaces" in Ulm. The main topics are democtatic processes in planning, operation and maintenance of public spaces and the role of companies in the qualification of public spaces.

Baukultur Report Heritage - Presence - Future 2018/19

Baukultur Bericht Erbe - Bestand - Zukunft 2018/19

2018 - 2019


The report examines the challenges of presence and heritage. This is done with a focus on three topics: How do we lead the existing building stock into the future, how can a new conversion culture be astablished, and which processes lead to good results? The Baukultur Report was systematically developed with the help of many experts and relevant experiences. In addition to the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board, the Federal Foundation was advised by an interdisciplinary advisory group.

Baukultur Report City and Village 2016/2017

Baukultur Bericht Stadt und Land 2016/17

2016 - 2017


The Baukultur Report 2016/17 “City and Village” focuses on small and medium-sized urban spaces and rural areas. It builds upon its predecessor and likewise contains recommendations for action to increase Baukultur. It was presented to the public for the first time at the Convention of Baukultur, held in Potsdam from 3 to 5 November 2016. The Baukultur Report, with its recommendations for action, is aimed at all those involved in planning and building, so as to remedy deficits and make optimal use of recognised potentials. Besides general recommendations for action, in particular the public sector – that is, the federal government, states, and municipalities –, private building owners, and the housing and real estate industry as well as professional chambers and associations are addressed. The Federal Foundation of Baukultur and the various Baukultur initiatives are also charged with resolutely expanding the network and, in so doing, strengthening Baukultur.

Baukultur report Built Living Spaces of the Future – Focus City 2014/15

Baukultur Bericht Gebaute Lebensräume der Zukunft – Fokus Stadt 2014/15

2014 - 2015


During the work on the Baukultur Report 2014/15, the meaning of Baukultur as perceived by the population and municipal administrations alike was determined with the help of a survey. <br>Overall, the population values a built environment that is well looked after, and sees this as the key task of Baukultur, in particular with regard to historic buildings. Local authority personnel responsible for Baukultur place great emphasis on the conservation and upkeep of valuable historic buildings, but primarily associate Baukultur with aesthetic qualities and with the creation of identity. By contrast, people in small communities more commonly associate the term Baukultur with the maintenance / refurbishment of old or historic buildings, while in large cities people primarily associate town 29 year-olds, the term Baukultur needs to be explained – they cannot imagine what the term m / urban planning and design with the term. However, for one fifth of 18 toight refer to </p><p>For local authorities, some of the most important criteria of Baukultur include local identity, design quality, the conservation and upkeep of high-quality historic buildings,manship. To date, technical innovations, integrated development, flexible and adaptable structures, or social aspects and high-quality work are not associated with Baukultur by local authorities.

Status Report on Building Culture in Germany - Initial Situation and Recommendations

Lagebericht zur Baukultur in Deutschland - Ausgangslage und Empfehlungen



The report sees itself as a fact based analysis that provides information on the problems and future challenges facing the protagonists in the planning and building trades with regard to architecture and building culture in Germany. In formulating an evaliation and recommendations, the author in this role as independent consultant has been at liberty to emphasis certain features, placing greater emphasis on the future tasks rather than on the current situation. The ultimate goal of drafting a joint action plan that´s sanctioned by all of the protagonists was, however, never forgotten. The report is based on statements from institutions, interviews with experts from different building-related sectors, pblication analyses, theme-related evets over the past yers, in particular those staged in cooperation with the Architecture and Buolding Culture Initiative, as well as standardised surveys of experts and the public.