Docomomo International is pleased to share the upcoming online discussion “From Roof War to Roof Top Facilities – How to Deal with & Benefit from the 5th Facade” that is part of an international discussion series called “Context, Contrast, Continuity”. The series were launched by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German architecture museum) together with the Max Liebling Haus – White City Centre in Tel Aviv, the ernst may gesellschaft, ICOMOS Germany and Docomomo Israel.
This online discussion event on monument protection and urban development will happen on 10th June 2021 at 7 pm CET/8 pm IDT, which counts with the participation of Professor Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International, Maria Wüllenkemper, conservation expert of the State of Hesse. and the architects from Tel Aviv and Frankfurt, Amir Peleg and Stefan Forster.
The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development” focuses on how the needs of conservation as well as development requirements can be managed in the urban context. How can historically developed urban fabrics/structures or singular buildings withstand the pressure for change from e.g. the real estate industry or housing demands? What can be done by the City’s administration, politicians and society to protect its cultural heritage? How can existing buildings be integrated into the ongoing development and possibly be adapted to the new standards of living of our era?
On 10th June it will be discussed the possibilities of the roof aka the 5th façade of housing estate: How was the roof area used in Modernist architecture – such as the Neues Frankfurt or the White City Tel Aviv? How are roofs used today? How can they best be used? And how can we adapt Modernist housing estates and their roof areas to today’s requirements? E.g. adding additional floors and/or solar panels and/or roof terraces?
The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development” is a cooperation of the Liebling Haus- White City Center (Tel Aviv Yafo), the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the ernst-may-gesellschaft (Frankfurt am Main), as well as of ICOMOS and Docomomo of Germany and Israel. It forms part of the 40th anniversary of the City Partnership Frankfurt Tel Aviv-Yafo and has been made possible by the federal sponsoring program “Nationale Projekte des Städtebaus – Aufwertung der Siedlungen des Neuen Frankfurt”
See the previous Docomomo International news about this online series here.
Screenshots from the June 10th online discussion: