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Book competition: second hand spaces – Recycling Sites Undergoing Urban Transformation

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 13.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Thanks to our friends at ‘Jovis’ publishers, Architonic is giving away 3 FREE COPIES of the book ‘second hand spaces –
Recycling Sites Undergoing Urban Transformation
’ to our Facebook fans. The draw will take place on July 20th and if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring book, all you need to do is follow this link and comment on our photo album. Good luck! >>


At vacant sites, second hand spaces draw on the atmosphere, the traces, the remains, and the history of their previous uses. Their actors develop an individual aesthetic out of the site that stands out due to its simplicity and improvised quality. New ideas are tested, and elements of surprise are created in the city. Second hand spaces evolve against the background of different demands on urban spaces and provide opportunities for interaction, participation, and start-ups. They open up new courses of action for urban planning and at the same time make a contribution to the sustainable design of urban change. In nine essays, twenty-seven experts highlight the backgrounds, actors, and effects of second hand spaces based on fifteen projects from Europe, resulting in thematic links to current social discourses throughout the book.


Look inside the book on Architonic @ Facebook


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Eichbaumoper Mühlheim an der Ruhr © Guntram Walter 2009

Kunstpark Ost München © Martina Baum

basis Frankfurt am Main © Cem Yücetas

Sproutbau Bremen © Michael Ziehl

Gängeviertel Hamburg © Franzi Holz

Editor: Michael Ziehl, Sarah Oßwald, Oliver Hasemann, Daniel Schnier (eds.)
464 Pages
with approx. 350 col. Images
Dimensions: 17 x 22 cm
Euro 29.95 sFr 40.00
ISBN 978-3-86859-155-2

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai Book competition: second hand spaces – Recycling Sites Undergoing Urban Transformation