Schöpfung – Zerstörung: Evolution statt Tabula Rasa in der Architektur

In: Angst.Ekel.Scheitern: Ein Austausch zu den blinden Flecken der Nachhaltigkeit, Editors: Yvonne Siegmund, Ina Jessen, Ulrich Bildstein

Evolution describes a slow, continuously progressing development of particularly large or large-scale contexts (translation of Duden, 2019), in contrast to revolution, which seeks radical change (ibid.). In the context of sustainable urban/building transformation, it is the more successful strategy, as it builds on what is tried and tested but does not shy away from change. The transformation of Hamburg’s Oberhafen into a creative quarter is exemplary of this type of development. But it also shows that transformation requires users to adapt. Evolution takes place outside the usual comfort zones.

Published in German.

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