Since the end of the 1990s, Leipzig has experienced a construction boom, in the course of which the renewal of the Gründerzeit period building fabric was brought forward. However, around the turn of the millennium, about a quarter of the founding period was still completely unrenovated and in danger of decay.
With the elimination of tax benefits with a generally high vacancy rate with further falling rents, new concepts were needed. New strategies were built on the gradual renovation of the houses, new forms of use and vehicles, and the involvement of tenants in the renovation process.
The series of booklet renovation tips “Careful Urban Renewal” served Leipzig owners, property managers and tenants of Gründerzeit residential buildings for information and as a decision-making aid for a careful and value-preserving renovation. The pilot project “Careful Urban Regeneration” was funded by the European Union.
bgh. participated in the conception, development and publication of the booklets on the following topics:
- casement windows
- Front gardens and courtyards
- Modernization by tenants
- vacant lots
- Environmentally friendly renovation
Commissioned by: City of Leipzig, Office for Urban Renewal and Housing Development (ASW)