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dc.contributor.authorSchnoor, Christoph
dc.description.abstractWhat forms the cultural identity of a city? As architectural historian and theorist, I will apply this question to the “Baukultur”, this German term, on the one hand heavily loaded and on the other hand virtually impossible to translate. “Baukultur” stands for a culture of architecture and the built environment in its entirety. Thus I will ask: how can the identity of a city be defined via its built culture? This notion of Baukultur is less narrow in its definition than one would most likely expect to see in Wismar, a town so heavily focussed on its status as UNESCO World Heritage. Is not the city as a whole in its built development a testimony to past and present architectural culture? If this is so, a discussion of built culture needs to be geared to what has marked and continues to mark the development of a city, rather than asking for the ‘beautiful’ constituents of the city. As Aldo Rossi did in his 1966 Architecture of the City, we will follow the notion of typology as defining element and of the ‘tessuto’, the fabric as a quasi-sculptural basic element of the city. Please allow me to answer the question regarding built culture via a brief investigation of Auckland, hoping that this may stimulate reflections on this very question in Wismar.en_NZ
dc.publisherWismar University of Applied Sciences and DAADen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectWismar (Germany)en_NZ
dc.subjectbuilt environmenten_NZ
dc.subjectcultural identityen_NZ
dc.subjectcity identityen_NZ
dc.subjectfabric of cityen_NZ
dc.subjecttenement housesen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleCultural Identity and the City - Auckland, NZ and Wismaren_NZ
dc.rights.holderWismar University of Applied Sciences and DAADen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120507 Urban Analysis and Developmenten_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120502 History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSchnoor, C. (2013). Cultural Identity and the City - Auckland, NZ and Wismar. In In S. Lampe and J. Müller (eds.) Dialogue "Baukultur" - Innovations in Teaching: Successfully Reinforcing the International Dimension. Wismar: Wismar University of Applied Sciences and DAAD(Eds.), (pp. 379-401).en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleDialogue "Baukultur" - Innovations in Teaching : Successfully Reinforcing the International Dimension.en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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