Digital Processes for the Redevelopment of Social Housing in Plattenbau

  • Marina Block 'Federico II' University of Napoli
  • Massimo Perriccioli 'Federico II' University of Napoli
  • Monica Rossi-Schwarzenbeck HTWK Leipzig
Keywords: Plattenbau, social housing, prefabrication, process innovation, digitalization


As part of a framework agreement between the DiARC of the ‘Federico II’ University of Naples and the Fakultät Bauwesen of the HTWK Leipzig, which led to a collaboration with the LWB – the public housing manager of the city of Leipzig which for years has implemented a policy of redevelopment and management of the Plattenbauten housing heritage carried out after the war – an experimental research is underway for developing process innovations related to documentation, redevelopment and management of social housing. The goal is to propose, through digital and computational technologies, smart design solutions that make this heritage responsive to increasingly changing and indeterminate contexts and encourage new interactions between stakeholders involved in the different stages of the process.

Author Biographies

Marina Block, 'Federico II' University of Napoli

Architect and PhD Student at the Department of Architecture. She is a Guest Researcher at the HTWK. She attended a training course as BIM Coordinator at IN/ARCH in Rome and she is involved in training on BIM and in applications of computational design and BIM-oriented processes and technologies.

Massimo Perriccioli, 'Federico II' University of Napoli

Architect and PhD, he is Full Professor of Technology of Architecture. He is in charge of the Scientific Committee of the 'Incontri dell’Annunziata' International Seminar, Study Days in Honor of Eduardo Vittoria; he is a member of the SITdA Steering Committee and is the Coordinator of the Social Housing cluster. He carries out research in the field of technological and social innovation.

Monica Rossi-Schwarzenbeck, HTWK Leipzig

Architect and Full Professor in the field of Constructive Design and Energy Efficient Building. Her research topics include environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient buildings, energy-efficient materials for building skin, indoor and outdoor thermal comfort, Building Information Modelling, energy retrofit of existing buildings.


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Blocks in Gersterstrasse: the retrofit intervention (credit: M. Block, 2018). agathón
How to Cite
Block, M., Perriccioli, M. and Rossi-Schwarzenbeck, M. (2019) “Digital Processes for the Redevelopment of Social Housing in Plattenbau”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 5(online), pp. 101-108. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/5112019.
Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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