Ensemble monumentale di valore nazionale e con l’intenzione di includervi, in maniera armoniosa sia da un punto di vista urbanistico che sociale, le nuove costruzioni secondo le più moderne concezioni di sviluppo della città, della nazione e della società socialiste. Nei due casi, dunque, lungi dal risolversi con un completo rinnovamento urbano, la ricostruzione rimase legata al ricordo dell’immagine urbana storica e all’effetto che i monumenti, come testimonianze del passato e spesso come simboli urbani, potevano avere sullo Stadtbild futuro, quasi a volere ricostruire con essi non solo la forma ma anche l’identità e il Geist della città.)" />
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Urban landscape on the Elbe. The reconstruction of Magdeburg and Dresden
Journal Title: STORIA URBANA  
Author/s: Claudia Zanlungo 
Year:  2010 Issue: 129 Language: Italian 
Pages:  33 Pg. 87-119 FullText PDF:  329 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SU2010-129004
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Dresden and Magdeburg, together with some other towns, represent special cases in which, during the post-war reconstruction, German Democratic Republic did not deny its past. This was probably because, over time, the two towns had become well known for the splendid atmosphere of their landscapes, and, the reconstruction was based on the idea of preserving or recreating traditional "architectonic accents" or "urban dominances", with the purpose of giving back the two towns their monumental ensemble in which the government had recognized a national value. The intention was also to include the new buildings, in a harmonious way - both from an urban and social point of view, by following the most modern ideas on urban and national growth of socialist society. In both cases, neither of which gave rise to a complete urban renewal, reconstruction was connected to the memory of the traditional urban image and to the effect which historic buildings, like witnesses of the past and of urban symbols, could have on the future Stadtbild. It was as if they also wanted to reconstruct the identity and Geist of the town, with these historic buildings.
Keywords: Landscapes, Reconstruction, Elbe, Magdeburg, Dresden

Claudia Zanlungo, Urban landscape on the Elbe. The reconstruction of Magdeburg and Dresden in "STORIA URBANA " 129/2010, pp. 87-119, DOI:10.3280/SU2010-129004

   

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