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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Matthias Dicker (2017): Der Karl Marx-Hof Vorbild für alterungsfähige Bau- und Freiraumstrukturen?.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 121. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The Karl Marx-Hof in Vienna is one of the most widely-known examples of council housing projects during the era known as „Red Vienna” (1918-1934). The present master's thesis is an analysis of the structure of the building and its attributed open space areas. The analysis is based on the spatial, social and economic organisation of the building. Its foundation lies within the theory of landscape and open space planning. The structure of the building and its attributed open space area were outlined in a landscape plan in order to give an overview of the project area. Observation was used as a survey method to gather data on the residents' open space area use, and statistical data was drawn upon for information on the socio-economic background of the residents. The mapping was followed by an analysis of the building's real, imaginary and symbolic realms, a method based on Deleuzian structuralism, to uncover the planners' value system and the implied societal power structures. The thesis draws a comparison of the structures of the Karl Marx-Hof buildings and open space areas with principles that are crucial for a liveable and sustainable habitat and shows that the Karl Marx-Hof was unable to set a standard as a model for adaptable structures, due to its lack of private open spaces.

Beurteilende(r): Schneider Gerda

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