Is Postwar Architecture Worth Saving?

Postwar modernist buildings currently have a lifespan of some 40 years in Germany. Many have already been torn down. But now people are starting to ask whether this type of architecture is worth preserving.

 

post by DW (English)

Facts on post-war listing:

The first post-war building to be listed was Bracken House, former home of the Financial Times in the City of London in 1987.

A building has to be to 30 years old to be considered for listing unless it is under threat and of exceptional interest – in which case it has to be over 10 years old.

There are around half a million listed buildings in England, included within more than 375,000 entries on the National Heritage List for England. The total number of post-war listed buildings is calculated to be 0.18% of the total at 690.

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