TECHNE 4 (2012): Social housing
Essays and Viewpoint

Why enhance and upgrade the public housing assets

TECHNE 4 (2012): Social housing

Published 2012-10-28


  • Rehabilitation,
  • Enhancement,
  • Social housing public heritage,
  • Design

How to Cite

Ginelli, E., & Castiglioni, L. (2012). Why enhance and upgrade the public housing assets. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (4), 79–84.


The enhancement and the upgrading of public housing heritage is considered an example of the rehabilitation’s design potentiality and it is demonstrated through the identification by picking out some rele-vant areas of interest in relation to the built environment. In support of these identified areas examples of European best practices are shown emblematic having a programmatic, cultural and environmental character. The outlined strategies determine management, operational, financial and technological methods that shall permit its use in relation to contemporary dwelling requirement and they are outlin-ing the alternatives usable possibilities in terms of collective, cultural and also economic aspects at the same time. The building rehabilitation is understood as a design tool for the building and urban enhance-ment.


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