TECHNE 4 (2012): Social housing
Essays and Viewpoint

Why enhance and upgrade the public housing assets

TECHNE 4 (2012): Social housing
Published October 28, 2012
  • 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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