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Social Housing in the Netherlands / Lecture program ‘Contemporary City’
C:CA / Center of Contemporary Architecture

Moscow < 17 April < 2009

Reimar von Meding, head architect at KAW architects and advisors, focused his attention on the challenge: how to create high quality houses with low budgets. The Netherlands have a rich history of building houses for people that are less well-off. The way people are housed has been a national topic of discussion since the early 19th century, and this is planned and organized on a large scale. There was a genuine housing deficiency in the period directly after the first world war – a huge shortage of suitable living space for everybody. In order to solve this problem, housing construction industrialized more and more since the 1950ies, which means that people are living increasingly closer to each other. This resulted in the discussion about how people live together, their contact intensity and the social problems that can come forth from this.

C:CA / Center of Contemporary Architecture

With participation of
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow
Union of Moscow Architects
Central House of Architects
Supported by Ford Foundation

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