Updating Germany

100 Projects For A Better Future

Friedrich von Borries, Matthias Böttger (Editors)

texts by Sophie Lovell and Jochen Diekmann

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Berlin, 2008

graphic design: onlab, Berlin

292 pages, hardcover, 24 x 17 cm

ISBN: 978-3-7757-2263-6 / English

ISBN: 978-3-7757-2262-9 / German

How do we want to live in the future? Which creative strategies and technical concepts can we employ tomanage today’s social and economic challenges?

There are no simple instructions, no clear answers on how to achieve a better future. UPDATING GERMANY features one hundred architecture, art, and design projectsmeant to whet one’s appetite formore: architectural designs, research projects, and conceptualmodels that are currently being developed or realized in Germany. The concepts assembled in UPDATING GERMANY open up new perspectives between high-tech and low-tech, the post-fossil landscape and innovative building technology, between ecologically friendly lifestyles and social utopias. A collection of ideas for everyone who feels responsible for creating a sustainable future through architectural design and urban planning.

Projects featured (selection): Graft, Werner Sobek, Instant Architekten, Sauerbruch & Hutton, Dominik Dreiner, Zaha Hadid, Thomas Herzog, Rolf Disch, Baufrösche, Ingo Vetter, Karo Architekten, bof Architekten, Eike Roswag, Anna Heringer