Creator: Agnieszka Gryglewska
Publisher: Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology
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Introduction: In around 1900, an increased activity of housing associations (Wohnungsvereine) and cooperatives (Baugenossenschaften) which dealt with the construction of apartments on a social basis (gemeinnützig) and were not connected with a speculative profit, could be observed in Wrocław and throughout Germany [1, pp. 903–905]. A dynamic development of these initiatives was caused by intensified land speculation at the turn of the 20th century and a related rise in rents, housing deficit, overcrowding and poor health conditions. The two largest and richest cooperatives in Wrocław – the Civil Servants’ Housing Association in Wrocław (Beamten-Wohnungsverein zu Breslau eGmbH – BWV) and the Housing Association of Municipal Civil Servants and Teachers in Wrocław (Wohnungsverein städtischer Beamten und Lehrer zu Bres -lau eGmbH) – were founded by the state and city officials in 1901. The housing architecture of both of these societies is the subject of this article.
Reference: Agnieszka Gryglewska 2020, ‘Between tenement buildings and blocks of flats. Architecture of buildings of civil servants’ housing cooperatives in Wrocław at the beginning of the 20th century’, Big Stuff 2019, Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology
|Gryglewska, Abnieszka. (2019). Between tenement buildings and blocks of flats. Architecture of buildings of civil servants’ housing cooperatives in Wrocław at the beginning of the 20th century. http://doi.org/10.37190/arc200110|