Reusing concrete panels from the industrial mass housing of the 1960s

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A strong political strategy of demolishment is currently seen in the social housing sector from the 1960s and the early 1970s in Denmark. Architecture and building technology of that period are based on industrial mass production of concrete panels. The ideas behind the current demolition strategies are to overcome social problems by erasing housing blocks and replace them with new housing types and new functions. In this processs, even architectural heritage is demolished and the neighborhoods transformed into so-called mixed areas. Valuable building materials and a great number of excellent flats are downcycled into banal gravel. In contrast this paper will provide considerations concerning the question of reusing concrete panels in future architectural construction in Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication SBEfin2022 Emerging Concepts for Sustainable Built Environment (SBEfin2022)
Number of pages8
PublisherIOP Publishing
Publication date25 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2022
EventSBEfin 2022: Emerging concepts for Sustainable Built Environment - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 23 Nov 202225 Nov 2022


ConferenceSBEfin 2022: Emerging concepts for Sustainable Built Environment
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SeriesIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science


  • reuse
  • concrete panels
  • mass housing of the 60s

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