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ULI Case Studies: Altmarkt-Galerie

Altmarkt-Galerie copyA mixed-use shopping center in the heart of Dresden – conceived soon after the reunification of East Germany with West Germany in 1990 – has been significant for Dresden in many respects.

Altmarkt-Galerie represents a key piece of the city’s urban regeneration and has helped Dresden find a new center as well as a new architectural identity. The shopping center and mixed-use scheme have provided the city with a new heart, which was not previously obvious in the city. Dresden’s lack of identity is a legacy of heavy World War II bombing as well as the socialist urban planning that favored wide, spacious boulevards, concrete office towers, and large residential blocks, ignoring to a large extent the historical town layout.

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