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    Katrin Lang

  • Architecture and Urban Design
  • MA
  • Strategy for Abandoned Buildings Commissioning & Manual for Demountable Houses Self-Construction.
  • Tutor: Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa, Eik Hermann

The aim of this master’s thesis is to investigate the reasons why buildings fall out of use, and offer solutions for the reuse of abandoned buildings in order to preserve the value of their location. The theoretical part is focused on ownership. I propose to change the laws of Estonia in order to ensure that the duty of care will be shared, and provide opportunities for temporary use. The practical part is focused on affordable renovation, environmentally friendly construction, and social sustainability. In particular, I propose the so-called “toolbox” for a construction of simple demountable buildings, as well as a strategy for commissioning and maintenance of abandoned buildings.