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Climate Influence on External Facades in Zanzibar and Germany

Master's thesis as part of the development of the city partnership between Zanzibar and Potsdam

Alte Hausfassade in Sansibar
© Prof. Rüdiger Lorenz
Organisational Unit:

Project Objective:

The apartment blocks of the Kikwajuni housing estate in Zanzibar City, which were built in the 1960s with the help of the GDR government, show massive microbial infestation on the façade surfaces in their current condition. On the basis of hygrothermal simulation calculations and a comparison with the condition of the geometrically identical and structurally very similar local buildings, damage mechanisms and possible renovation methods are to be determined.


Reviewer/Project Officer

Prof. Rüdiger Lorenz

Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Rüdiger Lorenz

Professor of Building Physics and Building Climatology
Head of Building Physics laboratory


Mareike Jordan