This course is intended for bachelor students and introduces a cross-section of urban design. More than ever, architects and planners need to comprehend complex interdependencies in a continuously changing world. The two-semester module not only aims at basic concepts, but also systematic and empiric methods as part of the architect’s suitcase of analytical and design instruments.
The German law offers the new urban category of “Urban Areas” (in German: Urbane Gebiete, BauNVO 2016). It is enabling a stronger programmatic mix and higher building density. This studio investigates the potentials of this legal framework and asks for the development of prototypical hybrid buildings.
Ruhrmoderne describes post-war architecture and urban settings from 1954-1973 of the Ruhr area. The studio re-activates forgotten monuments and urban concepts in and around the city of Marl. In cooperation with the initiative Ruhrmoderne, Theo Deutinger and other universities.
Invitation for an idea competition for our students in order to develop an urban design strategy for the conversion of a central area southwest of the inner city of Essen. Award by: Hafen City University and the city of Essen.