We will create futures for the City Harbour in Münster as a collaborative process with local stakeholders. The best results will be invited to Venice as a contribution to the Architecture Biennale in summer 2021. (in collaboration with the AIT)
SUITCASE – Urban Design Basics I + II
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.
In light of the increasing privatisation of public space and of the degeneration of street furniture by companies such as Wall and JCDecaux, there is a demand for action in terms of spatial qualities and organisation of urban spaces. Prototypical interventions and landscapes of sitting are developed as instruments for the revival of public space.
Garden City 2.0
Today, the garden city is regarded as a new role model for the integration of density and open space, the cohesion of communities and for urban gardening. The studio investigates urban-rural topologies, the interface between interior and exterior spaces, typological innovations and new images for urban patterns of the 21st century.
Münster’s city center is the perfect setting for the flaneur. Yet, the results of of incremental planning pragmatism can be found outside the popular ring-shaped promenade. The project area along the railway line is ready for an urban transformation and asks for ideas for a new neighborhood.
As a joint research team, we investigate European main roads in the context of rapidly changing mobility. The development of a catalogue will deepen the understanding of the important urban element of road space and sharpen the application of suitable analysis techniques. (Prof. Lydia Rintz)
Think tank and design studio in cooperation with Peter Wilson (Bolles+Wilson, Münster). Korca, a city in transition in the far southeast of Albania is the location of interest. The studio looks at the city fringes for future developments. (image: detail from Pink Korca, Peter Wilson)
Ce n’est pas une maison
For years, the real estate market has served the ideal of a happy life on one’s own property. The dream of a garden with sunset is the reason for filling large areas with the typology of a detached house. The studio looks for ideas for urban settlement patterns in rural areas.