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.
1.1 million refugees arrived in Germany in 2015. We ask for the design of spaces and processes for a better WELCOME.
Development options and visions of the future – the academy of scenario’s looks at the city of Wulfen-Barkenberg, a relict of modern planning from the 1970s as a part of the think tank of the Regionale 2016 about the future of regions with detached houses (img. Modulorbeat & Imorde) more Information and a documentation is here: HausAufgaben in Barkenberg
The Westfalian city of Münster is a popular place of residence. 30.000 newcomers are expected to become residents by 2030 according to demographic census (2015). This urban design studio is an ideas competition looks for new ways of living and housing, small flats, strategies for using niches, concepts for the conversion and the transformation of urban space. Funding & support: City of Münster, LBS and Competitionline.