CHAIR OF ARCHITECTURE
AND URBAN DESIGN —

PROF. KEES CHRISTIAANSE

ETH Zurich – Institute for Urban Design
ONA G41 – Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 – 8093 Zurich
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PROFILE

Team Christiaanse 2012

At ETH Zürich and FCL Singapur, the Architecture and Urban Design course led by Prof. Kees Christiaanse examines global contemporary processes of urbanization. Our team participates in national and international research programs, works on SNF-sponsored doctorates, and on non-university project collaborations. We place special focus on linking research, teaching, and practice. 

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TEACHING

Christiaanse: Urban Design Research Studio

The main focus of Design Strategies and Instruments in Urban Space is the observation of urban phenomena and the development of methods and tools that can be implemented.
The goal of the course is to develop sustainable strategies for urban planning, which would creatively integrate changes in social tendencies into dynamic planning and control processes. 

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RESEARCH

The chair’s core research questions are aimed at the challenges of achieving a sustainable method of urban design. We understand sustainability as a comprehensive concept that goes well beyond technical and ecological indices, and places a strong priority on the long-term development possibilities of the city as resource. 

At the moment, the main fields of research are Kulturlandschaft, Urban Breeding Grounds and Airports and Cities, which are researched in Singapore and Zurich in several coordinated projects that include the National Research Program 65, New Urban Qualities.

Our research results are published in project documentations, exhibitions, monographs, book contributions, articles, conference involvement, and symposiums. Our team engages in a constant exchange with experts from both the practice and research fields of urban design as well as experts in related fields from around the world. 

 


 

 

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NEWS

ZERNEZ ENERGIA 2020 PILOTPROJEKT II 'DORFMITTE'

Modellfoto Gewinnerprojekt Futura Nova

Ausstellung Gewinnerprojekte Ideen-Studienauftrag

Im Rahmen des Projekts «Zernez Energia 2020» befasste sich ein Ideen-Studienauftrag mit der zukünftigen Ortsentwicklung von Zernez.

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SCHINDLER GLOBAL AWARD 2017 SÃO PAULO ESSAYS / PROJECTS

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FUTURE CITIES LABORATORY (FCL)

FUTURE CITIES LABORATORY (FCL)

 

European – South East Asian Architectural Dialogue

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BOOK LAUNCH URBAN QUALITIES

Urbane Qualitäten
The book lauch will be held at the Fokushalle at ONA - ETH Zürich.

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FUTURE CITIES CHALLENGES - ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016

FCL-Conference_2016

Future Cities / Challenges is the first annual conference of Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in its second phase. It will be held in Singapore and showcases the progress FCL researchers have made

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SIMON KRETZ CHOSEN AS PROTÉGÉ IN ROLEX MENTORING PROGRAMME


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THE SCHINDLER GLOBAL AWARD 2017 IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION


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ZERNEZ ENERGIA 2020

Zernez Energia 2020 – Aktionsplan & Leitfaden

Die Abschlusspublikationen zum Forschungsprojekt 'Zernez Energia 2020' sind ab sofort online verfügbar

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SCHAFFHAUSEN: THINKING FORWARD

The results of the urban design studio "Schaffhausen weiterbauen" and the elective course "Wie entsteht Stadt? Instrumente, Akteure, Prozesse" will be on display at the Kammgarnareal in Schaffhausen.

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ETH ZURICH SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2013 - 2014

ETH Sustainability Report 2013–2014

The project 'Zernez Energia 2020' is featured prominently in the current Sustainability Report 2013–2014 from the ETH Zurich as a good example for research and knowledge transfer activities of the ETH.

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EXHIBITION CENTRE DEVELOPMENT AFFOLTERN

The A-Diploma project of the Department of Architecture will be presented in the Zehntenhaus Affoltern.

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GLOBAL SCHINDLER AWARD 2015 SHENZHEN ESSAYS / PROJECTS

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CITY AS RESOURCE

City as Resource

 

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GLOBAL SCHINDLER AWARD CEREMONY 2015

Global Schindler Award Ceremony 2015 and book launch

30 April 2015 | 17:00 to 19:30 | Grand Hyatt Hotel, Shenzhen, China

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ZURICH CLIMATE PRIZE 2014

On the occasion of the awards show of the Zurich Climate Prize 2014  on the 26th of november 2014, the project Zernez Energia 2020 was awarded with the CHF 10'000 special price 'buildings and habitation'!

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SYMPOSIUM TOWARDS A BETTER AIRPORT REGION

Towards a Better Airport Region

On October 31st, 2014, the Podium voor Architectuur Haarlemmermeer en Schiphol in collaboration with ETH Zurich, Chair Prof. Kees Christiaanse, Airports and Cities research platform organize the symposium “Towards a Better Airport Region” in Amsterdam.

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DUTCH NEW WORLDS

Dutch New Worlds 2012

Dutch New Worlds receives the IPHS book prize 2014.

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AUSSTELLUNG ZERNEZ ENERGIA 2020

IABR-2014 URBAN BY NATURE

IABR-2014 URBAN BY NATURE

An overview of current projects of the KULTURLANDSCHAFT research team in collaboration with the photograper Marc Latzel is on display during the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam - URBAN BY NATURE from 29th of may until 24th of august 2014.

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SYMPOSIUM STRATEGIES AND PLANNING INSTRUMENTS FOR POLYCENTRIC CITY REGIONS

Alternativtext

– FULLY BOOKED –

CASE STUDIES: AMSTERDAM AND ZURICH

 

Video podcast of the conference (online or download)

 

Friday, 4th of April, 2014, 9h-18h

ETH Zürich, ONA

Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8050 Zürich

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DESIGN STUDIO FS14 SHENZHEN

Design Studio FS14 Shenzhen

From Hong Kongs productive hinterland to a globally connected and polycentric metropolitan region

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DESIGN STUDIO HS13 AIRPORTS AND CITIES

AMSTERDAM: THE AIRPORT BACKYARD

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INDUCITY ZUG 2013

Organized by the chair of Architecture & Sustainable Building Technologies, Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter and the chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Prof. Kees Christiaanse the “InduCity Summer School” invites students of architecture and urbanism from both the ETH Zürich and EPF Lausanne to participate in a 10-day design studio to envision a sustainable urban transformation of an Industrial Area in Zug.

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SEMINAR WEEK FS13

ROK ZERMATT

Zermatt ist eine der Top-Destinationen im schweizerischen Alpenraum. Doch der damit einhergehende wirtschaftliche Erfolg

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STADT NEU BAUEN

23.01.13, 14h – 17h30 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum

Stadt Neu Bauen

Das Kolloquium "Stadt neu bauen. Ziele für die Stadt von morgen" findet am Mittwoch, 23. Januar zwischen 14h und 17h30 in der Semper Aula im ETH-Hauptgebäude in Zürich statt. Im Anschluss wird die Ausstellung "Stadt neu bauen – Eine Reise in die Stadt von morgen" um 18h im Foyer des ETH-Hauptgebäudes eröffnet.

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URBAN MANUFACTURING/MANUFACTURING THE URBAN


 

Urban manufacturing has a positive impact on urban space and, in reverse, urban spaces are providing ideal condistions for urban manufacturing.

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URBAN CODE

Urban Code. 100 Lessons for Understanding the City

UrbanCodeDAM

URBAN CODE wins DAM Architecture Book Prize. Frankfurt Book Fair and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) selected the book Urban Code. 100 Lessons for Understanding the City as one of the best ten architectural books of the year 2011 and awarded it with the international DAM Architectural book price.

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URBAN RESEARCH STUDIO - INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP

 

Re/Occupation

Shopping center, train stations, libraries, hotels, factories—what do all of these places have in common? You would think nothing, yet in these places strangers are in constant contact. They exchange a glance, speak to one another, trade or work together. They are not public spaces in the classic sense of the word, but they are spaces where there is a high level of public business and encounter.

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EXHIBITION CATALOG AND PROJECT DOCUMENTATION

 

Now available!

Catalog of the exhibition "Langstrasse verlängern!"   (Extend Langstrasse!)  (Architekturforum Zürich 2010) and documentation of the teaching and exhibition projects "Langstrassifizierung" (Langstrassification!) (Urban Research Studio, FS 2010).

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THE CITY AS A BRAND

The City as a Brand - The Role of Branding in Urban Planning

 

Doctorate from Dr. Arch. Thomas Kovári, 2006-2009, supported by Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF)

Stadt als Marke

Brands have an important function in our increasingly differentiated, diverse, and ever-faster changing world. They offer a chance of orientation as more constant markers, signs, and symbols. Whether this has to do with consumer goods, services, or cities—brands embody a promise. But what promise would a city make—and, what role does this play in the development and planning of a city?

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GRAND URBAN RULES

Alex Lehnerer, designed by Joost Grootens

Grand Urban Rules is a tribute to the city’s will to form, manifest in its vast number of steering regimes. The book contains a total of 115 significant ingredients for the Grand Projet of our contemporary metropolis. Not always positive but always powerful, these rules are the inverted, abstracted and extracted image of a city’s actual situation. Setting standards is first and foremost a cultural act. We read cities by their rules!

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URBAN REPORTS

Nicola Schüller, Petra Wollenberg, Kees Christiaanse (eds.)

Today’s cities are not only juggling for position in the global context, but also simultaneously attending to local economic, ecological and social needs. They vie with each other to attract investment by global players in the fields of the economy and science – hoping of course to gain jobs and greater opportunities for education.

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EVENTS

 

 

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TEACHING

DESIGN STUDIO HS17 BARCELONA SAGRERA

Design Studio HS17 Barcelona Sagrera

Barcelona Sagrera 

Currently, Sagrera is Barcelona’s most important urban development area. On the site of the former goods yard, a new high speed train station is under construction¬ - an international traffic node connecting the Iberian peninsula with Central Europe, a new gate to Barcelona.

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SEMINAR WEEK HS17

Riga

 

Post-Soviet Urban Planning and Development in the Baltic States

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CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN: ELECTIVE COURSE HS17

 

Urban Design Theory: Texts, Positions, and Discourses

HS17: Places for People

The aim of this reading seminar is to gain deeper understanding of themes, positions and discourses within the field of urban design. The current class will introduce the environmentalist discourse regarding cities and will take a journey through different positions concerning the role of place in human life.

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EXAM OF SESSION S17

Reader

Design and Strategy in urban space I & II

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LECTURES FS17

Foto Marc Latzel, Zuerich

Entwurf und Strategie im urbanen Raum II

Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven werden Mittel und Möglichkeiten der Disziplin Städtebau aufgezeigt, die Stadt im Sinne einer zukunftsfähigen und menschengerechten Umwelt zu gestalten.

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CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN: ELECTIVE COURSE FS17

 

Urban Design Theory: Texts, Positions, and Discourses
FS17: Architecture and Politics of Urban Form

In this seminar, we will take a journey through different positions concerning the city as architectural form and as political form.

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SEMINAR WEEK FS17

Prishtina

Shocks of Change

Urban Planning and Development in Prishtina and Tirana

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DESIGN STUDIO FS17 LONDON BISHOPSGATE

Design Studio FS17 London Bishopsgate

London Bishopsgate 

Die denkmalgeschützte Ruine des ehemaligen Güterbahnhofs Bishopsgate liegt an der Schnittstelle zwischen dem Londoner Financial District und den sich im Wandel befindlichen Quartieren des Londoner Ostens  

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CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN: ELECTIVE COURSE HS16

 

Kevin Lynch asserts that the purpose of urban design is ‘good city form’ (1981). In this reading seminar we will investigate what role utopian thinking might play in reaching this goal, based on the discourses on urban utopias and on urban form theories.

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LECTURES HS16

DESIGN STUDIO HS16 AMSTERDAM WATERFRONT

Design Studio HS16 Amsterdam Waterfront

Amsterdam Waterfront 

Whether London, Boston or Copenhagen, the centers of cities move towards the water. Amsterdam too is looking for a new relationship with its fast developing areas on the north-side of the estuary IJ, which separates Amsterdam’s north from its south.  

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SEMINAR WEEK HS16

São Paulo

São Paulo Stadtarchitektur

The cities like the houses. The houses like the cities. Vilanova Artigas, 1969

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LECTURES FS16

Foto Daniel Zweigle, Seminarwoche HS10

Entwurf und Strategie im urbanen Raum II

Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven werden Mittel und Möglichkeiten der Disziplin Städtebau aufgezeigt, die Stadt im Sinne einer zukunftsfähigen und menschengerechten Umwelt zu gestalten.

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ELECTIVE COURSE FS16 SEMINAR

Positions on Form in the Urban Design Discourse

In this seminar we will take a journey through different positions concerning form in the post-1968 urban design discourse with special regard to the reciprocal relationships between material space and human operations. We will read and discuss early post-modern concepts of form, inspired by spatial hierarchies and patterns, as well as theories that qualify form through its performance, its social-material relations or operations of its emergence.

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DESIGN STUDIO FS16 ZÜRICH-OERLIKON

Design Studio FS16 Zürich-Oerlikon

Grand Projet Zürich-Oerlikon 

Kann am Bahnhof Oerlikon ein zweites Zentrum für Zürich entstehen, das bezüglich seiner Dichte, seiner Intensität und seiner Urbanität den Vergleich mit internationalen Sekundärknoten stand hält?

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SEMINAR WEEK FS16

San Franciso

San Francisco Bay Area

Die San Francisco Bay Area war schon immer ein Anziehungspunkt für Pioniere: Ob für die Glücksritter des Goldrauschs im 19. Jahrhundert, Hippies, die Wegbereiter der Ökobewegung, LGBT-Aktivisten oder

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LECTURES HS15

DESIGN STUDIO HS15 HAMBURG

Design Studio HS15 Hamburg

Hamburg - Olympic Legacy 

Die Stadt Hamburg bewirbt sich für die olympischen Sommerspiele 2024. Auf der „Kleinen Grasbrook“, einer gegenüber der Hafencity gelegenen und zur Zeit durch den Hamburger Hafen genutzten Halbinsel, sollen das Olympische Dorf und die wichtigsten Sportstätten angesiedelt werden.

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SEMINAR WEEK HS15

Rom Under the Magnifying Glass

Urban Sketching 

Colin Rowe's book, “Collage City” interprets Rome as an organically grown alternative to the urbanism of social engineering and total design, and serves as a starting position for our seminar. 

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ELECTIVE COURSE HS15 OFFICE PARKS

Emergence, Examples and Potential of a Global Typology

"The new city of the 20th century is the familiar, decentralized world of highways and terraced houses, shopping malls and office parks", wrote Robert Fishman in 1991 in the magazine ARCH +. Office parks, the workplaces of this new city, can be found almost anywhere in the world.

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NSL DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM

Methods in Urban and Landscape Studies

The goal of this colloquium is to invite advanced PhD candidates in the field of urban studies, including urban and landscape design and urban sociology, to report about their experiences and insights in the concrete application of methods utilized for their research and scientific publications. The seminar seeks to provide participants with a differentiated knowledge of methods in the field of the urbanism.

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MASTER THESIS

Presentation of the A-Diplomas FS 2015 in the local centre Zehntenhaus Affoltern

 

Examples of past free diploma projects at the chair:

 

Kallang as an integrated island (FS 2015)

Hybrid forms of settlement in the Furrtal (FS 2015)

Greyfields as a Resource (HS 2014)

Kulturlandschaft Appenzell (HS 2014)

Amsterdams Airport Corridor (HS 2013)


The Professorship of Kees Christiaanse does not take on any more free master theses.

For informations on the regular master thesis please contact Benno Agreiter.

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LECTURES FS15

Foto Monika Rudschewski, Seminarwoche HS10

Entwurf und Strategie im urbanen Raum II

Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven werden Mittel und Möglichkeiten der Disziplin Städtebau aufgezeigt, die Stadt im Sinne einer zukunftsfähigen und menschengerechten Umwelt zu gestalten.

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DESIGN STUDIO FS15 SCHAFFHAUSEN

Herblingertal, Schaffhausen

Developing Herblingertal – Schaffhausen

As part of the Design Studio, we will develop urban design plans for the Fulach and Herblinger valley in groups of four to six students.

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SEMINAR WEEK FS15

Singapore. Mixed Use - High Density

Complementary to our Special Urban Design Studio “Vertical Cities Asia” we offer a seminar trip to Singapore to explore the South-East Asian metropolis and some of the neighbouring tropical islands.

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DESIGN STUDIO FS15 VCA SINGAPORE

Design Studio FS15 VCA Singapore

Vertical Cities Asia, Singapore 

Within the framework of the Future Cities Laboratory, we offer a Special Urban Design Studio in the FS15. The studio is bundled with the international student competition “Vertical Cities Asia”, which is hosted by the National University of Singapore.

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ELECTIVE COURSE FS15 WHO BUILDS THE CITY?

City of Schaffhausen. Montage  – Aerial © Swiss Airforce 2009

CASE STUDIES IN CITY OF SCHAFFHAUSEN

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ELECTIVE COURSE HS14 GRANDS PROJETS

Kings Cross Central Regeneration,  London, Allies & Morrison masterplanners. Picture © Miller Hare

EFFECTS OF LARGE-SCALE URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

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SEMINAR WEEK HS14

IMAGES OF THE CITY: BRUSSELS

Taking pictures and Citysketches with Andri Pol

Brüssel, Hauptstadt Belgiens und Sitz der europäischen Union, ist eine dynamische Stadt. Multinational, global vernetzt und in ständigem Wandel, bietet Brüssel mit seinem polyzentrischen Stadtgefüge ein diverses Umfeld für das städtische Leben. 

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ELECTIVE COURSE FS14 SMALL ENTERPRISES AS DRIVERS FOR DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT

Bilder: Gleis70 Gewerbehaus in Altstetten

CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN: SMALL ENTERPRISES AS DRIVERS FOR DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT

 

Small urban enterprises shape the city morphology and development throught their multiplicity of activities and forms of appearances. These varieties often don’t fit comfortably into standardised definitions and categorisations, which inform planning policies and urban development in regards to a better integration of small businesses in urban culture. 

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LECTURES FS14

Foto Marc Latzel, Zürich

Entwurf und Strategie im urbanen Raum II

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SEMINAR WEEK FS14

DIE STADT DES WISSENS

IBA Academy Heidelberg -- Workshop und Konferenz

Die Stadt Heidelberg ist bekannt für ihr Kulturerbe und ihre herausragenden Bildungs- und Forschungsinstitutionen. Die Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA Academy) initiiert hier einen interkulturellen Dialog zur Zukunft der Stadtentwicklung in der wissensbasierten Gesellschaft.

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DESIGN STUDIO FS14 SHENZHEN

Design Studio FS14 Shenzhen

From Hong Kongs productive hinterland to a globally connected and polycentric metropolitan region

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LECTURES HS13

Foto Marc Latzel, Zürich

Entwurf und Strategie im urbanen Raum I

Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven werden Mittel und Möglichkeiten der Disziplin Städtebau aufgezeigt, die Stadt im Sinne einer zukunftsfähigen und menschengerechten Umwelt zu gestalten. 

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SEMINAR WEEK HS13

IMAGES OF THE CITY

© Andri Pol, 2011

Taking pictures with Andri Pol

Das städtische Gefüge ist ein Produkt, das aus einer Vielzahl von bewussten und unbewussten Entscheidungen entstanden ist. Gleichzeitig ist die Stadt aber auch selbst wieder Ausgangslage und Umfeld für das Gelebte, Gelagerte, Gespeicherte und Gedachte. Doch wie fotografiert man diese Stadt, unsere Lebenswelt?

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ELECTIVE COURSE FS13 PLANNING INSTRUMENTS IN ZURICH

DESIGN STUDIO FS13 GRENCHEN

Die Siedlungsentwicklung nach innen ist seit vielen Jahren ein zentrales Thema der Raumplanung in der Schweiz. Innere Verdichtung,

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LECTURES FS13

Foto Marc Latzel, Zürich

Kulturlandschaft II

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DESIGN STUDIO FS13 VCA HANOI

 VERTICAL CITIES ASIA – EVERYONE HARVESTS

Every year a one square kilometre territory will be the subject of the competition. This area, to house 100,000 people living and working, sets the stage for tremendous research and investigation into urban density, verticality, domesticity, work, food, infrastructure, nature, ecology, structure, and program – their holistic integration and the quest for visionary paradigm will be the challenges of this urban and architectural invention.

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ELECTIVE COURSE HS12 AGRICULTURE IN TRANSITION

Bilder: Kampagne Schweizerischer Bauernverband

Protagonists of the Kulturlandschaft

Agriculture in Transition 

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DESIGN STUDIO HS12 SAVAMALA BELGRADE

savamala belgrade

Transformation Scenarios for an Deteriorated Downtown Area

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DESIGN STUDIO HS12 AIRPORTS AND CITIES

Aalsmeerderbrug, 1997 (Foto Theo Baart)

Nederland Nu Als Ontwerp, OMA 1986

Amsterdam-Schiphol

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SEMINAR WEEK HS12

© Theo Baart

© Marc Latzel

Infrastructure Landscape Amsterdam-Schiphol

Photography workshop on the boat in Holland

 

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DESIGN STUDIO FS12 ZERNEZ

zernez

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ELECTIVE COURSE FS12 AIRPORTS AND CITIES: ZURICH

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DESIGN STUDIO FS12 VCA SEOUL

 

VERTICAL CITIES ASIA, SEOUL

Special Urban Design Studio

SEOUL

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MAS REAL ESTATE

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MAS RAUMPLANUNG

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RESEARCH

ABERCROMBIE: THE POTATO PLAN COLLECTION

Abercrombie's London Map

This research project deals with Patrick Abercrombie’s famous 1943 'Potato Plan', and its usability as a contemporary tool to analyze urban territories. Applying Abercrombie’s method on 40 cities from around the world, we are putting together a collection of polycentric metropolitan spaces.

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URBAN POTENTIALS AND STRATEGIES IN METROPOLITAN REGIONS

This research platform explores ways of employing urban design in qualitative research on polycentric metropolitan regions. Besides developing the means to understand, describe and further design these, the goal of this initiative is to analyze the performance of the relevant planning strategies and instruments.

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URBAN BREEDING GROUNDS

Illustration from the Urban Design Studio HS14

In large urban areas one can find particular quarters that contribute overproportionally to the social, cultural and entrepreneurial value creation of a city. These quarters are often characterized by intense use of public space and ground floor based activities such as retail, gastronomy and creative industries. They are often located in central areas with a historic and partly devalued building stock, and with divers populations. They serve as a springboard for socially climbing groups, such as migrants, students or entrepreneurs, and they offer the social niches and networks needed to practice unconventional life styles and ways of working.

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KULTURLANDSCHAFT

Fotos Marc Latzel, Zürich

Everything shaped by humans is culture. This includes the territory. Cultured landscapes are created by the constant interaction of humans with nature.

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AIRPORTS AND CITIES

View from Zurich Airport to Zurich

 

Airports and Cities is a research platform that investigates the relationship of airports and their urban regions. Searching for a deeper understanding of their reciprocity, the aim is finding potentialities for better and more sustainable airport and urban development strategies.

 

Airports and Cities is based on specific case studies, such as Zurich Airport region, Munich Airport region, Singapore Airport region, the Pearl River airport system, or Amsterdam airport region.

 

Airport and Cities' main research themes are urbanisation effects of hub airports, development of airport design and planning, best practices of enhanced reciprocity of airports and cities and conceptual models for airports and cities.

 

Airports and Cities is connected to TU Munich, TU Delft, University of Amsterdam as well as industry partners such as Schiphol, Zurich Kloten Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport‘s theGrounds.

 

 

 

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MODELING POST-SOCIALIST URBANIZATION

THE CASE OF BUDAPEST

Project Description

The subject of this research is the specific symptom-group of Budapest's post-socialist urban development, planning and governance between 1990 and 2010. Everyday experience offers a large number of seemingly disjointed and unsystematic micro-phenomena characterizing this period’s urbanization. The starting point of this research is the observation that these phenomena come together, and form a pattern.

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DESIGN RESEARCH

 

Design as Qualitative-Heuristic (Thought) Experiment

Following Donald Schöns and Henrik Gedenryds theoretical paths, designing can be conceptualized as a use-test-entity that has a productive and an inquiring dimension. On the one hand, it projects contingent possibilites to illustrate differences to actual reality.

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FUTURE CITIES LABORATORY (FCL)

The research focuses on three key scales: sustainable building technologies, the city as an urban system, and the relationship between urban and rural environments. The new strategy of the Future Cities Laboratory consists of combining these key points in an appropriate way and researching their interactions.

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