Studios

2011_WS BA Tempelhof

TEMPELHOF FREIHEIT This workshop will look at the processes that make up the urban identity of the Tempelhof Freiheit, the new name for the former Tempelhof airport. These processes are changing along with the mutation of the airport and its surroundings into a new centre for Berlin. We will introduce Mini Scenarios that describe observed processes in a narrative way. Maps will be constructed of selected processes that relate to the use of resources such as energy, heat, food, water. Smart Spaces are spaces where the energy efficiency and other smart use of resources is increased. In the workshop we will design examples of such Smart Spaces where a new and prototypical use of resources is proposed. The workshop will include a short cooperation with students of the London Metropolitan University on the choreography of processes, during which we will test the narrative programmes for the Smart Spaces.

2012_SS Chengdu

CHENGDU SMART CITY The 5th Ring as low carbon urban incubator Chengdu is one of the oldest and currently fastest growing cities in China. The pace of expansion presents urban designers and planers with a big responsibility. How to design and plan on such an urban scale and how to meet the contemporary demands for sustainable and energy efficient urban form? As a response to these questions, the studio will develop smart prototypes within the 5th ring of the Chengdu city. These prototypes together will create a Low Carbon Incubator – a vision for a sustainable urban future. To work on such a visionary scale, the studio will start with the research of urban utopias like New Babylon (Constant Nieuwenhuys), Tokyo Bay (Kenzo Tange) or Spatial City (Yona Friedman). In order to manage and design such complex visions, we will use Urban Gallery – a methodology for urban planning and dynamic management of complex systems.

2012_WS BA Moabit

SMART CITY BERLIN Moabit Incubator The overall context of the project is the Energiewende (energy revolution) and the role that cities and architects have to play in responding to climate change challenges. Berlin can be seen as a testbed for Smart Cities on its way to become CO2 neutral by 2050. The studio will investigate the potential of the Moabit district in Berlin to be the location for a Smart City Incubator by using the Urban Gallery as methodology to combine research and design. The Moabit district is a potential incubator where ideas are developed and projects and practices are tested in a partially protected environment. Students will be asked to research local proto-urban conditions and design the architecture for Smart Spaces that define the Incubator as an urban pilot project. Through the agency of the Urban Gallery and the Moabit Incubator these Smart Spaces will act as urban prototypes for other parts of Berlin.

2012_WS MA Tegel

SMART CITY BERLIN Tegel Incubator The studio will investigate the potential of Tegel airport as a Smart City Incubator for Berlin. Urban Incubators are places where ideas are developed and projects and practices are tested in a partially protected environment. Smart cities combine different urban processes in an innovative way to use more renewable resources and to emit less greenhouse gas emissions. Students will explore various systems that aim at high level efficiency in the use of energy and resources. The studio work will involve the investigation of smart materials, the use of an architectural toolbox for the development of an urban plan, and the design of specific examples of buildings, spaces and technologies proposed. Students will be asked to research local proto-urban conditions and design the Tegel Smart City Incubator using the Urban Gallery as methodology and an online and open source design tool. The studio will cooperate directly with Tegel Projekt GmbH.

2012_WS BA Dongguan

URBAN PROTOTYPES IN CHINA Designing ecology and public space We have become completely ignorant to the consequences that our comfortable lives are causing on the environment. In China however, our conveniences create the world of industrial revolution and the value of agricultural land is measured only in square metres that are useful for industrialization. This blind rural industrialization is a global problem, even more so as the food scarcity is becoming a worldwide concern. As a response to problems above, the studio will focus on designing “infrastructural prototypes” that deal with these issues. We will be inventing new spaces for living that take as a basis industrial and agricultural environments. Through this, we will be envisioning new and sustainable future cities. The prototypes will be tested in the real scenario with real stakeholders in Dongguan Eco-Industrial park in China.

2013_SS MA Airport Cities

AIRPORT CITIES: Smart Cities? Urban design in Mainland China and Taiwan //Airport Cities are key nodes of urban growth. They are ’glocal’ spaces, where globalization and local condition, heritage and identity meet, connect and interact. Here is the gateway to the network of Global Cities enabling competition and prosperity, but also is a challenge for the existing urban structures and their hinterland. In the age of the airplane, the question remains: What are the proposals linking the complexity of urban design, enormous growth and careless sprawl to climate change? //The studio will continue the research on Smart City focussing on the Airport Cities in Xiamen XMN and Taoyuan TTY as crucial catalysts accelerating the start up of the Taiwan Strait Smart Region (TSSR). The incubator TSSR itself is an enormous experimental design space, which claims to transform a history of tension and difference into an action plan of cross-border Climate Change mitigation strategy. //We will analyse the close relationship between circulations of populations, capital and energy, with appropriate construction and management of both urban systems and infrastructures and propose a combination of different urban processes in a smart way. The main goal: the increased use of renewable resources and less emission of greenhouse gas. //The studio will be using the Urban Gallery as an architectural, urbanistic, graphic and ethnographical toolbox. You will be researching local and regional conditions and propose concepts for the Xiamen/Taoyuan Airport City, establishing real world propositions in response to the dynamic processes of the Taiwan Strait Smart Region.

2013_WS MA/BA Tempelhof

SMART CITY INCUBATOR: BERLIN TEMPELHOF The module will address the challenge of a complete masterplan for Smart City Tempelhof. This follows the successful projects for Smart City masterplans for Tegel, Berlin and Xiamen, China during the last two semesters. The module will start with a joint workshop on Start-Ups and the creation of a database of the newly emergent economy in Berlin, by using the Urban-Gallery as methodology. The main focus of the module will be the ex-airport of Tempelhof and an urban design for the Tempelhof Ring linking the need for Smart City Incubators demonstrating resource efficiency and resilience in cities with the emergence of Start-up industries based on global economies and information networks. Students will work on strategic planning for the ring as well as architectural design for individual prototypes and business models. The module offers a PIV in collaboration with TU Innsbruck / Studio 3, which will be a one week intensive workshop.

2013_WS BA Start Up City

SMART CITY INCUBATOR: BERLIN Die Studierenden erlangen das Grundwissen über komplexe und dynamische urbane Zusammenhänge und definieren räumliche, soziale, kulturelle, ökonomische und energetische Anforderungen an städtische Entwicklungen. In diesem Jahr werden prototypische Lösungsansätze und strategische Interventionsmethoden erarbeitet, die sich auf aktuelle Entwicklungen von Jungunternehmern und Gründern (Start-ups) in Berlin beziehen. Die “Urban Gallery” wird als methodisches Wissens- und Forschungswerkzeug eingesetzt, um ein Verständnis für das Entstehen von Start-Up Unternehmen zu entwickeln, ihre stadträumlichen Implikationen zu beschreiben, “Smart City Prototypen” zu entwerfen und das Verständnis für prozessuale Stadtentwicklung zu fördern.

2014_SS Smart City London Workshop

SoSe 14 Arch MA_UD + BA 1.1.5 WORKSHOP 22nd APRIL - 2nd MAY 2014 The workshop “Smart City London” will be part of the urban design studio “Smart City London. Old Oak Common”. During the workshop TU students will work jointly with students from Unit 8 master class from the CASS (London Metropolitan University) researching the emerging phenomenon of Smart Cities through a series of didactic modeling tasks and collaborative workshop tasks. The studio will focus on the Old Oak Common in North-West London. In the design studio we will design a Smart City District and prototype architecture for the redevelopment of the Old Oak Common area surrounding the planned interchange between the HS2 and Crossrail 2 rail networks. HS2 is the proposed scheme that is to connect London with Birmingham and later Glasgow by means of a high speed railway line. Part of this scheme is the construction of a new transport hub in the Old Oak Common area, a largely brownfield site twice the size of the King’s Cross development area that is situated on the border between the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Brent and Ealing, and thus in one of Britain’s best-connected locations. Students will be expected to address all scales, from national impacts, masterplanning and building design, down to innovation in materials and building construction details. The unit's research and design developments will be carried out in close cooperation with HS2, local planning authorities in London, international Smart City experts, and the Unit 8 teaching staff of CASS (London Metropolitan University) The workshop is organized by the Chair for Urban Design and Sustainable Urban Planning CHORA city&energy, TU Berlin in close cooperation with The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design (CASS), Unit 8 from London Metropolitan University. In addition, probably a workshop will take place at the Imperial College of London on “Testing Smart City modelling tools”. IMPORTANT: The workshop attendance is connected to a placement in the urban design studio with CHORA city&energy in summer semester 2014. So “exercise zero” (handed out on April 7th) has to be passed successfully. Final choice of participants will be announced by April 11th. For further information on draft schedule, travel & accommodation options, please contact nadine.kuhla-vonbergmann@tu-berlin.

2014_WS MA Conscious City

Arch M E. 04 Entwurfsprojekt Städtebau I + II + PIV // 12+ 3 LP //// Arch MA - P // Donnerstags, 10.00-17.00 Uhr Raum A 816 // 1. Veranstaltung 09.10.2014 // This studio will address the changes in architectural production and urban design methodologies caused by the emergence of the theme Smart City. This theme is promoted across the world as a product of new technologies and a potential answer to the need for resilience, climate change adaptation and mitigation and increase in the quality of life. This year we focus on the industrial manufacturing of architectural components for new urban prototypes, which could affect the City Development Plan of Berlin 2030 and its 11 transformation zones. These prototypes and their urban contexts make Berlin into a social, cultural and political Denkfabrik. The city as intelligent laboratory. The project will run over two semesters, enabling a year-long focus for those students that want to have a deeper engagement with the new phenomena of Smart Cities (offering various module types), although the option remains to participate for a single semester only. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with Climate-KIC’s “Metropolitan Utilities Dialogue” program which includes the leading Berlin utilities and the Green Garage Incubation start-ups in the Euref Campus.

2014_WS BA 10+1 Transformation Zones

The 10 transformation zones are an intensive 5 weeks course related to Development Plan of Berlin 2030. Through the use of the methodology “Urban-Gallery”, the 10 zones are being analyzed in relation to processes like erasure, origination, transformation and movement. This leads to the development of 3D sketches and systematic drawings, from which more complex situation arise. The aim is to understand the complexity of cities in relation to processes and modern technologies. “Technology is the answer, but what was the question” to quote Cedric Price, one of the most influential visionary architects of the 20th century.