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2018 WS BA // MA STUDIOS / SEMINARS / DUAL MASTER DEGREE

GELA CONSCIOUS CITY

Within the frame of the EIT Climate-KIC project “Gela – The Urban Curation of Industrial Transformation”, the CHORA Team (Gian Marco Morigi, Immo Janssen) together with experts from the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) reached out to the City of Gela in Southern Sicily (IT) for the 1st Expert Co-Creation workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility, on 24th October.

Using the Urban Gallery Methodology, a wide range of local domain experts pointed out the current status of the local and regional mobility situation and collaboratively negotiated how urban mobility futures for Gela could look like, taking into close consideration and spreading the knowledge on the local Urban Mobility Plan (PUMS). The topics touched on reached from Public Transportation with a focus on the improvement of the existing, but nearly unused bus network and the downscaled station towards an urban-regional Mobility Hub to Short Range Mobility with special focus on School Accessibility, Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure.

The project team wants to thank our local partner #Shiplab for the fruitful collaboration, Dott. Arch Vincenzo Antonuccio for his knowledgeable introduction to the PUMS and Emanuele Tuccio for the municipal support.

[BRL1] BA STUDIO / 5 WEEKS PROGRAMME / BA THESIS

Das [BRL1] ist ein kreatives und intuitives Labor zur Erforschung neuer Arten der Stadtproduktion und erstreckt sich zwischen Alexanderplatz und Park am Gleisdreieck.

MA STUDIO // SUPPLY CHAIN URBANISM

Supply chain systems are reconfiguring global flows of materials, commodities, food, capital, and data, which has a tremendous impact on regions, cities and its inhabitants.

The studio looks at 5 city regions in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe and investigates the effects on urbanisation generated by the Belt and Road Initiative.

Main focus of the studio will be to explore the concept of Urban Innovation Incubators, an instrument that mediates between global vs. local, linear vs. circular, conflict vs. co-evolution, top-down vs. bottom-up.

MA Seminar // STIRRING THE CITY

Can we draw young people into city making games and involve children in ‚stirring up’ the city, its inhabitants, organisations and processes? Games that play with reality, sketch ideas on a map and craft narratives?

Can you teach the first generation of these youngsters in a couple of schools in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf?

MA Lehrforschungsprojekt // REALLABOR ROADSHOW

Reallabore sind Konzepte zum Experimentieren und Testen von neuen Designs und Systemen im urbanen Kontext. Bitkom hat vorgeschlagen, im Rahmen eines kooperativen Projekts mit dem Conscious City Lab des FG Bunschoten, eine Roadshow zu organisieren die Städten hilft, sich für diese Ausschreibung zu bewerben. Wir laden Studenten ein, an der Vorbereitung dieser Roadshow teilzunehmen. Das Forschungsprojekt wird Aspekte des Designen und Bauens, sowie die enge Zusammenarbeit mit Bitkom und ausgewählten Municipalbeamten umfassen.

Wir arbeiten eng mit Bitkom, dem Verband der Digitalen Industrie in Deutschland, zusammen. Ihr Hauptaugenmerk liegt darauf, wie insbesondere die kleinen deutschen Städte mit den Transformationen durch die voranschreitende Digitalisierung umgehen. Bitkom will diese Gemeinden unterstützen, indem es mit dem BMWi eine Ausschreibung für Reallabore startet, Experimentier-Inkubatoren, in denen Menschen experimentieren und von der Konzeption und Realisierung digitaler Systeme lernen können.

MA Vertiefung // SAMPLING THE SKIN

“How to model an environment in flux, undergoing radical change? How to model its mechanisms in order to be able to manipulate them? Dynamic modelling involves the use of techniques that represent the mechanics of flux, its processes.”
(Raoul Bunschoten, Urban Floatsam, 2001)

Recent advancements in machine vision make the technology accessible for architects and urban designers and offer the possibility of ‘seeing’ the dynamics of an environment through non-human eyes. Students will explore emerging means of non-human vision for urban design, city making, and visualize proto-urban conditions to understand their relationship to emotions and unconsciousness.

MA Seminar // URBAN MATERIAL INTELLIGENCE XS-XL

WHAT IS IT ABOUT? ‘Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL’ engages with material behavior, material intelligence, bionics and IoT as strategies for architecture and urban design. It is driven by the phenomena feedback and learning; two ingredients deriving from cybernetics, now integrated in an increasingly intelligent built environment. Students participating in the class will investigate the relationships human-machine and the urban environment. We will link the project to human-centric masscustomization. We will utilize digital tools, digital fabrication, sensors and Arduinos. We will engage into self-organization, bio-material-components, and the notion of ecologies (natural organisms and artificial data-scapes). NOTE: The class is open to all students including Humanities and CS. Students participating in the studio ‘Supply Chain Urbanism’ are particularly invited. Digital skills are NOT necessary but welcome.

WHAT WILL WE DO? During the semester we will design and build a cyber-physical system urban light-furniture - a prototype for a research project focusing on safety in dark urban areas. Our light will be able to communicate with its environment.

DUAL DEGREE MASTER

http://www.chora.tu-berlin.de/tsinghua-dual-master-degree/

2018 SS

2018 SS | MA Studio [12LP – 8SWS]

2018 SS | MA Studio [12LP – 8SWS]

Entwurfsprojekt Städtebau I & II
STIRRING THE CITY I BERLIN AS A GLOBAL INCUBATOR
This studio will focus on the need to stir up city layers and their populations. This stirring will focus on three action lines for city making: providing more housing, intensifying infrastructure, and innovating urban production. All of them are part of a new networked culture production (in terms of new modes of living and interacting). The main goal is to look at new possibilities for affordable housing by considering the whole process from the production of the components to the urban design at selected sites in Berlin. Under the theme of Intelligent Prefabrication*, flexible building kits will be developed that include elements of crowd sourced interaction with mass production and morphing supply chains, participatory processes for citizens to be engaged in planning, and design enabled by Industry 4.0. Students are asked to look into how material and immaterial flows can be reorganised in order to prototype Berlin’s housing production and set examples for future living.

Teaching team


WM G.Hubmann, WM M.M.Karl

Thursdays, 10:00 - 16:00; Fridays 10:00-12:00
Room A816
First Meeting 09.04.2018
Lists in Sec. A30 Qispos until 31.05.2018

2018 SS | MA I WP

2018 SS | MA Studio WP [9LP – 6SWS]

Aspekte zeitgenössischer Stadtentwicklungspolitik

Teaching team
WM G.Hubmann, WM M.M.Karl

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 12:00
Room A 204b
First Meeting 18.04.2018
Lists in Sec. A30 Qispos until 31.05.2018

2018 SS BA // MA STUDIOS / SEMINARS / LEHRFORSCHUNGSPROJEKT

Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL


2018 SS | MA Städtebauliche Vertiefung [9LP – 6SWS]

Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL

The module ‘Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL’ engages with the notion of material behavior, material intelligence and bionics as design strategies for architecture and urban design. It is linked with the studio ‘Werk-Statt’ - however, open to all students. Urban Material Intelligence XS-XL is driven by the phenomena feedback and learning. We will investigate the relationships human-machine and the urban environment. You are asked to develop, design and formulate prototypes that can be applied within the urban ecology - envisaging its impact on the typology of the city. In order to research and understand possibilities for its application on a variety of levels and scales we will investigate the possibility of mass-production and mass-customisation. We will utliise digital tools, such as scripting, digital fabrication and sensors. We will engage into self-organisation, bio-material-components, resilience the range of egologies starting from natural organisms to artificial data-scapes. The module is accompanied with a theoretical part underpinning research, scripting and prototyping.

Teaching team
LA Liss C. Werner
wednesdays 4pm
room A816
first meeting 11.04.2017, 2pm

next meetings:
thursday 20.04.2017, 09:45
guest lecture Adrian Krezlik and Judyta Cichocka, ParametricSupport

wednesday 26.04.2017, 16:00 - 18:30


links:
www.fabricate2017.org/publication
www.food4rhino.com
www.idc.com
kadk.dk/en/CITA
www.processing.org
www.gramaziokohler.arch.ethz.ch
materiability.com
papers.cumincad.org
ecaade.org

2017 SS

Conscious City Werkstatt

2017 SS | MA Studio [12LP – 8SWS]

Conscious City Werkstatt
Berlin Malaysia 100 YC

The project researches digital pre-fabrication and the ‘Internet of Things’ as spatial condition for the sustainable future city. The studio operates within the challenges and opportunities of Berlin as a fast growing city and its role as global incubator, and projects into the evolution of Medini Iskandar – Johor Straits. We will develop strategies and design proposals for the current information age fostering industry 4.0, digital manufacturing methods and cyber-physical systems. Selected projects will be exhibited at The Malaysia Architecture and Design Biennial in November 2017, embedded in the collaborative project Medini – 100 years from now..


Teaching team
WM Dietmar Köring
thursdays 10am – 4pm
room A816
open studio 11.04.2017

Conscious City Lab

2017 SS | MA Lehrforschungsprojekt [15 LP - 8 SWS]


Conscious City Lab, a curatorial planning tool
The Conscious City Lab is a media performance space and open planning-support tool for city development. It is an environment where people can meet to learn, imagine and discuss innovative projects and ideas and test them. Using web and mobile apps with visualisations and haptic user-interfaces, we offers cities, municipalities and planning authorities the ability to better communicate complex planning processes and to aggregate the public's opinion in real time. The cloud data infrastructure allows multiple users to collaborate, participate and interact with design and planning initiatives. The Conscious City Lab empowers experts and non-experts, citizens and decision-makers to work together closely on the challenging aspects of our growing cities.
Teaching team
WM Dietmar Köring
room A816
open studio 11.04.2017, 2pm

2016/17 WS

Lining the City

2016 WS | BA Studio [10LP – 7 SWS] + Bachelorthesis

Lining the City
The production of a modular architecture for the city's infrastructure

Cities are lined with infrastructure. This lining is literally a web of lines criss-crossing the city and provides space for all its flows and movements. Can Berlin's lining of infrastructure become part of the solution for the city's growth? The studio will combine infrastructure and modular systems design and fabrication. The focus will be the largest viaduct in Berlin and its potential to attract new programmes and the spaces needed to house these programmes.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Ying-Chih Deng
WM Svea Heinemann


thursdays 10am – 4pm
room A816
first meeting 20.10.2016

Indonesia – The Kampong as a proto-smart settlement

2016 WS | MA Lehrforschungsprojekt [15LP – 8SWS] + BA Studio [10LP – 7SWS]

Indonesia
The Kampong as a proto-smart settlement

Nowadays the center of Jakarta is undergoing a spectacular growth and its "Kampungs" have become a key feature of cities in Indonesia. Kampungs are home to a large low-income people in general have environmental problems in lacking of basic service and infrastructure. Our course is to instead learn from Kampungs and build a toolbox to tranform the living quality of Kampungs and their communities. The project will seek how to retrofit and reorganise informal settlements with your toolbox and strengthen existing housing condition by addressing all barriers to adoption: money – technology – people as design proposal.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Ying-Chih Deng
WM Dietmar Köring

thursdays 10am – 4pm
room A816
first meeting 20.10.2016

City Making as Creative Industry

2016 WS | MA Studio [12LP – 8SWS] + BA Studio [10LP – 7SWS]

City Making as Creative Industry
Tempelhof and the productioon of housing for Berlin 4M

In the City Making studio, it is your task to develop a production line for the housing industry to answer Berlin's call to housing shortage. We moved from mass production to mass customization, which enables freedom in design, but also an awareness in regards of resources. But how can such an innovative production line also deliver cultur – "Baukultur"? The test bed for your new housing prototype is Berlin, the location of the production has to be within the former Tempelhof Airport.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Dietmar Köring
WM Liss C. Werner
WM Georg Hubmann
WM Meram Irina Pienaru

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2016 WS | MA Städtebauliche Vertiefung [9LP – 6SWS]

Urban Material Intelligence

The course engages with the notion of material behavior, material intelligence and bionics in order to research and understand possibilities for its application on a variety of levels, including scale, human-machine-relation and the urban environment. You are asked to develop, design and formulate iterations of a physical and digital prototype – envisaging its impact on the typology of the city as well as the city as brain, once it is mass-produced. We are aiming at underpinning our findings with a catalog of strategies, scenarios, feedback and learning options for the implementation of such prototypes into the urban scape.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Liss C. Werner

thursdays 10am – 4pm
room A816
first meeting 20.10.2016

City Construction

2016 WS | BA 5 weeks intensive Studio [6LP – 4SWS]

City Construction
Mass customized components to create a more conscious city

Berlin grows! and requires more adaptability in housing as well as in supporting infrastructure – managerial as well as physical. Berlin has a history of strong cultural production and hosts a vast amount of creative industries and creatives, turning the city into a dynamic place that makes it possible to address challanges in a new and innovative way. This is a chance to rethink architecture on a large scale – not just for the city of Berlin, but also as a prototype for new ways of living. The objective of this course is to give "production" a new cultural meaning by creating mass-customized prototypes.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Dietmar Köring
WM Georg Hubmann
WM Meram Irina Pienaru


wednesdays and thursdays 10am – 5pm
room A513
first meeting 19.10.2016

4 Lehrforschungsprojekte

2016 WS | MA Lehrforschungsprojekt [8 SWS - 15 LP]


Computational Fabrication of Modular Components, Cybernetics and Machine Learning
For more info contact: liss.c.werner@tu-berlin.de


The CHORA Brainbox
Visualisation and Interaction as Educational Tool
For more info contact: holger.prang@tu-berlin.de


Indonesia
Visualisation and Interaction as Educational Tool
For further information see: Indonesia, the Kampong as proto-smart settlement
contact: ying-chih.deng@tu-berlin.de


Conscious City
For more info contact: dietmar.koering@tu-berlin.de


Cybernetics

2016 WS | MA Seminar – Architekturkommunikation [6LP – 4SWS]

Cybernetics
Preparing the Cybernetics Conference and Exhibition 2017

In May 2016 a successful conference on the state of the art of Cybernetics and its relationship to urbanism took place in the IFA Forum. This seminar aims at doing the necessary research for the preparation of the next conference in May 2017. This research will include analysis of what an exhibition on Cybernetics and the Conscious City could look like.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten
WM Liss C. Werner

Soundspaces

2016 WS | MA Seminar – Architekturkommunikation [6LP – 4SWS]

Soundspaces

This collaboration explores the possibilities of composing sound in space. As an experimental collaboration between UdK and CHORA TU-Berlin we will combine the visualisation and interaction potentials of the Conscious-City-Lab with a multichannel audio technology to create an immersive experience that blurs the perception of physical and virtual.

Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten

City Tales in the BrainBox

2016 WS | MA Seminar – Aspekte Städtebaulicher Analyse- und Entwurfsmethodik [6LP – 4SWS]

City Tales in the BrainBox

In this seminar we are developing a narrational and graphical framework towards system thinking and system dynamics in urban networks. Within this framework logical components will be developed and implemented that can be plugged together, rearranged and reconfigured to adapt the systems properties and functionality. We will use basic coding techniques inside the interactive environment of the BrainBox Lab. The result will be an interactive building kit to design urban systems and tell City Tales in a playful way.

This course does not require advanced programming skills, it is particularly addressing an interdisciplinary audience from architecture, urban design, urban planning, mathematics, media arts, computer engineering and other engineering fields.


Teaching team
Prof. Raoul Bunschoten

fridays 10am
room A204
first meeting 14.10.2016

Taipei Conscious City Incubator

2017 SS | MA Lehrforschungsprojekt [15 LP - 8 SWS]


Taipei Conscious City Incubator
CHORA Conscious City is conducting research on how incubators for Conscious City planning and making are designed. We are cooperating with the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan to develop a concept for the Taipei Conscious City Incubator planned for the former Airforce Headquarters in the center of Taipei. We offer two places to develop this concept for presentation to officials of the Ministry of Culture and to be presented in the Conscious City Lab presence in the Long Night of Sciences in June. The focus of this project is to develop a concept design and to explore methods of stakeholder management both for the planning and for the program of the Taipei incubator to act as Cultural Lab and support tool for further participatory processes in urban renewal in Taiwan.
Teaching team
WM Ying-Chih Deng
room A816
open studio 11.04.2017, 2pm

2016 SS

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City Lab - City Making
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List of Utopias

SS 2016 | Grundlagen Des Städtebaulichen Entwerfens

source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mappa_mundi_Hereford_1300_explained.png

SS 2016 | Grundlagen Des Städtebaulichen Entwerfens I Literaturempfehlung


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01. Stadt und Erde / The Skin of the Earth and the Anthropocene Literatur Vorlesung
03. Typologien der Stadt / From Global Village to Cosmopolis Literatur Vorlesung
08. Entstehung der Stadtform / Choreography and Co-evolution Literatur Vorlesung
10. Die Stadt als Gesellschaftsmodell / Games, Visions and Utopias Literatur
11. Die Zukunft / Berlin: Conscious City, Big Data and Climate Change Literatur Vorlesung

coming soon.....

2014/15 WS

2014_WS MUTATING INFRA STRUCTURE

Railway bridges and viaducts belong to our cities’ architectural legacy. A hugely transformative force at its inception, railroads enabled people, goods, and information to travel at unprecedented speed while drawing previously distant places like Berlin and Prague closely together. While the structural art of early railroad architecture is undisputed, its visual image as a vehicle of collective memories is often overlooked. This seminar aims to unearthen the symbolic value of historic railway viaducts in Berlin and Prague. It is also dedicated to the design of urban prototypes linked to this shared heritage. Travel to Prague will be supported by a grant from the German Czech Future Fund.

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.

2014 SS

2014_SS Conscious-City-Lab

Städtebauliche Vertiefung 6 SWS - 9 LP 1. Veranstaltung 17.04.2014 donnerstags, 16.00-18.00 Uhr The module will address of the development of a Conscious-City-Lab, in interactive urban media lab for modelling and testing of Smart City design and planning. An interdisciplinary team of scientific and urban researchers and students outside the field of architecture will create a physical performance space Conscious-City-Lab for the City of Berlin which will also represent the Institute for Architecture at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in May 2014. It will be linked to an online platform Urban Gallery using human computer interaction and big data as a tool to deal with major challenges like for example climate change. This seminar will contribute to the TUB Smart City Platform. We are Urban Planners at the Institute for Architecture at TU Berlin. Currently we are building up a new Computational Lab for Architecture addressing the challenges Smart City Application.

2014_SS SMART SUSTAINABLE DISTRICT

Städtebauliche Vertiefung 6 SWS - 9 LP 1. Veranstaltung am 16.04.2014 mittwochs, 15.00-17.30Uhr Der Klausnerplatzkiez ist das erste Quartier in Berlin dass ein Klimaschutzkonzept auf den Weg gebracht hat. Nun gilt die Zielsetzungen umzusetzen und geeignete Strategien zu finden, um einen “Smart Sustainable District” im Bestand zu entwickeln. Das Entwurfsseminar möchte hier ansetzen und in Kooperation mit einem Arbeitskreis der Berliner Versorger (Metropolitan Utilities Dialogue) gezielte Lösungen erarbeiten, die auf der Integration verschiedener Versorgungsinfrastrukturen beruhen, aber vor allem soziale Innovationen und Start-up Ideen einbeziehen. Durch ein Quartiersmapping mit Hilfe von Open Data bzw. Open Innovation Datenbanken werden neue Darstellungsmethoden erprobt und Aushandlungs-Instrumente in der Stadtentwicklung getestet.

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.

2013/14 WS

2013/14_WS URBAN DESIGN CHINA

TOWARD INCLUSIVE PLANNING AND DIVERSIVE SPACES IN CHINA This semester we will work with three different topics concerning the modernisation of China. We will work directly with real stakeholders and clients. Each students will be assigned to a unit and working closely with professional planner, engineer, and architect during the semester. With our specialist researcher Yang Yaoning. Once a week, the Seminar will jointly have a group presentation on Thursday, and Tutor on Tuesday. Unit 1 City of Zhenjiang- Industrial Reorganisation and Low Carbon Economy. Project Manager : Ying-Chih Deng Lead Designer: Lukas Kronawitter (TBC) Project Period Phase I: 01.11.2013 -20.12.2013 This assignment aims to provide Zhenjiang with professional advice in improving its low carbon development plan, according to their current situation including industry structure , green technologies and potential measures for future low carbon development etc. The guidance provided shall go beyond addressing the current situation but give Zhenjiang an overview about its low carbon development path in the future, i.e., next 5 to 10 years. The outcome of this assignment is expected to lay a solid foundation for Zhenjiang city’s low carbon development planning and provide practical measures to implement its low carbon development. Unit 2 City of Xiamen Reconnecting Satellite Development and Resilient Growth Project Manager : Ying-Chih Deng Lead Designer: Alyssa Weskamp Project Period Phase I: 01.11.2013 -20.12.2013 This assignment aims to assess and challenge the development plans for the Xiamen New Station north development zone. How can the new district be more than a „dead end“ of the urban fabric? We will investigate possible relationships to city, suburbs and hinterland and expect to develop a phased suggestion for the evolution of a vibrant, energy-efficient district. Our research will try to go beyond the city's Low-Carbon Development Guidelines to address technical, socio-economic and cultural sustainability factors. We will be working with the Xiamen University Energy and Architecture Departments. Unit 3 City of Zalantun Rural Urbanisation and Pilot Prototypes Project Manager : Ying-Chih Deng Lead Designer: Henry Jones Project Period Phase I: 01.11.2013 -20.12.2013 This assignment aims to identify and design three demonstration zones for Zalantun. These zones will challenge both the current path of expansion on the peripheral and the decaying in the city centre. We will investigate how our design can be the device to transform Zalantun into a new form of rural -urbanisation. How to strategically located these “seeds of change”? How to program and to reconnect their surrounding context and underlying urban systems, and how to delineate layers of relationships between the proposing zones ? The outcome of this assignment is expected to be 3 sets of thematic urban report. Each report will address a transformational task of the area and the construction timeline.

2013/14_WS Conscious-City-Lab

The module will address the challenges of the creation of a Conscious-City-Lab, an interactive urban lab for modelling and testing of Smart City planning and design. Students will join the workshop on Incubator Start-Ups in order to test and further develop the Planning tool Urban Gallery, and then apply this tool to an overall scan and analysis of the infrastructural network in Berlin in order to analyse their Smart City potential.

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.

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 SS

2013_SS SOFTMACHINES

Softmachines - Urban re-programming in micro scale The seminar will focus on the construction of animatronic operational agents, which will visualize the dynamic link between user and object. Ideally it should visualize the connection to the [UG] Urban Gallery, a non-linear planning tool based on feedback loops (www.urban-gallery.net). Can we use interactive design as a representational tool to create a consciousness to the topic of complex urban dynamics? Is it possible to create a new way to visualize those complex systems? We will dedicate ourselves in this 6 month period to toy robots, like those from “Robosapien”. This is the fastest and cheapest way to get hold of an interactive system with sensors etc. These toys have to be taken apart and set into a new context, as well as enhanced with artificial elements. This elements can be designed parts from the laser cutter, wood or chicken bones. While we are “tinkering” with those toys, we will set them into a new theoretical framework. Therewith it is not longer to be seen as a toy, it becomes an [PT] prototype, which links to the [UG]. Picture by Ferdinand Fritz

2013_SS_BA

VL STÄDTEBAU jeden Mittwoch 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr Raum A053 FG Städtebau und Architektur Prof. Jörg Stollmann FG Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung und Städtebau Prof. Raoul Bunschoten 11.04. Einführung Prof. Stollmann / Prof. Bunschoten 18.04. The Players. Akteur-Netzwerke Prof. Stollmann 25.04. Chor10.04. Jörg Stollmann: The Player- Akteur Netzwerke 17.04. Jörg Stollmann: Paris - Ordnung und Alltag 24.04. Raoul Bunschoten: The Skin of the Earth: Anthropocene and Cosmopolis 01.05. Feiertag 08.05. Raoul Bunschoten: Choreography and Co-evolution 15.05. Jörg Stollmann: New York - Kultur der Dichte 22.05. Raoul Bunschoten: Visions and Utopias 29.05. Jörg Stollmann: Addis Abeba - die Formalität des Informellen 05.06. Jörg Stollmann: Suburbia - Traum und Krise 12.06. Raoul Bunschoten: Globalisation and Climate Change 19.06. Raoul Bunschoten: Smart Cities 26.06. 1. Termin Pecha Kucha 03.07. 2. Termin Pecha Kucha 10.07. Rücksprache Essays 17.07. 24.07. 31.07. Abgabe Essays

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_SS BERLIN SMART CITY

Berlin Smart City: The Urban Gallery as an Incubator - Start Up - Planning - Tool The current strategy plan of the Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment of Berlin has defined various spaces relevant for Berlin’s future development (Zukunfts-/Entwicklungsräume) and has elaborated different visions (Leitbilder) for these urban spaces following aspects of “climate sensitive”, “compact”, “modern”, “sustainable” and “lively”. //CHORA city & energy is aiming at systematically establishing various Urban Incubators (precisely defined spaces or systems in the city where pilot projects can take place) in relation to these “Zukunftsräume” by exploring political, economical, social and cultural conditions in order to handle their complex dynamics and develop urban projects through the use of the methodology of the Urban Gallery. //You will be working on existing or new Urban Incubators like Tempelhof, Tegel, Moabit, BER and continue Berlin Smart City research in terms of prototype development, methodology and implementation strategies creating, generating and supporting Start Up’s for the Berlin Smart City.

2013_SS_UD

The world is facing a revolutionary challenge: climate change and finite fossil resources; geopolitical and local conflicts; the persistent yet often unfulfilled desire to boost economic growth, comfort and quality of life; endless communication potential in multilevel networks yet limited accessibility; all driven by seemingly untamable global forces.These trends demand a rigorous repositioning: • How does an integrated sustainable world work and what does it look like? • How can urban design contribute ideas and solutions? • What do these pervasive changes imply for planners and architects in their respective professions?

2012 SS

2012_SS BA

CHENGDU SMART CITY Smart materials and urban prototypes 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, we will explore how a space and an object can be constructed and manufactured. We will study smart materials and develop individual urban prototypes that will be projected into the fifth ring of Chengdu to create a Low Carbon Incubator - a vision for a sustainable future. We will encourage students early on to develop their own thesis to use the architectural and urban design to conduct both research and create a vision of a Smart City.

2012_SS MA

CYBERNETICS IN URBANISM Cybernetics is a field of knowledge that deals with and explains the principles of complexity and how these principles can be used in order to control and design dynamic systems. Cybernetics has been around since the Second World War, but has only once been used as a support methodology for the planning purposes. The Project Cybersin in Chile was organised by the Allende government to create a new foundation of interactive planning on a national scale. In the contemporary urban environment, where change is the only constant, cybernetics offers a framework for description and steering of dynamic urban systems and creation of Smart Cities. This Seminar series will look into ways how Cybernetic principles can be applied to contemporary Smart Cities in order to manage urban systems, with the aim to reduce carbon emissions.

2012_SS BA

VL STÄDTEBAU jeden Mittwoch 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr Raum A053 FG Städtebau und Architektur Prof. Jörg Stollmann FG Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung und Städtebau Prof. Raoul Bunschoten 11.04. Einführung Prof. Stollmann / Prof. Bunschoten 18.04. The Players. Akteur-Netzwerke Prof. Stollmann 25.04. Choreography and Co-evolution I: Priene, Rom Prof. Bunschoten 02.05. Choreography and Coevolution II: London, Berlin Prof. Bunschoten 09.05. Paris. Die Ordnung des Alltags Prof. Stollmann 16.05. New York. Die Kultur der Dichtes Prof. Stollmann 23.05. Choreography and Coevolution III: Mexico City, Chengdu Prof. Bunschoten 30.05. “Die Energiewende” Prof. Bunschoten 06.06. Addis Abeba. Die Formalität des Informellen Prof. Stollmann 13.06. Suburbia. Transmutationen des Common Sense Prof. Stollmann 20.06. “Smart Cities” Prof. Bunschoten 27.06. PECHA_KUCHA Prof. Stollmann / Prof. Bunschoten 04.07. Rücksprache Workbooks 25.07 Abgabe Workbooks im A30 09.08. Notenvergabe Workbook

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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.

2011/12 WS

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 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 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.

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.