Housing Infrastructures (Sustainable Transformation of Mobility Spaces)

IDAS and ISU together with Victor Andrade / LABMOB, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, invite you to a joined Summer School in Berlin from September 11th – September 19th and offering a compact design studio in summer term 2016. The course will be taught in English.

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Berlin is changing enormously; it is becoming an address for all different kinds of people. Presently it is growing to 40.000 inhabitants every year and will, in few years, become a city of 4 million inhabitants. We are wondering how and where all the New Berlin citizens are going to live? In the occasion of nowadays-political circumstances and confronting the tense situation on the housing market, the city of Berlin is currently planning to build 60.000 new dwellings within the next 10 years. As spacious building plots within the inner city are a dwindling resource, we want to focus on an enormous spatial potential of buildable land, which seems impossible to use at first glance: Remaining areas of infrastructures such as sealed parking lots along main roads or areas between crossing railway lines and fly overs.

Within the Summer School you will, together with students from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, work on innovative housing conceptions for both contemporary and future-oriented forms of living. We want you to consider the importance of housing in shaping the image of a city. Looking at the “Impossible Sites” they might ask for unconventional and creative design solutions and involve the opportunity to reverse them into a positive place, future landmarks or monuments that will shape and enrich the City landscape. The workshop is an intensive immersion in the field lasting 10 days with a 4 weeks finish in Braunschweig. It is accompanied by lectures, discussions and fieldwork. It will conclude with a presentation of the research work and design scenarios envisoned by the students. Workshop will be open for 10 students from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and 10 students from TU Braunschweig working in mixed teams.

Register now at ISU or IDAS.