Berlin-Brandenburg 2070

How can we envision a future of the metropolitan city-region Berlin-Brandenburg at the transition from a fossil-fuel based neo-liberal economy to a future based on ecological principles, social justice, a more diverse economy, a more generous public realm, and more effective collaboration between government and all stakeholders? Above all, planning and design projects need to [more]

16/07/2020

Apartment Building Agnes-Hundoegger-Weg – Hanover, Germany

The Apartment building Agnes-Hundoegger-Weg is a project of densification in the context of inner urban periphery. It is situated within a heterogeneous city block on a plot formerly used by a plant nursery, south of the city centre of Hanover (Germany). The block is located between the 19th century urban fabric of Hanover’s South, a [more]

23/09/2019

Ueberseeinsel – Bremen, Germany

Now that Kellogg’s has departed, the Überseeinsel (Overseas Island) is being built in Bremen on a peninsula site of about 41 hectares between the River Weser and the Europahafen. It links the Weser with the harbour basin, living with working, and the past with the future. Excellent location and historical substance underpin a distinctive, water-oriented [more]

01/02/2019

Hellwinkel Terraces – WOLFSBURG, GERMANY

The design for the residential development is based on two local boundary conditions: first, the scenic and imposing forest edge in the south and, secondly, the typical Wolfsburg mixture of different types of housing developments that surround the site. Densely built, terraced “green living” is proposed in the form of a “patchwork” of different types [more]

06/12/2015

X-PALM / CHARTER OF DUBAI – Dubai, U.A.E.

X-Palm’s methodology is based on the notion that the luxury refuges built during the last real estate boom represent a massive societal investment, and that a process of recycling and transformation needs to take place. The Charter of Dubai addresses issues of marketing, environmental sustainability and social bonding. Precise measures of formal adjustment, comparable to [more]

01/09/2009

XERITOWN – Dubai, U.A.E.

Xeritown is an urban development for about 7,000 residents in Dubailand. It pioneers sustainability and adaptability within the problematic framework of the Emirates. It develops a “contemporary vernacular” approach by taking the local climate and landscape as a context within which the urban form emerges and public space is anchored. It conceptualizes the built environment [more]

01/05/2008

Cumulus – Grorud Center, Oslo

Cumulus is an urban strategy that conceptualizes public spaces as related to the environmental dynamics of northern living. The proposal focuses on a mixed-used development that (re)binds the different social spheres, programs, scales, and ecologies of the existing neighborhood. This manifests in a new urban center that is planned with an innovative rainwater management concept [more]

01/01/2008

BATH – Stuttgart, Germany

BATH interprets ways of inhabiting as well as the urbanized landscape. It opportunistically joins for a brief spatial moment the circuits that have become antipodes of the contemporary environment: infrastructure and nature. It proposes an alternative, self-empowered form of leisure. BATH is composed of a 1,000-meter garden hose that plugs via a hydrant into the existing hidden [more]

01/01/2006