052-1140-20L  Architectural Design V-IX: Urban Prototype. Re-Activating Rijeka, Croatia

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2020
DozierendeH. Klumpner
Periodizitätjedes Semester wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarPlease register (Link) only after the internal enrolment for the design classes (see Link).

Project grading at semester end is based on the list of enrolments on 3.4.20, 24:00 h (valuation date) only.
Ultimate deadline to unsubscribe or enroll for the studio is 3.4.20, 24:00 h.


052-1140-20 UArchitectural Design V-IX: Urban Prototype. Re-Activating Rijeka, Croatia Für Fachstudierende und Hörer/-innen ist eine Spezialbewilligung der Dozierenden notwendig.
Bewilligung der Dozierenden für alle Studierenden notwendig.
No course on 17./18.3. (seminar week), on 14./15.4. (Easter Holiday) as well as on public holidays (s. room reservations).
16 Std.
Di09:45-17:30ONA E 25 »
12:45-16:30ONA E 16 »
Mi08:00-11:30ONA E 16 »
08:00-17:30ONA E 25 »
H. Klumpner


KurzbeschreibungLIQUID CITY | Designing Land- and Water-Borne Urbanization Processes

Rijeka is not a city with a harbor but a harbor with a city.
What do the dynamic situation of global investments, geopolitical conditions, and the climate crisis in the 21st century mean for Rijeka, located on the border between east and west, water and land?
LernzielWe teach students the chairs "method-design." Students analyze, map, develop the program, and translate their ideas into conceptual designs. A concrete prototype is created and tested on different scales, combining public space, infrastructure, and architecture into one urban design project. The goal is to make urban interventions and architectural projects which incorporate diverse stakeholder perspectives. Participants will develop their individual projects, advance skills of visualization, and communicate their work in analog (drawings and models) and digital tools (projection, digital fabrication, films, 3D-modeling, and scripting). The transferability of every prototype is closing the design cycle.
InhaltThe studio will re-design, re-program, and re-invent an innovation zone for the re-establishment of a new model for a harbor city, designing beyond the land and the water.

Rijeka, as the center of shipbuilding in the Adriatic Sea, is known to be a harbor with a city. This studio is proposing the design of a coastal paradigm for the Mediterranean and generating an alternative city development model for Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture 2020. Rijeka is a city on the border between Italian and Slavic spheres of influence. This valley was, over centuries, the natural division between languages, nations, and political systems. Setting borders and shifting borders will be a design strategy for the studio, proposing a Special Cultural Zone bridging both sides of the river in Školjić. The zone was the source of energy, drinking water, and work, intensively used by industry. Today the area is very close to the city center, providing a unique opportunity for developing Rijeka's urban qualities. Students will design solutions by prototyping the process for a new urban paradigm in the context of environmental, social, and governance issues. We provide the base for each student to develop her/his multi-disciplinary approach that builds urban design projects upon common ground. Students will be encouraged to interpret the United Nations (Sustainable Development Goals) SDG's, articulating an individual and critical position on the potential role of the architect to guide a design process within broader social, political, and economic systems.

Informed by the chairs ongoing research in the Balkan region, starting in Athens, Sarajevo, this semester, engages in Rijeka, Croatia, with teaching, making, and researching the city.
SkriptStudents will research by studying existing international test cases, formulating their design hypothesis, planning urban scenarios, modeling their designs through various formats, and communicating their intentions in a series of critiques and reviews.

A series of lectures, screenings, readings, and discussions will accompany the design program. Selected experts will give these from the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape, building technologies, and associated disciplines, as well as experts from the Chair. Workshops and in-studio tutorials will be provided to train students in effective methods of representing complex ideas through visual media.
LiteraturReading material will be provided throughout the semester, as well as references to case studies.

The class material can be downloaded from the student-server.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesIntegrated Discipline: Planning
Language: English and German
Work: Groups (max. 2) / Individual
Location: ONA, E25
No extra costs.

Team: Prof. Hubert Klumpner; Arch. Dipl. Ing. M.Arch (Cooper Union) Melanie Fessel; M.Arch (Mendrisio) Diogo Rabaca Figueiredo.

Seminar Week: Trieste, ITA, Rijeka, HRV, Ljubljana, SVN
Travel Dates: 14.-20. March 2020
The seminar week is not obligatory but highly recommended.

Integrated Workshops: Drawing & Representation Skills | Introduction to Graphic Tools: Rhinoceros 3D, V-Ray, Grasshopper, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. No special software skills required.

Elective Course: 'ACTION! On the Real City' is offered as an extension to the studio, teaching skills in 3D modeling, filmmaking, and animating.

All inquiries can be directed to Melanie Fessel - Link


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte14 KP
PrüfendeH. Klumpner
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition nur nach erneuter Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
ZulassungsbedingungThe lecture series "Design and Architecture" LV 063-0502-00 are integrating part of this design course and attendance is mandatory.
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusUltimate deadline for deregistration from this design course is 3.4.20, 24:00 h. Deleting the enrolment after this date is not allowed.


Weitere LinksWeitere Informationen
Es werden nur die öffentlichen Lernmaterialien aufgeführt.


Keine Informationen zu Gruppen vorhanden.


Allgemein : Für Fachstudierende und Hörer/-innen ist eine Spezialbewilligung der Dozierenden notwendig
Bewilligung der Dozierenden für alle Studierenden notwendig

Angeboten in

Architektur BachelorEntwurf (ab 5. Semester)WInformation