Cities in Motion – Centrope

Cities in Motion is a design investigation spanning two semesters, organized by the platform Geography, Landscape and Cities (GLC) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The aim of the investigation is to better understand the relationship between urban form, mobility and projects on an urban or architectural scale. Do such projects to which we referred as “prototypes” reflect the larger context they are situated in, or inversely can they affect this context by means of a kind of urban acupuncture?

The first studio, the subject of this report, dealt with Centrope, a large region including portions of four different nation states and the cities Vienna, Bratislava, Brünn and Györ among others. The second studio was situated in Bucharest and dealt with the scale of a large city. Each studio was working with an external advisor. In the case of Centrope this was Prof. Jeff Kenworthy, an expert on issues of mobility and author of the most concise assessment of the consequences of car dependency. In Bukarest, the studio was working with Anna Rose of Space Syntax, a London based company specialized in the assessment of spatial accessibility.

Projects

Architecture

Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Multi-family house in Binz, Switzerland
Current state: building permission

Interior design for an apartment in Park Tower, Zug
Recently completed

Innovative highrise on the countryside, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland
Current state: concept

Parking garage with shop in Zug, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Riedmatt Ebikon
Housing, retail, ateliers
Current state: concept design

Seegarten Altendorf
Family-living, elderly-living, retail
Current state: preliminary design phase

House Chile
Innovative single family home in forrest setting
Current state: building permit submission

Buchs Areal Fegeren
Building for precision-industry
Current state: study

Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Elbinselquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan, urban framework plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Development studies

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Urban framework plan

Wil West, Kanton Thurgau, Switzerland
Urban design concept

Urban design concept for a site in Uzwil, Switzerland

Urban design concept for a site in Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland

Urban design concept with public participation for Neugasse Zürich

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland

Urban System Research

Mobiglobe Autostadt Wolfsburg, Volkswagen, Germany
Mobility research

Strelka Institute, Moscow
Teaching: Advanced Urban Design

Development strategy for 3 communities in the Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland

Contact

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