4600000: Reuse & Upcycle as a Design Principle in Architecture

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Semester:WS 18/19
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Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)


One of the biggest challenges of our time is the sustainable and qualitative renewal of the built environment. While building stock is still growing, natural resources are dwindling. Further consumption of finite raw materials needs to become the exception, while the reuse of man-made resources must become the rule. The qualitative assessment and judicious enhancement of existing constructions and materials will play a central role in the education and work of future architects. We want to expand the discussion to include a number of outstanding positions from practice and research in the field of reuse and upcycle.


13:30 Introduction
Peter Staub
Daniel Stockhammer

14:00 Reuse from Antiquity to the Present
Prof. Dr. habil. Hans-Rudolf Meier
Bauhaus Universität Weimar

14:30 Some examples for transformation or rehabilitation of engineering structures
Jürg Conzett, cbp Chur

15:00 Beauty and necessity. The reconstruction of Vaduz Castle
between fiction and reality (1900-1914)
Dr. Elisabeth Crettaz-Stürzel, Fribourg

15:30 About shortage and blemish. Reuse and recycling in postwar architecture.
Prof. Dr. Silke Langenberg
Hochschule München

16:00 Panel discussion

17:00 Apéro

Languages: German, English



08.11.201814:30 - 17:00