Aug 16, 2013

Christoph Kohl: Berlin Fieldtrip ‘Urban Design & Masterplanning’ – Potsdam-Kirchsteigfeld

EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE URBANISM FOR PRACTITIONERS: BERLIN, GERMANY, AND BEYOND.

The Technical University of Berlin, through the Department of Urban Design & Development and the EcoCityLab (DUDD/ECL) in the Institute for Urban & Regional Planning (ISR), Faculty VI, conduct a 10-day Programme on Sustainable Urbanism to planning and urban design practitioners. The Programme is held in the University’s campus in Berlin, constituted by series of lectures, enriched by projects site-visits in Berlin and by a fieldtrip to Freiburg, a German City famous for its pursuing of principles of sustainable development. The Programme is taught by an international staff of academics, professionals and specialists on sustainable urban planning, design, and development.

FIELDTRIPS TO SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN AND GREEN  INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN BERLIN.

Berlin fieldtrips to six exemplary projects displaying sound ecological urban design and infrastructure principles will show implementation on the ground of the theoretical concepts. The tours, one almost  every day of the workshop, will include visits to three large-scale urban developments (Kichsteigfeld, Alter Schlachthof and Castello) and to three urban infrastructure projects dealing with sustainable rain/wastewater, energy management and Urban Heat Island (UHI) control practices.

Berlin Fieldtrip – Part ‘Urban Design & Masterplanning’:
Potsdam-Kirchsteigfeld with Christoph Kohl (KK Architects)

Example of sustainable urban form and public space design by Rob Krier and Christoph Kohl following the precepts of the new European urbanism reflecting the “European urban renaissance.” Kirchsteigfeld is considered an outstanding example of traditional urban planning composition due to its  treatment of district boundaries, the design of its public spaces, the  formation of central places, links to the surroundings, access to public local transport, and its approach to biodiversity-enhancing  green open spaces.

for more information: www.archkk.com: Potsdam · Kirchsteigfeld (Portfolio) | urbanaffairsassociation.org [flyer | pdf]

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