Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Joachim Schultz-Granberg (associated member)
Teaching and research at our department concentrates on the exploration of innovative urban design instruments within a greater pluralistic context including strategic and organisational thinking. We follow an integrative approach - close inspection of an interdisciplinary nexus and consideration of various scales are the point of departure for specific design strategies.
Urban design is less an introverted discipline than an open platform for negotiation of various boundary conditions in order to legitimate and organize architecture. Research, strategic thinking and communication are essential tools of an architect or urban designer. The exemplary and tangible design of architectural prototypes is our goal.
Imparting of basic knowledge of urban and landscape design in the bachelor courses is part of our teaching assignment as well as the advanced application of fundamentals by realistic tasks in the master courses. Previous fields of study are dense types of settlement and sustainable urban principles. The series Ideal Patterns for instance focuses on the development and marketing of typological urban ready-mades for an intensification of our settlement fabrics.