10 of 100Places:M

Semester Project M.A. Landscape Architecture, Summer Semester 2017


What is a square, what should it be able to do in the future, when extreme weather conditions increase in Munich? How can we incorporate a knowledge of the connections between a climate-induced change in the ecosystem of the
city and in climate-relevant practices in public space into the design of this space? Drawing and photographic breakdown of spatial structure and elements, atmospheric studies and ethnographic methods, are approaches to understand the individual peculiarities of a public
public space.
For the design, specific problems are in focus: How can Munich city squares be microclimatically adapted in climate change? What is to be demanded from an optimal design quality? How can user practices counteract climate change? How is the role of human and also non-human actors to be understood?
By integrating urban anthropological questions and methods (Prof. Ignacio Farías & Felix Remter, MCTS-TUM), possibilities will be shown how requirements can also be integrated from this direction.

The student work will be part of the project 100Places:M: The analysis work will flow into a database portraying 100 public places in Munich.


Several places are analyzed per group according to given and own methods. Input lectures on the topics of climate adaptation, design and methods create the content-related prerequisite for understanding the task. Each group chooses its design place from a list of 10 places that have the potential to be sustainably improved in their quality and climate effectiveness.


Prof. Regine Keller, Dipl.-Ing. Florian Rüger, M.Sc. Johann-Christian Hannemann, M.Sc. Elisabeth Rathjen

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