summaery2019: Projects

Circular Urbanism - Metabolism-based Planning Strategies for Rural-Urban Transformation in Ethiopia

Project information

submitted by
Sven Schneider

Co-Authors
Mohammad Bodrul Amin, Ahalya Vedaparayana Gandikota, Biniyam Belete Getaneh, Rena Hassanieh, Julian Oliver Hoffmann, Maya Hörner, Ping-Yi Hung, Minseo Kim, Gheyath Waleed Mohammed, Thi Thuy Nguyen, Bardo Fernando Martin Salgado Henriquez, Motofumi Tsuda, Ramon Luis Vivanco Ordonez

Mentors
Vertr.-Prof. Dr. Sven Schneider, Philippe Schmidt, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard König

Faculty:
Architecture and Urbanism

Degree programme:
Integrated Urban Development and Design (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation
Exhibition

Semester
Summer semester 2020


Contributors:
Ethiopian Institute for Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC)

Project description

Ethiopias ongoing transformation from a mainly agricultural society to industrialisation is linked to substantial changes of the country’s rural and urban areas. In their current “Growth and Transformation Plan II“ the Ethiopian government plans to develop a large number of small cities in order to ensure the provision of water, food, energy as well as social and traffic infrastructure to foster economic growth. For a sustainable development of these new towns the consideration of flows of resources and people within the urban system is crucial. To better understand how such flows are linked to building activities in rural urbanisation processes and their impact on the existing environment, we are referring to urban metabolism as a framework for urban design and planning of small cities.

In this design studio students analysed urban patterns and flows of small cities, learned about urban metabolism and its spatial implications, applied tools and methods for spatial analysis and finally implemented that knowledge to simulate possible development scenarios using parametric models.

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Study Project - Circular Urbanism - Summer 2020 (Maya Hörner, Minseo Kim, Gheyath Mohammed)

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Study Project - Circular Urbanism - Summer 2020 (Biniyam Getaneh, Mohammad Bodrul Amin, Ahalya Gandikota)

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Study Project - Circular Urbanism - Summer 2020 (Julian Hoffmann, Ping-Yi Hung, Thi Thuy Nguyen & Ramon Vivanco)

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Study Project - Circular Urbanism - Summer 2020 (Bardo Salgado, Rena Hassanieh & Motofumi Tsuda)

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Exhibition Location / Event Location

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