Sven Schneider, Reinhard König, Philippe Bernd SchmidtCo-Authors
Anastasija Dukic, Anja Sophie Constien, Artem Gilmanov, Dario Corral Lopez, Diellza Elshani, Ekaterina Vititneva, Eva Maria Beham, Julien Bitar, Luisa Correa de Oliveira, Magnus Anton Heilmann, Martina Benetollo, Natalia Kopeikina, Subhashree Nath, Yordanos Bekele, Yuqi WangMentors
Sven Schneider, Philippe Schmidt, Martin Dennemark, Reinhard König, Abdulmalik Abdulmawla. Weitere beteiligte Lehrende: Andreas Aicher, Olaf Kammler, Kirubel Nigussie, Tesfaye Hailu, Israel Tesfu
Architecture and Urbanism
Advanced Urbanism (english) (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Integrated Urban Development and Design (Master of Science (M.Sc.))
Summer semester 2019Exhibition Location / Event Location
- Bauhausstraße 9c - green:house
(Raum 002 / EG)
Emerging City Lab (ECL), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC)
Project description online
The transformation from a mainly agricultural society to industrialisation facing Ethiopia these days is linked to substantial changes of the country’s rural and urban areas. With these shifts, the processes of urbanisation and expectations towards modernisation are seen as a chance to create new and adaptive urban planning strategies that meet specific needs and conditions of the Ethiopian development context in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Key factors like food security, energy, water and sanitation are important determinants to understand how resources are connected to material and land consumption and how they influence the development of prospective cities. Thus, our study project considers material flows and circulation within the urban system as crucial when it comes about any building activity in rapidly urbanising regions and its impact on the existing environment,.
Referring to urban metabolism as a framework for urban design and planning of small cities, students developed spatial models and concepts to simulate possible development scenarios. The findings also make visible opportunities and limitations of such concepts for disciplines concerned with urban development and design.
This study project is contributing to IN³ – Integrated Infrastructure – A Planning Strategy for Sustainable and Resilient Spatial Structures in Emerging Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.