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An online urban design workshop for international students from European schools of architecture.

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An online urban design workshop for international students from European schools of architecture.

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The second edition of the International 24h Urban Design Hackathon will take place in April 2021. More information will be published soon.

REANIMATE THE DINOSSAUR

Bauhaus Universität Weimar  
Université de Liège  |  Riga Technical University

Here are the results of the
Hackathon 2020!

Stairway to Chicken

Patrīcija Helēna Dzērve, Noé Misson,
Leila Unland, Toms Čudars

Keys
Landscape
Open access
Multigenerational

Program
Shopping and Trading
Urban Sports
Chicken Farm

From Mono to Multi

Richard Corsyn, Eliza Anna Zeibote, Maximilian Schmidt, Laura Bertelt

Keys
Social Interaction
Inside-Outside
Contribution

Program
Sport
School
Restaurant

The Ant(i) Mall

Gaultier Arnould, Laura Svede,
Jasmin Min Chu, Corentin Generet

Keys
Identity
Culture
Ecology

Program
Free

ShareStadt

Pauline Oldrizzi,Olivier Roulet,
Jekabs Ozols, Florian Brettner

Keys
Defrost
Re-link
Create

Program
Gardening
Co-Working/Fab Lab 
Workshops
Living

Impressions of the Hackathon!

In times of digitalization, structures that once shaped our daily life and played a major role in the dynamic of our cities now fall obsolete.  The well-established retail model of the department store is one of these species going extinct. In Germany, Karstadt was the largest and best known department store chain that dominated the retail market. Once a symbol of wealth and urban development, the large buildings combined the functions of commercial, social and mobility hubs and occupied key locations in the city. 

The Urban Design Hackathon is a 24h online workshop for international students from four European universities. In mixed teams you will be developing urban design ideas that define the future of the soon to be closed Karstadt department store at Berlin Leopoldplatz in the diverse working-class district of Berlin-Wedding. The aim is to contribute to the development of a productive and resilient city.

The building was designed by german Architect Helmut Kriegbaum and built in 1978. Located directly on the central Leopoldplatz, the Karstadt with its corner location and around 130 m facade is the most distinctive property on Müllerstrasse. The property, which is visible from afar, has direct access to the Leopoldplatz underground station and extends over approx. 9,500 m² of floor space across the entire block between Schulstrasse / Leopoldplatz and Antonstrasse.

  • First department store 1881 (‘Tuch-, Manufactur- und Confectionsgeschäft Karstadt’) in Wismar by Rudolph Karstadt
  • Highpoint 1912 with opening of large store (10.000sqm) in Hamburg (major German city)
  • in-house production of clothing, opening of large material store in Berlin in 1911 and a clothing factory in the following year
  • 1999 merging of Karstadt and Quelle (mail-order company)
  • 2004 dramatic financial situation- start of crisis and further merging with other larger companies
  • 2009 insolvency proceedings, selling of several stores
  • 2014 sold entirely to Signa Holding
  • Januar 2020 merging of the two major department store chains (GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH)
  • June 2020 Corona-pandemic enhances crisis – discussion of closing 6 out of 10 stores in Berlin (including Leopolplatz) – politcians argue for saving location at Leopoldplatz as it is social and commercial hub of already beaten district (Susanne Fischer, SPD-Fraktion: „Schließung der Filiale am Leopoldplatz für den Wedding und den Bezirk eine Katastrophe“. (Source:https://www.berliner-woche.de/mitte/c-wirtschaft/bezirk-will-um-weddinger-filiale-kaempfen_a277747, 21/09/2020)
  • August 2020, the Leopoldplatz site is to be retained for an initial period of three years with an extension option until 2030. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 22

40s Self-Introduction Video:

Name
University
Home Town
Current City / Where would you like to live
Why would you like to participate
to martina.maldaner.jacobi@uni-weimar.de

SEE FULL INSTRUCTIONS 

Input Lectures

Re-Use, Re-Insert, Re-Generate

Center for Industrial Culture in Herstal, Belgium
Lecture by Ludwig Voz

Gordon Matta-Clark - Physical poetics in material thinking or the thingness of space as an object

Université de Liège
Lecture by Karel Wuytack

How can nature reanimate the dinosaur?

Université de Liège
Lecture by Elisa Baldin

When the Project serves the Place

A proposal to re-think spaces by the project
Lecture by Adam Peterkenne

Reanimate the Dinosaur

Université de Liège

Leopold Square Berlin

Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Lecture by Stefan Signer

References for a Reinvention of the Karstadt in Berlin

Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Lecture by Steffen de Rudder

The Urban Design Hackathon is organized by the “Chair of Urban Planning and Design” of the Bauhaus University Weimar. It is part of the “International Virtual Academic Collaboration” (IVAC) program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

CONTACT

Chair of Urban Planning and Design 
Steffen de Rudder | Martina Jacobi |
Pola R. Koch | Stefan Signer

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
2. OG, Raum 202
99423 Weimar Germany

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Impressum

The Urban Design Hackathon is organized by the “Chair of Urban Planning and Design” of the Bauhaus University Weimar. It is part of the “International Virtual Academic Collaboration” (IVAC) program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Chair of Urban Planning and Design

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
2. OG
99423 Weimar
Germany
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 2601

e-mail: staedtebau1[at]archit.uni-weimar.de 

e-mail: urbandesignhackathon[at]uni-weimar.de

www.uni-weimar.de

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Image Credits

The images on this page are in most cases protected by copyright. The source/copyright of the images is the “Chair of Urban Planning and Design” of the Bauhaus University Weimar, unless otherwise stated below.

Videos: Martina Jacobi

Mice Video by thiago rizardi from Pexels

Site Images: Martina Jacobi, Pola Rebecca Koch, Stefan Siegner, Felix Torkar, Denis Barthel

Images Project Stairway to Chicken: Patrīcija Helēna Dzērve, Noé Misson, Leila Unland, Toms Čudars

Images Project From Mono to Multi: Richard Corsyn, Eliza Anna Zeibote, Maximilian Schmidt, Laura Bertelt

Images Project The Ant(i) Mall: Gaultier Arnould, Laura Svede, Jasmin Min Chu, Corentin Generet

Images Project ShareStadt: Pauline Oldrizzi,Olivier Roulet, Jekabs Ozols, Florian Brettner

Videos Input Lectures: Karel Wuytack, Elisa Baldin, Ludwig Voz, Adam Peterkenne

Dinosaur Icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com

Design: Leonardo Hermel

Corona has revealed: an online urban design studio is possible.

Technically advanced online teaching is offering a unique opportunity for international collaboration.

The Urban Design Hackathon is a workshop for international students from European universities. Following the motto „Reanimate the dinosaur“, students are invited to develop future scenarios for obsolete structures of the urban environment while testing a new format of blended learning and international collaboration. The workshop is divided into two phases: the first being online and digital and the second being in person and analogue.

Meet the
Organization Team!

Martina Jacobi | Bauhaus Uni Weimar

Organization | International 24h Urban Design Hackathon

Architect | Reaserch and Teaching Assistant
Chair for Urban Design
Bauhaus University Weimar

Pola R. Koch | Bauhaus Uni Weimar

Organization | 24h Urban Design Hackathon

Architect | Reaserch and Teaching Assistant
Chair for Urban Design
Bauhaus University Weimar

Stefan Signer | Bauhaus Uni Weimar

Organization | 24h Urban Design Hackathon

Architect | Reaserch and Teaching Assistant
Chair for Urban Design
Bauhaus University Weimar

Paula Gotthard | Bauhaus Uni Weimar

Organization | 24h Urban Design Hackathon

BSc Architecture | E-Tutor
Chair for Urban Design
Bauhaus University Weimar

Application

Deadline October 31.2021

Seminar MA Arch + Urb
6 ECTS
English

20  Final Years Bachelor and Master Students
4 – 6 from each University 

Please send your application to urbandesignhackathon[at]uni-weimar.de 

As part of the application process, we ask all participants to submit a 40-second self introduction video with the following information:

  • Name
  • University
  • Hometown
  • Current City / Where would you like to live?
  • Why would you like to participate?

Phase 1 ONLINE

Meet and Greet
Fri 05.11.2021

17:00 – 17:20    Welcome / Opening
17:20 – 17:40    Tutorial BBB / Tools
17:40 – 18:20    Micro-lectures
18:30 – 19:30    Q&A / Meet up

Team Definition
Fri 12.11.2021

17:00 – 17:15     Welcome / Opening
17:20 – 17:40     Team Definition
17:40 – 18:20     Meet up 
* Access to cloud material

Urban Design Hackaton
Fr 
19.11.2021
13:00 – 13:30     Welcome / Opening
13:30 – 14:00     Introduction / Task
14:00 – 15:00     Input Lectures
15:00 – 15:30     Q&A
16:00 – 00:00    Section 1

Sa 20.11.2021
08:00 – 12:00    Section 2
12:00 – 13:00     Feedback with Tutors
13:00 – 00:00    Final Section

Su 21.11.2021
13:00 – 16:00     Final Presentation
16:00 – 18:30     Discussion Round / Closing 

Phase 2 ON SITE

Spring School Bauhaus Uni Weimar
10 – 19.03.2022 

10.03 – 13.03     Weekend of cultural integration activities
14.03 – 15.03     Excursion in Berlin
16.03 – 18.03     Analog workshop in Weimar
19.03.                 Spring school closure activities

* costs covered by the Erasmus Programme 

The Bauwelt Magazine about the the second edition of the Urban Design Hackathon in the issue 10.2021.

The newspaper “Berliner Tagesspiegel” on the Karstadt Hackathon and the demise of city centers (17.4.2021)

The Bauwelt Magazine about the Urban Design Hackathon in the issue “Die handelnde Stadt”.