In next summer semester 2020, we will offer an innovative space design and development project in the metropolis of Shenzhen, which aims at creating cutting-edge spaces for educational institutions, research centers and will be constructed in real scale. Considering the complexity of global interrelations, integrating innovative urban strategies with spatial design and the intricacy of multi-cultural settings, in this winter semester, we therefore offer a preparation seminar to this upcoming semester project.
Aiming at exploring insight of innovative spaces and hunting for the inspiration, this seminar consists of 3 components:
a) Academic discussion of developing an educational innovative locality for creative milieus in various scales: from macro urban setting to meso neighborhood, for instance, how can urban stakeholders foster an innovation-friendly environment through policy making, urban design and real estate management? From single architecture to micro room design, for example, how can architects cooperate with phycologists, together with artist and digital media designers, getting inspiration from educationalists, to play an important role in creating innovative educational space? This section invites an open discussion about the related essential and required criteria for creating an innovative space which simultaneously inspires the users.
b) Empirical dialogue of the state-of-the-art global case studies. This section offers an overview of related case studies from all over the world. Each one of the case studies will be discussed in depth, together with its urban governance background as well as its architectural design.
c) Culture exchange. When the West meets the East, there are many differences and contrasts that need to be mediated. In this section, 3 guest lecturers from Europe and China will be invited to give different insights of university planning in their own urban context. This section also includes an introduction to a basic insight of Chinese culture which allows your design to be contextualized into local climates and settings.
These 3 components stimulate the synergy of producing a convincing design scheme which fits into the current market niche.
Through this seminar, you will be prepared both academically and culturally to the project and the fully funded excursion to Shenzhen in the summer semester 2020.