STUDY GUIDE 2018/2019 -TILBURG

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EU Qualifications

2017-2018

STUDIO, Urban Theory and Urban Society

 

1/2/3

2/3

18 weeks, Friday from 11:30 – 17:30

Nike van Keulen, Maria Cecillia Chiappini

SKILL TEST

WORKSHOP STUDIO, LECTURES

b

 

 

 

CONTENT

Urban theory focuses on the development of the given research area. From an extensive research of the area, students define the urban development focus for the next era. To define the intentions and goals for the area, the first task is to have an in depth research analysis to find the urban conditions and an interpretation of the wished changes. The research will consist of an interpretation of the current state of the area through an analysis of occupation patterns, urban morphology, the geographical conditions, infrastructure and the social and economical conditions. Based on this extensive knowledge an urban strategy and design for the area can be developed.

 

Urban Society focuses on a collaborative design project for the given development area. Based on the results of the studio Urban Theory this studio will develop its own focus in a participation program. Instead of the tradition top-down planning, the studio is intended to find a better integration with the different actors related to planning. The approach includes a participation process with various partners. The intention is to incorporate and enhance bottom-up initiatives and self-organization. By collaborating with the users, the designs are intended to find ways to realize the diverse wants and needs by liberating the paths to the aspiration of enabling vitality within society. By acting proactively as a designer new actor can be approached and awakened. This citizen engagement could lead to contributions to the quality of urban life, however designers will always have to balance between expectation management and exploring the resources available.

 

In 2017/2018 Urban Theory is concerning the sustainable development of the north-western redevelopment area of the municipality ‘s-Hertogenbosch. This former industrial area will be researched and developed through an urban metabolism scenario, in which the infrastructure, landscape, economic and demographic development is analyzed. Based upon this research the envisioning of the future for the area and its value for both the region and the city revealed. Based upon these characteristics an open design by research studio will develop its own scope and aspiration for the development of the area within the specific context.

Based upon this context a collaborative design for area or parts of it will be developed with a range of local partners. By means of shared values and distinct concerns and interests the partners are not similar and equal; however they desire to act in a level playing field to realize their ideas, intentions and objects. These are not similar and act on various scales, the role of the designer is to find interaction and relation, hence showing the integral potential of urban design. This can be reached by questioning and evaluating initiatives and ideas followed by a translation into a layered design. The design will be an elaboration in which various qualities, approaches are integrated on different scales and levels.

 

LITERATURE

Basic Literature (from reference List):

a) Heeling J., Meyer H., Westrik J., Het Ontwerp van de Stadsplattegrond, Amsterdam 2002

b) Meyer H., F. de Josselin de Jong, M.J. Hoekstra, Het Ontwerp van de Openbare Ruimte, Amsterdam 2006

c) Meyer H., Westrik J., Hoekstra M.J., Stedebouwkundige Regels voor het Bouwen, Amsterdam 2008

d) Urhahn G.B., Bobic M., A Pattern Image, a typological tool for quality in urban planning, Bussum 2000

 

Course specific literature and Suggested reading:

Depending on the specific location and design and research questions

 

 

 

RESULTS

A written reflection on the researched planning principles in which a clear case is described. The case should reveal in which way implementation of designs is influenced by planning systems.

The result of the studio will be an analysis, vision and elaborated design for the chosen area. The design will integrate the various qualities and approaches on different scales and levels.

 

EXAMINATION

Design by Research, Presentation

 

OBJECTIVES

List of course objectives:

1. Ability to define Urban Patterns, Urban Morphology and Landscaping

2. Ability to analyze the historical development of an area in relation to its actors

3. Ability to communicate and cooperate with other disciplines like Landscape Architecture, Geography, Planning

4. Ability to derive the economical drivers from the transportation network

5. Ability to implement the political processes and procedures within the design process

6. Ability to integrate urbanism with the desired and realistic development

7. Ability to synthesize and simplify urbanism without losing its strength

8. Ability to develop an Urban Strategy

9. Ability to translate various approaches into Urban Designs

10. Ability to go work on different scales within one project  and relate the to each other (i.e. define critical details and larger issues)

11. Ability to recapitulate, analyze and design urban places

12. Ability to deal with clients and to act professionally as an advisor

13. Ability to analyze the clients wishes and to translate them into urban design proposals

14. Ability to interact within a disputed environment to find a dialogue

15. Ability to persuade and to synthesize

16. Ability to analyze urban planning processes

17. Ability to explain, clarify and construct the urban design proposals

18. Ability to relate the design proposals to human needs and criteria

19. Ability to relate the urban design proposals to the economical developments

20. Ability to collect relevant data and implement them in the design strategy

21. Ability to translate urban design to architectural conditions and ambitions

22. Ability to intervene in the existing context

 

a, c, d, e, f, g, i, j, l, k, m

 

COMPETENCES

DESIGN, level 2

RESEARCH, level 2

COMMUNICATING, level 2

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, level 2

PROFESSIONALISM, level 2