Ecocity Brennero 2030, Trento Italy
Because of its specific geographical position in Europe, the Brenner Pass shows a complex network of agglomerations, agriculture, tourist leisure areas and natural parks. Characteristic of the mountain area is also that the different levels of the network (local, regional and global) are very clearly present. In the project “Ecocity Brennero 2030” you are developing a future perspective of the region. Your design should be able to take into account the specific qualities of this region and improve urban quality. After analyzing and doing research on the spatial characteristics of the Brennero area you are asked to develop new design instruments for this Network region.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences, department of urban design
TU Innsbruck, department of architecture
Dipl. Ing Olaf Köhler, architect, Bolzano
Dr. Wolfgang Andexlinger, architect, Innsbruck
Design week 1: view over Trento
Final presentation of your individual region design:
After analyzing and doing research on the spatial characteristics of the Brennero area you are asked to develop new design instruments for this Network region. You will work on three topics:
Make a systematic analysis of the area that gives insight into the multifaceted network.
You are going to test the network by means of transformation or scenario development. The aim is to find the formal qualities of the area.
Make an appropriate design for the network city which improves the dismantled qualities.
In this Urban Nomads program you will develop 6 professional competencies: Concept, Urban Design, Analysis, Urban Research, Urban Strategy, Being aware of surroundings.
During 1 semester you will work continuously and integrally on these competencies. You work individual and you will get weekly feedback in classes on your products. This project includes 2 design weeks and a final presentation.
Feedback on products:
Once a week you get individual feedback on the design products in the studio of Urban Nomads (location, day and time have to be announced)
At the end of the course you will present your project to professionals.
After the final presentation your portfolio will be accessed by certificated assessors on the 6 competencies. You will receive a certificate
Concept schedule winter term (October – January) Christmas break 3 weeks
October November December January
week 1 introduction research design
week 2 analysis design design design
week 3 design week 1 design presentation
week 4 concept design week 2 assessment
2010 winter term
40 hours per week
Design week 1. Olympic stadion München, G. Behnisch
The first design week is on the project site in the mountains of the Brennero valley. You stay and work in a rifugio in San Lorenzo in Banale. The bird view above the valley will give you inspiration and insight in the regional network. We start the design week in Innsbruck with lectures about a reference project “Tirol City” at the University of Innsbruck. After that we will travel south with a lot of excursions on different spots as for example Bolzano, Trento, Valle di Fiemme. In San Lorenzo in Banale you will work on analysis drawings in various scales to dismantle the network and a dismantled concept model of the city network. In the second design week (in our design studio) you will learn to use research models of layered cities (Moussaka City) as research tool to improve your design.
Urban design plan R. Ferwerda