INVESTIGATIONS! Design Project
By: UD STUDIO TU Berlin
Julian Hees, Sarah Friedel,
Asli Aydin, David Svensson, Saskia Hirtz, Diana Chvirova, Laurenz Blaser
Studio: “BB Intouch” WS 20/21
Prof. Philipp Misselwitz
Prof. Jörg Stollmann
Habitat Unit X CUD
The desire for a healthy city life has always shaped the way cities are perceived and transformed.
The installation of a comprehensive sewer system in the 1870s in Berlin in order to bring cholera under control, Sanatoriums against Tuberculosis like Beelitz Heilstätten, and the rise of garden cities around Berlin as a reaction to the unhealthy tenement living in the early 20th century- these are just few examples of health issues having direct influence on and shaping our built environment.
Through industrialization, Berlin experienced unprecedented growth and development, rendering the city louder, denser and more polluted within a few decades. Since then, the notion of the bustling, hectic, overcrowded and overloading city has been widely associated with the stress it causes to its inhabitants.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed urban life dramatically. Public life has been shutdown. People are requested to stay at home. Berlin has become a desert, empty, silent, aenestizised. The isolation policy, although successful in pushing back the virus, is taking its toll in other ways. Fatigue, loneliness, depression and anxiety are rising.
Inequality between the rich and the poor is growing. Economic insecurity and restricted housing conditions increase the stress.
[EN] Berlin Brandenburg 2040 was initiated by the Habitat Unit in cooperation with Projekte International and provides an open stage and platform for multiple contributions of departments and students of the Technical University Berlin and beyond. The project is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation.
[DE] Berlin Brandenburg 2040 wurde initiiert von der Habitat Unit in Kooperation mit Projekte International und bietet eine offene Plattform für Beiträge von Fachgebieten und Studierenden der Technischen Universität Berlin und darüberhinaus. Das Projekt wird von der Robert Bosch Stiftung gefördert.