Architecture Studio Work On Display in Berlin
Work from a spring 2014 option studio was recently on display in an exhibition titled The Berlin Project – Dragonerareal at the Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität Berlin (Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Berlin).
The Berlin Project studio, led by visiting critics Verena von Beckerath and Tim Heide with assistance from Till Hoffmann, challenged students to address Berlin's urgent demand for affordable housing by proposing a sustainable reuse for the Dragonerareal, a 47,500-square-meter former Prussian military site in Berlin Kreuzberg.
The projects combine affordable housing, cultural facilities, and local business, and address societal concerns including social justice, cultural diversity, and public accessibility.
"In the face of densification inner city areas, our hope is that this project could become a model for fair urban development," says von Beckerath.
Students with work on display include: Ryan Carrington (B.Arch. '15), Henry Gao (M.Arch. '15), James Hoffman (B.Arch. '15), Nikki Liao (B.Arch. '15), Isidoro Michan Guindi (B.Arch. '15), Seijin Na (M.Arch. '15), Emmanuel Ramirez Muro (M.Arch.II '14), Taylor Stollbert (M.Arch. '14), Yilan Tao (M.Arch.II '14), Zihan Wang (M.Arch.II '14), Benjamin Waters (B.Arch. '15), and Peter Williamson (M.Arch.II. '14).
Students in the Institute of Architecture's urban design program (CUD) at the Technische Universtät Berlin participated in a complimentary studio in fall 2014; their work was also included in the exhibition. The Berlin Project – Dragonerareal was on display from November 5 to December 2, and was accompanied by a photo series by Andrew Alberts.
By Rebecca Bowes