Winter Semester 18 / 19
12,5 ECTS

Kooperation mit Prof. Tobias Walliser (Architektur)

Kooperation mit Prof. Uli Cluss (Kommunikationsdesign)

6 Städtebau (Prof. Hoelzel)
8 Gebäude (Prof. Walliser)

With a population of around 12.5 million, cosmopolitan, multilingual Mumbai is one of the world's most populated cities and the economic and cultural center of India. Nearly half of the population lives in so-called slums without any basic infrastructure. The inadequate capacities for wastewater treatment and solid waste disposal as well the high levels of air pollution are among the biggest challenges in people's everyday lives. In particular, the high particulates exposure is problematic. Carbon dioxide emissions have risen sharply for many years, due to the industrialization and the steadily increasing motorized traffic. The 100-hectare site for which we will develop an urban design project is located on the approximately 18-kilometer long, east-facing port area, offering the potential to think about relevant, future-oriented strategies for the metropolis.

The semester is divided into several phases: inventory and analysis, the formulation of design hypotheses, the formulation of urban design scenarios, leading to the final strategic urban design at various scales.

The focus is on actor-based and public / open-space-based urban design, process-oriented, especially considering (future) urban mobility concepts and the metabolic flows of the city. The students work on a joint project, which reflects the complexity of the urban design field. The field research in Mumbai takes place from November 1 to 10, 2018. The studio reader with relevant texts will be distributed at the beginning of the semester.