During the Dutch Design Week CITYFÖRSTER took part in the BPDlab#4 design challenge, and collaborated with Fien Dekker of Rainaway on the "Smart Rainbarrel XXL 3.0 Deluxe" - an integrated system to (re)use rainwater within buildings and simultaneously create awareness. We would like to thank BPD for their invitation, and are proud to present the final results here!
Cityförster in the current issue of the Immobilienwirtschaft
We report on the role of recycling in the construction industry and what opportunities digitalization offers for large real estate companies to understand their building stock as a huge component warehouse.
Cityförster is looking for ambitious graduates and interns for the design department in Hanover. You are open, creative, confident and motivated to contribute your own ideas? You enjoy designing, deciding and illustrating. Then become part of our team. Together we design buildings and urban plans. From regional projects to international tasks, the field of work at Cityförster is diverse. Apply with a short descriptive portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Recently we had the chance to stress our motivation, the role of planning processes and why we think settlement 2.0 is a major potential for our contemporary citites in the interview with Benedikt Kraft that was published in Deutsche BauZeitschrift. The interview outlines the Residential Crown as an inspiring and adaptable concept that fosters mixed use cities and its consideration in urban developmend processes.
At a time when Europe is preparing for crisis after crisis, we became fascinated by the opportunities these moments offer to rethink and shape our societies. We started a research and established a group of economists, politicians, urban planners and architects to see: How can the necessary investments in infrastructure and public space be better employed for economic renewal? Under the name Beyond Plan B, they completed research in four urban areas along the Rhine. This research received support in the past from the Dutch Creative Industries Fund and a number of Regions along the Rhine. Visit the Beyond Plan B website to view the results of the research in workbooks, interviews, films and essays.
The project "Cape Square" in Dürres by CITYFÖRSTER and BOOM has been selected as one of 17 peojects for the Dutch Yearbook on Urban Design and Landscape Architecture 2016. The book wll be launched on the 26th of November in s'Hertogenbosch. More information here.
Together with experts from marketing, tourism and agriculture, CITYFÖRSTER recently concluded a research into the potential links between these sectors and identified a number of business cases for local entrepreneurs and opportunities for international companies with a focus on sustainable products and services. The team had conducted an exploratory mission to understand and map out spatial potentials and urgencies along the Albanian Coast as a basis for a large scale development concept as well as small scale design measurements for certain business cases. The research was commissioned by the Dutch embassy in Tirana and has been presented to Albanian authorities and stakeholders in October. The online publication is available now.
Cityförster outlines a statement on this pressing topic in the recent publication (3.2015) of the BBSR (Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development). Following the question on how innovation can gain a broad acceptance and thereby be successfully managed, the magazine discusses a variety of topics, ideas, and chances.
Cityförster inititated the presentation of the film "Housing for People", a film by Austrian urban planner and filmmaker Reinhard Seiß, together with the Chamber of Architects of Lower Saxony and the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape in Hanover. Every year thousands of Austrians abandon the city centres to fulfill their dream of living: a single-family house in the green suburban surrounding – having multiple negative side effects on society and landscape. The film shows that sustainable, compact housing typologies and the wish for individual living with significant private and public outdoor spaces are not a contradiction, but able to produce a high quality of living and vivid neighbourhoods! The event took place on April 21st 2015 in Hanover's cinema "Kino im Sprengel".
The book will be presented in DAZ, Köpenicker Str. 48/49, Berlin, on 30.03.2015 at 6 p.m. You are invited to join a lecture with Jean-Philippe Vassal, followed by a discussion with Senatsbaudirektorin Regula Lüscher.