The Regional City - Local Campus in the Metropolitan Fringe
Friday, 20 September 2013

International Summer School - Kick-off Lectures

ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in collaboration with msa Münster School of Architecture, Leibniz Universität Hannover,  HafenCity Universität Hamburg,  TU Berlin, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and  Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung, Erkner

New working approaches and tools are needed to understand and support the future of the 'Region as City'. While in an urban age city-euphoria and ideas about the future development of big cities take centre stage, the periphery is often neglected and in a state of oblivion. Nevertheless, a large proportion of people live at the fringes of major cities; and while there are some concepts for e.g. intermediate cities, sprawls and edge cities, there is still a lack of discourse on the possibilities of these areas.

The International Summer School
The ANCB Summer School will develop spatial and organisational strategies as a case study for the agglomeration Erkner-Schöneiche-Woltersdorf-Rüdersdorf on the fringe of Berlin and aims to provide exemplary approaches that can be transferred to the formation of a regional identity and architecture in the region of Brandenburg. With a focus on the selected communities, administrative and sectoral boundaries are questioned. Interregional and interdisciplinary solutions are explored.

The kick-off lectures serve as an impulse to the participants' task during the summer school but also to set off a discourse amongst the  public. Both, the access to the Berlin transport network, as well as unique scenic qualities combine to create a place with attractive suburban advantages. Activating the potentials will be part of the development of a comprehensive strategy. Promoting the quality of life, connection of living and working and intergenerational living and social concepts are to be tested and explored through scenarios combining both 'traditional' spatial planning and new organisational strategies.


Miriam Mlecek, Programme Manager, ANCB Aedes The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin


Ton Matton, MattonOffice, Wendorf
Kristien Ring, Federal Foundation for Baukultur, Potsdam
Gerhard Mahnken, Leibniz Insititute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Erkner
Julian Petrin, Nexthamburg, Hamburg



Design Studio: Regional City


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