Overflowing Potential: The Urban Water Challenge
Monday, 10 June 2013

This Lab Talk kicked off a week-long workshop in collaboration with AXOR Hansgrohe and in the framework of the current programme Smart City: The Next Generation, Focus South-East Asia by Aedes East e.V. with the Goethe Institute.

Kick-Off Lectures 

This collaboration with AXOR Hansgrohe is concerned with studies and realised projects on innovative ways to manage water and first of all sustainable and visionary projects, which lead to a rising awareness regarding water management. The lectures presented an interdisciplinary dialogue about water as a factor in planning processes and the development of interior and product frameworks, resource management of water in the city and the house and the implications on design. The subsequent workshop connected experts, disciplines and important issues of change to explore new forms of water management concepts in different locations worldwide.

Hans-Jürgen Commerell, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00:00 - 00:04:49
Philippe Grohe, AXOR Hansgrohe, Schiltach - 00:04:50 - 00:17:24

Rene Tan, RT+Q Architects, Singapore - 00:18:33 - 00:28:47
Antje Stokman, Institute for Landscape Planning and Ecology. University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart - 00:29:55 - 00:45:13
Thomas Willemeit, GRAFT Architects, Berlin - 00:46:21 - 01:00:03
Yossapon Boonsom,
Shma Company Limited, Bangkok - 01:01:21 - 01:28:47
Tim Edler,
realities:united. Studio for Art, Architecture and Technology, Berlin - 01:30:41 - 01:48:45

Speakers Biographies
Rene Tan is a partner at RT+Q Architects based in Singapore. The practice has completed many projects across a range of sectors in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, with particular experience in residential projects. Their work has received notable awards and been published internationally. Rene is also an external examiner at the National University of Singapore and has previously taught at universities in the US and Asia.

Antje Stokman is a professor as well as a practicing landscape architect. She became director of the Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology within Stuttgart University in 2010. Together with Sabine Rabe she founded the landscape and urban planning studio "osp urbanelandschaften" in Hamburg in 2010. In her research and practice she works on the potentials of water, agriculture, energy and traffic infrastructure systems for shaping landscape form and meeting broader human, ecological and aesthetic objectives - applying a "research by design" approach.

Thomas Willemeit
is Founder and Partner of GRAFT with offices in Berlin, Los Angeles and Beijing. GRAFT’s work ranges from Urban Master Planning, Architecture, Interior Design to Product Design and also includes Charity work and Product Development. Apart from lecturing in many Universities all over the world, Thomas Willemeit has been teaching at the TU Braunschweig, RWTH Aachen, Kunsthochschule Weissensee and was International Peter-Behrens-Guest-Professor at the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf during Winter Semester 2010/2011.

Yossapom Boonsom
one of the directors of Shma Company Limited. He is a practicing landscape architect since 2001, now based in Bangkok. He had been working in Singapore for 5 years before continuing his study to obtain the Master of Art in Urban Management and Architectural Design from the University of Wales (Domus Academy, Milan). He was a speaker at the International Federation of Landscape Architect - Asia Pacific Region Congress held in Korea in 2009. He is a visiting lecturer at Chulalongkorn University and Kasedsart University.

Tim Edler is one of the founders of realities:united (realU), a studio for art, architecture and technology. realities:united develops and supports architectural solutions, usually incorporating new media and information technologies. The studio has won several international design awards and competitions.

The Urban Water Challenge has received generous support from:
AXOR Hansgrohe

Smart City: The Next Generation, Focus Southeast Asia has received the generous support from:
Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin
Goethe Institut
Auswärtiges Amt


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