Envi­sio­ning POST-RETAIL CITY | SS 2014

Städ­te­bau­li­ches Ent­wer­fen | Steg­reif (SE)
MA 5 / Ü / 2 SWS / 3 ECTS
Dates: Every Tues­day 22.4. – 27.5. | 15–18h Final pre­sen­ta­tion: 27.5.
Room: SE-RH 006 (Ate­lier)


Cities all over the world have been pla­ces of tra­ding and retail­ing ever since their foun­ding. Nowa­days it beco­mes more and more popu­lar to order pro­ducts and items online. So how will the appearance of cities change when the share of sales of e‑commerce rises up to 25% of the total retail tur­no­ver? Which spa­tial effects can be expec­ted? How will the city­scape change if people shop more in pri­vate? How will shop­ping areas of the past and the future look like? What new uses could enter store­fronts and retail buil­dings?
Future sce­n­a­rios for the POST-RETAIL CITY are the sub­ject of the short term urban design stu­dio (Steg­reif). Par­al­lel to the Steg­reif at the TU Ber­lin Stu­dents from various disci­pli­nes of the Uni­ver­sity of Leip­zig , BTU Cott­bus, Dres­den Uni­ver­sity of Tech­no­logy, the Uni­ver­sity of Kai­sers­lau­tern will be also working on this sub­ject.
The Steg­reif starts with an kick-off work­shop in Ham­burg on 24./25. of April where all stu­dents par­ti­ci­pate to build up a com­mon know­ledge base. The Steg­reif design results will be show­ca­sed at the con­fe­rence “City and E‑commerce” in Fall 2014.
Clas­ses at TU Ber­lin will be held in Eng­lish. The work­shop in Ham­burg will be in Ger­man and Eng­lish.