1st RMB Workshop: An experimental development of new residential and working Environments and typologies in Large-scale Housing project of the post-war era in Marl
28th August – 1st September 2017, Marl, Germany
DATE: 28/8/2017
In the framework of the RMB project – “Reuse of Modernist Buildings - Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations”, financed by ERASMUS+ Programme 2016, student workshops will be organized by the following 5 project partner High Education institutions: HS OWL – Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture (Detmold, Germany); ITU – Department of Architecture (Istanbul, Turkey); University of Lisbon – Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal); University of Coimbra – Faculty of Science and Technology (Coimbra, Portugal) and University of Antwerp – Faculty of Design Sciences (Antwerp, Belgium). The workshops are intended for students from the 5 project partner universities. Being one of the project partners, docomomo International supports the development of these workshops.

The RMB Project is going to organize the 1srt RMB Workshop, between 28th August – 1st September 2017 (Marl, Germany), focus on an experimental development of new residential and working Environments and typologies to put under discussion the theme of how to transform existing buildings of Large-scale Housing project of the post-war era into new contemporary housing blocks.

The region of Marl has different specific typologies in post-war housing that do not answer any more to the actual living and conditions, either in functional terms, either in constructive and comfort aspects. More and more, it is needed that most of these Large-scale Housing project typologies be re-evaluated, in order to understand its capacity to adapted to current demands.

It is intended students understand: first, the present conditions of living and housing needs; secondly, the potentials and threads of the selected buildings and their context to build models of concepts for transformation. These concepts aim to define strategies of intervention and establish new house typologies for living and work.

Docomomo International is one of the project partners, together with the following High Education institutions, with complementary experiences and competences in the field of design methodology, practical adaptive reuse, refurbishment and improvement and policy-making on housing and urban development:

HS OWL, Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture – Detmold, Germany (Coordinator);
ITU, Department of Architecture – Istanbul, Turkey;
ULisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal;
Universidade de Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology - Coimbra, Portugal;
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences – Antwerp, Belgium.