Elective Course HS2015 | Decomposing Röntgenplatz

Elective Course HS2015 | Decomposing Röntgenplatz
November 29, 2015 Luisa Overath

ABSTRACT

This elective course introduced students to notions of landscape design in an urban environment by decomposing and then recomposing differently a well known public space in Zürich.

TEACHING TEAM

llmar Hurkxkens, Philipp RW Urech, Magdalena Kaufmann, Johannes Rebsamen

STUDENTS

Lloyd Broda, Dorothee Hahn, Karin Pfeifer, Corinne Räz, Tudor Stefanescu

CONTACT

llmar Hurkxkens

Investigating a new urban Landscape Proposal in Zurich

Green spaces create vibrant streetscapes and are key factors for attracting residents and businesses. Compared to the built substance of Zürich, their development remains paradoxically quite marginal and conservative. These spaces require new suitable design solutions for city life while enhancing natural qualities. The Goal of this elective course in fall 2015 is to introduce students to notions of landscape design in an urban environment by decomposing and then recomposing differently a well known public space in Zürich.

The technique for this exercise will rely on three-dimensional point cloud scans that will be edited in order to modify, propose –and visually represent– a new landscape design for the Röntgenplatz. Short workshops will alternate with design inputs where students will gain the ability to edit and represent 3D point clouds models.

‘Decomposing Röntgenplatz’ Design Techniques – Animated sequence of the 28-million-dot point cloud model of the Röntgenplatz, rendered in Cinema 4D

 

Student Work: Karla, Thalia

Student Work: Lloyd Broda, Suwa

Student Work: Tudor Stefanescu