Jin Peng presents: Dealing with Complex Sites (Master's Thesis)

Dealing with Complex Sites
the Form of an Industrial Heritage Park in a New District in China

Presentation of the master thesis at the chair LAI
Jin Peng
8th of October 2018 1:30 pm Room E42, Emil-Ramann Str. 6, 85354 Freising

On the 1. April 2017, China has annonced the setup of its another national New District, the Xiong'an New District. Small Places in this area suddenly became the hedlines of all kinds of media. Investments and projects came into the places overnight, and people's lives in the area have changed entirely.

Following the theoretical study "Dealing with Complex Sites - To Form a Landscaoe Framework", the disign of an industrial heritage park focuses on forming its landscape framework be conducting  pre-designs based on strategies and site pre-historics. With such a framework the project depicts of both certainty ad uncertainty, both openness and spirit, a dynamics between the old and the new.

Presentation is open to join!


Sculpture Today - International Conference at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, (Poland)

Will sculpture parks such as the renowned "Yorkshire Sculpture Park" in Great Britain play a role in the valorization of rural areas in the future? Such and similar questions will be the focus of the international conference at the Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko (Poland) from 18 to 21 October 2018. For many years, the LAI faculty has maintained good contacts with the Sculpture Center and has already worked out restructuring plans in the master program landscape architecture for the sculpture park.

Udo Weilacher is invited as keynote speaker and will shed light on the development of the relationship between sculpture and park in his lecture.

Have a look in the program!

2018 International Conference on Designed Ecologies in China

Fuzhou University, Peking University and University of Copenhagen are organizing an international conference on the relationship between design and ecology in Fuzhou/ China 15th to 17th of November 2018. Invited by Professor Dr. Kongian Yu, Udo Weilacher will present a key lecture.

With increasing sustainable challenges worldwide, landscape practices need to pay more understanding of the functions and values of complex eco-system while further perfecting the relationships between design praxis and scientific research of ecology. The idea of “Design with Nature” proposed by McHarg is fundamentally important though it executed design as a process to follow nature passively. In fact, design practice can work as an active catalyst for solutions to environmental disruption and degradation. “Designed ecologies” refers to all active planning/design intentions to purposely prevent, mitigate and resolve ecological issues for sustainability. In this context, we make the announcement of “2018 International Conference on Designed Ecologies”.

Presentations of the studio results - summer term 2018

Bachelor Project 2nd Semester Lanndscape Architecture „Parkmeile Grünes Band Ost
friday, 06th July 2018, 9:30 am – 1:15 pm, room U3
guest reviewer: Ms. Gehrhardt (Landeshauptstadt München Baureferat  Gartenbau) 

Bachelor-Thesis Landscape Architecture „Gaspalast Augsburg“
thursday, 12th July 2018, 9 am – 2:30 pm, room E42
guest reviewer: Silvia Benedito (Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, OFICINAA)

Master Project Lanndscape Architecture: „industrial alpine landscapes AT“
thursday, 12th July 2018, 3 pm – 6:30 pm, room E42
guest reviewer: Silvia Benedito (Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, OFICINAA), Gerfried Tiffner  (Leader-Management Steierische Eisenstrasse)

Bachelor Project 4th Semester Landscape Architecture: „NON-FINITO // Gotzinger Platz“ –Part 1
In Cooperation with Mark Michaeli Chair for Sustainable Urbanism
monday, 16th July 2018, 11 am–6 pm, room E42
guest reviewer: Frau Barth (Stadtplanungsamt München)

Bachelor Project 4th Semester Landscape Architecture: „NON-FINITO // Gotzinger Platz“ –Part 2
In Cooperation with Mark Michaeli Chair for Sustainable Urbanism
tuesday, 17th July 2018, 10 am–5.30 pm, room E42
guest reviewer: Frau Barth (Stadtplanungsamt München)

Dissertation successfully completed I Sonia Gantioler

On the 03rd of July 2018 Sonia Gantioler will defend her dissertation to the topic "THE RIGHT TO ECOLOGICAL SPACE / IN THE CITY. Operationalising Green Infrastructure as strategic urban planning concept for a just access. With lessons learnt from Vienna and Munich."

Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher, Technische Universität München
Prof. Dr. Andreas Voigt, Technische Universität Wien

Examination presidency:
Prof. Dr. Alain Thierstein

Congratulations, Sonia Gantioler!

DGGL-Förderpreis ULRICH WOLF 2018/19

Herzlichen Glückwunsch an unsere Master-Studentin Bernadette Brandl, die den DGGL-Förderpreis ULRICH WOLF 2018/19 mit ihrem Projekt "The pop-up boxes" gewinnen konnte.
Mehr Infos zum Wettbewerb gibt es hier.

Project trAILs officially started!

On the 24th-25th of May 2018 the kick-off meeting of the international EU-funded research project "trAILs - Alpine Industrial Landscapes Transformation" took place at the Chair of Landscape Architecture and Industrial Landscape (LAI). Many enthusiast colleagues from France, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Germany attended the strategy meeting and, together with representatives of the Joint Secretariat of INTERREG Alpine Space, defined the the first steps for the 3-year project.

Architekturfilm "Niemandsland" I 30. Mai 2018

Das LAI lud am 30. Mai zum Architekturfilm "Niemandsland" ins Vorhoelzer-Forum.
Zu Gast waren die beiden Regisseure Philipp Kohl und Donni Schoenemond, die über Jahre den Transformationsprozess der ehemaligen Benjamin-Franklin-Kaserne in München begleitet haben. Mit ihrer Dokumentation erzählen sie die Geschichte einer militärisch genutzten Stadtlandschaft, die gewandelt, transformiert und in den nächsten Jahren zum neuen Stadtteil von Mannheim entwickelt wird. 

Im Anschluss des Films diskutierten Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher und Dr.-Ing. Diana Böhm mit den beiden Filmemachern. Ein beeindruckender Architekturfilm und eine spannende Diskussion!  

Organisation: Dr.-Ing. Diana Böhm