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.