DETAIL Congress: Transformation - Architecture in Change in Frankfurt

Society is changing, and so is urban space. Individualization, hybridization, and fragmentation processes are also increasingly manifest in the physical space: shopping malls, urban entertainment centers, gated communities, urban gardening, community housing and gentrification processes characterize and alter the urban space. Architects, city planners and the municipal administration must, therefore, reflect the status quo critically and shape change. For urban space is only viable if the stock is intelligently transformed and the new is integrated sensitively. Strategic strategies for urban, rural and infrastructure, which are resilient and socially compatible, are necessary.

Birgitte Bundesen Svarre, Gehl Architects, Kopenhagen
Julien Callot, lacaton & vassal, Paris
Martin Haas, haascookzemmrich STUDIO2050, Stuttgart
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE, New York
Caroline Nagel, COBE Architects, Kopenhagen
Tobias Nolte, Certain Measures, Berlin/Boston
Alexander Rieck, Fraunhofer-Institut, Stuttgart
Rudi Scheuermann, ARUP, Berlin
Christian Veddeler, UNStudio, Amsterdam; in Kooperation mit MDT-tex