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Architectures of Labor
The Future of Work
Disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions are currently modifying the modes in which workspaces are configured and they also transform living conditions in general on an everyday basis. While factories, office blocks and corporate headquarters have been developed as specific building types forming an architectural typology of labor, the re-qualification of work in the wake of digitalization, economic transformation, and more recently, the pandemic threat, has led to hybrid conditions were living and working, leisure and productive labor are increasingly intertwined. This results not only in hybridized spatial constellations, it also transforms in a fundamental way how we spatialize collectivity and how we conceive the division between the private and public realm.
Architectures of Labor investigates these transformations through research and design studies aiming at the elaboration of building types that correspond to current and future work conditions in the context of an expanded notion of the city, beyond the boundaries of centrality and urban densification in the area of Greater Berlin.
The studio focuses on the design of a future hybrid work campus at the former Airport Tegel by following a specific typlogical method.
Starting with the narrative analysis of built examples and a deep understanding of their socio-economic background, own narratives and programs for the design projects are developed taking into account contemporary and future changes in work paradigms. The developed programs are then transferred into a catalogue of typological components which are prototypically elaborated in terms of spatial configuration, language and construction. Eventually these components are composed to a coherent design proposal and implemented on the area of former Tegel Airport.
In October 2020 Tegel Ariport will be closed for flight traffic and transformed into a hybrid innovation campus, where work, education, research and housing come together. Despite its hybrid approach the existing masterplan is quite introverted and still follows conventional paradigms of contemporary architecture and urban production. The studio therefore adresses the development of an open and site specific campus taking into account the sorrounding area with its neighborhoods, garden culture, existing airport buildings and green spaces.
Organization & Schedule
The studio is planned to be organized in hybrid mode (workplaces and events at the faculty building + online assistance. Due to the restriction in the context of the pandemic regulations the emphasis of the studio will be on team work and common guidelines for layouts and formats in order to facilitate exchange and group discussions.
Number of students 34
Credit points 12+3
PIV FG Architecture Theorie
Assistance Catarina Farinha, Tobias Schrammek
Part 1 – Narrative Analysis and Program Development 05/11/20
Individual Desk-crits 12/11/20
Part 2 – Site Studies and Typological Components 19/11/20
Collective Desk-crits 26/11/20
Individual Desk-crits 03/12/20
Midterm Presentations 10/12/20
Part 3 – Assembly and Implementation 17/12/20
Collective Desk-crits 14/01/21
Individual Desk-crits 21/01/21
Midterm Presentations 28/01/21
Individual Desk-crits 04/02/21
Collective Desk-crits 11/02/21
Individual Desk-crits 18/02/21
Final Presentations 25/02/21