Summer school: Real Estate Architecture #3 – The Commercial Centre


The summer school will take place from August 25th to September 1st 2018 in Ghent, Belgium. It consists in an intensive workshop combined with a public evening program: screenings, lectures and debates. About 40 international students and recently graduated architects will work on the future of commercial centres in Ghent.


Real Estate Architecture explores the legacy of architectures built by private developers during the 1960s and 1970s. Through workshops and lectures, publications and exhibitions, it aims at revealing the transformation potentials of these ubiquitous developments. Rooted in the contexts of three different Belgian cities, the research project will reconsider three specific architecture typologies: the apartment building, the office tower and the commercial centre.

The participants will collaborate in teams of 10 under the supervision of one tutor. Two of four tutors are almuni at the Department of Architecture at TU Munich. Maria Conen (Conen Sigl Architekten) was visting professor at the Chair of Urban Architecture. Simon Jüttner (Buero Kofink Schels) graduated in architecture and urban design at the TU Munich and his colleague Sebastian Kofink is  research associate at the Chair of Architectural Design and Construction. Other tutors will be Jean-Benoît Vétillard and Kim Courrèges & Felipe De Ferrari from Plan Común. 

Application deadline: 10th of June 2018
Tuition fee for the summer school: 250 €

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