BauHow5 Design Sprint: "The Circular University"


09.-13.10.2017, 10-17h

© Moritz Mungenast

BauHow5 alliance together with renowned Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten and Swiss company Vitra invite you to join our first ‘design sprint’ for students and researchers in architecture and beyond.

The sprint is a phased five-day process with key-notes, work sessions and reviews for answering critical questions through analysis, design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Since 2009 more people are living in urban than in rural spaces. The construction sector consumes the largest share of raw materials and resources in the world, which are decreasing rapidly.

The circular economy is about to tackle everything and define new business models. Producing differently to consume less. Designing for disassembly or deconstruction. Re-directing waste into a circle as a resource. Is the focus on physical-bound concepts, buildings, materials, value chains and the economy enough? Why not approach circularity from where we learn to design and research? Can it be viewed as a virtual concept, related to knowledge, skills, and principles of acting and experiences, which are channeled back into university-like settings? How would a ‘Circular University’ look like in all its possible dimensions?

The Call for Participation is open until September 22, 2017. 

A detailed workshop program will be announced. 

October 09-13, 2017,
10am to 5 pm

Department of Architecture
TU Munich
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München