Congratulations to the team of Modell+Design for the cooperation project “Mikorwohnen barrierefrei”, which won the 1st prize in the category faculty projects at this year’s competition of competetionline campus 2021. Link to the article on the competitionline website
What is the smallest possible accessible housing unit?
This was the question of a seminar at the Technical University of Berlin in the subject Model+Design. The aim was to promote accessibility as a self-evident building task, to sensitize students and raise their awareness of the issue of accessibility, and at the same time to emphasize the need for diversity and flexibility, especially in housing construction.
Rising real estate and rental prices, an increase in single households and a growing number of elderly people are factors that demand new approaches from planners and builders, and not only in Berlin. In the seminar, the integrative approach of co-living offers was elaborated by the students and further investigated in cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Department of Building Economics at the Technical University of Berlin.
Ten very different approaches for a typical Berlin residential building were developed in models and images. A 1:1 scale barrier-free housing unit developed in the seminar forms the core of the exhibition. This was built by the Central Workshop of the Technical University of Berlin, is the object carrier for all models and plans and is itself an exhibit.
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