Intensified Density – a small scale densification strategy for the suburbs by using modular construction

Within the framework of “Intensified Density” new developments in the building industry will be used in order to counteract the expansion of residential developments. To that end modular building techniques will be investigated for densification strategies which are able to demonstrate the necessary flexibility to respond to each respective context, and offer cost efficient alternatives.
While prefabricated and standardized building techniques are usually planned independently from their future surroundings, “Intensified Density” intends to research how such structures can be connected to existing technical and social infrastructure, and activate and develop their potential.
This comprehensive approach is to be understood as part of a process of rethinking, where the usual roles of architects and urban planners are extended and become part of a shift that allows society’s current problems in cities to be identified, researched and sustainably changed.

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KOEN | TU Graz: Prof. Petra Petersson (Head of Institute), DI Christina Linortner, DI Bernadette Krejs, DI Petra Kickenweitz, DI Daniel Schürr, Donika Luzhnica, Gresa Kastrati, Barbara Gruber, Daniel Huber, Johannes Fritzenwallner, Hannes Stockklauser, Markus Schaller, Ariane van den Hof

FH Potsdam: Prof. Rüdiger Lorenz (Head of Institute)

ITE | TU Graz: Prof. Stefan Peters (Head of Institute), Prof. Andreas Trummer, DI Christian Pichlkastner, Bernd Hausegger, Sonja Senekowitsch


FFG Stadt der Zukunft – link to project on their site