Borders of building
TU Braunschweig
Prof. Uwe Brederlau
Larisa Tsvetkova
ISE - Institut für Städtebau und Entwurfsmethodik

ademanding more building. With the glob­al­i­sa­tion of the real estate market, build­ings have now become a real asset that wants to be increased as a capital invest­ment. However, the current climate crisis and scarcity of resources show the conse­quences of continued growth on a limited planet. Every building consumes resources and has an impact far beyond its construc­tion limits: it is part of the infra­struc­ture and the global market, it wants to be supplied with energy and water, it consumes resources and produces waste, it takes its toll on the soil.

In this seminar we will deal with the limits of building: What influ­ence does a building have and can it have a posi­tive foot­print? Does building really offer an answer to the housing ques­tion? How can our cities grow? How much can and should still be built? Which chal­lenges can be better met by not building or rebuilding?