Based on the results of design studios, interviews and research of the last two years, the chair for Urban Planning and Design of the University of Stuttgart presents a trend book
on current urban issues as base for a two day design workshop at the IABR–2016. Designers from different disciplines are welcome to participate and to continue to build on this research with designing on a specific site in Rotterdam.
The concept of the trendbook
goes beyond a collection of materials. It will be used as a first communication tool that is tested with our peers during the IABR–2016. It includes the main outcomes of all the meetings, table sessions and students´ proposals of recent design studios in various European Cities. It serves as both, an inspiring work-in-progress collage
to question urban conditions as well as a scientific abstract on recent transformation processes our cities face these decades. It points a finger on the challenges of demography, migration, energy and circular flow economy.
Our key research question for the urban condition will be: How can we propose a dynamic stable urban fabric that allows for void and congestion?