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?