“Build your university!” 2013
Under this slogan, the HafenCity University Hamburg called their students to participate in the winter semester 2012/13 in an interdisciplinary design competition for the creation of student jobs. The incentive for this competition brief is the future relocation of the HCU into the new building in HafenCity.
Due to the lack of available space in the new HafenCity University building, it is planned to outsource student jobs to the goods warehouses in the developing creative and cultural district of the Oberhafen neighborhood.
We won this competition as an interdisciplinary team, and designed a space to meet the different needs of the students. The pre-existing architecture of the halls does not dictate a specific use, but rather creates a space of possibilities, which requires the active appropriation of its users. A modular system based on the building blocks of table / chair / partition creates individual work areas and is supported by mobile multi-functional furniture. The platform we have baptized as a “basis” is transformed by the needs of users.
Urban Design Project 3