The study of the strategic transformation of buildings and neighborhoods forms the central field of activity of the CCTP. This is done in close partnership with research, industry and planning offices, as well as authorities and municipalities. The thematic field encompasses research projects with a high degree of topicality and social relevance: from strategies for the densification of existing neighborhoods, to the development of hybrid typologies and urban areas, to research into cooperation and sufficiency as a successful strategy in architecture.
The work of the Competence Center experts is based on the commitment to increase and ensure the resilience of buildings and neighborhoods.
The researchers at the Competence Center see resilience as a gauge for vulnerability, resistance – and a system's ability to act. The latter can deal with stressors and develop further. The focus is on building capacities to actively shape ongoing adaptations and strategic transformations so that cities as open systems are quality living spaces for current and future generations, even under the influence of new and uncertain developments.
The Competence Center Typology & Planning in Architecture (CCTP) addresses this comprehensive set of tasks with four interacting levels of consideration and basic research in the fields of architecture and spatial development.
Focus 1: Material & Construction
Focus 2: Structure & Buildings
Focus 3: Neighborhoods & Spatial Development
Focus 4: Interaction & Processes
Basic research: Fundamentals & Methods
- Study of system interrelations
- Case study analyses
- Interdisciplinary studies
- Potential assessments
- Planning methodology
- Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
- Evaluations and second opinion
- Think tank and future board
- Process support and participative procedures
- Workshops and seminars
- Lectures and conferences
- Planning tools for practice