15 Jun


Urban Living & Working


Urban Living: Affordable Housing?



Deutsches Architektur Zentrum Köpenickerstr. 48/49 Aufgang A 10179 Berlin www.urbanlivingberlin.de www.daz.de


DAZ- Deutsches Architektur Zentrum- is a think-tank that facilitates the exchange, transmission and debate of ideas. An Initiative of the Association of German Architects, BDA, the DAZ acts as an independent forum in which architects, city planners, artists, citizens, users and critics come together to discuss and reflect upon current issues connected to architecture, spatial production and urban life.

During Make City, DAZ’s festival HUB incarnation will host Kristien Ring's URBAN LIVING Exhibition and two accompanying Y-Table-Talks.


Which strategies make housing affordable? Which standards are needed, what can be waived? How can floor plans and connecting spaces help?

One of the solutions of creating affordable living spaces is to make them smaller. However, the demand of living space per capita is continuously rising. Urban Living projects as well as Best Practice SELF MADE CITY projects show a wide array of solutions of intelligent, flexible arrangements such as small flats connected with communal spaces or negotiable neighbourhoods. How plausible are such solutions from the point of view of housing administrations?

Opening word:
Matthias Böttger | curator of DAZ
Engelbert Lütke Daldrup | State Secretary for Building and Living (TBC)

Joachim Schultz-Granberg | münster school of architecture | Städtebau + Architektur Berlin

Architekten aus dem URBAN LIVING-Workshop sowie gebauter SELF-MADE CITY-Projekte:
Regine Leibinger | Barkow Leibinger; Jesko Fezer und Christoph Schmidt | Ifau und Jesko Fezer; Christian Schöningh | Die Zusammenarbeiter; Carolin Franke | Talli + Architekturbüro R. Schnitzler; Matthias Rottman | De Zwarte Hond; Klaus Overmeyer und Philipp Misselwitz | Urban Catalyst Studio; Florian Koehl | fatkoehl; Georg Poduschka | PPAG; Georg Augustin und Ute Frank | augustinundfrank (angefr.); Matthias Schütte | GPSarchitectrue + Canals Moneo; Matthias Winkler | UmweltBank
mit den Vertretern der Berliner Wohnungsbaugesellschaften: Stefanie Frensch | Vorstand der Wohnungsbaugesellschaft HOWOGE; Snezana Michaelis | Vorstand der Wohnungsbau-Aktiengesellschaft Gewobag; Engelbert Lütke Daldrup | Staatssekretär für Bauen und Wohnen (angefr.)

Kristien Ring | curator of the exhibition Urban Living / AA Projects

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