061-0112-00L  Law as a Design Factor

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersP. Bonzanigo, O.  Streiff Gnöpff
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


061-0112-00 GRecht als Entwurfsfaktor
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 25.3.22 (Seminarwoche).
Exkursion: 7.5.22, 9-17 h (Infos folgen)
2 hrs
Fri13:45-15:30HIL F 65 »
P. Bonzanigo, O.  Streiff Gnöpff

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AbstractState structure, legal system and negotiation processes related hereto shape the dynamics in the production of space and the image of landscapes, infrastructures and settlements. Spatially relevant legal provisions can provide impulses as design factors when planning spaces and territories at different scales and with different degrees of urbanization.
ObjectiveStudents understand key principles and spatially relevant aspects of the legal system and gain insight into formal and informal planning and participation processes. They are able to
situate public and private law regulations at different planning scales and to consider them from a multiscale perspective as limitations and possible guidelines for landscape design.
ContentAfter introducing law as a system and the structure of the multilevel state, the most important classifications and the central principles of law are introduced.
In further steps, knowledge on different levels of planning from supra-local to local to object-related scales (structure plans, land use plans, urban development and building regulations) is imparted. The focus here is on design-relevant and spatially effective content (areas, lines, volumes and density specifications). Further focal points are the cultural heritage and the temporal transformation (sites, inventories and objects of protection) as well as environmental law, financial and operational aspects, in particular formal and informal planning and participation processes.
The contents and the resulting interpretations and design perspectives are deepened and critically reflected in the context of a field trip.
In the graded semester performance spatially relevant aspects on a specific project site are analyzed and used to develop a landscape project.
Prerequisites / NoticeAdditional information at the beginning of the semester on

Field Trip Basel: All day Saturday 7.5.2022, 9-17h (further information to follow)

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersO.  Streiff Gnöpff, P. Bonzanigo
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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