052-1130-21L  Architectural Design V-IX: Bergell - Records of a Territory (GD C.Menn)

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersC. Menn
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
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Project grading at semester end is based on the list of enrolments on 2nd April 2021, 24:00 h. This is the ultimate deadline to unsubscribe or enroll for the studio!



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052-1130-21 UEntwurf V-IX: Bergell - Aufzeichnungen eines Territoriums (GD C.Menn) Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 23./24.3. (Seminarwoche), am 6./7.4. (Osterferien) sowie an Feiertagen (s. Raumbelegungen!)
16 hrs
Tue09:45-17:30HIR C 1 »
Wed08:00-17:30HIR C 1 »
C. Menn

Catalogue data

AbstractIs the Bergell a geographically and economically isolated "chamber" in the border area? A remote place of poetry, but of standstill and resignation, threatened by nature? In our exploratory notes we are interested in the relationship between the landscape and the architecture and their history of ideas.
ObjectiveThe students learn to discover a landscape and cultural area in its multi-layered temporal and spatial dimensions, which enables them to take a critical approach to the present. You will learn from this and from the resource of the location to form an architectural idea and develop it into a consistent project.
ContentThe geography and history of the valley is characterized by amplitudes and contrasts. Topographically and climatically a steep drop from the alpine pass heights to the almost Mediterranean Lombardy plain, for centuries one of the most important alpine transit arteries favored the implementation of a foreign culture that combined with the symbiotic rural way of life. The relocation of traffic routes and geopolitical shifts initiated isolation and migration in the first half of the 19th century, which the construction of power plants in the 1950s counteracted. The recent landslide in Bondo exemplified the consequences of climate change in the Alpine region.

We are looking for an approach to the present by researching the territory and understanding the history and its structural forms. Is the Bergell a geographically and economically isolated "chamber" in the border area? A remote place of poetry, but of standstill and resignation, threatened by nature? In our exploratory notes we are interested in the relationship between the landscape and the architecture and their history of ideas.

Based on our analysis, we design a public meeting space, a "multi uso"
for the people of the valley. The multi-purpose room damaged by the landslide raises the social need for a place of identification and orientation, for which we consider the entire valley area as a possible location. Using speculative interventions, we take an architectural position in the reference space of history and landscape. - Perhaps as foreign as the idea of ​​baroque geometry in the steep mountain landscape, as rigorous as the Albignia dam, as inconspicuous as the rural Cascina in the chestnut grove or as poetically enigmatic as the garden of ruins of Lan Müraia. They all aim to emerge in their attitude from the structure of the valley and finally to be woven into it again as a critical re-recording of the territory.
Prerequisites / NoticeIndividual work and group work, whereof at least 3-4 week of group work.
Mid term crits: 16.3. / 20.4. / 11.5.
Costs: CHF 150.--.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits14 credits
ExaminersC. Menn
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationEine Benotung des Entwurfs am Semesterende erfolgt ausschliesslich aufgrund der per Stichtag, 2.April 2021, 24:00 Uhr, dokumentierten Belegungsliste. Das vorgenannte Datum ist der letzte Termin zum Löschen oder Belegen dieser Lehrveranstaltung!

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Permission from lecturers required for all students

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