061-0112-00L  Law as a Design Factor

SemesterSpring Semester 2023
LecturersP. Bonzanigo, O.  Streiff Gnöpff
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

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

Course start: 03.03.2023
25.04.2023 Interim review with Studio Voser
06.05.2023 Field trip 9.00-17.00 NEW DATE

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Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed