Habitat Unit

Design Studio SoSe 2024
Dr. Oliver LahProf. Dr. Anke Hagemann

Sector-Coupling Living Labs
Testing and validating productive use of energy in urban and rural areas in Rwanda and Ecuador

This collaborative design studio will focus on the physical linkages between energy, mobility, waste management and buildings in different geographic settings in Africa and Latin America. The design concepts will consider policy and finance aspects and apply co-development approaches. Cross-sectoral, gender-sensitive living labs  act as blueprints for local implementation actions in the selected partner countries and beyond. Studio participants will have the opportunity to exchange with decision-makers, technical staff and entrepreneurs in the co-design process. 

Photo: © Oliver Lah

This studio supports on-going research and implementation projects through  improving synergies between key sectors and fostering local innovation in transformative living labs with the aim to contribute to sustainable urban development.

The PIV linked to the studio is realized in cooperation with UN-Habitat, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wuppertal Institute and local project partners.

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Course Information+

Design Studio
12 ECTS + 3 ECTS (PIV)
MA UD: PJ 1-3 EP
M Arch: EP Städtebau I
MA Arch T: PJ 1-3
MA SRP: Projekt

Teaching Day
Fridays from 10am
Studio A202

Open Studio
10th of April 2024 at 4pm

First meeting
19th of April 2024 at 10am

ISIS tba

Teaching Staff
Dr. Oliver Lah
Prof. Anke Hagemann