DRX 2015 – Towards Vertical Urbanism

We are calling for applications from researchers and designers around the world, to join our residency program in Berlin from July 20th – September 4th 2015.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Scholarship, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Essay
Country Berlin, Germany
Registration Deadline 30 April 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 April 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
We live in a rapidly urbanizing world: By 2050 almost 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. As metropolises continue to densify and the average height of buildings reach ever skyward, high-rise towers will play an integral role in the dynamic evolution of our future urban landscapes. However, this vertical expansion and its currently unresolved relationship to the horizontal plane, pose a new set of challenges.
In 2015 the DRX will address these challenges and continue its investigation of high-rise research and design strategies in search of innovative and prototypical models for our future cities.
We are calling for applications from researchers and designers around the world, to join our residency program in Berlin from July 20th – September 4th 2015. We encourage you to formulate a short abstract expressing your research/design focus, addressing one of the three underlying themes:
I: Urbanity & Integration
II: Accessibility & Flow
III: Climate & Atmosphere

Jury
Martin Henn, HENN - Design Director
Prof. Peter Trummer, University of Innsbruck - Urbanist
Julian Olley, Arup - Head of Vertical Transportation Group
Prof. Thomas Auer, Transsolar - Climate Engineer
Thomas Sevcik, Arthesia - Futurologist

Prize
The DRX is a residency programme for researchers, hosted by HENN. The DRX 2015 - Towards Vertical Urbanism will take place from July 20th until September 6th 2015 in Berlin. All participants will receive a full scholarship to cover travel expenses and the stay in Berlin.
We offer up to seven seats.

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Abstract (1.500 characters maximum (including whitespaces))
Letter of Motivation (500 characters maximum (including whitespaces))

Timetable
NOTIFICATION OF ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE: 15.05.2015
SUBMISSION OF FINAL RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL: 30.06.2015
START OF DRX with KICK-OFF EVENT and KEYNOTE LECTURES: 20.07.2015
END OF DRX with FINAL PRESENTATION: 04.09.2015

Organizers
Moritz Fleischmann (HENN)
Martin Henn (HENN)

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