summaery2016: Projects

Syn City - Parametric Masterplanning for Emerging Cities

Project information

submitted by

Sven Schneider


Maria Victoria Behler, Franziska Bernstein, Çimenoglu Burcu, Ulysse Fontaine, Christoph Hanisch, Nigora Ishandzhanova, Kateryna Konieva, José Luís Krug, Maria Jose Landeta Valencia, Helena Louisa Pooch, Bardo Salgado, Frederic Schneider, Bogdan Shevchenko, Alberto Villa, Tehya Wood, Ryan Zeringue


Vertr.-Prof. Dr. Sven Schneider, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard König, Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Veltrusky, Dipl.-Ing. Nicole Baron, M. Arch. Abdulmalik Abdulmawla

Faculty / Section:
Architecture and Urbanism

Degree programme:
Architecture (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Urban Studies (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
MediaArchitecture (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
European Urban Studies (english) (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Advanced Urbanism (english) (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation



Summer semester 2016

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Belvederer Allee 1a - Kubus

Participation in the Bauhaus Essentials and the GRAFE Kreativpreis 2024

Project description online

Currently, rapid population growth and rural-urban migration are putting enormous pressure on urban planning in developing countries: Continuisly, new neighborhoods and entire cities have to be built in a minimum of time. These new developments, however, must not only meet the basic need of “save roof over one’s head” but must also be able to ensure secure and sustainable livelihoods for all users of the city. Architects and urban designers must hereby pay particular attention to the spatial morphology of streets, places, and buildings: They persist over long periods of time and the greatly influence the behavior of the urban user.

In the design studio “SynCity”, we will be concerned with planning methods for the design of urban spatial structures. The goal is to develop a computer-based design strategy, which adapts to changing environmental parameters and which integrates the perspective of the urban user. That way, the urban master plan will be synthesized with the help a set of rules that is derived from the lives and interactions of the urban actors, rather than being determined by abstract urban concepts.

Exhibition Location / Event Location