summaery2018: Projects

Rethinking classics: Analyse, understand and improve the big ideas of urban design

Project information

submitted by

Srdjan Mandic


Dohrnér Karin, Dübbelde Britta Natalie, Grancayová Anna, Guzmán Martinez Lucia, Hoppe Sophia Cornelia, Kastner Alexander, Marshall Joan, Miller Roland, Snider Samuel, Ulas Dilan Pinar, Vallina Papanikolaou Effrosyni, Xia Xiaoyi, Mc Cabe Peter, Yoshida Shunsuke, Fonseca Juan Mario


Srdjan Mandić, Aryn Machell

Faculty / Section:
Architecture and Urbanism

Degree programme:
Architecture (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Urban Planning (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)),
Urban Studies (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
European Urban Studies (english) (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation



Summer semester 2018

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8 - Hauptgebäude / main building
    (2nd floor)

Project description online

On paper, it all seemed perfect – modernist urban design projects offered new, creative ideas that were promising better living conditions accessible to the many living in a city. But relatively quickly upon the construction, most of them didn’t completely fulfil the promise. Some of them even were a total disaster.

Where and why did it all go wrong? In this seminar, we looked at the, now, classic urban design projects around the world in order to understand and outline their trajectories from a brilliant idea to a not-so-successful housing projects.

In words of Isaac Newton: if you want to see the future, you need to climb on the shoulders of Giants.

Exhibition Location / Event Location