RETHINK RESHAPE RESHARE – Modular CityProfessur
Architectural Design and Participation
Modular city was the main focus of the design. Through the flexibility of modularity we developed a building adapted to the post-pandemic way of living. We aimed to create a small scale urban circulation on the plot to form a clear division between main functions. Based on our analysis, we designed two parallel volumes connected with bridges. The narrow building on the north-east incorporates free rentable modules for inhabitants to organize, for example, as home office or hobby room. Housing is placed on the south-west side of the plot. The plot is accessible through street level and bridges on the ground floor. Both floors are public and contain common functions and services. There are 4 typologies of flats in 2 variants always following the same schematics. Each flat is based on a grid of 9 modules 3,5 x 3,5 m. Movable walls between the modules provide flexibility of use. With every floor the flats get smaller to avoid overshadowing. The construction is the same for the whole complex – hybrid timber-concrete prefabricated elements. Only the difference in cladding accentuates different functions of the building - wood for housing and glass with artificial stone panels for common spaces and the free modules.