M2.1 | Sustainable forms of housing, district of Euskirchen

  Copyright: Chair and Institute of Urban Design  

WS 2019/20

Duration: 1+1 semester


In the project "Sustainable forms of housing in the district of Euskirchen" two areas are to be given a new, sustainable and innovative residential use. The aim is to increase the attractiveness of both locations by developing and elaborating solutions and innovations for contemporary living.

The following two design areas are available for selection:

1. Kall, a community in the northern Eifel, located between Monschau and Bad Münstereifel, currently has about 11,500 inhabitants with a slightly decreasing tendency. As a small town in the rural area, it faces - as many other towns - urban planning challenges, which result from the relocation of trade to the surrounding industrial areas as well as from the migration of the young population. To the south of the station there is an area on both sides of the town entrance road with a size of approx. 37,500 sqm, which has been largely used for commercial purposes or left fallow. The development of the area has to react to the adjacent railway tracks and the busy road and benefits from the proximity of the station, the city centre and the neighbouring swimming pool. The adjoining areas may be included in the planning. An action concept was developed in 2017 on behalf of the municipality of Kall, which already provides for a new residential development in this area. For this purpose, a climate protection housing estate was developed in a first test draft.

2. Euskirchen, a medium-sized town in the northern Eifel, west of Bonn, currently has a population of approx. 58,000. Close to the city centre is the area of the fire station, which with a size of approx. 4800 sqm offers a great potential for the inner development of Euskirchen. An unconventional plot layout and the special neighbourhood, the municipal fire station, are the challenges for the design of a residential development.


Thu., 10.10.2019, 11:00 - 13:00, SG301 (seminar building) - Introduction
Thu., 24.10.2019, 11:00 - 13:00, SG301 (seminar building) - Intermediate colloquium
Thu., 21.11.2019, 11:00 - 13:00, SG301 (seminar building) - Intermediate colloquium
Thu., 12.12.2019, 11:00 - 13:00, SG301 (seminar building) - Intermediate colloquium
Thu., 09.01.2020, 11:00 - 13:00, SG301 (seminar building) - Intermediate colloquium
Thu., 23.01.2020, 11:00 - 13:00, SG301 (seminar building) - Final colloquium M2.1

Supervision every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. according to registration in Moodle in room SG301 (Chair of Urban Design)

more dates to follow...




Dipl.-Ing. Anne Söfker-Rieniets