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Advance notice Conference:




Architecture for Living Closer Together




Contact:
DI Markus Bogensberger
Institut für Gebäudelehre, TU Graz
Lessingstraße 25, A- 8010 Graz
densecities@tugraz.at
+43 316 873 6796
www.gl.tugraz.at
www.densecities.org
Conference

Title            Dense Cities.
Subtitle         Architecture for Living Closer Together.

Category         Architecture, Urbanism

Date             Opening: Thursday 26.05.2011
                 Conference: Friday 27.05.2011 till Saturday 28.05.2011

Venue            University of Technology Graz, Österreich

Short text       Under the title “Dense Cities”, the Institute of Architectural Typologies at Graz University
                 of Technology addresses the broad topic of urban density and its relevance to actual
                 production of architecture. There is every indication that the habitat of the 21st century
                 will be the city. Whilst a major part of this development will take place in megacities and
                 megaurban areas, the open development of medium-sized cities, which still see
                 themselves as founded on the centrally oriented historical city, would seem to invite
                 discussion of new approaches to design and planning in architecture. If we see cities as
                 urban areas having a certain density and in the process of continuous development,
                 then design approaches to “densification” and “infill development” can open up new
                 perspectives for their transformation on all scales. “Dense Cities” focuses on the
                 architectural connection between processes of urbanisation and the development of
                 compact urban forms.
                 At an international symposium from 26/05/2011 till 28/05/2011 in Graz, attention turns
                 to the question of how to shape an active role for architecture in the development of
                 “Dense Cities“. The range of questions covers all levels of scale ranging from urban
                 landscape and agglomeration through districts to blocks and individual buildings,
                 covering everything from the development of new building typologies on through actual
                 interventions in the urban setting to analyses of transformations of urban density.

Attendees        Constant upgrade of program and attendees on http://www.densecities.org

Veranstalter     Institute of Architectural Typologies, University of Technology Graz
                 Head Univ.Prof. DI Arch. Hans Gangoly




Contact:
DI Markus Bogensberger
Institut für Gebäudelehre, TU Graz
Lessingstraße 25, A- 8010 Graz
densecities@tugraz.at
+43 316 873 6796
www.gl.tugraz.at
www.densecities.org
Partner     University of Technology Graz
            Faculty of architecture
            Landesbaudirektion Steiermark
            Abteilung 16 Raumplanung Steiermark
            Stadtbaudirektion Graz
            Creative Industries Styria

            Sponsors:
            WEGRAZ

            Mediapartner:
            Archithese
            Architektur & Bauforum

            In collaboration with:
            Institute of Urbanism, University of Technology Vienna

Internet    http://www.densecities.org
            http://www.gl.tugraz.at




Contact:
DI Markus Bogensberger
Institut für Gebäudelehre, TU Graz
Lessingstraße 25, A- 8010 Graz
densecities@tugraz.at
+43 316 873 6796
www.gl.tugraz.at
www.densecities.org