Project Fall 2012
elope 5 - Learning Environments - Campus Cologne
elope, the platform for learning and teaching initiated by the Bern University of Applied Sciences‘ School of Architecture, has been engaged in complex tasks that can only successfully be tackled by multi-disciplinary teams. elope works with students and faculty from an international network of partner universities (elope alliance). The project themes always circle around the meta-topic of Architecture & Health. The elope 5 project „Learning Environments - Campus Cologne“ has its specific focus on innovative concepts for future sustainable learning and teaching environments.
Learning & Teaching Environments
The campus of the engineering sciences of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is located in the area „Deutz“ was built in the early 1970ies. Today, it does not fulfill modern requirements anymore.
After more than 2 years of political struggle and urban planning to find the right location, it has been agreed that the old location „Deutz“ shall also be the new one, but with a completely different face. The challenges are multi-facetted. Demolition and construction activities must take place while university life goes on. Existing buildings that are worthwhile to keep shall be integrated into a new concept and new open spaces are to be created. This is a demanding and complex task and an excellent field for real trans-disciplinary team-work.
In addition to accomodate the educational diversity the integration of community life is one of the stakeholders’ strong interests (City of Cologne). Minimized energy consumption, strong pollution prevention and waste recycling shall increase the “green” image and impetus that the UAS has started with the EMAS (Eco- Management and Audit Scheme) certification in 2008.
Innovation – Concepts of Innovation
Innovative concpets for future facilities of higher education
Creating an inspiring learning and teaching atmosphere
Sustainability and urban integration
In internationally composed and multidisciplinary teams the students from architecture, building technologies, civil engineering, construction and process management, social work, urban planning shall co-operate in this trans-disciplinary project towards a sustainable solution for the Campus of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany by using modern information and collaboration technologies.
What will be the qualities of successful universities in the future? How do the new communication technologies influence the learning modes of students? What are the requirements on the spatial structures to allow for ubiquitous and individualized studies - but, at the same time, to provide offers for social interaction? What is lacking in existing buildings at universities to make them candidates for deconstruction?
elope alliance Partners
Bauhaus-University Weimar (BUW) GER, Bern University of Applied Sciences - Architecture Wood & Civil Engineering (BFH-AHB), Burgdorf CH, Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) GER, European Graduate School (EGS) Leuk CH, Haute Ecole du Paysage, d‘Ingénierie et d‘Architecture (HEPIA) Geneva CH, Polytec’ Marseille FR, Politecnico di Milano IT, Stanford University (CEE) Stanford USA, Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Campus Querétaro MEX
Brochure elope 5 - Learning Environments Campus Cologne
Application including CV & lettre of motivation