cs0010 CS Project: Roof Top Garden Workshop (1-5 Oct 2012), registration started

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Responsible teachers
Visiting professor Lou Yongqi from the University of Tongji, Shanghai
Tiina Laurila, program director, Creative Sustainability, Aalto University

The main task of this workshop is to design a desirable rooftop garden of Aalto-Tongji Design Factory in Shanghai, which is a joint effort of Tongji University and Aalto University. The rooftop garden should have following features: sustainability, creative, accessibility, reasonable function, interaction with the downstairs and surroundings, user friendly and inclusive consideration, etc.

The design challenge of this project can be described as following: 1. the rooftop has only one access and the stair is cragged, 2. there are a lot of solar heating machines on the roof, 3. the relationship with the existing smoke sauna, 4. the possibility of having a rooftop agriculture field.

Credit and details
The course will have two parts, one in Aalto University (Oct.1-5, 2 ECTS) and another in Tongji University (Oct.15-Oct.30, 2-6 ECTS).

The first part of the course is a team-based workshop that will start with context study, lectures and brainstorming, then will be followed by a working studio, to develop several scenarios of how the space can be used by the people of ATDF. The students will finally finish the project with a physical model and a power point presentation. Lecturing, brain storming, group share, critique and desk review will be the main teaching tools.

The selected students can be invited to Tongji University to participant in the 2nd part of the course, which is the implemental phase. With the help of Tongji students, the students of this course have the possibilities to realize their design by their own hands.

Schedule & place
Mon 1 Oct, 10:00-17:00, room 6036B in Arabia Campus
Tue 2 Oct, 9:00-17:00, room 6036B in Arabia Campus
Wed 3 Oct, 9:00-17:00, room 6036B in Arabia Campus
Thu 4 Oct, 9:00-17:00, room 6036B in Arabia Campus
Fri 5 Oct, 9:00-17:00, Auditorium in Media Factory in Arabia Campus

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