IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Urban Strategies

Andrea Börner, Univ.-Lekt. Dipl.Ing.

Every spatial manipulation of a given environment triggers changes of an existing, complex system of mutual dependencies. As living spaces are constituted by manifold reciprocal relationships between material and immaterial conditions, the particular temporal, geographical and cultural situation make up the general framework for adopting change. The course critically reflects the common paradigms of organizational principles for urban environments. Exemplified by selected projects, we navigate the relation between quantities and its qualitative meaning, as much as visual communication strategies to depict meaningful assertions when describing, measuring and evaluating urban spatial qualities in various scales.