The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Städtebauliches Kolloquim at TU Dortmund

Last Tuesday, the 24th of April, Karsten Buchholz spoke das Städtebauliches Kolloquim (colloquium on urban design) at the Technical University of Dortmund, on behalf of West 8. He attended the session on Metropolitan Landscapes where he held a lecture on ‘Second Nature’. He contributed to the discussion on the influence of industrialisation in landscape practices.

Das Städtebauliche Kolloquium consists of a series of three discussions wherein each of them has a separate topic: metropolitan landscapes, infrastructure and urbanism, and building culture and the regional area in its totality. 2012 is a celebrative year as the well-known planner Robert Schmidt developed the General Settlement Plan (also known as Generalsiedlungsplan) 100 years ago. It also raises the urgency to reconsider the strategy for the agglomeration in the Ruhr. These lecture series will highlight potential future development strategies for the Ruhr in context to other European Cities and Regions.

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