BUDAPEST21: ABOVE /// fall 2022/23
SPECIALIZATION DESIGN COURSE /// DEPARTMENTAL DESIGN /// BMEEPUIT711 / 6 credites & BMEEPUIM111 / 8 credits
person in charge: Dr. Melinda BENKŐ habil PhD
teachers: Melinda BENKŐ PhD, Dobos BOTOND DLA, Anna Kornélia LOSONCZY
“Living above” and health issues of the urban habitat are needed to be rethought because of the climate changes, the recent pandemic period, and the urbanization in general. The aim of this course is to find ways to improve the quality of human life in densely populated residential areas by activating untapped opportunities of the existing physical infrastructure, the ROOFSCAPE. So, we focus on the flat roofs of multistorey buildings, and we try to develop not only design proposals about the possible utilizations of the currently neglected roof surfaces but use these interventions in a more complex way related to social, economic, and technical issues of the urban context.
Our site is in the inner zone of Budapest, but the knowledge gained is transferrable to any similar or denser urban context in the world.
This topic is well introduced in Netherland, and by an educational cooperation, during the semester we have the chance to follow an urban design studio in TUDELFT researching and planning Budapest and do a common half-day workshop in Budapest with students from Delft.
related SPECIALIZATION RESEARCH COURSE /// 4 credites
person in charge: Anna Kornélia LOSONCZY