ABOUT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project, Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB) wants to initiate an educational framework of common definitions, approaches and methodologies on a European level. It is based on existing research, educational practices and reference projects in the program countries and associated states. Demographic and climate chance has resulted in huge qualitative and quantitative challenges and demands for the European building sector. The need for suitable and affordable housing in the city centres and urban agglomerations is increasing and cannot, and should not, be fulfilled with new constructions only.

A major task for the building industry should be realized through the refurbishment of the existing housing stock, as well as conversion from other building typologies such as warehouses, offices and public building with special focus on the post WW2 modern era. Due to discrepancies in the European job market and employment situations, graduates are well aware of the fact that they may have to leave their country to work in a different country or to be able to work in their countries but in international projects. In several international networks Bachelor’s and Master’s students already have the opportunity to get familiar with the challenges and requirements of the global job market in the building sector. This experience related to language training, intercultural and interdisciplinary competences are very much appreciated by the students as relevant for their professional future. RMB will add an extra level to this by not only offering a coherent international study program, combining the local and the international but also by inserting in this curriculum cooperation with industry and with other institutions to investigate and solve relevant practical, technical and societal questions. Students get acquainted with industry and with praxis via internships, graduation assignments, conferences, workshops and guest speakers.

This connection between academic education and the practice is perceived as an asset for the future profession of the graduates. The participating partners are convinced their cooperation, with specific knowledge and input regarding spatial patterns, cultural heritage, climate and construction principles, social and technical evaluation and the monitoring of built spaces. Creating a well-balanced adequate curriculum for preparing graduates for this international job market and strengthen the European common ground in this specialized expertise. So first of all students will benefit from this, secondly the building industry as well as authorities will profit and of course in the end the urgent European topics on human habitat will find better solutions. RMB is innovative in the sense that it will contribute to the urgent speed up of the transformation of our building stock, by better job chances for students in the field, generate more jobs for the building industry as a whole and to improve people’s lives and build greener and better societies.

Thus following very close the definition of the EU Commission on innovation. RMB makes knowledge and existing teaching formats accessible on a European level. Specific parts from the curricula of the partner institutions are inserted in to a comprehensive well balanced educational pack. The combination of these contributions forms a unique program pool. The teaching formats contribute to the execution of the EU targets on Modernisation Agenda’s priority areas and the implementation of the 2013 Communication on opening up education.

RMB will explore combinations of traditional e-learning forms, on site events such as conferences and workshops as well as extended very innovative e-learning options in digital fabrication and building integrated management (BIM). It will improve the possibilities of a remote teaching in design education which is not self-evident up till now. The results will be disseminated to a wider audience through open courses, open sources and best practice syllabi.

PROJECTS CAUSE

Demographic and climate change has resulted in huge qualitative and quantitative challenges and demands for the European building sector. The need for suitable and affordable housing in the city centres and urban agglomerations is increasing and cannot, and should not, be fulflled with new constructions only. This is a major task for the building industry. The bigger part of this task is to be realised through the refurbishment of the existing stock from the so-called modernist era, from 1950 till 1980.

PROJECTS TARGETS

RMB wants to initiate an educational framework of common defnitions, approaches and meth-odologies on an European level. It is based on existing research, educational practices and reference projects in the European countries. RMB will develop a Joint Master on Reuse of Modernist Buildings. The preparation and development of this master will take form, from september 2016 till august 2019.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSABILITIES

Timeline

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Transnational Project Meeting1

 

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Transnational Project Meeting2

 

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Transnational Project Meeting3 and Student Workshops3 / Staff teaching at ISP4

Event1: ICBEST Istanbul (TR) –> Additional Event2 (cancelled)

2017-12-13 12:41
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Transnational Project Meeting3 and Student Workshops3 / Staff teaching at ISP4

2017-12-13 12:41
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Transnational Project Meeting4 and Staff Trainings5

Event2: Detmold Conference Week (GER) 1st RMB Conference – Resilience

2017-12-13 12:41
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Transnational Project Meeting5 and Student Workshops6 / Staff teaching at ISP7 / Stafftrainings8

Event3: Design Colloquium, Coimbra (PT) 2nd RMB Conference

2017-12-13 12:41
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Transnational Project Meeting6 and Student Workshops9 / Staff teaching at ISP10

Additional Event3: 15th International Docomomo Conference, Ljubljana (SLO) – Metamorphosis

2017-12-13 12:41
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Additional Event4: 9th World Urban Forum – UN Habitat Kuala Lumpur (MYS)

2017-12-13 12:41
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Transnational Project Meeting7 and Student Workshops11 / Staff teaching at ISP12

Event4: 3rd RMB Conference, Detmold (GER)

2017-12-13 12:41

INNOVATION AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES

RMB will contribute to the urgent speed up of the transformation of our building stock, creates better job chances for students, generate more jobs for the building industry as a whole and improves people‘s lives and build greener and better societies. RMB follows very close the definition of the EU Commission on innovation. The teaching formats support the execution of the EU targets on Modernisation Agenda‘s priority areas and the implementation of the 2013 Communication on opening up education. RMB will explore combinations of ´traditional´ e-learning forms, on site events such as conferences and workshops as well as extended, very innovative e-learning options in digital fabrication and building integrated management (BIM). The results are to be disseminated to a wider audience through open courses, open sources and best practice syllabi.

 

INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS (IO)

• IO 1 – Curriculum
• IO 2 – Methodology
• IO 3 – Infrastructure
• IO 4 – Teaching Material
• IO 5 – Scientific Paper
• IO 6 – Modules and e-Learning course
• IO 7 – Case Studies Handbook