TUM Urban Design and Sustainable Urbanism

Norbert is research associate at the TUM Chair of Sustainable Urbanism. He is co-leading the project IUL – Inner Urban Landscapes of Athens, together with Tasos Roidis and Prof. Mark Michaeli.

Since 2014, Norbert has been teaching design studios on degree and master levels at the Technical University Munich. The degree studios engage with heterogenous urban sites in Munich, problems of density and mixed programs. The study sites are typically located in fringebelt locations and similar areas of the inner periphery. Past master studios engaged with sites in Birmingham (2019) and Athens (2019/20). The projects seek to link existing urban situations with immediate and future challenges of the city.

Between 2007 and 2012 Norbert was teaching and researching at the Chair of Design and Building Science at the Brandenburg University of Technology, where he conceived and coordinated design projects, seminars, research projects and field trips. The seminars engaged with problems of performativity and density, intelligent typologies, as well as with urban conflicts in the context of world heritage sites. The work at the chair resulted in a series of publications, conference contributions and exhibitions, among them a book on design teaching: Entwurfslehre im Bachelor Architektur. Das Cottbus Experiment

Authors: Richard Knoll, Henri Praeger, Julia Zillich, Norbert Kling and Michael Tümmers
Layout and photography: Tino Müller, Andreas Friedel, Judith Brandenstein, Anna Rödde, Stefan Schreck and Irina Hoppe
Publisher: Reimer-Mann-Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-496-01441-6

Photo: Irina Hoppe