253.D71 Kleines Entwerfen Revisiting the Flemish Modern Project SOCIAL HOUSING, International Summer School Ghent
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in mindestens einem zugeordneten Curriculum Teil der STEOP.

2019W, UE, 4.0h, 5.0EC, wird geblockt abgehalten


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4.0
  • ECTS: 5.0
  • Typ: UE Übung


Nach positiver Absolvierung der Lehrveranstaltung sind Studierende in der Lage eine architektonische Strategie im Bereich des städtischen Wohnens zu entwickeln, auszuarbeiten und zu kommunizieren. Die erworbenen Kompetenzen umfassen folgende Bereiche: 

Students will have broadened their competences in the development of skills, knowledge and competences encompass the following aspects: 

Disciplinary Competences: competences  and skills in: 

a.) analysis and documentation of existing residential schemes

b.) interpretation of the current state and development of an architectural brief.

c.) developent of an urbanistic strategy that reflects the social and economic state. 

d.) translation of this strategy into a project that can be implemented by means of architecture

Design Competences: Scenario Building; Speculative Design Strategies.

Social and Communication Competences: competences in international collaboration


Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

The production of the Belgian landscape is often discussed as being shaped by a process of totalization of the model of the single family house and of private property. Residential supply, in the years after WWII, was mainly provided by the promotion of the single family house. Often overlooked are Belgium’s schemes of social housing. While both models were driven by policies for economic prosperity, they mirror the political struggles in Belgium during that period, with single family housing characterizing the conservative areas whereas social housing schemes mark the centers of the political left. Following CIAM experiments, these residential schemes of social housing can be read as built manifestoes against territorial privatization: The slabs were meant to free the ground for collective activity and the enhancement of well-being. Since the critique of functionalism, however, the system experienced a slow but continuous crisis leading to a stagnation in the production of new schemes the 1980s, even though their quality was hardly put into question.

Only in recent years, social housing has once again attracted public attention, with the difficult social conditions of people living there on the one hand and a dire need for new affordable residential space on the other. With population growth and skyrocketing housing prices in the centres, strategies for the renovation, the restructuring, and the extension of social housing schemes might be a valuable testing ground to face the current Belgian housing shortage.


The summer school is open to 20 students from the four institutions; Participants will work together in international teams. The summer school focuses on 4 cases of post-war housing in Antwerp, Ghent and the Brussels Region, which are up for redevelopment. Each group will be asked to analyze, interpret and speculate on the future transformation of one social housing estate, eventually developing a coherent urban and architectural scenario for topics such as transformation and diversification of unit types, densification, integration with open-air amenities, integration of living and productive activities, and the reflection on innovative forms of management to grant affordability. 



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5 participants

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DEADLINE: June 17th


staff summer school

Umberto Bonomo – Universidad Católica de Chile

Michael Klein  – TU Wien

Andrea Migotto – KU Leuven

Nicola Russi – Laboratorio Permanente / Politecnico di Torino

Martino Tattara – Dogma / KU Leuven



the summer school is supported by the Flanders Knowledge Area

accommodation and a travel subsidy will be provided by the program


further informations:




LVA Termine

00:00 - 23:5903.09.2019 - 13.09.2019 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Kleines Entwerfen Revisiting the Flemish Modern Project SOCIAL HOUSING, International Summer School Ghent - Einzeltermine
Di.03.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Mi.04.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Do.05.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Fr.06.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Sa.07.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
So.08.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Mo.09.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Di.10.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Mi.11.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Do.12.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
Fr.13.09.201900:00 - 23:59 GHENTSUMMER SCHOOL
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1. project evaluation acoording to following aspects: 

a.) analysis and documentation 

b.) interpretation 

c.) urbanistic strategy reflecting social and economic state. 

d.) translation into architecture


2. active Participation in the discussions and the collaborative project

3. Teamwork


Master Kl. Entwerfen WS1916.09.2019 09:0030.09.2019 23:59


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Es wird kein Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung angeboten.


design courses in English only; international teamwork

Interest in the social and political background of housing