Out of 10 young offices which participated in the Europan Austria the Institute of Urbanism chose Kune Office to teach Workshop 1. Their teaching approach for the workshop week is as followed:
In this workshop, we would like to think that our streets can do more than just fulfil their strict urban role. They can be museums, supermarkets, greenhouses, theatres, 4.0 Industries, power stations, university classrooms, catwalks, libraries, sports centres or farms! The main question in which the workshop wants to focus, is in how many different ways one same urban element can be seen. The urban element we choose is the street, as one of the basic ones that constitute urban environments, and our strategy is to grant it with an infinite number of possibilities. These possibilities will have the same purpose: address the productive city. How can we transform a common suburbia street to a productive suburbia street? Being the first approach to urbanism for the students to whom the workshop is addressed, we think a more open and playful approach can trigger their interest and provide them with a more diverse outlook on the construction of the city. Each day of the workshop different layers and tools will be added to deal with the complexity of the urban fabric under a creative point of view. Management and policies, neighbours and passers-by, urban elements and nature, productiveness and economy, mobility and infrastructure, energy and technology can only be some of the layers to be considered and worked in.
Out of 10 young offices which participated in the Europan Austria the institute of Urbanism chose Blaž Babnik Romaniuk Obrat d.o.o to teach Workshop 1. His teaching approach for the workshop week is as followed:
learning through research of the topic, including different fields of research, stakeholders and related topics such as industrial trends like industry 4.0, industrial hubs, workplace developments, social aspects of different industries, or trends in logistics and its automation exploring site specifics through place analysis (connections, edges, programs, build-up and left-over space) and comparison with different (programmatically unrelated) urban areas using gained knowledge to clearly form basic principles, goals, limitations, problems as a basis for design work (as a very concise brief) conceptual work based on research and analyses (quick production (hand drawing, conceptual models) design work with quick iteration process (testing of viable concepts) – going from basic concepts in a few hours to a detailed solution, which shows value and limitations of specific concept or approachdesign work and presentations – producing basic plans, models and diagrams or schema of the proposal, explaining the proposed design through references, very short explanation texts.