Future urban-architectural typologies for sustainable multidimensional densification of Pansir Panjang Terminal Singapore
This year, the ISU BA Urban Design Studio focuses on the city state of Singapore under the motto “ SG / PPT Super Densities „. In the daily negotiation of limited resources – especially space – the city of Singapore is constantly changing. The port facilities along the entire coast will be moved all the way west in the coming years. Freeing up a gigantic potential of city along the Singapore Strait – one of the busiest waterways in the world.
With SG / PPT Super DensitiesWe are looking for new strategies and visions for the development of highly condensed urban spaces: in the studio we are therefore looking for exemplary solutions for the combination of living, working, production and recreation in rapidly growing cities. Together, we want to explore the palette of possible multifunctional and dimensional types, new urban building blocks, and urban-architectural (mega) structures.
Our project area is the artificial islands of the PPT Pasir Panjang Terminal – today a fully automated container terminal with 15 km of quay and 132 container cranes – which will be completely abandoned in the coming years. As the hub of a global network of goods flows with 33 million handled standard containers (TEUs) per year, the PPT, which links 600 ports in 123 nations, is also an example of Global City Singapore.
Based on the large-scale overall view of the project area, different development parameters are holistically considered: resource flows, synergies of urban functions such as living, working, transport and supply. We zoom in to scale the city in complex architecture while helping to preserve the island’s fragile ecosystem.
The cooperation with the Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology, whose research in the field of urban factories is world-leading, as well as the Institute of Building Technology and Solar Energy of the TU Braunschweig allows us a deeper understanding of the consequences of the fundamental paradigm shift of traditional production conditions in times of digitization, scarcity of resources and personalization of the products. Last but not least, this will enable the production of industrial goods to be relocated from the outskirts of the city to the neighborhood and local production processes to be established – an approach to more sustainable development in fast-growing urban regions!
Singapore shows us what it means to radically rethink and design the city and architecture.

Comes with!

First Examiner: Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow
Supervision: Grace Abou Jaoude, Carolin Brüggebusch, Olaf Mumm
In cooperation with the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology IMF (Prof. Dr. Christoph Herrmann, Max Juraschek), Institute for Building Technology and Solar Energy IGS (Prof. Dr. Norbert Fisch) the TU Braunschweig, the ETH Future City Lab Singapore and the Department of Architecture of the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore  within the project ISUrF-Hub.org

Introduction: 10.10.2018 / 9-11 Uhr
Excursion: 23.11. – 09.12.2018 (optional)
Consultation: Wednesday (weekly)
Interim Presentation #01:14.11.2018
Interim Presentation #02: 19.12.2018
Interim Presentation # 03: 16.01.209

 ISU WS18_BA-SGPPT_Super-Densities