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Ein „Haus des Engagements“ für Freiburg

Die Stadt Freiburg steht zwischen zwei Investoren: Was wird aus dem alten Bürgeramt in der Basler Straße, ganz zentrumsnah? Das Studierendenwerk möchte das Gebäude kaufen, und eine Genossenschaft aus bisher 71 Institutionen, Vereinen, Unternehmen – unter ihnen auch Freiburg Future Lab. Hier steht mehr über das Konzept der Genossenschaft, an der auch Willi Sutter von der Genossenschaft Bogenständig beteiligt ist – ein Spezialist für bodenständige und günstige energetische Sanierungen alter Gebäude. Die Genossenschaft möchte das Gebäude zur Förderung zivilgesellschaftlichen, bürgerschaftlichen Engagements bzw. bürgerschaftliche Nutzung nutzen. Auch Gewerbe und Kultur sollen dort zu einem lebendigen Haus beitragen. Am 2. Februar ist die entscheidende Gemeinderats-Sitzung. Wenn die Entscheidung nicht vertagt wird: Mehrere Fraktionen sind noch untentschlossen und eine hat Informationsbedarf angemeldet. https://www.badische-zeitung.de/basler-strasse-2-vergabe-sorgt-fuer-zuendstoff

Future of Cities in Turkey „Türkischer Städtetag“

Interview with Recep Sahin, General Secretary of the Union of Turkish Municipalities     Future Lab: What are the main goals of the Union of Turkish Municipalities at the moment? Recep Sahin: Our main goals is to support municipalities. Especially three domains are important: First: Capacity strengthening by trainings, participation to fairs, congresses etc. We work with mayors, council members and all municipal officials. Second: Defining the problematic areas of municipalities and political lobbying to solve these problems. We have to increase the revenues and boost the financial development of the municipalities. The main preoccupations are urban transformation, public transportation, waste management, water and wastewater issues, i.e; leakages in drinking water network, difficulties in expropriation activities and so on. Third: Take part in the legislation processes concerning municipalities. Future Lab: What are the most dynamic cities in Turkey at the moment, and what are the challenges there? Recep Sahin: In 2014, a law has enlarged the responsibilities of bigger municipalities (in 30 out of 81 provinces). They are now also in charge of many domains, …

Soziale Zentren durch Renovierung schaffen

Renovations can also create energy efficient buildings – often cheaper than building new. And it respects ancient and traditional structures. This is the philosophy of the company specialized in renovations of historical buildings, Sutter3kg. The company often works with the cooperative „Bogenständig“, which provides low-cost housing for people are not competitive on the free rent market (disabled or old people, or people with social or psychological problems). For one of its projects, Sutter3Kg has now received a price from the regional architect’s organization. The price has been awarded because of the quality of the renovation, but also because the 250 year old building has an important social function in the village situated 20 km east of Freiburg. Creating meeting points in rural areas, that are often threatened by depopulation, is one more goal of Willi Sutter, the company leader. Renovieren statt Abreissen, und dennoch hoch energie-effiziente Gebäude schaffen: Das ist das Ziel der Sutter3Kg. Eines der vom Unternehmen renovierten Gebäude, die Klosterscheune in Oberried, hat nun einen Preis von der südbadischen Architektur-Kammer bekommen. Das Unternehmen ist …

Let the people build:
Alejandro Aravena

The architect Alejandro Aravena got the Pritzker Price for his work. Which is innovative esthetically as well as socially. As the jury stated: „Seine Arbeit verschafft den weniger Privilegierten wirtschaftliche Chancen, lindert die Auswirkungen von Naturkatastrophen, verringert den Energieverbrauch und bietet einladenden öffentlichen Raum.“ His most revolutionary project: Buildings for people with few means; living under the line of poverty – the majority of people. They are coming to the cities, so that a one million city per week has to be built. The goal of Aravena: Doing it for 10.000 Dollar per family.  His solution: Channeling people’s own building capacity. „You provide a frame and from then on, families take over.“ In a project in the North of Chile, Aravena only builds half houses, the rest is built by the inhabitants. „With the right design, slums and favelas might not be the problem, but the solution.“ https://www.ted.com/talks/alejandro_aravena_my_architectural_philosophy_bring_the_community_into_the_process?language=de