08.02.2021, Kaiserslautern: In the Winter Semester of 2020, DTC supervised several “Final Thesis” projects, which are either a Masters thesis or a Diploma Thesis. Some of the projects have been following the general thesis topic of the winter semester, while others have chosen their own challenge fo the thesis. However, all of the DTC supervised projects have chosen wood as the primary material for their constructions.
Benedikt Blumenroeder has chosen the topic of a cultural center for the town of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, about one hour south of Kaiserslautern. Located near the old town, the project enriches its local environment with a “green belt” and accessible green roof. The facade is cladded in local chestnut hardwood.
Phillipp Latzko developed a school project for a site located at the north end of the Tempelhof field in Berlin. Schools are urgently needed in the city and the project introduces innovative “learning courtyards” and links to the existing outdoor sports areas nearby.
Dario Smigulan also designed a project for the Tempelhof site and focused on residential buildings, which are constructed with 3-dimensional truck-sized prefabricated modules and an innovative facade system that creates balconies and provides shading through the integration of plants.
Lisa Braun chose a free topic, developing a start-up center next to the historic broadcasting station “Europe No 1” near Saarlouis. The local community is looking for possibilities to re-use and re-develop this shell structure and the surrounding site, which is currently unused.