Temporary Urban Pop-Up Environments – Design Requirements and Sustainable Solutions

Geier, Stefan and Fischer, Tatjana and Bertino, Gaetano and Österreicher, Doris (2021) Temporary Urban Pop-Up Environments – Design Requirements and Sustainable Solutions. CITIES 20.50 – Creating Habitats for the 3rd Millennium: Smart – Sustainable – Climate Neutral. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2021, 26th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 829-836. ISSN 2521-3938

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With more than half of the world’s population already living in urban areas, cities are increasingly faced with the challenging and conflicting target of providing a high-quality living environment for its inhabitants whilst at the same time ensuring that the rise in population does not come at the expense of increased land use and loss of green space. Looking at the aspect of space, increasing the density in urban agglomerations is one key approach. However, another way forward is also to consider the aspect of time by assessing which needs can also be catered for by temporary means. In addition to the morphology and structural density of a city, consequently the temporal aspect gains in significance and can ensure that cities become more resilient in times of crisis. Nevertheless, temporary use of space and consequently temporary housing solutions are not yet widely investigated and discussed topics in strategic urban planning. Based on a highly interdisciplinary research project on PopUp Housing Environments, this paper aims at addressing this knowledge gap by providing investigations on and solutions for the specific design requirements on temporary housing spaces and structures. The goal is to define framework conditions for affordable, flexible, sustainable and reusable concepts, that are easy to construct and swift to implement, in order to fulfil the requirements of environmental, economic and social sustainability. Researchers from the fields of spatial and landscape planning, architecture, building services engineering as well as energy and waste management have been collaborating with social and political sciences as well as humanities in order to develop scenarios and models for sustainable temporary housing environments. In this paper the process for several scenarios will be presented in terms of their relevance for urban areas and use of space as well as examples of developed housing models, that can serve as an inspiration for architectural, technical and space-saving land-use solutions. The models have been developed with the aim of reducing the impact on land, resource and energy consumption, focusing strongly on de-constructability, reusability and the temporal aspect of the occupied space. The initial results have been discussed with various stakeholders from the city administration and other related organisations in order to fine-tune the requirements and subsequent scenarios and housing models. The overall aim is to support the methodical development of temporary housing solutions so that these can form an integral part of long-term urban planning strategies.

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Additional Information: The research results presented in this paper were funded within the project “Urban Pop-Up Housing Environments and Their Potential as Local Innovation Systems” under the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) with the project number ESR17-010. The housing models as shown in Fig. 2-7 are based on and adapted from designs from students of the TU Vienna during design studios with JASEC (Japan Austria Science Exchange Center) as follows: Fig. 2 [Friedwagner, Pröpers]; Fig. 3 [Barbero Duran, Cuesta Urquia]; Fig. 4 [Tasevska, Dimitrov]; Fig. 5 [Dembski, Wossner]; Fig. 6 [Neudeck, Werni]; Fig. 7 [Verdugo Pelaez, Egido Rodriguez].
Uncontrolled Keywords: de-constructability, re-usability, pop-up environments, sustainable buildings, temporary buildings
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 19:41
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 17:47
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/810

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