Case Study | 1st semester | winter semester 2019/20 & summer semester 2020

The Case Study is the most applied and integrated module of the SCS master and embodies the idea of a process-orientated smart city project which is characterised by the integration of multiple challenges, the design of trans-sectoral solutions and the enhancement of the public urban sphere. It is envisioned as prototypical design project where the Master SCS students are transferring, applying and testing the knowledge and methodological skills they have gathered in the accompanying modules during the two semesters of their studies.
While focusing on real-life environments, the participants have been in close exchange with acting stakeholders from different domains, institutions and power levels, for example, municipal staff, utilities service providers, grassroots initiatives, start-ups, cultural organisations and citizens.

The goal of the Case Study Siemensstadt 2.0 was the design and co-creation of visionary evidence-based smart district development concept and implementation strategy for the Siemenstadt 2.0 district. The steps for achieving this goal were collecting relevant local data, analyzing the global city districts and developing their own transformation strategy, dynamic masterplan and action plan for implementation.

In order to respond to the challenges defined in the tender documents of the urban design competition, the master SCS students have explored the competition results and transfered and integrated their concepts, including all the relevant aspects of the modules taught during the 2nd semester of the Master’s programme.

In addition to the competition requirements, the projects and implementation plans have been guided by the following key question - how this area is going to look like in 2030 with regard to fulfill the European Climate and Energy Framework targets and to changes taking place in the next decade.

The project was supervised by Dr. Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann and Prof. Roland Dieterle.