Neue Räume – Alte Mu

Feasibility study on the development potential of the former Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel site


Usage scenarios and visions for the Alte Mu Impuls-Werk

Daniel Almgren Recén, Kristin Bauer, Julian Brooks, Johanna Bröckel, Saskia Daria Gettel, Lea Giesecke, Valeria Garci-Crespo López, David Greve, Selim Guelvas, Finn Anton Hallensleben, Marion Kleine-Onnebrink, Sarah Krebs, Josephin Kunze, Katarina Mülke, Syuga Raytila, Leonie Schatter, Shai Keren, Nathalie Wachotsch, Esther v. Gayl 

Prof. Alexandra Martini

The students developed visions for the Alte Mu Impuls-Werk both as cultural protagonist and as a family-friendly place to live and work in Kiel’s city centre. They developed designs and strategies to promote sustainability in architecture, synergies in the cultural landscape, and temporary living and working. Eighteen students from the Master’s in Urban Futures, Architecture, Spatial Strategies, Communication Design, Product Design, and Interface Design work together. The Alte Mu project initiative was included in the Schleswig-Holstein coalition agreement and will be further developed.

Methodology: Spectrum of scientific and design methodology from empirical social research to classical design process; analysis of genius loci, urban embedding, mobility, living, working, dwelling, and geopolitical factors; interviews, research, brainstorming, mind maps, forays into the work of Lucius Burckhardt, memory protocols, field research on context analysis, Design Thinking Fast Forward, participating observations in user studies, and cultural probes.


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