DIPLOMA PROJECTS
SUMMER SEMESTER 2020

Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents
his or her interests, knowledge and skills for their final Diploma project.


THE TEMPLE OF FOOD
The Temple of Food is an urban Food production hub that worships nature and praises humanism.
The proposed system works on the basis of a circular economy re-establishing a closed nutrient cycle, making the new structures essential parts of each city.
With the increasing rate of urbanization and densification in our cities, the current agricultural methods need to be rethought.
The proposed vertical food production hub can change the parasitic behaviour our cities currently have with the countryside
Becoming central hubs for knowledge sharing, social gatherings where the growth, production and consumption of food is reintroduced into the local culture.
Therefore, instigating a communal and individual food awareness that will sustain urban farms and a healthier society.
By bringing the people closer to nature a more ecocentric society becomes possible.

Project by:
Alex Ahmad


A HYBRID FOR ENHANCEMENT
This thesis project can be seen as a speculation of architecture as a human enhancing performance facility in order to optimize the mental and physical capability of the human form, through the simulation of extreme thermal and climatic conditions and the celebration of science and human supporting technology.

Project by:
Leonie Eitzenberger

THE EUTOPIAN FACTORY
The Eutopian Factory outlines an alternative to the current model of industrial manufacturing. Leaving behind an excessive production and environmental exploitation of the last 150 years, it embraces key concepts of pre-industrial labour (such as highly skilled workforce, sustainable scale of resource harvesting based on local availability, clustering into self-sufficient production hamlets, avoiding over scaling the production rate) and updated with the current possibilities of Industry 4.0 (automation which enables mass customisation) and phenomenon of digital craftsmanship.
There is hardly more problematic industry in regards of resource exploitation, environment devastation and recently automation induced job loss than industrial mining.

Therefore I propose a remediation strategy, a future Talvivaara, which introduces sustainable forestry and utilises hyperacumulating plants for sustainable nickel extraction + tree farms to remediate the devastated land.

Project by:
Jan Kovaricek

PLURAL OPERATIONS
The project attempts to define an aspect of the multi-layered phenomenon that is urbanisation and directly relate it to urban housing landscapes. An intrinsic circumstance that has occurred by the mass migration of inhabitants along with the increasingly interlinked global relations a global city is confronted by. Now more than ever we can see this has a prevalent impact on how the global city is developed, thought about and occupied. This ever changing process enforces a continuous stream of design scopes that create a highly dynamic urban landscape that has to negotiate the conglomerate of inputs society has imposed. These being local and global interrelations of political, economic, social, technological and environmental climates, which can have primary and secondary effects on the design process that coincides with urbanisation.

Project by:
Simon Schömann

HYPER_MOBILITY
Hyper-Mobility refers to the invention of an expanded & accelerated future transportation network, that hyper-mobilises the most accessible vehicles with those of the greatest speed, alleviating congestion and excessive journey times. Continuing the lineage of individuals becoming mobile in the 20th century, Hyper_Mobility posits that the personal transport of the 21st century is most effectively achieved through further mobilising recognised means of contemporary transit.

Architecturally, the physical manifestation of Hyper_mobility, the Hyper_Junction tackles the history and stigma surrounding the car with respect to architecture and urbanism. With a balanced view to design for both the car, the individual and their interface, the project explores the various dynamics of this relationship constructing a continuum of spaces that in total offers a solution that not only facilitates Hyper_Mobility technically, but is also compelling as a personal experience.


Project by:
Kieran Tait