1zu1 is a platform for socially commited design build projects at the University of Stuttgart.
The individual initiatives are cross-linked and supported by 1zu1. By exchange of experiences and through a critical analysis process new projects are meant to benefit from the acquired knowledge of previous projects thus making a sustainable contribution to the transition within the meaning of socially committed building design.
Becoming an architect often involves building quite a few castles in the air. Students invest incredible amounts of hard work and creativity into final projects never to be constructed.
Imagine this: instead of wasting all that energy on designs that merely collect dust in university archives, students could use their expertise and knowledge to find solutions for problems in the real world.
In 2010 twenty students of the University of Stuttgart were part of a revolutionary new approach: “Ukuqala” was the name of a project in South Africa where they managed to design and construct an orphanage in a summer workshop. In close cooperation with local specialists, an NGO operating in the area and a group of volunteers, these students turned a great idea on paper into a real home for children in need.
More and more students have begun to work on projects with the potential of making an actual difference. Sadly, only few of these projects are being realized at the moment. That is why 1zu1 was founded to support engaged students with their projects.
– SUPPORTS EVERY STEP OF ACCOMPLISHING PROJECTS THAT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES
– WORKS AS A NETWORK TO CONNECT STUDENTS, NGOS, SPECIALISTS AND SPONSORS
– PROVIDES SUBSTANTIAL RESEARCH AND EVALUATION OF EXISTING PROJECTS TO MINIMIZE MISTAKES AND FAILURE OF FUTURE ONES.
STUDENTS design projects that are worth being built. And they play a decisive role in the construction process as well. Together with other volunteers they provide the workforce needed to accomplish a given project.
Informed SPECIALISTS support the planning process with exclusive knowledge and experience. They raise cultural awareness and share their knowledge on local construction materials, regional economics and structural calculations.
Local NGOs have the insight of what is really needed in a certain region. They approach us with project ideas of their own, inform us about regional circumstances and provide us with valuable contacts. We closely work together on the concepts and financing models of the projects.
SPONSERS value us as a reliable partner who provides them with all the important information the need. We moderate knowledge and means as a service for our sponsors, for example by issuing contribution receipts.
engaged institutes at University of Stuttgart:
Prof. Antje Stokman, ILPÖ (leader)
Prof. Markus Allmann, IRGE
Prof. Achim Menges, ICD
Prof. Peter Cheret, IBK1
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. Werner Sobek, ILEK
Jun. Prof. Dirk Schwede, ILEK
Prof. Dr. Astrid Ley, SI, Internationaler Städtebau
Prof. Jens Ludloff, IBK3
Prof. Dr. Schew-Ram Mehra, LBP
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ortwin Renn, ZIRIUS
Prof. Dr. Christine Hannemann, IWE
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70174 Stuttgart, Germany
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