Cities as cultural products are neither ‘built’ nor ‘planned,’ at best they are guided and steered in a certain direction. Therefore, rules and regulations are one of the few tools that are actually suitable to guide future development within such collective and complex urban settings.
We strongly believe that the field of (urban) design should not simply adhere to these standards as some neutrally existing context but should actively engage in discussing them in order to make them subject to design as well. read more
Beginning at a certain building height, one encounters the law of diminishing returns, i.e., the sales of additional stories no longer cover the costs of their construction and maintenance. This Economic Height will be taken into consideration when determining a generally valid height limit.