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
Also necessary is the revision of the rules in force in accordance with RC, because the city holds the view that urban regulations cannot be effective independently of societal transformations. Among these are evolving perceptions with regard to urban and architectural form.