“Only that what is alive and changing, stays new and contemporary” — Zen wisdom
Once an eco system is destroyed it can’t be regained by an instant replacement of the individual species. The same is valid for human constructions and social communities. Thus we propose a successional, time based approach to its re-growth, executed over a trajectory of years. Spatially organising a dialogue between, and redefinition of, old and new values, ideas and ego’s in architectural teaching.
The result will be a community operating as a diverse eco-system, dynamic, complex and persistent. It settles down within a very few years and undergoes continuous growth, change and innovation that feeds and enriches itself and its environment. The architecture faculty of the TUD becomes a living organism. And in its visual appearance and operating performances it reflects the changing forces that structure ideas about the relationship between architecture, science, economy, politics and culture.