CHANGING THE DNA OF ARCHITECTURE
In her lecture at the TU Berlin, architect Gemma Koppen calls for a rethinking of design theory and architectural research, a change in the university DNA. Instead of continuing to pursue architecture in a monodisciplinary way, the architecture of healthcare buildings in particular would offer the opportunity to develop sustainable and socially relevant solutions in cooperation with medicine, psychology and neuroscience. “Hospitals as we know them up to now are dying out”, was her credo already three years before their worldwide collapse due to the corona crisis. Her presentation will be supported by examples of her design and teaching work in the USA, Greece, the Netherlands and Germany.