Winter
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Temperatures are globally rising up to extreme levels. Consequently, meteorological and atmospheric changes such as condensation, solar radiation, wind flows etc. instigate drastic fluctuations in temperature and precipitations also on all areas and heights of the Alps. With this general tendency of disappearing ‘coldness’, not only the glaciers can be observed to retreat – tourism, possibly, too.

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(Natural and artificial) snow is, and has been, the paramount environmental phenomenon to secure tourism. Winter sports, skiing being the most traditional, are the main economic pillars of most Tyrolean villages. A manifold and differentiated field of amateur, sportive and professional athleticism and entertainment, skiing – reaching from classic alpine ski, to alpine touring, backcountry-skiing, park-skiing, heli-skiing etc. – appropriates every possible facet and characteristic of a mountain: from snow production and management, all-terrain accessibility, increased transport capacities, hi-tech buildings and infrastructures provide an essential factor to the wealth and growth of many locally based companies and communities. With receding snow lines we can expect an increased disrupted and total desynchronised ‘industrialization’ of the Alps. However, such infrastructures are very likely to stand in contrast with current and future sustainable ideas of protecting and preserving the alpine territory and environment (increasing the amount of renewable energy, reducing traffic; increasing the air quality etc.).

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Student: Aschberger Anna Maria

In the future, to succeed not just in economical and technological terms, but most importantly also in environment, societal and cultural terms, all small-scale projects and large-scale interventions will demand visionary and integrated, even extreme, solutions. The studio will explore partly architectural (roads, buildings, infrastructures, villages, towns, cities) and partly geological (remodelled and reprogrammed landscapes) formations in order to renegotiate the alpine territory towards future trajectories and investigate how new forms and fronts of winter tourism might be part of a greater solution.

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Students: Melchiori Luca & Mellin Christopher
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Students: Melchiori Luca & Mellin Christopher
Typ/Stunden: EP 6 ECTS-AP 12,5

LV-Betreuung: Prof. Marjan Colletti, Marc Ihle
mit RMIT Melbourne (Prof. Tom Kovac)
mit Universität Trient (Prof. G. Pino Scaglione)
in Kooperation mit  Alp(S) | Institut für Geographie | IGF | Laserdata

Summer

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As we were looking the last term at scenarios of climate change and the dissapereance of „the cold“ and snow in winters, the question rises how will alpine regions than look in summer? Sub-tropical Valleys? Rising Temperatures and new upcomming technological developements and possibilites, should not be considered as a Problem but seen as a potential and chance for the project development, and part of a greater solution.

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Student: Jonas Pedrotti

The still globaly ongoing tendancy of centralisation of e.g. Production, Engergy- and resource-minning etc. Leed to mono-cultures, repetitivity, unification and concentration in general. These phenomnea of Centralisation not seldom reach critical mass/state, where they start to describe and communicate an independet image of Landscape, detached and desynchronizized from the original appeareinance and funcitioality of its Territory they emerege from.

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Student: Mussner Romed

 

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Student: Mussner Romed
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Student: Mussner Romed
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Student: Jonas Pedrotti
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Student: Mussner Romed

This centralisation of production in specific regions through out the planet further leed to waste lands and vaacum in other regions, with tremendous sozio-economical consequences. These inproductive territorties tend to get more and more dependend to theses centers of production, and tend to get more and more far away from them. As a further consequence they are trigger for enviromental polltuion through longer getting ways of transport; leading to the well known Transit-discussion in tirol.

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Student: Unterhofer Markus

To not just treat the Symptomes of these global trends, but to propose fundamental changes at the roots where these problems start, alpbachtal should be seen as a protoytype of a vision where production takes place at the place of consumption. Creating a decentralized, diversified productive self-sustainable new alpine landscape. „New alpine Gardens“ and technological developement as well as the naturally rising temperatures could even bring Bananas, which for instance are very hard to image disapear from the friut-shelf of our supermarcets; in a much more local, and as such also ecological distance to the consumer. Creating a bigger solution and better eco-bilanz, by considering the entire chain of production and all neccesties of consumption.

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Student: Jonas Pedrotti

Therefore highly productive landscapes (e.g. almeria) of other climatical regions will be looked at and  considered to implement along with new technological possibilities in a new visionary Phenomenology of alpine landscape through succesive transfromation and addaption. The enhencement of the exiisting and the development of new structures and forms to ensure a sustainable surface for the future in both  formal and functional ways will be central aspects of the discourse.

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Student: Jonas Pedrotti

The use of GIS and the reading and extrapolating of key characteristics of alpine formation and athmospheric processes will be also part of the analyis to formally generate and alternate designprocesses of formfinding.

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Student: Kofler Hannes

Typ/Stunden: EP 6 ECTS-AP 12,5
LV-Betreuung: Prof. Marjan Colletti, Marc Ihle
mit Universität Trient (Prof. G. Pino Scaglione)
in Kooperation mit Alp(S) | Institut für Geographie | IGF | Laserdata

©Universität Innsbruck

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Student: Aschberger Anna Maria

Students: Diederich Tom | Mura Elisa | Mussner Romed | Scheikl Marcel | Unterhofer Markus | Kofler Hannes | Molina Gil Sonia Erica | Jonas Pedrotti | Marmsoler Fabian | Mellin Christopher | Melchiori Luca | Aschberger Anna Maria | Camini Sandra | Gianmoena Stefano