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Development of an Integrated Design Strategy for Blue-Green Architecture

Department of Architecture, School of Engineering and Design, Technical University of Munich, 80333 München, Germany
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Academic Editors: Nikos A. Salingaros and Marc A. Rosen
Sustainability 2021, 13(14), 7944; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147944
Received: 21 May 2021 / Revised: 8 July 2021 / Accepted: 11 July 2021 / Published: 16 July 2021
Blue-green architecture entails buildings that contribute to improving the urban climate through the synergetic combination of water management and vegetation. They are part of an urban blue-green infrastructure network that combines ecosystem services in a multifunctional way. Projects implemented in an interdisciplinary manner create synergies with regard to the combination of water-related and vegetation-related objectives. However, applicable design strategies for this approach are currently lacking in practice. This paper investigates the approach of a blue-green architectural project in Stuttgart (the so called “Impulse Project”) and derives insights for an integrated design strategy. The analysis and transfer of the research is carried out by using the research by design methodology. For this purpose, the interdisciplinary design process is divided into three phases (pre-design, design, post-design) and described in detail. Reflection on the documented design reveals the knowledge gained and enables the transfer of the findings to future projects by means of the integrated design strategy for blue-green architecture. View Full-Text
Keywords: blue-green systems; building greening; water management; integrated planning; research by design; design strategy; grey water; climate adaption blue-green systems; building greening; water management; integrated planning; research by design; design strategy; grey water; climate adaption
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