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Integrated Planning and Implementation of a Blue-Green Architecture Project by Applying a Design-Build Teaching Approach

Department of Architecture, School of Engineering and Design, Technical University of Munich, 80333 München, Germany
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Academic Editors: Manfred Koehler and Daniel Kaiser
Land 2022, 11(5), 762; https://doi.org/10.3390/land11050762
Received: 25 March 2022 / Revised: 7 May 2022 / Accepted: 18 May 2022 / Published: 23 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Green and Blue Infrastructure in the View of Global Warming)
Blue-green architecture (BGA) describes buildings and open spaces that combine nature-based and technical systems of vegetation and urban water management. This creates positive effects on the urban climate, public health, biodiversity, and water balance. In this study, a design strategy for BGA is applied and evaluated on a practical project. The project consists of an interdisciplinary course in which students of architecture and landscape architecture designed and implemented a BGA for a school garden in Munich, Germany. The students worked in an interdisciplinary planning team in which they took on different roles and responsibilities (blue/green/integration). As a result, the design was put into practice by their own hands and a nature-based system was built. The greywater from the school garden is now treated in a constructed wetland and, in combination with rainwater, feeds into a redesigned pond. Biodiversity was increased and a contribution to the environmental education of the pupils was made. The students demonstrated high learning success. Finally, the design strategy for BGA was positively evaluated using a design-based research approach and additional points were added for future applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: blue-green infrastructure; prototyping; nature-based solutions; landscape architecture; greywater; integrated planning; design strategy blue-green infrastructure; prototyping; nature-based solutions; landscape architecture; greywater; integrated planning; design strategy
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Well, F.; Ludwig, F. Integrated Planning and Implementation of a Blue-Green Architecture Project by Applying a Design-Build Teaching Approach. Land 2022, 11, 762. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11050762

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Well, Friederike, and Ferdinand Ludwig. 2022. "Integrated Planning and Implementation of a Blue-Green Architecture Project by Applying a Design-Build Teaching Approach" Land 11, no. 5: 762. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11050762

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