Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



Cities Within Cities - Barrio Abajo

Barranquilla, Colombia
Design Studio Fall ’20

How can we re-imagine ordinary neighbourhoods through strategically engaging and intensifying their creative potential, embracing their identity through their traditions, rituals, new temporary art and cultural events?

  • Students
    Jérome Ammann, Isabel Ammann, Nikolina Angelova, Mario Bieri, Hannah Breit, Remo Calonder, Laura Cereghetti, Shriya Chaudhry, Laura Di Nardo, Sébastien Fischer, Melanie Kofler, Leonie Leitlein, Pierre Ligen, Simon Maron, Theo Mayer, Marius Muszynski, Oluwasegun Ogunsola, Aurelia Perschel, Laura Pfeiffer, Carina Ragg, Joanna Rubin, Alexandra Schwarz, Alexandra Stingaciu, Louis Strologo, Daniel Weber, Lorenz Wittmer
  • Team
    Prof. Hubert Klumpner
    Anne Graupner
    Diogo Figueiredo
  • Goals
    Students are introduced to design methods and tools for neighbourhood design through cultural co-production, festivals, exhibitions, celebrations, and case-studies from the Urban-Lecture Series.

    Strategic concepts respond to, negotiate and link productive collisions with diverse processes and factors that shape densification of city blocks and streetscapes. Considering day-light, programming and imagining growth processes, small scale neighbourhoods are transformed into legitimate districts, towns and Cities within Cities
  • Skills - Drawing & Representation
    Michael Walczak - Introduction to Graphic Tools: Rhinoceros 3D, V-Ray, Grasshopper, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Skills - Graphic Design
    Integral, Ruedi and Vera Baur
  • Elective Course
    ACTION! On the Real City: 4D Urban Flux 24 Frames Per Second’ is offered as an extension to the studio, teaching skills in 3D modeling, filmmaking, and animating
  • Student Workflow
    Groups (max. 2) / Individual
  • Languages
    German, English, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Location
    ONA, E25
  • ECTS Credits - Architectural Design V-IX
    ECTS Credits - 14
  • ECTS Credits - Integrated Discipline Planning
    ECTS Credits – 3
  • In Collaboration With
    Prof. Arno Schlueter (ETH Zurich)
    Dr. Marie Glaser (ETH Wohnforum - ETH CASE)
    Prof. Diego Ceresuela-Wiesmann (ETHZ-COL/UPB Medellín)
  • Final Review Guests
    Ruedi Baur, Vera Baur, Antonio Celia, Diego Ceresuela-Wiesmann, Sergio Chirivella, Anton Falkeis, Melanie Fessel, Sebastian Mejia, Manuel Moreno, Sameep Padora, Alejandro Restrepo-Montoya, Daniela Sanjinés, Arno Schlüter
  • Miro Board Exhibition Link