CHRISTOPH MÄCKLER. LEHRE 1998–2018
It is not only his structures and writings that make Christoph Mäckler one of the most important, most influential contemporary architects in Germany; he is also a teacher. For Christoph Mäckler, the rematerialisation of architecture called for at early date (1991) plus the growing need for the revitalisation of public spaces are associated with the vision of a modern urban architecture that is anchored in a specific place and in history to the same extent. This is seen not only in the founding of the Deutsches Institut für Stadtbaukunst, but primarily in the teaching work and events of his Chair of Urban Planning at Dortmund University from 1998 to 2018. This publication provides an insight into the principles and thinking behind contemporary urban architecture and presents the origins and development of teaching methods that are based on conveying practical knowledge and the search for self-evident truths. Architectural and urban planning teaching goals are used to present student projects that offer an overview of the many tasks and supply examples of potential contributions to current urban planning issues.
2018 by DOM publishers, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86922-698-9, Georg Ebbing (ed.)