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Florian Geddert, plus4930 + Lukáš Veltruský, viertewand

Urban Ský Group

Leipziger Strasse, Berlin, Germany
Lukas is a german and swiss educated architect, exhibition designer and researcher at the Bauhaus University Weimar, lecturer at the EiABC in Addis Ababa and a Guest Professor at the Münster School of Architecture. Florian studied architecture at BTU Cottbus and UDK Berlin. He has been teaching at the Bauhaus University Weimar, UDK Berlin and held workshops at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development in Addis Ababa and the American University of Cairo.

Maker Towns®


Rural creative industrialization in Ethiopia

Maker Towns®


Rural creative industrialization in Ethiopia
Development plan for a rural industrialization in Ethiopia empowering a sustainable alternative to megacities
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  • Systemic changes

Emerging countries worldwide are facing the same phenomenon: a rural exodus leading to a rapidly growing urbanization and a sharp rise of informal settlements. Which soft and hard infrastructure is indispensable to cover the basic needs of living and working in the 21st century? Which level of self-help, participation and empowerment is productive and sustainable to build up foundations for a liveable and socially balanced city? How much can architectural systems and constructions tangibly prime both urban planning and structural design? Which are the adequate systems to interrelate with complexities?
The Maker Towns® are a combination of rural-urban transformation, urban planning & design, real estate business and sustainability. The mission is the dynamic development of core-peripheral, hitherto agricultural communities by shifting a participative society from their farming fields into small urban factories driven by creativity, work ethic and innovation – the birth of Maker Towns®.


Maker Towns®


Rural creative industrialization in Ethiopia

Maker Towns®


Rural creative industrialization in Ethiopia
Development plan for a rural industrialization in Ethiopia empowering a sustainable alternative to megacities
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Emerging countries worldwide are facing the same phenomenon: a rural exodus leading to a rapidly growing urbanization and a sharp rise of informal settlements. Which soft and hard infrastructure is indispensable to cover the basic needs of living and working in the 21st century? Which level of self-help, participation and empowerment is productive and sustainable to build up foundations for a liveable and socially balanced city? How much can architectural systems and constructions tangibly prime both urban planning and structural design? Which are the adequate systems to interrelate with complexities?
The Maker Towns® are a combination of rural-urban transformation, urban planning & design, real estate business and sustainability. The mission is the dynamic development of core-peripheral, hitherto agricultural communities by shifting a participative society from their farming fields into small urban factories driven by creativity, work ethic and innovation – the birth of Maker Towns®.



Idea by

Florian Geddert, plus4930 + Lukáš Veltruský, viertewand
Urban Ský Group
Leipziger Strasse
Berlin
Germany
Lukas is a german and swiss educated architect, exhibition designer and researcher at the Bauhaus University Weimar, lecturer at the EiABC in Addis Ababa and a Guest Professor at the Münster School of Architecture. Florian studied architecture at BTU Cottbus and UDK Berlin. He has been teaching at the Bauhaus University Weimar, UDK Berlin and held workshops at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development in Addis Ababa and the American University of Cairo.