Prof. em. Dr. Ing. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani | History of Urban Development

Thesaurus zum Städtebau (Thesaurus on Urban Design)

The research project Thesaurus zum Städtebau (Thesaurus on Urban Design) will provide a structured collection of the central building blocks that constitute urban spaces: streets, squares, closes, courtyards, parks, passages and quays.

Built upon the contributions of students in the seminar Elemente des städtischen Raumes from the years 2012–2015, 80 selected case studies are analysed and compared in a uniform research and presentation form at various levels:
Urban structure at a scale of 1:10,000
Spatial form at a scale of 1:2,000
Architectural typology at a scale of 1:500
Construction at a scale of 1:100
The project ties into a rich manualistic tradition in the discipline of urban design that blossomed mainly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Research project

Thesaurus zum Städtebau
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Harald R. Stühlinger, Markus Tubbesing (eds.),


Completed project