As part of the project "Youth designs structural change" of the zdi center ANTalive e.V., the project "DAZWISCHEN - Future-Oriented Structural Change in The Rhenish Mining Area", the Revierknoten Raum and the Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier initiated the student project "Rebuild Revier".
Together with students from the two participating schools, the Burgau Gymnasium Düren and the comprehensive school Merzenich / Niederzier, forward-looking and innovative design concepts are being developed at the sites Düren-Merken and Morschenich (alt). Over the past few months, the students have gained insights into structural change and the development process of urban design concepts. With the support of the research teams, the students have conducted their own on-site surveys and created urban planning concepts. The exciting ideas are currently being transferred into spatial concepts and then modelled in 3D using Minecraft.
The results will thus be recreated in a way that can be experienced and will then be "walked through" in a short video. The project offers the youth of the region a unique opportunity to actively participate in the discussion of the design of their homes and to develop and communicate their own visions for future developments.
The project is led by the team of experts with Benjamin Casper - Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier, Nicole Maurer - Revierknoten Raum and Andreas Klozoris - Projekt DAZWISCHEN (RWTH Aachen University), as well as teachers Dr. Anja Septinus, Britta Schnee and Dietmar Reschke. The transfer into Minecraft and the management of the gamification approach is done by Mr. Josef Bogatzki (The JoCraft). Active support is provided by the students Karim Knobloch and Thilo Loose, who accompany the process of the students with their expertise.
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The TU Dortmund campus is located near the Dortmund West interchange, where the A45 Sauerland line crosses the B1/A40 Ruhr expressway. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. Coming from the A45, you can turn onto Stockumer Straße via Universitätsstraße. This in turn is connected to Baroper Straße, along which Campus South extends. If you take the exit of the A-40, the route via Emil-Figge Straße, Marie-Curie Allee to Baroper Straße makes sense. If you turn from Baroper Straße into August-Schmidt Straße, you have the possibility to reach the parking lot directly behind the GB III.
The South Campus is connected via Stockumerstraße by bus lines 440 and 449, which run every 10 minutes. Campus South can be reached on foot from the Am Gardenkamp stop, and the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station is also located near the Eichlinghofen stop. The bus lines connect to the U42 light rail line at the Barop Parkhaus stop, which provides connections to the Dortmund-Hombruch district and Dortmund downtown.
From Dortmund-Eichlinghofen, the South Campus is connected to the H-Bahn network via the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station. Line 1 runs here every 10 minutes, and the South Campus is served by the Campus Süd stop.
A connection to Campus North is also provided via the H-Bahn. Line 2 shuttles between Campus North and Campus South every 5 minutes.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.
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