Academic Year 2017-2018



  • 1st session wk. 1.1/ 05.09.2017/ Building 26, Room 1/ 8:45-10:30 – Introduction to the urgencies our group deals with, and the general themes – technology, health and growth.
  • 2nd session  wk. 1.2/ 12..09.2017/ Building 26, Room 1/ 8:45-10:30 – Parallel workshops for each of the Design of the Urban Fabric main themes (Technology, Health, Growth).
  • Coaching on Wednesdays: first 5 weeks, 15:00 in the Urbanism studio.

Following this introductory phase, the students need to choose the research group they would like to graduate with.

After the introductory lectures and workshop sessions, there will be

  • Clinics for those students who will work with our Graduation Lab. Students will be asked to make a poster each week, becoming more precise with their topic. These sessions can take place either on Thursday mornings, and they will be led by mentors of the Design of the Urban Fabric Lab. These meetings will place on 21st of September, 28th of September and 5th of October.

After this phase, the students need to confirm their mentor team on 9.10.2017.

Introduction to graduating with the Urban Fabrics research group 2017/2018

Presentation Graduation Lab

Tue 05.09.2017

Location: Building 26, Room 1

Time: 8:45-10:45

8:45 Prof ir. Rients Dijkstra introduces our research group and describes the urgencies we deal with

9:30 Introduction to theme technology (Prof. ir. Rients Dijkstra).

9:45 Introduction to theme health (dr. ir. Frank van Der Hoeven) Download the presentation here: presentation theme health

10:00 Introduction to theme growth (Dipl. Ing. Birgit Hausleitner) Download the presentation here: presentation theme growth

10:15-10:45 Q&A and meeting UF mentors


Thesis presentation PuiYi Kong 29 October 12:15

ringzone adam PuiYi

Common Ground. Bridging polarities in the ring zone area of Amsterdam

PuiYi Kong

Mentor team:  Birgit Hausleitner, Egbert Stolk

The city center of Amsterdam is growing. The Ringzone in particular, will function as the extension of the city center. In this context, the aim is to find a transformation strategy that allows the change of program and change of use of space; a strategy that bridges the urban with suburban, while sustaining existing spatial qualities and catering for needs of user groups.

Do you like to join my thesis presentation?

date and time: 29.10.2015  12:15-13:30

location:  Zaal P



Thesis presentation Andrea Aragone 29 October 10:45

12_enclosed green_project Andrea

Migrated Space Contrasts

Andrea Aragone

Mentor team:  Egbert Stolk, Birgit Hausleitner

“Migrated Space Contrasts” focuses on the relations between social groups and their everyday life in the public space, understanding the socio-spatial potentials of the public realm through the influential processes that occur between the different communities in the Matonge district of Bruxelles. The research outlines a more socially balanced relation between the contrasting groups through a design that roots in potentials of the social and spatial features of the district.

Do you like to join my thesis presentation?

date and time: 29.10.2015  10:55-12:00

location:  Zaal P

World Habitat Day 5 October 2015: Public Spaces for All

Happy World Habitat Day!

The purpose of World Habitat Day, October 5th 2015, is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. This year the United Nations chose the theme ‘Public Spaces for All’ as very relevant for the Habitat Agenda.

Urban October 2015

Objectives of World Habitat Day 2015

  1. Raise awareness about the need for well designed and managed public spaces and streets.

Great to see that one of the key themes of our research group takes centre stage also for UN Habitat.

Find more information here:  or download: the UrbanOctoberBackgroundPaper