Combined teaching and research projects
In order to introduce students to the topic of research and development, combined teaching and research projects are carried out, such as the teaching concept "Bauteile der Zukunft ↔ Absolvierende der Zukunft", which was nominated for the university prize "Exzellenz der Lehre" of the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art. The following teaching and research projects are examples of this connection:
In this project students researched and developed innovative load-bearing concepts and material compositions for concrete. For the competition, the aim was to use the building material to create robust canoes that could be paddled in during the race in Heilbronn in June. The Frankfurt UAS team took 5th place (of 60) in the design competition and 11th place in the construction competition. The participating group of students had set themselves the goal of constructing a particularly sustainable canoe. Thus, primary raw materials were partially substituted by unregulated secondary raw materials.
In the student competition of the Frankfurt UAS, students received one of the main prizes and two recognitions in the course "Lightweight Construction". The HERR foundation particularly praised the "concrete textile" as an innovative new building element of the future.
The project aims to realize two experimental buildings as "Tiny -Labs" on the campus of the UAS. These allow students to gain practical experience in the planning, construction, operation and deconstruction of buildings. One Tiny-Lab is designed for active operation, the other for passive operation.
The project is concerned with the planning, construction and operation of a hospital that can be developed within a region according to the cultural and social conditions and that - after being initiated by donations - is economically self-sustaining.
The aim of the R&D project is to determine the advantages and disadvantages of regionally available and/or renewable building materials, such as clay, for a hospital in Sapahi (Nepal) in comparison to currently used building materials.
Along the northern part of the Alleenring in Frankfurt am Main are the Westend Campus of Goethe University, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the German National Library. In the future, this area will form the CAMPUSMEILE and thus the major scientific axis of Frankfurt and the region. Modelled on the Frankfurt museum shore, it aims to network the institutions and give the ring a spatial identity.
In the winter semester 2017/18, a nationwide student ideas competition was held. The area covered by the competition includes the entire northern avenue ring with exemplary sections for in-depth study.
The contributions were expected to provide fundamental impulses and conceptual ideas for the further development of CAMPUSMEILE in terms of urban and open space planning. Since this was an ideas competition, the topic presented in this call for entries was to be treated openly and the participants were allowed to set their own priorities within the designs. The results were presented in early summer 2018 in an exhibition at the Department of Planning and Housing and summarized in a documentation.