Peter Ruge - Architecture (DIA) Semesterarbeit


  • Water feature © Lovie Tey
  • Overall Masterplan View © Lovie Tey
  • Villagegification
    Masterplan sustainability © Lovie Tey
  • Design Placement
    Design Placement © Lovie Tey
  • Serial vision Visualization
    Serial vision Visualization © Lovie Tey

Forming a Low Density with a Mixture of Urban Lifestyle and Natural Environment

The concept Villagegification is derived from Germany as one of the Europe's major mining countries until it plunges into crisis, where the abandoned mining sites that were exploited causes altered landscape and unusable land due to loss of soil and difference in ph value, and most of the mining sites does not return to their former glory. As the trend in Germany is to reclaim the abandoned mining sites as forest, lakes and water features; Villagegification aims to tackle the issue of abandoned mining site, through spreading of the concept.

Villagegification is a sweet spot between the urban lifestyle and village environment,  where various strategies are used as a guideline to achieve the concept. The strategies including phasing of the masterplan ( Convert, Continue and Complement ), and the several layers that were discussed and planned out for the development.

Each zoning of the masterplan is equipped with basic self-sustaining features and spaces such as community food hub, community open spaces, ecological landscapes, blue and green infrastructure, working and productive landscape as well as transitional landscape.

One of the strategies include functional zoning, human centric street studies, productive loop, sustainable features, masterplan of various zoning, building matrix , usage per capita, quantity study, design placement, serial vision and sustainable residential design.

Through these strategies, the site of Janschwalde act as a ground zero space for the concept to run thru, solving the abandoned mining sites across Germany and even the world.

Created by:  Lovie Tey
Completed on:   SS 2020