DLA 2015 Workshops

In the three days of the DLA Conference (June 4-6), there will be eight workshops on specialized topics in Digital Landscape Architecture/Planning Design and digital tool making for GeoDesign in parallel to the ongoing sessions. These workshops have proven to provide a lively forum in previous conferences.


Participation is free and only available only for registered participants of the DLA conference.
As seats at workshops are limited, we recommend early registration.

General Contact

Please feel free to contact Omer Yousuf (Email) if you have general questions regarding the workshops, which cannot be answered through the individual workshop organizers

Registration

Workshop registration must be done within the general registration: Link

We recommend registration as early as possible, as seats are limited.

Overview

Workshop 1:
Augmented Reality in Landscape Architecture (parallel 90 minutes workshop)

Workshop 2:
Possible Applications of UAV and Gyrocopter data in the Field of Environmental Planning (parallel 90 minutes workshop)

Workshop 3:
3D Landscape Architecture with Vectorworks (parallel 45 minutes workshop)

Workshop 4:
Development of New Methods for GeoDesign using Arc GIS CityEngine (parallel 90 minutes workshop)

Workshop 5:
Autodesk InfraWorks: Conceptual Design in Large Scale 3D Urban and Landscape Models (parallel 90 minutes workshop)

Workshop 6:
A Hands-on Workshop with Cinema 4D: 3D Natural Environments (parallel 90 minutes workshop)

Workshop 7:
Knowledge Management in the Life Cycle of Urban Vegetation (parallel 90 minutes workshop)

Workshop 8:
A Workshop on Digital GeoDesign Synthesis (09:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m.)
Separate application required.

Content

Workshop 1: Augmented Reality in Landscape Architecture.
Instructor:
Contact email for questions:
Affiliation:
Date and Time: Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 14:00 - 16:00
Room:


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Workshop 2: Possible Applications of UAV and Gyrocopter data in the Field of Environmental Planning.
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Lutz Bannehr; Prof. Dr. Lothar Koppers a.o.
Contact for questions: Email
Affiliation: Architektur, Facility Management und Geoinformation
Date and Time: Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 13:00 - 16:00
Room: Building 06, meeting at the entrance.


Since its inception in 2009, the LVML has been developing methods of site scanning and modeling of the landscape. A key aspect of this research is the use of UAV technologies to empower the discipline with the ability to capture complexity of landscape sites. The inclusion of photogrammetry in the practice of landscape architecture opens entirely new possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration, and allows insight into remote or un-mapped sites.

This session gives an overview of the various possibilities and applications of UAV technology, including the considerations for working in various sites and conditions worldwide. The session will include an example flight and dataset collection site-visit*. The participants will be given insights into various past scan campaigns, and have the opportunity to interface the resulting data with other various data sources.

(*Assuming appropriate meteorological conditions)

Background reading for workshop 2, as published in the DLA 2015 proceedings: LINK


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Workshop 3: 3D Landscape Architecture with Vectorworks
Instructor: NN Computerworks
Contact for questions:
Affiliation: ComputerWorks GmbH, Schwarzwaldstraße 67, 79539 Loerrach Link
Date and Time: Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 14:00 - 14:45
Room: Building 8, Seminarraum 04


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Workshop 4: Development of New Methods for Geodesign using ArcGIS and Esri CityEngine.
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Jörg Schaller, Dr. Özgür Ertac, Cristina Mattos
Contact for questions: Email
Affiliation:Esri Deutschland Group GmbH, Kranzberg, Germany.
Date and Time: Friday, June 5, 2015 from 16:00 - 17:30
Room: Building 8, Seminarraum 04


ArcGIS helps you use spatial information to perform deep analysis, gain a greater understanding of your data, and make more informed decisions. It's a platform for: GIS Professionals, Location Analytics, and Developers. Esri CityEngine creates amazing 3D cities quickly and easily by transforming 2D GIS data into smart 3D city models. It enables the rapid creation of 3D models through a suite of industry-leading procedural tools. Geodesign with Esri improves urban planning, architecture and design. Esri’s 3D visualization power has been used for decades to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility, and plan their implementation.

This workshop gives a quick overview of useful tools that help you to convert your CAD data to a smart GIS solution. Basic methods of CityEngine that drive procedural generation of features to build 3D scenes will be demonstrated. Free of charge 3D libraries (trees, buildings, street assets and more) of CityEngine will also be presented. You will learn how to share your city models in 3D with the CityEngine Web Viewer. This 3D web viewer offers an intuitive web interface for 3D experience in a browser.

CityEngine supports many industry formats (fbx, obj, collada, etc.) to support users’ further 3D modeling tasks. Accordingly, the workshop will be finalized with a live demo showing high quality 3D rendering with a third party software.

Prerequisites: None.

Technical requirements: None.


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Workshop 5: Autodesk InfraWorks: Conceptual Design in Large Scale 3D Urban and Landscape Models.
Instructor: Markus Briglmeir, Product Manager Autodesk InfraWorks; Andreas Lippold.
Contact for questions: Email
Affiliation: Autodesk, Central Europe: http://www.autodesk.com/
Date and Time: Friday, June 5, 2015 from 14:00 - 16:00
Room: Building 8, Seminarraum 04


The Autodesk InfraWorks 3D city model software can help you create, analyze, and visualize digital city and infrastructure models. It allows stakeholders from the public, city government, construction, and business communities to work together and visualize infrastructure projects before they're built. Being able to experience the future of a city before it's real enables all involved to understand how policy and proposals can impact the urban environment.

Imagine being able to experience real-world city scenarios and share them with citizens and stakeholders before construction. Whether you need to create small- or large-scale models of city and infrastructure projects, Autodesk InfraWorks can provide you with the realistic preliminary design and visualization tools you need to make informed design decisions throughout the urban design lifecycle.In this Hands On Session attendees get an overview of Autodesk InfraWorks by creating their own city and infrastructure model and adding different conceptual design alternatives of a 'new city or infrastructure project'.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of GIS & CAD data and 3D models. No Autodesk InfraWorks knowledge necessary.

Technical requirements: Hands On Session Participants are required to bring their own laptops. The software Autodesk InfraWorks needs to be installed before the workshop starts. Autodesk Software can be downloaded from http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity for 'hands-on' lessons. Please check system requirements.


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Workshop 6: A Hands-on Workshop with Cinema 4D: 3D Natural Environments
Instructor: Philip Paar, Laubwerk, Germany; Thomas Vournazos, Slashcube, Switzerland.
Contact for questions: Email
Affiliation: Laubwerk: laubwerk.com; Slashcube: slashcube.net
Date and Time: Friday, June 5th, 2015 from 16:00 - 18:00
Room: Schwabestraße 3, Lyceum, Marmorsaal (Gebäude 01, Raum 114)


Happy 25th anniversary, Photoshop! In contrast, we present a full 3D digital workflow to create stunning images of landscapes. The workshop will focus on the modeling and visualization of photo- realistic 3D natural environments, including landform/ terrain, vegetation, lighting setup, and shading tricks. This instructor-led mainly 'hands-on' workshop is based on one of the easiest to use professional 3D software programs called Cinema 4D (www.maxon.net). Learn an easy way of adding trees to your renderings and to quickly adjust tree species according to the shape, age, season and level of detail the scene requires. Target groups of the workshop are landscape architects, students, researchers and practitioners interested in 3D modeling and visualization of gardens, landscapes, and architecture.

Participation is limited to 20 persons.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of 3D modeling or CAD software.

Technical requirements:
- Bring your own laptop (Windows or MacOS X).
- In advance, download and install Cinema 4D Trial (or have a student or full version instead), the software can be downloaded here: http://www.maxon.net/en/products/demo-version/download- form.html. A student version is offered here: http://www.maxon.net/education/students- teachers.html
- In advance, download and install the free Laubwerk Plants Kit Freebie for Cinema 4D, which can be downloaded here: http://www.laubwerk.com/store/plants-kit-freebie/


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Workshop 7: Knowledge Management in the Life Cycle of Urban Vegetation.
Instructor: Marcel Heins, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Kircher, Anhalt University
Contact for questions:
Affiliation:
Date and Time: Friday, June 5, 2015 from 14:00 - 16:00
Room: Building 8, Seminarraum 05


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Workshop 8: A Workshop on Digital GeoDesign Synthesis.
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Carl Steinitz, CASA/UCL and Harvard University; Hrishi Ballal (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London).
Contact for questions:
Affiliation:
Date and Time: Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 09:00 - 13:00
Room: Schwabestraße 3, Lyceum, Marmorsaal (Gebäude 01, Raum 114)


Detailed workshop description, as published in the DLA 2015 proceedings: Link

The workshop will focus on situations where collaborative geodesign is being conducted under conditions of uncertainty, and results must be achieved very rapidly. The workshop will apply the 'Steinitz Framework' and the diagrams-based geodesign-support software developed by Hrishi Ballal to one of our recent workshop 'problems' and its data structures.

Participation is limited to 30 persons.

Technical requirements:
- Participants need to be registered at the DLA Conference 2015 and also need to apply directly to la@loel.hs-anhalt.de for this special workshop.
-Participants must be full time (no 'visitors') and each person must bring a laptop.
- The participant will receive technical details for the setup of the laptop.

09:00 - 16:30: Workshop for registered participants only
16:30 - 17:00: Summary and discussion of Workshop results (Audimax, Bauhausstraße 8, Gebäude 08)

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