Tubus Büchel: Stadtmöbel für die Zwischennutzung am Büchel
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Tubus Büchel: Street furniture for interim use at Büchel

The aim of the project is to build a multifunctional piece of street furniture 1:1 in the form of a practical project and to use it for 2-3 years during the interim use at Büchel. The furniture is developed from themes of the place, which are very diverse. Both the thermal water train and the visual axes to the city centre with the cathedral, Aachen window and city hall are integrated into the concept.

The street furniture should

  • establish a sense of place.
  • have an unusual presence in its form, colour and idea and be highly visible as an eye-catcher.
  • create a new public space and offer the possibility of meetings, actions, etc. as a platform.
  • be usable and integrate different functions, e.g. sitting, speaking, gathering.
  • integrate pictures and texts on historical references as information carriers.
  • be built from low-cost and recycled materials.
  • consist of elementary parts; optionally be 3D-printed.

Through the project, the following skills and competences are acquired and trained:

  • Experience of the entire process from design to implementation planning to realisation.
  • Dealing with integral planning that pursues the unity of design and construction
  • Planning of the realisable elements, detailed constructional planning and development of the connection methods / materials in the team
  • 3D modelling, preparation of models for printability and creation of 3D print files and acquisition of the techniques and special features of 3D printing (processes, wall thicknesses, support structures, materials, etc.)
  • Conception and implementation of experimental test series
  • Learning organisational processes in the team (purchasing, practical applications, sponsoring and contact with executing companies)


The joint realisation of a built object offers a very impressive experience that goes beyond the usual range of studies offered.

The street furniture is recyclable after the duration of the interim use or can be placed in another location.

Supervising professors

Fissabre, Anke, Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Teaching Subject: Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur
Photo Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Fissabre
Fachbereich 1 - Architektur
Institute - Institute of Smart Building Engineering (ISBE)
Senat und Kommissionen - Kommission für Forschung und Entwicklung
Bayernallee 9
52066 Aachen

Matcha, Heike, Prof. Dipl.-Ing.

Teaching Subject: Baukonstruktion und Systembau
Photo Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Heike Matcha
Fachbereich 1 - Architektur
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Room 01110-c
52066 Aachen

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Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung / Anmeldung bitte per Email

Student Project Leaders

Simon Beckers
Bendix Loevenich


  • Design & project management: Simon Beckers, Bendix Loevenich
  • Contributors: Antonia Schumacher, Sofia Van der Vir, Dominik Pille, Noah Apel
  • Teachers: Prof. Heike Matcha, Prof. Anke Fissabre, Andreas Scholl M.A.

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