Publications

TRANSFORMING LVIV 2025 | City for Peoples

The content of this book focuses on the publication of the best urban design projects from the Urban Density Labs of joint design projects of a resource-saving and climate-friendly urban transformation for Lviv from 2017 to 2020.
Transforming Lviv 2025“ aims to make a constructive contribution to the contemporary discussion of urban development from an academic perspective, linked to a didactic approach that is always practice-oriented. Approximately 30 to 35 selected academic projects on urban transformation present a trend-setting urban development for Lviv for discussion.

 






TRANSFORMING LVIV 2025 | City for Peoples
Impact of Urban Density Labs (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Coop. TU Wien - Lviv Polytechnic University - City of Lviv

The book will be published by end of 2021 / beginning 2022.

Editing team:
Andreas Hofer, Bohdan Tscherkes, Anasztazia Hujvan, Olivia Daschill, Anna Nosykova

RETROfit of post-war housing quarters

Anasztazia Hujvan introduces the concept of retrofitting, based on a project by students of Vienna University of Technology.  
Through technological and social “injections” we can transform extisting post-war modernist quarters into future-proof neighborhoods, improving quality of life of the residents, generating working environment and contributing to the creation of community and activating urban and green spaces.

 






RETROfit of post-war housing quarters
Anasztazia Hujvan
In: Zoll+ Landschaft und Freiraum, Nr. 26, Juni 2020, page 18-23
ISSN 1025-2479
https://zollplus.org/zollausgaben/zoll36-neu/

 

Kształtowanie architektoniczne tożsamości przestrzeni publicznej (Identity, Architecture and Reconstruction of the City )

Bohdan Cherkes' book "Identity, Architecture and Reconstruction of the City", first published in 2014 by LIT Vienna, Münster has been updated, translated into Polish and edited in Krakow in 2020.
The content looks at possible definitions of architectural and planning principles during the process of searching for national identity and the formation of public centres in capital cities. Using the examples of Kyiv, Moscow, Berlin and Warsaw, the author illustrates the analogies and differences which determine national identity of various cultures in architecture and city planning. The categories Identity and National Identity are examined in detail just as the method of considering identities when looking at the development and transformation of public urban centres.






Kształtowanie architektoniczne tożsamości przestrzeni publicznej
Bohdan Cherkes 
wyd. 1, 2020, 176 s. 
format B5, oprawa miękka 
Publishing House of the University of Agriculture, Krakow
ISBN 978-83-66602-08-3

 

ATOMOGRAD - MAPPING SLAVUTYCH 2019 Ad-lib Design Studio / Publication

Diese Publikation präsentiert die besten Arbeiten des gleichnamigen ad-lib design studios 2019 in Slavutych. Therefor students from the Lviv Polytechnic National University and the Vienna University of Technology examined in individual fieldworks how the lives and daily routines of the inhabitants are influenced by the specific urban and social conditions of the planned town.
Slavutych, located 186 km north of Kiev, 50 km east of Chernobyl, was built from scratch between 1987 and 1989 as a replacement town for the inhabitants of Prypyat, which had to be evacuated in consequence of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. Completed in the year of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the city can be seen as the last Soviet planned ‚ideal city‘.

ATOMOGRAD - MAPPING SLAVUTYCH
6 SHORT STUDIES ABOUT LIVING
IN THE LAST IDEAL CITY OF THE SOVIET UNION

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Institute Of Art And Design 1
Univ.Ass. Dr. Inge Manka, Lecturer Michael Hiesmair
LVIV POLYTECHNIC NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Department of Design and Architecture Fundamentals
Prof. Dr. Svitlana Linda, Ass.Prof. Serhii Milchevych
Department of Architectual Design
Ass.Prof. Dr. Roman Krushelnytskyy

ISBN 978-3-9504879-0-9
TU Vienna, November 2019

 

 

Project Documentation Folders “Urban Density Lab Lviv 2019, 2018”

The academic format of the "Urban Density Labs Lviv" has been developed successfully - in its methodology, in the respective results as well as through the associated exhibition projects also in the dissemination - over the last years of its implementation both the demand for information content with a broader impact was araising. 
Accordingly, we had decided to produce a so-called “project documentation folder” of the two immediately preceding semester projects 2019 and 2018.

This folder are designed as a folding folder (A5 on A3) and contain in graphic form:
- objectives and task definition as well as the technical key data of the overall project;
- information about the requirements of the sites to be processed in Lviv;
- methodical phases of the entire semester program;
and
- selected project results designed by students.

The folders serve both as dissemination material for the work in our academic cooperation and as orientation for students in subsequent semesters about the contents of the so-called "Urban Density Labs Lviv".

Architectural Studies

Architectural Studies is a scientific journal periodically published by the Institute of Architecture of Lviv Polytechnic National University since 2015. The journal provides peer-reviewed articles in the fields of Urban Studies, Urban Design, Architectural Design and Planning History.

For more information and submission of articles:
http://science.lpnu.ua/as

Editor-in-Chief:
Bohdan Cherkes
 
Publisher: 
Lviv Polytechnic National University 2015

 

Identität, Architektur und Rekonstruktion der Stadt

Bohdan Cherkes‘ book „Identity, Architecture and Reconstruction of the City“ looks at possible definitions of architectural and planning principles during the process of searching for  national identity and the formation of public centres in capital cities. Using the examples of Kyiv, Moscow, Berlin and Warsaw, Bohdan Tscherkes illustrates the analogies and differences which determine national identity of various cultures in architecture and city planning. The categories Identity and National Identity are examined in detail just as the method of considering identities when looking at the development and transformation of public urban centres.

“This book is food for thought and provocation, especially when looking at the political landscape and the changes that took place since the fall of 2013, giving this analysis and its result an unexpected topicality”. 
Prof. Werner Durth, Author of “Baukultur: Spiegel gesellschaftlichen Wandels”

Printed with the support of the National Univeristy “Lvivska Polytechnika”, Lviv, Ukraine,  the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy in Vienna and the architecture firm “Zelemin”.

Author:
Bohdan Cherkes
 
LIT Publisher: Berlin-Münster-Wien-Zürich-London 2014
272 pages, numerous illustrations,
size 16,1x23,3 cm
German
Series: Urban and Spatial Planning, Vol. 14
ISBN  978-3-643-90516-1
€ 29,90
 
 
 

Lemberg Lviv. Architecture and City. 100 Landmark Buildings

In recent years, the city of Lviv has become increasingly interesting for art and culture tourists and established itself as a prominent European urban tourism destination. This trend is borne by a vivid urban and architecture history that spans from the Medieval Epoch to contemporary 21st century architecture.

LEMBERG LVIV – Architecture & City sketches an architectural portrait on the basis of 100 landmark buildings. The selection of the most important buildings of the medieval Old Town as well as those 19th century buildings under the influence of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy reflects Lviv's historic variety. The impressive functionalist buildings of the interwar period, some of which are threatened by dilapidation, constitute a further focus point.  Buildings of the Soviet period and of independent Ukraine after 1991 complete the selection. 

The „100 landmark buildings“ also comprise urban design ensembles such as monuments, parks and cemeteries. Important urban development key data, information on the most significant urban characteristics and a detailed introduction to Lviv’s urban history at the beginning of the guide complete this compact architectural image of the city. The often close linkage between architectural and culinary interest culminates in individual restaurant and bar recommendations at the end of the book.

LEMBERG LVIV – Architecture & City was written by a research team of Vienna University of Technology and L'vivska Polytechnic within the frame of an academic cooperation that has been ongoing for many years.

Authors:
Andreas Hofer
Elisabeth Leitner
Bohdan Cherkes
 
LIT Publisher: Vienna-Berlin 2012
195 pages, numerous illustrations, size 21x15 cm
German / English
Series: Urban and Spatial Planning, Vol. 11
ISBN  978-3-643-50429-6
€ 24,90
 
 
 

MEHR-WERT Architekur & Raumplanung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authors:
Andreas Hofer
Elisabeth Leitner

Program Science Day 2012
Publisher:
University of Technology Vienna 2012
German

Container City Kilometer 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author:
Andreas Hofer
 
Essay
Publisher: 
Architektur Aktuell Vienna 
May 2011
No. 374
German / English
 

Bandstadt Charkiv 2011

This excursion guidebook was written in the preparatory phase of the design workshop "linear city Kharkiv 2011" by students of the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Vienna and the L’vivska Polytechnic.
 
An urban planning concept for the transformation and modernization of the linear city of Kharkiv of the 1920ies into a contemporary urban quarter was the goal of the design workshop. Not only the time on site, but also impressions of the other excursion destinations Kiev, Slavutich and Lviv lead to a broad understanding of urban characteristics and their potential.
Authors:
Andreas Hofer
Elisabeth Leitner
Bohdan Cherkes
 
Excursion guidebook
Publisher: 
University of Technology Vienna
L'vivska Polytechnica
2011
German
 
 

Bandstadt Charkiv 2010

This excursion guidebook was written in the preparatory phase of the design workshops "linear city Kharkiv" by students of the Faculty of Architecture of the Vienna UT in the context of design programme OST_EUROPOLIS_2012.
The workshop in Kharkiv was part of the design program and took place in the context of academic cooperation. Themes of the program were new interpretations and application possibilities of the linear city principle as well as the conversion of inner city brownfield sites.
Authors:
Andreas Hofer
Elisabeth Leitner
 
Excursion guidebook
Publisher: 
University of Technology Vienna
2010
German
 

Lemberg Lviv. Handbuch Architektur und Stadt

ЛЬВІВ - LEMBERG - LWÓW - LVIV - ЛЬВOВ – LEOPOLIS
Handbuch Architektur und Stadt
Путівник по місту та архітектурі
 
Lviv - the guidebook Architecture and City was written because of the historical links between Lviv and Vienna and the academic cooperation. The content includes articles on the architecture and history of the city of Lviv, as well as about the current arts and culture scene with an architectural guide of 50 main buildings.
Authors:
Andreas Hofer
Elisabeth Leitner
Bohdan Cherkes
 
Publisher: 
L'vivska Polytechnica
University of Technology Vienna
2010
German / Ukrainian

Higher Education. Kooperationen. Vienna University of Technology I National University Lviv Polytechnic

Publication about the activites of the academic cooperation between the two universities.

Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD) – Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research
2008
 

Portopolis 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author:
Lyudmila Boyko
 
2007
Ukrainian / English
 

Urbane Metamorphose für die Krim

The Crimea is a magical attraction between Orient and Occident. Crimea is a dream of beaches and sun for the people in the cold north of Ukraine and Russia. For more than a hundred years the fascinating cultural landscape with its ideal climate conditions is a place for happiness and relaxation: first only for the Russian aristocracy, then for the working people of real socialism and today for the free market. But today there are also the post-Soviet cities with their dilapidated infrastructure, abandoned sanatoriums and a disoriented population that is looking for work.
 
This book reports on the architecture and the towns in the Crimea, on history and perspectives, as well as everyday life and the dreams of the people living there. The book is the result of a five year research phase and project work of students and professors from the University of Vienna and the L'vivska Polytechnic.
 
Content:
 
Kulisse und Mythos
Topographie eines Traumziels
Andreas Hofer
Architektur Geschichte der Krim
Verena Mitterrutzner
Jalta 1945 - Die Konferenz zur Neuordnung Europas
Katharina Spiegl
Aktuelle Aspekte der Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung in der Ukraine
Jurij Kryworutschko, Gennadij Schulga
Die urbane Karriere von Jalta
Christina Fried, Thomas Pamminger
 
Der Rhythmus des organisierten Glücks
Destination Kurort: Erholung und Tourismus auf der Krim
Andreas Hofer
Artek: der Ort als Traum. Entstehung und Realität eines internationalen Erholungslagers für Kinder
Bohdan Tscherkes
Polytechnik-1. 50 Jahre eines Universitätserholungsheims in Alushta
Mykola Brodskyj
Alushta: Stadt und Raum
Sandra Schwarz, Melanie Lutz
Stadt und Wasser. Eine Promenade für Alushta
Florian Kienesberger
 
Die Identität des Spontanen
Stadt und Identität in postsowjetischer Zeit.
Bohdan Tscherkes
Die Krimtataren – ihre Architektur und Geschichte
Tanja Mayr, Susanne Marenberg
An die Fontäne im Palast der Bachtschissaraj
Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin
Aktuelle Siedlungsentwicklung der Krimtataren
Tanja Mayr, Susanne Marenberg
Rückkehr an die Peripherie
Ein Gespräch mit Server Suleiman
Neue Identität für Alushta: eine Stadt mit Rückgrat
Stefan J. Hietler, Christian Scharf
Zwischen Idylle und Realität – der (in)formelle Alltag auf der Krim
Andreas Hofer
 
Authors:
Andreas Hofer
Klaus Semsroth
Bohdan Cherkes
 
LIT Publisher: Vienna 2006
176 pages, numerous illustrations, 
German 
Series: Urban and Spatial Planning, Vol. 1
ISBN  978-3-643-50429-6
€ 14,90
 
 

POLIS 2004

Hofer Andreas - "Das neue Gesicht des organisierten Glücks. Der Wandel des Ferienlagers Artek auf der Halbinsel Krim."; in: POLIS. Zeitschrift für Stadt- und Baukultur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author:
Andreas Hofer

Mitteilungsorgan der Deutschen Akademie für Stadt- und Landesplanung, 2/2004 (2004), 2; S. 38 - 40