S | Futur[AHR]

  Consequences of the flood disaster in Altenahr © Yannick Ley  

Futur[AHR] – Architectural historical research after the flood


The flood disaster in July 2021 left far-reaching damage in the villages along the river Ahr in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate and changed the landscape of the Ahr Valley in a previously unimagined way within one day. Since then, those responsible on site have been faced with the challenging task of developing a long-term sustainable concept for restoring the region and making it habitable and attractive for tourists again, in addition to dealing with the short-term disaster. 

The seminar deals with the documentation and analysis of the consequences of the flood disaster in the Ahr valley on the diverse architectural-historical inventory and the surrounding landscape. For this purpose, the individual villages will be subjected to a systematic investigation, consisting of research on the local architectural history, the analysis of a local architectural tradition, the identification of identity-forming features and the respective significance within the overall landscape of the Ahr Valley.  

The investigation of the sites takes place in groups of two and aims at the creation of an architectural history guide that will support during the redesign of the Ahr Valley. 



Cultural and Historical Basics III | Seminar
B.Sc. | 5th semester


Kick-Off: Monday, October 11, 2021, 4:30pm
Regular date: Mondays, 4:30pm to 6pm, in the seminar room V, Hauptgebäude
Submission: Monday, February 21, 2022


Yannick Ley, M. Sc. RWTH