Every day, hundreds of delivery vans and lorries drive and park in the pedestrian zones of Graz, so that they no longer feel like pedestrian zones at all. The GrazLog pilot project is developing cooperative logistics on the ‘last mile’ for environmentally friendly and service-oriented inner-city goods transport. Parcels from various delivery services are transferred to cargo bikes and e-vans in a logistics hub. They are then collectively delivered to residents, offices and shops in the city centre. The GrazLog delivery service can be given returns and packaging material, delivery windows can be arranged and city-centre businesses can make use of delivery and collection. Examples from other cities show that 40 % of vehicle entry into the pedestrian zone can be avoided in this way, meaning that the city centre remains attractive as a living environment and location for small businesses.
The Blue Frog Society – A habitat without territory, 2011
The Blue Frog Society is the fictional vision of a future society. Our habitat is no longer shaped by (spatial) property claims, but by communal, non-material values that arise from an open-ended negotiation process and which are based on a broad understanding of commons.
Stoffwechsel. Infrastruktur. Lebensraum (Metabolism.Infrastructure. Habitat), 2021
Michael Zinganel + Michael Hieslmair
Cities and the built densities between them are nothing more than fragments of much larger networks of supply and waste disposal. One of these hubs of regional and transnational routes is formed here by a suspended, expansive framework.
Konzept „Citybus“ aus Holz
In den zwei Forschungsprojekten WoodC.A.R. und CARpenTiER werden die Grundlagen für den Einsatz von Holz in Strukturkomponenten im Fahrzeugbau entwickelt. Richtig eingesetzt, können Holzwerkstoffe Kunststoffen und Metallen ebenbürtig oder sogar überlegen sein, was ihre technische Leistungsfähigkeit und ökologische Performance angeht.
Weizer Schafbauern eGen.mbH, Region Weiz, from 1995
The ‘Weizer Schafbauern’ – sheep farmers from the Weiz area of Styria – have taken everything into their own hands as a cooperative, from primary production through to processing, refining and marketing. They have received many awards for their initiative, as well as setting quality standards and co-founding the ‘GenussRegion Weizer Berglamm & Schaf’.
Deep Learning für MRT Rekonstruktion, from 2018
In recent years, the ‘Vision, Learning and Optimization’ research group led by Thomas Pock at Graz University of Technology has developed ‘variational networks’ (VNs), which combine the advan-tages of traditional mathematical variational methods with deep learning methods.
Kühle Wand (cool wall), 2021
Breathe Earth Collective (Karlheinz Boiger, Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, Andreas Goritschnig, Markus Jeschaunig, Bernhard König)
Das transdisziplinär arbeitende Kollektiv entwickelt eine unkonventionelle Kühlung, die klimapositives Denken in die Tat umsetzt. Rund 14° kaltes Wasser aus der Grundwasserzisterne unter dem Kunsthaus wird nach oben gepumpt und läuft durch einen Kühlkörper aus dünnen Kupferrohren.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving, from 2007
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have already become the norm in our vehicles in recent years, from lane keeping, parking and braking assist to adaptive cruise control. The next step – the transition from assisted to partially and fully automated driving – is already on the horizon.