Apart from educating "his" students and collaborating with research partners, Joerg Baumeister's passion is the development and execution of large international consultancy, research, and construction projects.
Reference partners of previous projects include the United Nations / UNHCR, World Bank, African Union, European Union, NGOs and GOs like the GIZ, the Australian Research Council, various Ministries for Research, Housing, Tourism and several city councils (examples please see below).
Joerg Baumeister's Consultancy References
01_Addis Ababa City Administration: Development Plan which changes the largest African informal into a more formalised urban development applying a framework of guidelines which balance interests of urban poor, investors, and the municipality.
02_African Union: Masterplan for upgrading and expanding the African Union Headquarters considering different growth scenarios around three squares as reference points and corporate identity.
03_Blue Economy: New Patented Concept for offshore aquaculture which reduces the wave load by submerging the main parts of the structure to be prototyped and commercialised in the next years.
04_Downtown Project: Strategy, Methodology, and Curriculum for a new University concept combining different areas (e.g. music, architecture), tools (e.g. system theory), and elements (e.g. history, ecology) to educate holistic innovation.
05_EU Seventh Framework: CLUVA cluster project developing methods and knowledge for the management of climate risks and reduction of vulnerabilities that can be applied to cities.
06_German Bundesministerium: Development of an intelligent infrastructure system for smart cities, which reacts directly on people and environmental conditions; and a patent for the resulting system.
07_German Embassy: Guest House for the German Embassy in Addis Ababa demonstrating a modern application of traditional, low-cost, and environmentally friendly Ethiopian construction techniques.
08_GIZ / World Bank: New urban agglomerations (ca. 100.000 citizens each) developing patterns which adapt to local materials, income, climate, and culture for a resilient urban society within fast growing cities.
09_LandCorp: Development studies and simulations of a new urban typology merging the human desire for an own territory with a life in a protected community which produce social, physical, environmental, public, and economic health.
10_Muscat Municipality: Redevelopment Masterplan and flooding prevention for the Sukh of Muttrah as the most important tourist destinations in the Sultanate of Oman, including new Action Areas, Infrastructure, and Cultural Heritage.
11_Oman LNG: Strategy paper including a business and implementation plan proposing a generator for future industries and jobs to prepare the population of the Sultanate of Oman most suitably for the foreseeable post-hydrocarbon age.
12_Sultanate of Oman: Rehabilitative Development of Mansafah Village in Willayat Ibra for the Ministry of Tourism Oman (MOT) showcasing the implementation of reactivation strategies for 150 (half-) abandoned traditional villages.
13_UNHabitat and DFAT: The Ingenious Women's Initiatives for Sustainable Urban Development is a series of activities hosted by the Australian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2022 to promote innovation and contribute to action frameworks.
14_WA Department of Housing: Multiple modular housing studies from concept to prototyping, developing individual flexibilities in terms of size, standards, materials, climate, and financial models to shift from industrialisation to mass customisation.
15_WA Planning Department: Sequenced studies inclusive digital prototypes regarding the ecological transformation of cities by synergising urban systems and improving green infrastructure to achieve compacted, healthy, and biodiverse cities.
Collaborators (P = Partner, T = Team):
01_Members of Joerg Baumeister's Chair of Urban Design and Development (T), Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, Addis Ababa; 02_Nikolaus Knebel (P), Ezanan Yoseph (T) and EiABC students (T); 03_CM Wang (P), Hong Zhang (P), Dong-Sheng Jeng (P), Peggy Chen (P), Jeanroch Nader (P), Hassan Karampour (P), Yunil Chu (T) and more than 30 researchers from 6 Universities; 04_Daniela Ottmann (P), Downtown Project team (T), students (T); 05_More than 100 colleagues from six Universities and governments; 07_Ingo Becker (P), Kerstin Ehlert (T), Bisrat Kifle (T); 08_Nikolaus Knebel (P), EiABC students (T); 09_Daniela A. Ottmann (P), Faranak Farshidar (T), Bill Grace (T), Ina Hengstler (T), Thomas Bräunl (T), Leena Bakshi (T); 10_Norplan (P), Heba Aziz (T), Marike Bontenbal (T), Heinz Gaube (T), Aurel von Richthofen (T); 11_Daniela Ottmann (P); 12_Daniela Ottmann (P), Heba Aziz (T), Heinz Gaube (T), GUtech students (T); 13_Daniela Ottmann (P), Adina Hempel (P), 15 presenters (T) and more than 200 participants; 14_Daniela Ottmann (P), Bill Grace (T), Thomas Bräunl (T), Shan He (T), Im Chi Kuan (T); 15_Julian Bolleter (P), Bill Grace (T), Hans Wonder (T), Dennis Meyer (T), Cristina Ramalho (T).