Hannah Klug

  • Role in Center:

    Junior Researcher

  • Discipline:

    Architecture, Urban Planning

  • University:

    UCAL – Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de América Latina

  • Country:


Biography: Hannah Klug, graduated with an M.Sc. in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Stuttgart in 2016. Her interest in socially sustainable Architecture and participatory methods started during her academic study with the realization of a series of Design-Build Projects. Besides her studies, she gained practical and international experience in Chile and Peru, expanding her knowledge about participatory processes on community and regional planning scale.

Her practical work was combined with a high interest in Architecture Education, exploring new teaching methods and forms of practical learning processes. She has 2016 been teaching at the faculty of Architecture at University UCAL in Lima, Perú, where she set up a Design-Build Studio during the 3rd semester to confront architecture students with local urban reality and cooperative projects.

Since 2017 she has been a partner and executive director of the Lima-based Association IntuyLab, an urban laboratory interested in improving cities by converting them into more inclusive and human-oriented environments. She also worked as a consultant architect in the Urban95-Lima project, a project by Bernard-Van-Leer-Foundation, focussing on early childhood development in urban public space. In all projects, she gained a lot of experience in community engagement processes, focusing on participatory and interdisciplinary work on methods with students, civil society and policymakers.

Research Topic: The informal City as a Resource for Multiple and Mutual Learning Processes.

Selected Publications:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Participatory Methods and Processes in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Architecture Teaching Methods in Higher Education
  • Community Engagement Processes in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Inclusive Urban Development with a Focus on Early Childhood
  • Public Space in Marginalized urban areas

Prizes & Awards:

  • Fellowship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2012-2016)
  • 1st place in Caparol Architekturpreis – Category Student (2016) with Master thesis project “City as a resource – a Cultural Centre for Lima”
  • First Honorable Mention in Architecture Competition “Parque Fluvial Rimac” (2017) – Urban space and landscape design of riverbank of river Rimac, Lima, Peru
  • 1st place in Architecture Competition: Escuelas para el Bicentenario (2019) – in collaboration with FD-Arquitectos Lima – Category: Schools for the rainforest region of Peru
  • Design that Educates Award – Winner Solarlux Choice (2019) – in collaboration with IntuyLab – Title of presented work: Lima 3.0 – The Effective Learning.

Memberships & Networks:

  • Associate member of IntuyLab