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Biography

Markus Jung is a Melbourne based urban designer, architect and academic who grew up in Italy where many of his passions for cities were born.
After graduating at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, he has worked for leading practices in the UK and Switzerland on projects of transportation, mixed-use redevelopments and urbanism. In 2005 he co-founded the architecture and urban design practice XPACE. Its work focuses on urban diversity, social and environmental responsiveness and has been widely published internationally.

In parallel to practicing, he has taught at the ETH Zurich from 2004 to 2010, at Monash University since 2011 and was a visiting professor at Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu in 2016.
Markus’ practice led design-research explores strategies of metropolitan transformation, incorporating resources and the existing built, and social fabrics as drivers for robust urbanism.
He investigates hi-density housing types as important future models that address the needs of an expanding and diversified population.


Beyond these commitments, Markus is regularly invited as a speaker and visiting critic to international conferences, workshops and design review panels at Universities and organizations including RMIT, Melbourne University, University of Technology Sydney, Urban Affairs Association, Southeast University Nanjing, Bauhaus Dessau, Liverpool University and the Venice Biennale.

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Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, Diplom Ingenieur, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

19901997

Spatial Planning, MAS in Spatial Planning ETHZ

18 Feb 200828 Sep 2008

External positions

Visiting Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu

Feb 2016May 2016

Lecturer, Zurich University of the Arts, Spatial Design

20102011

Graduate Research + Design Tutor, ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture

20042010

Research area keywords

  • urban design
  • territorial design
  • city-making advocacy
  • research methods
  • integrated design
  • water-responsive design
  • post-industrial transformation
  • productive cities
  • social cohesion
  • knowledge production
  • food production

Projects 2014 2018

2018 Kunshan Studios

Jung, M.

11/01/1831/12/18

Project: Research

Kunshan Studio

Jung, M., Cassaignau, M. & Shinkfield, J.

1/07/1431/12/15

Project: Research

Research Output 2007 2018

Building Mixity! Cremorne 2025/37.83°S/144.993°E

Cassaignau, M., Jung, M. & Xue, M., 2018, Clayton, Vic, Australia: Monash University Publishing. 168 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The Melbourne Section: A Context Specific Design-Research Applied Across a Strategic Metropolitan Territory

Jung, M. & Cassaignau, M., 2018, Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18). Maxwell, D. W. (ed.). Sydney, NSW, Australia: The University of Sydney, p. 125-137 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Transforming Post-Industrial Cremorne: The Potential of Urban Mixity Discussed via an Exemplary Melbourne Inner-Suburb

Jung, M., Cassaignau, M. & Mannering, V., 2018, Remaking Cities: Urban History Planning History - Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference 2018. McShane, I., Taylor, E., Porter, L. & Woodcock, I. (eds.). Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Australian Urban History Planning History Group and RMIT Centre for Urban Research, p. 64-76 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Batemans Bay: Public Domain

Cassaignau, M., Jung, M. & SWA (Simon Whibley Architecture), 2017

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

Prizes

2003 Faerbi-Areal, Schlieren CH

Markus Jung (Recipient), Marcel Meili (Recipient), Markus Peter (Recipient) & Andre Schmid (Recipient), 15 Sep 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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2005 Federation of Swiss Architects (FAS) Genève 2020 Competition

Markus Jung (Recipient), Maud Cassaignau (Recipient) & Sylvain Hartenberg (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2017 AIA Architectural Student Ideas Competition

Markus Jung (Recipient), Kyla Sabrina (Recipient), YD Idenbayar (Recipient) & Alex Lytas (Recipient), 11 Sep 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2017 Excellence in Innovation Award

Maud Cassaignau (Recipient), Markus Jung (Recipient), Tony Hoong Fatt Wong (Recipient), Jianbin Wang (Recipient), Peter Francis Breen (Recipient) & Jonathan Shinkfield (Recipient), 24 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2017 Monash University Teaching Excellence Award

Markus Jung (Recipient), 7 Sep 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2019

"Melbourne Megacity?" exhibition @ Melbourne Design Week

Markus Jung (Contributor), Maud Cassaignau (Contributor)
14 Mar 201924 Mar 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPerformance/exhibition

Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18)

Maud Cassaignau (Invited speaker), Markus Jung (Invited speaker)
27 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Urban History Planning History biennial conference: ‘Remaking Cities’

Maud Cassaignau (Invited speaker), Markus Jung (Invited speaker)
31 Jan 20182 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Practice Research Symposium RMIT - Book Launch Building Mixity!

Markus Jung (Contributor), Maud Cassaignau (Contributor), Matthew Xue (Contributor)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Practice Research Symposium 2018

Maud Cassaignau (Invited speaker), Markus Jung (Invited speaker), Matthew Xue (Invited speaker)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Top 52 projects shortlisted for 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards

Markus Jung, Maud Cassaignau & Matthew Xue

22/08/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaSocial Media Mentions

Cremorne2025 research shortlisted for 2019 National Urban Design Awards

Markus Jung, Maud Cassaignau & Matthew Xue

16/08/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaSocial Media Mentions

Building Mixity! is shortlisted for the Australian Urban Design Awards 2019

Markus Jung, Maud Cassaignau & Matthew Xue

16/08/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaSocial Media Mentions

Cremorne + New Zone – Commercial 3!

Markus Jung & Maud Cassaignau

17/09/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature