Discover our mission, method, design philosophy and the first AAD model project with our video contributions.

The mission of Animal-Aided Design
Global urbanization is leading to a significant increase in human settlements and is a major cause of biodiversity loss. This makes it even more important for urban planning to make a contribution against the massive extinction of species. Animal-Aided Design is one possible approach to shaping the future of cities as shared spaces for cohabitation between humans and other animals.

The method of Animal-Aided Design
Animal-Aided Design is a method that is intended to harmonize the protection and promotion of wildlife and urban development at the local level. The basic idea of Animal-Aided Design is to incorporate the needs of animals into the planning process so that they become an integral part of the design.

Designing with the life cycle
The planner’s knowledge of the life cycle of a species, from birth to the production of the next generation, and of the animal’s needs in the various phases of its life is the key to successful design with wild animals.

Model project in Munich
Brantstrasse in Munich is the world’s first construction project to be completed using the AAD method. As part of a research project funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection and in cooperation with GEWOFAG, LBV Munich, bogevischs buero and michellerschalk, the needs of four target species were integrated into the planning and construction of a residential complex.