251.169 Recording and presentation of architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • to discuss the topic of World Heritage.
  • explain the attributes of the exceptional universal value of a World Heritage site.
  • to deal with a camera
  • a story for a short documentary.
  • to produce film clips that can be used.
  • edit a short film.


  • to create a short film documentary on the subject of World Heritage on this basis.

Subject of course

The topics of this semester are:

Topic 1) World Heritage Sites in Austria

In 1972, UNESCO ratified the World Heritage Convention with 193 states to create an instrument for the protection of the cultural and natural heritage of the world.

Currently, there are 9 sites in Austria that have been recognized as sites of outstanding universal value. Each state that hosts a World Heritage Site committed themselves to obtain this universal value through legal framework conditions.

In many cases, this means a challenge for architecture and planning, as it could be observed in the controversial discussion concerning the Hotel at Heumarkt in Vienna in recent years.

Within this course there is the possibility to with questions of architecture and / or planning in one of the World Heritage Sites in Austria using a film documentary.

Topic 2) Architecture of the 20th century in Lower Austria

Friedrich Achleitner has begun a comprehensive work with his volumes “Österreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert“, which clearly summarizes the built fabric in Austria from the last century. Achleitner was able to compile volumes in his active time consisting 8 of the 9 federal states of Austria.

The data for Lower Austria has been collected, but so far not prepared accordingly. Within the frame of a joint project in cooperation with Mag. Dietmar Steiner, the Architekturzentrum Wien and the Stiftung Morgen, the archive will be analysed and prepared according to Friedrich Achleitner’s ideas.

Accompanying the project, students can approach the topic with the medium of film. Possible topics range fro the documentation of described objects, the accompaniment of the project or a portrait of Friedrich Achleitner.

>>>> Introduction: Thursday 05.03.2020 14:00 Seminar room 251 Stiege 3, 3. Stock

>>>> The course will take place from 19 March every Thursday 13:00 to 14:50 in ZOOM. The link to the ZOOM meeting is available for registered students at TUWEL.

 Within the framework of the LVA, an intensive FILMICAL discussion can be carried out on the basis of a freely chosen object or place.

The projects are divided into a theoretical and a practical part.

This LVA refers to the practical filming and editing of a short documentary film.

The theoretic preparation is done in the  course 251.825UEBUILDING SURVEY - documentation of architecture with digital media

Teaching methods

  • Introduction to camera handling
  • Introduction to Preproduction
    • story
    • treatment
    • shot list
  • Introduction to production
    • scene selection
    • interviews
    • sound
  • Introduction to postproduction
    • editing
    • editing program

Discussion of intermediate steps in the class

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu14:00 - 15:0005.03.2020HS 11 Paul Ludwik Introduction recording and Presentation of Architecture

Examination modalities

Short film 5-10 minutes

Participation in the discussions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
08.02.2020 12:00 05.03.2020 12:00 29.04.2020 12:00

Group Registration

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alle17.03.2020 17:3517.03.2020 17:36


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture
066 443 Architecture


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