251.190 Design Studio
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, UE, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to engage in research and design with post-war modern administrative buildings. The case study requires a decided transformation, which is thematised in the course between the poles of component recycling and appreciation as a listet building.

The exercise offers students the opportunity to deal with the diverse requirements and instruments that must be met when recycling components, repairing and carefully developing an existing building. Students get to know the different perspectives of those involved, analyse the spatial context and the building and practise weighing up conservation and development measures.

Subject of course

Since November 2022, the Kagran district center on Schrödingerplatz in Vienna's 22nd district has been approved for demolition after only 55 years. The remaining tenants are expected to vacate the building by mid-2025. The aim is to create a so-called “climate-friendly district with affordable living space and many meeting places”. The City of Vienna offices previously housed there aready moved out to another location. Their rooms were handed over to the Vienna Housing Fund as part of a donation with the aim of further development. Only the Donaustadt adult education center with a district library, a youth center and a pharmacy are still represented on the site.

As early as 2011, the Kagran center was declared an urban development target area in order to draw attention to characteristic development potential, opportunities and challenges. The Kagran Center urban development area extends from the Alte Donau to Kagraner Platz and is intended to develop into a high-quality district center for the Donaustadt. The core area of the Kagran target area includes the area between Dr.-Adolf-Schärf-Platz and Schrödingerplatz.

Teaching methods

  • Theoretical and exploratory treatment of the topic
  • Urban space and building structure analysis
  • Evaluation of potential heritage conservation measures
  • Evaluation and concept of re-use and design down to the last detail
  • Systematic work

Mode of examination


Additional information

General information

  • The design course will be held in German.
  • lntroduction: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024, 9 a.m.; seminar room 257
  • Project and correction dates: Tuesday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., seminar room 257 or seminar room Argentinierstraße (see schedule handout)


A mandatory excursion from April 8th to 12th in Vienna will introduce us to administrative and office buildings of post-war modernity as well as buildings using prefabricated element construction.

The course is linked to the excursion (LVA 251.191).



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 13:0012.03.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Entwerfen Transdanubien verwalten
Thu11:00 - 18:0011.04.2024HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky - ARCH Entwerfen Transdanubien verwalten
Tue09:00 - 13:0004.06.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Entwerfen Transdanubien verwalten
Tue09:00 - 13:0025.06.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Entwerfen Transdanubien verwalten

Examination modalities

  • Papers
  • Design
  • Stocktaking and stock analysis
  • Reuse, conservation and development concept


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master (10 ECTS / 15 ECTS)16.02.2024 09:0019.02.2024 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


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