251.797 Case Studies: Architecture as Cultural Discourse
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, SE, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to write an academic paper and possess basic knowledge of scholarly research. Students will be able to work with literature and gain an understanding of formulating a scientific argument. This incudes academic reserach, literature research, interdiszciplinary approaches, and correct use of citation methods.

Subject of course

Vineculture, vinyards and vine-cellar-roads in Austria

We will take a look at the situation of the development of vine culture in Austria - in particular the Weinviertel in lower Austria. We want to explore the architecture that is connected to the production and sale of vine and how the landscape has been shaped according to this purpose. Our goal is to gain an understnding of this very specific cultural heritage and explore different strategies how to preserve this heritage by including new functions.

Schedule updated:

  • 9.10. Intro
  • 24.10. Presentation Task 1/ Themenvergabe Task 2 Kellergassenanalyse
  • 7.11. Presentation Task 2
  • 14.11. Feedback
  • 28.11. Feedback
  • 5.12. Excursion Kellergasse  Großebersdorf
  • 12.12. Mid-Term Presentation
  • 9.1. Feedback
  • 16.1. Feedback
  • 23.1. Final Presentation

Turn in paper until Feb 15, 2019

Teaching methods

We will take a look at specific examples of vine cellars and vineries and anlyse the development from the beginnings til today. Thereby we want to gain an understanding of the impact of vine culture to Austrian cultural heritage. By comparing different strategies how to implement new functions and new concepts for use into the old structures we want to develop various options how to preserve and use this architectural heritag today.

Mode of examination


Additional information

First meeting is Thursday, October 10.,2019  9:00-10.30, seminar room 251, Stair 3, 3. level

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/ukanzlei/t-ukanzlei-english/Plagiarism.pdf

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: https://www.tuwien.at/fileadmin/Assets/dienstleister/Datenschutz_und_Dokumentenmanagement/Plagiarism.pdf



Examination modalities

Written paper


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Wahlseminare WS1916.09.2019 09:0030.09.2019 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture 6. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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