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251.813 Excursion on Special Topics of Architecture II
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, EX, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: EX Excursion

Learning outcomes

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

  • to discuss the subject of world heritage.
  • Analyze the impact of World Heritage Management Plans on construction and planning in World Heritage Sites.
  • Plan and conduct an excursion on a topic.
  • to document descriptive pictures on a topic.

Subject of course


Gruppe 1: Exkursion Wien | Rom und Latium

Die Exkursion ist gekoppelt mit der VU 251.834 Kollaboratives Arbeiten :: Interdisziplinäre Ansätze in der Architektur (Softskill), mit dem Semesterschwerpunkt "Wehrarchitekturen der Antike und des MIttelalters"


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Group 2: 

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 2pm (14:00) Seminar room 251 Stiege 3, 3. Stock

 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 excursion accompanying the research of background material for a short documentary film.

The practical preparation of the film is done in the  LVA 251169 Recording and presentation of architecture.

Preparation and development of the story will be done within the frame of the course  251.825 UE BUILDING SURVEY - documentation of architecture with digital media.

>>>> Introduction: Thursday 05.03.2019 14:00 o'clock in the seminar room 251

Teaching methods

  • Theoretical introduction to World Heritage issues
  • Presentation of the special features of the individual World Heritage Sites
  • Planning of the excursion
  • Drusch guidance of the excursion
  • Writing an excursion report

Mode of examination


Additional information

 Gruppe 1 (Exkursion nach Rom)

  • individuelle An- und Abreise
  • Kosten: ca. € 250 (bei Buchung eines günstigen Flugs!) = incl. Unterkunft, Fahrrad-Leihgebühren und Eintritte

Gruppe 2 (Film)

***!!! The excursion takes place individually!!!***

After a detailed introduction, you drive to the region organized according to the chosen topic.

The duration of the stay is at least 1 day-> proof are the pictures, films or drawings. (Pictures that are copied from the Internet will have a negative rating!!!)

Thus the costs can be adapted also individually.


Course is combined with the course 251.006 SE Comparative History of Architecture and can optional be combined with 251.169 Recording and presentation of architecture course.

Official Homepage of the World Heritage Site Neusiedler See/Fertö

Details on the UNESCO Site



Examination modalities

Excursion report 

(Excursion report and short film coupled with 251.169)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2020 12:00 08.03.2020 12:00 04.04.2020 12:00

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 1: Exkursion nach Rom26.02.2020 12:0008.03.2020 12:00
Gruppe 2: Excursion to World Heritage Sites26.02.2020 12:0008.03.2020 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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