251.832 Design Studio Architectural Creation as Cultural Production
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, UE, 8.0h, 10.0EC


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

Learning outcomes


After successful completion of the course, students are able to develop a design project according to given tasks and prepare a comprehensive concept as well as a successful artistic design solution. Students will be able to communicate key ideas and qualities of their concepts.

This semester we will design an architecture school in Venice, Italy

 International School of Heritage Conservation (a postgrad School of Art and Architecure focusing on restauration) in Venice/ Arsenale

Revitalization of an Historical Ensemble and additional new architecture:

•Cultural heritage   & contemporary  Architecture


•develop a catlogue of criteria for a new architecture  development in the historical ensemble of the arsenale area

• collect and present Best-Practice samples

• evaluation of the historical buildings on site, new design of an art and architecture school in the historical area of Arsenale in Venice  and a concept for the future cultural development

Subject of course

This design studio focuses on the potential of a historical ensemble within the Arsenale area of Venice. Students are asked to design an Art & Architecture school  in a highly sensitive environment that  is dedicated to the cultural heritage of Venice.


Meetings: Thursdays, 10:00 am at Seminarroom 251 (or online ZOOM)

The first meeting will be October 13, 2022 at 10:30 at TU Seminar room 251 Stair 3/ 3rd Floor

Excursion Info: online Wednesday Oct. 5, 12:00


Meeting ID: 959 9732 7861

Kenncode  cR7rpES8


Required presence at TU or or in Zoom : Thursdays 10:00-13:00


Teaching methods

We will start with a comprehensive analyses that adresses issues of cultural heritage, in particular values in architecture, aspects of building preservation, and a discourse analyses. This will be followed by a step by step design phase where the theoretical concept will be transferred into an architectual design.

Time Schedule

13.10.22   Kick-off

19.10.22   Feedback

20.10. – 23.10.22   Excursion to Venice

3.11.22   Feedback

10.11.22   Feedback

17.11.22   Feedback

24.11.22   Midterm Presentation

1.12.22   Feedback

12.1.23   Feedback

19.1.23   Feedback

26.1.23   Final Presentation


Mode of examination


Additional information

We will offer an excurson to Venice:  251.778 Exkursion zu Sonderthemen der Baukunst





Examination modalities

Design Project


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master (10 ECTS / 15 ECTS)12.09.2022 09:0026.09.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


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