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

2023W, 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 independently create a complex design project and to independently develop a building task following the specifications. The core topic is the revitalization of a historic ensemble/building in the existing fabric.

The semester topic is the design of a welcome center for the UNESCO World Heritage Baden Great Spas of Europe.

In addition to the visitor center, a new entrance to a historic thermal spring is to be designed. In addition, the premises for the World Heritage Administration are to be redesigned in a historic building.

-Cultural Heritage & Contemporary Architecture

- Documentation/analysis of the historic building and its surroundings

-Processing of best practice examples

-Design Assessment of the existing building and integration of a welcome center into the existing building, new construction of an access to an underground thermal spring, plus redesign and revitalization of a historic building with the premises for the World Heritage Administration.

Subject of course

This design is about the redesign of a World Heritage Center in Baden. A welcome center is to be planned, new administrative offices in a historic ensemble with semi-public use, as well as a new access to a historic thermal spring. Emphasis on building in the historic ensemble that takes cultural heritage into account.
Meetings: Tuesdays 13:00 in the INSTITUTE seminar room. (Gußhausstraße 28, 1st. floor)
The 1st meeting is Thursday, October 10, 2023 at 13:00 seminar room.

Field trip info: online Wednesday Oct. 4 at 12:00 p.m.


Meeting ID: 959 9732 7861

ID code cR7rpES8


ATTENDANCE: Corrections on-site or online Tuesdays 13:00-16:00.


Meeting ID: 959 9732 7861

Kenncode  cR7rpES8


Required presence at TU or or in Zoom : Tuesdays 13:00 - 16:00


Teaching methods


We start with a complex analysis dedicated to theoretical aspects of the preservation of the cultural heritage especially values in architecture, heritage conservation approaches and a discourse analysis. This is followed by a processual design phase, where the theoretical conception is transferred into an architectural solution by means of creative design.

 Sequence - Schedule

10.10.23, 1:00 pm Kick-off

optional 19.10. - 22.10.22 Excursion Venice

21.11.23 Midterm - Intermediate Presentation

23.1.24 Final Presentation - Final Presentation

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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)18.09.2023 09:0025.09.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


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