251.852 Building for people :: Interfaith Architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to assess sacred buildings and spaces of different religions, their impact and perception, appreciation or rejection according to different aspects. The focus is on interreligiously and interculturally used architectures and places.

Subject of course

 Interfaith Architecture and Spaces


Within the framework of two study days (second half of January 2022), trends, tendencies, opinions as well as current tenders and competition entries in the field of "interreligious/intercultural architecture" will be presented and discussed.

Experts from architecture, culture, religion, science and politics are invited to the lectures. Last but not least, the participants in the elective seminar (251.873 Elective Seminar "Interreligious and Intercultural Architecture") will also have the opportunity to present a selection of their research results from the current semester.

In the run-up to the presentation, the students (compulsory) take part in an introduction to scientific work, literature research, literature management, writing abstracts and exposés.

Teaching methods

The students will not only passively participate in the lectures, but must also be able to critically assess the presented contents. Independent and targeted research must therefore be a self-evident part of the job!

Mode of examination


Additional information

The LVA will take place in the form of "study days" in the second half of January 2022, (two days, from 10:00 to 18:00)

  • Zoom-Link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92166574679
  • Meeting-ID: 921 6657 4679





Examination modalities


Attendance at the lectures is compulsory and participants must be prepared to actively participate in online discussions and to submit oral statements after the individual lectures.

To prove an independent and critical examination of the topic "Interreligious and Intercultural Architecture", all participants have to write a kind of project paper (written submission via TUWEL until 20.02.2022).

Project paper : two to max. four A4 pages, min. 4000 to max. 6000 characters continuous text (incl. footnotes, and bibliography and figures)


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.12.2021 12:00 21.01.2022 12:00 21.01.2022 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 490 Technical Chemistry Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


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