253.G00 "Hallstatt_Denkwerkstatt 2024"
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, UE, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to record a complex design task by analyzing and developing concepts and strategies presented and communicated by using presentation graphics and models.

Subject of course

Video presentation of the course


• Theme

Hallstatt - the (virtual) reality: a world of building culture, life stories, tourism reality, education, falling rocks, labor movement, underground and the invisible, rituals, images, myths, as a film set and photo point, world cultural heritage hotspot, economic model and museum as well as real living environment for residents ...

An area / a place with selectively focused narrative, sometimes very detailed space and places. We illuminate life situations, dreams, temporary appropriation sites and places of remembrance - a broad spectrum of living and living environments. From cadastre to carving tool. From the mine tunnel to the 5 star hotel. From water to land and mountain….

While Hallstatt was until recently the epitome of the global phenomenon of overtourism throughout Austria, the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic has now also significantly influenced the structure of the small town, making living conditions difficult and livelihoods threatened.

In the coming years, Hallstatt will also be the stage and host of important contemporary cultural formats such as the “Festival of the Regions 2021” and part of the “European Capital of Culture Region Salzkammergut 2024” - possible incubators for future-oriented visions and reflections.


We want to get closer to the place, its phenomena and the question of different living environments as well as the needs of different users using different media or genres (architecture, literature and film, etc.), research and impulse lectures as well as individual journeys of discovery on site. Then specific questions should be formulated in order to generate potentials and strategies for the interaction of these complex, dynamic parameters and areas of tension.

The 4 program lines of the “Culture Capital-Region Salzkammergut 2024” also form essential content-related links: power of tradition / power of counterculture / effects of hypertourism / thirst for retreat

The Design course sees itself as the elaboration of a collective space of knowledge from which specific projects can be developed - both research-based, conceptually artistic as well as concrete design tasks. The basis is provided by documents provided, personal experience and all images, stories, plans, films, etc. available (on the Internet).

Structure / Mode

The Design Course "Hallstatt_Denkwerkstatt 2024" ties in with the bachelor's and master's design class "Hallstatt - living in the shop window" held in the summer semester 2020, which deals with the areas of tension of the global phenomenon of overtourism and living in a local and regional context and essential questions about housing needs and the living environments of the most varied of user groups at different locations in Hallstatt - from affordable housing for residents to hotels for tourists, living space for pupils and hybrid housing models.

The design courses and a workshop are part of the research project "Living in Extremis: Hallstatt - Salzkammergut 2024", which focuses on research and teaching and in close cooperation with art and cultural institutions such as the European Capital of Culture Region Salzkammergut 2024 and the Festival of Regions 2021 as well as the Hallstatt community, questions and investigations on the topic in depth. The dialogue with the above-mentioned partners as well as the documentation and presentation of the results (on site) are further important components of this format.

Teaching methods

The entry into the design process begins with short assignments, basic analyzes, accompanying lectures as well as an exploration of the processing location. Dealing with the specific topic is developed and documented in a process based on research results, (plan) graphics or alternative display formats (e.g. film, texts, models, etc.), starting with the urban planning scale up to the focus scale.


Mode of examination


Additional information



The Design course sees itself as a component of an overall format (Hallstatt_Denkwerkstatt 2024), which consists of 2 "Kleine Entwerfen" (SS 2021 and WS 2021, 5 ECTS each) and also as a cooperation and dialogue format with European Capital of Culture Region Salzkammergut 2024 and the Festival of Regions 2021 and the community of Hallstatt.

The 2nd design course at the beginning of the winter semester 2021 is an additional option, but not an obligation!

The Course is supervised by Univ.Ass. Christian Nuhsbaumer  and accompanied by Arch. Carola Stabauer and the cooperation partners.


(Please note: due to the corona pandemic, dates and information about rooms may have to be changed or lose their validity! Current information via TISS mails)

Meetings (see Timeline below!): Thu 9:00-14:00 (via ZOOM / alternative: Project-Room HB2)

Thu 11  March: Introduction 9:00 (via ZOOM)

Thu 25  March: Impulse Lectures (via ZOOM)

Thu 22 April: Concept Presentation (via ZOOM / alternativ: Project-Room HB2 )

Thu 06  May / 20 May / (27 May) / 10 June / 17 June: General Meeting Dates (via ZOOM / alternativ: Project-Room HB2 )

(estimated) Thu 08 July: Final Presentation Part01 (via ZOOM)

Preview "Kl. Entwerfen02" (WS 2021): Oct, Nov 2021: General Meeting Dates / vs. end of Nov 2021: Final Presentation-Part 02 or overall format (more detailed information will follow)


via TISS-Pool, Portfolio desired!

Max. Number of participants: 20



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 14:0011.03.2021Projektraum HB2 - 7/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Einführung
Thu09:00 - 17:0025.03.2021Projektraum HB2 - 7/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Besprechung
Thu09:00 - 14:0015.04.2021 - 24.06.2021Projektraum HB2 - 7/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Besprechung
"Hallstatt_Denkwerkstatt 2024" - Single appointments

Examination modalities

The work is presented in the form of presentation graphics and models or alternative display formats (e.g. book, film, etc.) in consultation with the supervisor team. A final digital documentation completes the task.

The course can be completed as individual or group work in consultation with the lecturer.




TitleApplication beginApplication end
Master Kl. Entwerfen 2021S15.02.2021 09:0022.02.2021 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


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