253.G10 Design course (Bachelor) "Hansen, Förster, Ferstel, Planen in bester Gesellschaft, Universitätsring 10"
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, 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 design a residential building with high-quality apartments in a prominent location on Vienna's Ringstrasse.

Vienna's Ringstrasse, built at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century, is often viewed as a mere string of monumental buildings. It is overlooked that large sections also served representative living, especially the nobility, upper class and entrepreneurship at the turn of the century. Their magnificent palaces were mostly representative company headquarters, as well as corresponding residences for the owners. Rental apartments in these palaces for the upper class were also part of the utilization concept. Famous Ringstrasse architects such as Theophil Hansen, Heinrich Ferstel and Emil Förster created not only public buildings such as the Neue Hofburg, the Museum of Art and Natural History, the State Opera, the Burgtheater, the Parliament, the town hall and the university, but also the Ringstrasse Palace for families Epstein, Todesco or Ephrussi.


Subject of course

In place of the former OPEC building, Universitätsring 10 / Mölkerbastei 1, which was built in 1965–1967 according to plans by the architect Carl Appel, after the original one, built by Emil Förster, which formed an ensemble with the neighboring houses, was hit by bombs in World War IIwas destroyed, a building with serviced apartments is to be planned, which will contain high-quality, comfortable apartments of various sizes.Representative large apartments as well as high-quality small apartments are to be created.When inserting it into the historical surroundings, the scale of the Ringstrasse with its high-quality architecture should be taken into account as well as that of the neighboring Mölkerbastei, without, however, falling into historical replicas.

The Viennese building regulations must be observed. 

The design takes place with the participation of DI Oliver Schreiber, Federal Monuments Office and DI Ruth Kertesz, MA19.


Teaching methods

design course

Mode of examination


Additional information

Registration via TISS with portfolio!


  • Keck, Herbert
  • Steinbach, Peter


Examination modalities

architectural design


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


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified6. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

studio housing