253.J07 Wohnbau
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, EX, 2.0h, 2.0EC
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: EX Excursion
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to recognize and reflect on connections and relations in urban and architectural production and transformation processes in the city of Paris. 

Subject of course

Participation in the excursion is for now only possible for participants of the integrative design course "EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common".

Paris is the densest city in Europe and is undergoing a dynamic transformation process - especially against the backdrop of a rapidly increasing demand for housing and (climate)policy-motivated adaptation measures. Derelict, underutilized, or externally dedicated areas are becoming central urban development zones: Zones d'Aménagement Concerté - ZAC. At the same time, massive efforts are being made to transform public space: the reduction of parking spaces, the expansion of the cycling infrastructure and an intensive greening of the city are intended to have a lasting impact on the mobility behavior of the population and make the city more climate-sensitive.

Above all, however, the provision of adequate affordable housing is becoming a challenge that we want to investigate. A very diverse urban population with a wide income gap, immense tourist flows, preparations for the 2024 Olympics and the already highly dense urban structure create difficult conditions for this urgent task.

We thus see Paris as a real laboratory, where the also otherwise familiar problematics such as commodification of housing, gentrification, social challenges and upheavals emerge more intesively and dynamically.


Teaching methods

Through city walks, office visits with discussions, and field trips to relevant projects, the essence of architectural and urban development will be explored and reflections will be made on its importance for the further development of the city of Paris.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

The certificate of achievement is based on the participation in the excursion and the active engagement in visits, discussions and reflections.

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Exkursion Paris25.10.2022 15:3025.10.2022 15:31
Exkursion Vicenza25.10.2022 15:3025.10.2022 15:31


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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