253.K17 Design Studio Glacis 2050 - A New Schwedenplatz
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: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to work on complex design tasks both at the architectural and urban scale.Students will identify areas of action in the urban context and develop appropriate architectural solutions while implementing independent research and gathering fundamental knowledge related to the topic.

Subject of course

A New Schwedenplatz
A square for feet, wheels, rails, and waters + an Environmental Pavilion

The coexistence of several public transit stops, the Vienna-Bratislava ferry terminal, and the proximity to the Donau Canal make Schwedenplatz one of the crucial spots to look at when addressing the organization of public spaces in Vienna city center.
The design of a new Schwedenplatz aims to keep together all these existing elements, rearticulating the relation with the canal and reinforcing the presence of pedestrians and bike circulation.
The addition of an information center addressing environmental issues and urban habitat complements the design of the square.

Teaching methods

Weekly reviews and collective presentations on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Design teams of two/three people are encouraged.

5.10.2023 at 14.00 – Kick-off event
Gestaltungslehre und Entwerfen Seminar room, building 6, 3rd floor

The final presentation is scheduled for the end of January.

A more detailed calendar will be provided during the kick-off event.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities



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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