253.L16 Seminar für Diplomand:innen Building Construction and Design 2
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to work independently on a research topic from conceptualization to design, as well as to develop suitable structural and detail solutions for the topic and to document and present the work comprehensively.

Subject of course

Architecture as a variable spatial structure in the city of tomorrow

The historically developed European city is hybrid. It is characterized by a mixture of living and working, culture and leisure. Where people work during the day, they party in the evening, offices are converted into apartments and vice versa, public space forms the basis for living together. This distinguishes them from one-dimensional urban structures outside Europe.

Questions on the topic
Is this diversity of possibilities an opportunity for the city of the future? What potential can be drawn from this for the further development of our cities? What developments can buildings allow/favor and what decisive role does architecture play in this? What contribution can robust and changeable spatial structures, different specific and defined areas and the arrangement of interchangeable neutral spatial modules make to this?

Two sites are available for development: Paris - Austerlitz and Vienna - Margaretengürtel. The spatial program is to be developed at a tolerable density, taking into account the local programmatic needs and striving for a combination of living, working and leisure. Within the building structure with different spans and room heights for variable use, areas for events, teaching, sports and stores, work, as well as living with views and terraces are to be provided.
An innovative structural and building construction concept incorporates energy and building technology. Resource-conserving planning, the conscious use of specific and reusable materials as well as structural design through to detailed structural engineering accompany the concept in all phases.

Supervision and process
Supervisor: Prof. Dietmar Feichtinger - Department Hochbau 2
Co-supervision by research assistants at the Department
KickOff/program start: March 6th 2024, 2 pm, Department Hochbau 2
Applications: Portfolio in PDF/max. 8 MB (via email to seidel@hb2.tuwien.ac.at)
Application deadline: 26.04.2024
Appointments: Meetings every 2 weeks at the Department of Structural Engineering 2 as part of a diploma seminar (3 ECTS), seminar introduction date/presentation of the building sites at the beginning of March 6th 2024
The project work on the design should be completed by Dec 24.

Teaching methods

Group meetings every 2 weeks

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

Submission of the work

Course registration

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Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


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