259.023 Technology-driven healthcare design
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, VU, 2.5h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply knowledge of the methods that support the design of advanced architectural solutions in the healthcare domain and understand different stakeholders and requirements. They will also be familiar with current technology that can be applied within the built environment to enable advanced concepts such as occupancy detection, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, wellbeing etc. Students will obtain knowledge on BIM/digital twin, simulation, and sensor technology - used as tools for designing human-centred supportive environments.

Subject of course

Technology-driven healthcare facilities design course deals both with advanced methods that support the design as well as advanced architectural features supported by technology. The course will focus on exploring new territories when it comes to data monitoring and processing for healthcare design support and well-being, through simulation or prototyping processes. Interactive models (real and digital) will serve as tools to help future architects better understand capabilities of technology and its contribution in healthcare.


This course is part of the initiative for the annual theme 2023/24 “Transformation des Bestands.” You can find more information and an overview of all participating courses at the following link: https://futurelab.tuwien.ac.at/jahresthema-2023-24

Teaching methods

Lectures, presentations, peer-to-peer discussions on the lecture content, project work and homework assignments.

The Technology-driven healthcare design course will take place on Mondays from 09:00 until 11:30, with the first session on Monday, October 2nd 2023, and the last session on Monday, January 15th 2024.

The location of the classroom (AC0230) where lectures will take place is on this link

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

Final assessment: project submission and oral presentation.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2023 08:00 02.10.2023 16:20

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Group A02.10.2023 12:0002.10.2023 17:00
Group B02.10.2023 12:0010.10.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory


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