259.476 Projektarbeit Tragwerke - Resource Efficient Structural Design and Timber Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, PR, 6.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 6.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to design, calculate and construct a multifunctional high-rise in a resource-conserving manner, using mixed timber and timber constructions, among other things. They can develop both ecological and economical system solutions. Students will be able to describe the fundamental aspects of the choice of materials and construction, including historical buildings.

Subject of course

The project work includes design, calculation and construction as well as conceptual development of a multifunctional building using efficient building technique, inter alia, with wood-based constructions.

Apart from the technical aspects, interdisciplinary questions and economic perspectives are dealt. Criteria for sustainability in large-volume buildings are also given.

Teaching methods

Inventory analysis and documentation.

Through the analytical analysis of realized buildings, design methods are learned and trained.

Mode of examination


Additional information

By request at the Department of Structural Design and Timber Engineering.

WS 2021/22:

An open student competition for timber construction

International, interdisciplinary, open competition for students on the topic of building with wood. The competition is based on three building sites in the cities of Munich, Berlin and Vienna; the aim is to explore the potential for densification of modern timber construction in the urban context.

Urban agglomerations in Central Europe are characterised by growing populations, and the consequences of this development are urban sprawl at the periphery entailing land consumption, overwhelming traffic volume, and a great need for additional infrastructure. This requires rethinking the use of resources and of building land. As a reaction and response to this development, the proHolz Student Trophy 22 focuses on extending, adding to and also redeveloping the existing urban fabric.

The competition is launched by
proHolz Austria in cooperation with proHolz Bayern (Bavaria DE).

Further cooperation partners are the City of Munich, Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations, the City of Berlin, Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing and the City of Vienna, Wiener Wohnen.

Information, task, schedules, modalities: Wettbewerbsaufgabe in Munich, Berlin and Vienna





Examination modalities

Design and public presentation of the results in the form of a short speech.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science


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