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259.538 Design Studio - "Light up | Addition of stories with timber"
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, UE, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: UE Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to design affordable and ecologic vertical housing extensions  with timber and timber-based systems

The aim of proHolz Student Trophy 2020 is to explore the potential for the densification in the city using wood as a building material

Subject of course

Many cities in Europe have to face the challenges of increasing numbers of inhabitants and a lack of developable space. However, they have many residential buildings from the 1960s and 1970s which have a lot of raising potential, and therefore could contribute to solving this housing shortage problem.

proHolz tenders an interdisciplinary, internationally open student competition on building with wood.

Specifically, the competition is focused on two-storey vertical extensions of 3 existing residential buildings from the 1960s in Vienna.

The following points in particular need to be taken into account when fulfilling the task:

- Prerequisite is a system solution in wood or timber hybrid, which can also be used for other
residential buildings of the same type from the same period.

- Optimum use of living space, flexible possibilities for usage, compact and carefully
considered floor plans, living typology, affordable apartments (30 – 80 m2)

- Creating added value for the existing inhabitants by building a storage room for bicycles and
prams, as well as additional common areas and rooms of at least 100 m², additional
loggias/balconies, elevator access aisles, flights of stairs, etc.

- Emergency exit scenarios, barrier-free accessibility needs to be taken into account.

- Climate mitigation by e.g. greening of the facades and roof surfaces.

- For an improvement of the existing situation as well as for the development solution, individual apartments or parts of apartments may be “sacrificed” and/or minor selective or planar additions to the existing building may be carried out. The main focus of extending the volume lies on adding another two storeys.

Teaching methods

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Mode of examination


Additional information



Course dates

Mon13:00 - 21:0014.10.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 01
Tue10:30 - 14:0015.10.2019 Festsaal der TU WienKick-Off Event
Mon13:00 - 21:0021.10.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 02
Mon13:00 - 21:0028.10.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 03
Mon13:00 - 21:0004.11.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 04
Mon17:30 - 19:0004.11.2019 Projektraum 15Vortrag - Bauphysikalische Anforderungen im Holzbau (Dr. Nusser)
Mon13:00 - 21:0011.11.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 1. Zwischenvorstellung
Mon13:00 - 21:0018.11.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 06
Mon13:00 - 21:0025.11.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 07
Mon13:00 - 21:0002.12.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 08
Mon13:00 - 21:0009.12.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 2. Zwischenvorstellung
Mon13:00 - 21:0016.12.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 10 - Abgesagt!
Wed13:00 - 18:0018.12.2019Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Korrektur Tragwerkskonzept
Wed14:00 - 17:0018.12.2019Projektraum - Panigltrakt EG - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Einzeltermin 10 - Erstaztermin!
Mon13:00 - 21:0013.01.2020Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 11
Mon13:00 - 21:0020.01.2020Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 12 - Korrektur Bauphysik
Thu13:00 - 21:0030.01.2020Projektraum 15 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Endpräsentation
Tue00:00 - 16:0031.03.2020 proHolz Austria - Am Heumarkt 12; 1030 WienEinreichschluss
Thu00:00 - 00:0016.04.2020 VorjuryVorjury
Thu00:00 - 00:0023.04.2020 Auswahl der Siegeprojekte auf Basis von Präsentationen der StudententeamsJury
Tue00:00 - 00:0026.05.2020 Kuppelsaal der TU WienPreisverleihung

Examination modalities

Design Studio


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Master Entwerfen WS1916.09.2019 09:0030.09.2019 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Master-Studierenden, die Bausysteme Holzbau (Vorlesung und Übung), und/oder das Wahlseminar Holzbau, und/oder das Modul "Ressourceneffiziente Materialisierung" schon bestanden haben, werden bevorzugt.