259.633 Design Studio Woodencity | Timber and the City
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, UE, 8.0h, 10.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to acquire architectural and design possibilities of timber hybrid construction in the context of the requirements for flexible and adaptable building.

Subject of course

The focus is on the interaction between choice and use of materials and the architectural, technical and ecological requirements to be met in the design and implementation (reduction, reuse & recycling).

Teaching methods


Mode of examination


Additional information

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 MunichBerlin 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


Das Entwerfen wird als Teamarbeit (je 2Teilnehmer_innen) durchgeführt!

Die Teams dürfen einen Bauplatz aussuchen!

Die Betreuung findet dienstagvormittags statt (09.00-13.00 Uhr).



Course dates

Tue10:00 - 11:0005.10.2021Hörsaal 14 Kick-off
Tue08:00 - 13:0012.10.2021Seminarraum AA0241 Korrektur
Tue08:00 - 13:0019.10.2021Seminarraum AA0241 Korrektur | Präsentation Recherche
Tue08:00 - 13:0009.11.2021Hörsaal 15 Korrektur
Tue08:00 - 13:0016.11.2021Hörsaal 14 Korrektur
Tue08:00 - 13:0023.11.2021Projektraum 2 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Korrektur
Tue08:00 - 13:0030.11.2021Projektraum 14 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Zwischenpräsentation
Tue08:00 - 13:0007.12.2021Projektraum 14 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Korrektur
Tue08:00 - 13:0014.12.2021Projektraum 14 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Zwischenpräsentation
Tue08:00 - 13:0011.01.2022Projektraum 14 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Korrektur
Tue08:00 - 13:0018.01.2022Seminarraum AA0241 Korrektur
Tue08:00 - 13:0025.01.2022Seminarraum AA0241 Endpräsentation

Examination modalities



TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master (10 ECTS / 15 ECTS)13.09.2021 09:0027.09.2021 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Die Bausysteme Holzbau (Vorlesung und Übung) und/oder das Wahlseminar Holzbau und/oder das Modul "Ressourceneffiziente Materialisierung"

Accompanying courses


  • Attendance Required!


if required in English