259.669 Algorithms in Planning
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 use algorithms and data structures to generate geometry in line with the design process.

The student is able to implement the algorithms and data structures discussed during the course in a programming language.

Furthermore, the student is able to recognize the advantages and disadvantages as well as the runtime behavior of algorithms.

Subject of course

During the course, various algorithms and data structures for the design (concept and draft) of complex buildings (e.g. hospitals, airports, train stations) are presented; e.g. Bin Packing, genetic algorithmskd-Trees and other partitioning of space, Box CountingViewshed Analysis and graph-based functional analysis for analysis during the solution selection.

The course is held as a seminar, with the state-of-the-art in algorithms and data structures for planning being worked out together. This status is then applied to current planings, taken from the competition results of the "Kammer der Architekten und Ingenieurkonsulenten" (www.architekturwettbewerb.at).

Teaching methods

Presentations on selected topics and discussion about algorithms and data structures

Mode of examination


Additional information

There is no script for the course; the algorithms and data structures have to be queried in the corresponding books in the library as well as via literature research portals (www.cumincad.org, ACM SigGraph).

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



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 12:0020.03.2024 - 12.06.2024Projektraum DAP 1/259 Seminar
Algorithms in Planning - Single appointments
Wed20.03.202409:00 - 12:00Projektraum DAP 1/259 Seminar
Wed17.04.202409:00 - 12:00Projektraum DAP 1/259 Seminar
Wed15.05.202409:00 - 12:00Projektraum DAP 1/259 Seminar
Wed29.05.202409:00 - 12:00Projektraum DAP 1/259 Seminar
Wed05.06.202409:00 - 12:00Projektraum DAP 1/259 Seminar
Wed12.06.202409:00 - 12:00Projektraum DAP 1/259 Presentation Seminar

Examination modalities

Attendance, elaboration of the seminar topics

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.02.2024 00:00 24.03.2024 00:00 01.04.2024 00:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
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