260.595 Design Studio Lifelines: Wagramer Straße – Lassallestraße – Praterstraße
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, 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 create graphical documentations and analyses of complex functional and spatial dependencies and relationships and use them to derive emerging topics for the future urban development and to tackle these topics with urban and architectural designs. Through an intensive examination of the project area, the students develop a better understanding of the logics of urban development and the interdependencies between the development of the urban structure, mobility infrastructure, means of transport and mobility behaviour. Different perspectives of planners, decision-makers and users will be recorded and serve as the basis and as a decision-making tool for the future urban development along Vienna's main traffic arteries.

Subject of course

Video: https://owncloud.tuwien.ac.at/index.php/s/uAl5lAlF4yhTR6y (60MB)

Along Wagramer Straße and its extensions Reichsbrücke, Lassallestraße, Praterstern and Praterstraße one can discover a continuum of extremely varied urban spaces: dense, consolidated “Grätzl”, inconspicuous megastructures, fields and glass houses, skyscrapers, large-scale residential complexes, single-family house areas, gardens, old town centres, introverted gas stations and car washes. In between there are hospitals, amusement temples, recreation areas and gems of all kinds. Almost every minute, subways run on their tracks below, above and next to the street and while you are cycling over the Reichbrücke, you can observe freight trains and vessel as well as cruising ships slowly passing in and along the Danube. Here the horizon opens, it almost seems you can make out a breeze from the Black Sea...
What happens when we see garages and parking decks, bridges and tunnels with new eyes? What does the “boozer” at an e-charging station look like where you rent your shared e-car? How’s the appearance of a platform for the ride sharing trip to the Old Danube?
Peripheral and central locations produce different mobility behaviour. These different modes of transport overlap in urban areas along old, historically grown traffic axes. Wherever traffic routes for cars, buses, trains, cyclists and pedestrians run alongside, above and below one another, complex spaces of mobility have arisen. They are not only important transit spaces that connect central and peripheral areas, but also represent structures of great permanence, along the course of which various facets of urban development can be observed.

Teaching methods

Through a collective way of working, we collect sufficient knowledge in the first phase of the course, to then develop spatial concepts for multimodal mobility interfaces of the future. In essence, it is about creating new spaces for a diverse and sustainable mobility behaviour and its integration into the urban context and everyday life.
We understand the weekly units at the TU as a constant workshop in which we collect, discuss, criticize, assess and further develop different studies, partial results and findings. Therefore, a permanent presence and constant participation of each student is necessary.

Sebastian Sattlegger
Bernhard Mayer
Clara Linsmeier

Thu, 5.3., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 12.3. – Fri, 13.3., all-day: Excursion in the project area
Thu, 19.3., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 26.3., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 2.4., all-day: Intensive-Workshop I, Projektraum 5/STB

Thu, 23.4., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 30.4., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 7.5. until Sat, 9.5., all-day: Intensive-Workshop II, Projektraum 5/STB

Tue, 19.5., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 28.5., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 4.6., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 18.6. und 19.6., all-day: Intensive-Workshop III, Projektraum 5/STB
Thu, 25.6., 14:00-18:00: WS Projektraum 5/STB
Tue, 30.6., 14:00-18:00: final presentation

Mode of examination


Additional information

Änderungen in der LVA aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie  (Stand 18.03.2020)

Die LVA wird, solange die Einschränkungen auf Grund der Coronona-Pandemie andauern, via TUWEL-Kurs abgehalten.




Course dates

Thu14:00 - 18:0005.03.2020 - 12.03.2020Projektraum STB - 5/260 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Lifelines
09:00 - 19:0012.03.2020 - 13.03.2020 WienLifelines - Exkursion
Thu18:00 - 21:0012.03.2020Projektraum STB - 5/260 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Reflexion Exkursion
Design Studio Lifelines: Wagramer Straße – Lassallestraße – Praterstraße - Single appointments
Thu05.03.202014:00 - 18:00Projektraum STB - 5/260 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Lifelines
Thu12.03.202009:00 - 19:00 WienLifelines - Exkursion
Thu12.03.202014:00 - 18:00Projektraum STB - 5/260 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Lifelines
Thu12.03.202018:00 - 21:00Projektraum STB - 5/260 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! Reflexion Exkursion
Fri13.03.202009:00 - 19:00 WienLifelines - Exkursion

Examination modalities

The collaboration during the units at the Vienna University of Technology, as well as the continuous work between these units, and the quality of the work are used to determine the grades.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Bachelor Entwerfen 2020S17.02.2020 09:0024.02.2020 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture 6. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The most important prerequisites are curiosity and openness in order to be able to face the diffuse city patterns beyond the Danube with an unshocked look. We must also be clear in advance that peripheral and central locations produce different styles of mobility, which not only depend on attitudes and values, but are also embedded in material and institutional structures.
We require knowledge of 3D, CAD (Rhino, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, ...) and graphic programs (Illustrator, InDesign) to create analytical maps and representations, as well as the drafts. The handling of large amounts of data, such as the geodata of the city of Vienna and complex spatial representations should be mastered or should there be a willingness to quickly acquire this knowledge. In general, we require an independent and initiative way of working.