260.771 Design Studio Prishtina
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, UE, 12.0h, 15.0EC


  • Semester hours: 12.0
  • Credits: 15.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to work out complex design tasks from the field of architecture and urban design independently, systematically and with an original, contemporary design approach based on a precise architectural language. They have the competence to recognize fields of action in the urban context and to develop corresponding urban planning solutions. The students acquire the competence to research topic-related basics on their own responsibility. They acquire the competence to create design concepts, to present them comprehensively in the form of draft and detailed plans and to present them convincingly.

Subject of course

Pristina is a place with exceptional characteristics that are closely related to the recent history of the country. The area of the little frequented railroad station and its connection to the city center forms the spatial focus area of this design and offers excellent conditions to establish "new" in the urban context. This "newness", be it building typological alternatives, changes in forms of mobility, urban structural interventions or selective interventions, are contributions to the discussion in the process of consolidating an urbanity characterized by rapid and informal growth. The students of the participating universities work together to develop new ways and strategies in the socio-political context of a transformation society.

Teaching methods

The design is planned to be an integrative design for Bachelor and Master students (individual work!) in hybrid mode. Supervision appointments will mainly take place in face-to-face mode, international co-supervision will be hybrid or online. To deepen the course content, a field trip with on-site workshop LV260.785, 2ects and a one-week workshop at Drosendorf Castle will be offered as part of the design course. The excursion to Pristina will take place at the time of "Manifesta". One of the main pillars of Manifesta is its strong focus on urban development in the host cities. Manifesta 14 Pristina 2022 was curated by Catherine Nichols, the office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati (MIT) from Turin. is dealing with one of the pillars of Manifesta 'Urban Visions

The mayor of Pristina, Preparim Rama, architect and urbanist, will accompany the course and support it with inputs from a political but also urban planning-architectural point of view.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Weekly meetingson Tuesday, at TU Wien or on Zoom.

Tue 4.10.2022 14.00h Presentation conference room of the faculty

Mo. 10.10.2022 14.00h Lectures

Sat.15.10. - Sun 23.10.2022 Excursion and workshop           Pristina

Sat.14.11. – Sun18.11.2022 Workshop                                   Drosendorf

Mon. 30.1.2022 10.00h Finals                                  

Sat. 11.3.2022 17.00h Presentation and exhibition                Pristina


Burda Mamica; Univ.Lektor, MArch, RU Urban Planning 

Tomaselli Markus; Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn., Head, Institute of Urban Design

Buza Dea; Prof. MArch., AUT Tirana

Preparim Rama; Arch., Mayor of Pristina

Aurelia Kammerhofer; Dipl. ing. ,Proj. Ass., RU Traffic System Planning


Questions to: mamica.burda@tuwien.ac.at

Registration with portfolio is requested!

Links:      https://www.perlentaucher.de/buch/kai-voeckler/prishtina-is-everywhere.html




Course dates

Tue14:00 - 18:0004.10.2022 Konferenzraum der Fakultät Architektur und RaumplanungKick-Off
Tue09:00 - 18:0011.10.2022 - 24.01.2023 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue09:00 - 18:0031.01.2023 Projektraum STBFinal Presentation
Design Studio Prishtina - Single appointments
Tue04.10.202214:00 - 18:00 Konferenzraum der Fakultät Architektur und RaumplanungKick-Off
Tue11.10.202209:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue25.10.202209:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue08.11.202209:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue22.11.202209:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue29.11.202209:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue06.12.202209:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue13.12.202209:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue20.12.202209:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue10.01.202309:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue17.01.202309:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue24.01.202309:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBWeekly Feedback
Tue31.01.202309:00 - 18:00 Projektraum STBFinal Presentation

Examination modalities

The delivery of the design is planned as an analog presentation. Due to Covid security conditions, the submission can be made digitally. Expected is a comprehensive presentation of the project in plans, models and documentation of the project in digital form, publications and exhibitions.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master (10 ECTS / 15 ECTS)12.09.2022 09:0026.09.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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