260.868 Design Studio Festivalcentre Löwinnenhof* - 1:1 Building workshop
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, UE, 4.0h, 5.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • ...to develop a design concept (interior design, furniture construction, outdoor areas) in teamwork, to plan it as a construction project and finally to actively participate in the construction work
  • ...plan and design a specific construction process (division of labour, material logistics, tool logistics, etc.) and carry out manual work depending on their previous knowledge and skills
  • ...to apply social skills such as hospitality, cooperation and teamwork, and to integrate local stakeholders into the planning and implementation process in an appreciative manner

  • ...recognise the importance of conserving resources and reducing emissions in construction projects and develop a design concept based on existing buildings and other available resources (including measuring and modelling)

Subject of course

Festival centre in the Löwinnenhof*
The contemporary culture festival "Tangente St. Pölten" will set up its festival centre in the Löwinnenhof* in spring 2024. During the festival, the already culturally active area will become a place of exchange, creativity and encounters, where various festival-related activities such as events, workshops, lectures and discussions will take place.

The historic courtyards, known as Löwinnenhof*, in the city centre of St. Pölten have developed into a hotspot for the local cultural and club scene over the past few years, but there are still many vacant spaces. Building on these cultural and spatial resources, the area is to be further developed, thus creating a cultural infrastructure that will continue to play an important role in St. Pölten's cultural landscape beyond the festival year.
Under the project management of the Italian collective "Biennale Urbana" and together with their students from the "raum&designstrategien" department of the University of Art and Design Linz, various programmatic focal points of the festival centre in the Löwinnenhof* will be planned and implemented: a festival info point and shop, event spaces, bar/club, artist residencies, activation of the courtyards/outdoor space. A vacant, demolished educational building and the furniture left behind serve as the starting point for the design and material storage.

Supervised by Tina Wintersteiger (Bauteiler, Materialnomaden) and Dorothee Huber (Forschungsbereich Städtebau und Entwerfen, TU Wien) and in close collaboration with Biennale Urbana, the group of students will design and build selected components of the Biennale Urbana activation concept. At the same time, a course at the University of Art and Design Linz under the direction of Giulia Mazzorin, Lorenzo Romito and Andrea Curtoni (Biennale Urbana, raum&designstrategien, University of Art and Design Linz) will take place and offer an opportunity for mutual exchange.
Working methods

  • Kick-off (introduction and administration)
  • Joint tour of the Löwinnenhof*
  • Design workshop (3 days)
  • Building workshop (5 days)
  • Opening and closing ceremony (end of April/beginning of May - exact date in planning)

There are sleeping facilities for all students on site in the Löwinnenhof*, which can be used during the workshops.
Costs and practicalities

  • Lump sum for meals (costs to be announced)
  • Travelling to and from St. Pölten is to be paid by yourself
  • You are responsible for equipping yourself with work clothes (construction site shoes with steel toe caps, long trousers, work gloves) and basic equipment for construction work (tape measure or folding rule, pencil, notebook, sketch paper, laptop)
  • Insurance via the ÖH during the course times, attendance outside these times on your own responsibility

Teaching methods

  • On-site workshops
  • Group-based design work in dialogue with students from the University of Art and Design Linz and local stakeholders
  • Individual realisation of a specific planning task (scale of interior design, furnishings, use of outdoor space)
  • Communication and public presentation

Mode of examination


Additional information



Course dates

Tue14:00 - 16:0012.03.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Kick-off Design studio
Thu11:00 - 17:0014.03.2024 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenSite Inspection
09:00 - 22:0021.03.2024 - 23.03.2024 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 1
09:00 - 22:0004.04.2024 - 09.04.2024 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 2
Tue14:00 - 20:0030.04.2024 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenOpening (date not fixed yet)
Design Studio Festivalcentre Löwinnenhof* - 1:1 Building workshop - Single appointments
Tue12.03.202414:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Kick-off Design studio
Thu14.03.202411:00 - 17:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenSite Inspection
Thu21.03.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 1
Fri22.03.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 1
Sat23.03.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 1
Thu04.04.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 2
Fri05.04.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 2
Sat06.04.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 2
Sun07.04.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 2
Mon08.04.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 2
Tue09.04.202409:00 - 22:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenWorkshop 2
Tue30.04.202414:00 - 20:00 Löwinnenhof* St. PöltenOpening (date not fixed yet)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Cooperation during the course units, independent group work, quality of the design contribution, cooperation in the constructional realisation and communication on site, presentation and final submission.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master / Künstlerische Projekte16.02.2024 09:0019.02.2024 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Handling a chop saw, jigsaw and cordless screwdriver is an advantage



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