280.601 Design Studio Reimagining rural downtowns Bruck/Leitha
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, 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 develop problem-oriented and future-oriented strategies and designs for communities. Among other topics, students will focus on future requirements regarding climate resilience as well as societal and technological change.

Subject of course

"Reimagining rural downtowns – Bruck an der Leitha" provides a framework for architecture and spatial planning students to work together in teams to develop urban designs, concepts for public space and transformation strategies for rural town centres and town squares.

Current planning challenges in the city centre and the main square of the municipality of Bruck an der Leitha are dealt with.

In the process, sustainable concepts and designs are to be developed to counter future impacts and changes caused by climate change, technological and demographic dynamics (growth vs. vacancy, mobility behaviour) and to improve the quality of life in rural communities. Due to the interplay of numerous environmental factors (development direction of the municipality, regional vs. municipal view of problems, lack of interdisciplinary exchange, different usage demands), complex problems arise for the municipality.
Through mixed teams of students, urban planning designs are developed that are tailored to the specific challenges. However, measures and procedures are also explored that can raise awareness of transferable problems and perspectives in other municipalities and regions.

Teaching methods

Interdisciplinary project work in mixed teams (spatial planning and development, architecture); Urban design, urban strategies and visualisation (optional with AI support)

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is offered in combination with EX 280.A04 Field trip - Reimagining rural downtowns as Master's Project - Spatial Planning.

Students of spatial planning can fulfil compulsory module 3 with UE 280.601 + EX 280.A04.

Architecture students can use the excursion as elective courses.


03.10.2024 Kick Off  (Wien)

12.10.2024 Excursion (see LV 280.A04) Bruck/Leitha

25.01.2024 Final presentation in Bruck/Leitha




Course dates

Tue10:00 - 12:0003.10.2023Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Kickoff
Thu10:00 - 17:0012.10.2023 Bruck/LeithaExkursion - EX280.A04 Bruck/Leitha
Thu09:00 - 12:0019.10.2023 Zoom Link via TUWEL (LIVE)Präsentation Vision (Online)
Wed09:00 - 12:0025.10.2023Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Korrektur
Thu09:00 - 12:0009.11.2023Seminarraum AA 02 – 1 Korrektur
Thu09:00 - 12:0023.11.2023 Zoom Link und Terminslots via TUWEL (LIVE)Korrektur (Online)
Thu09:00 - 12:0030.11.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Korrektur
Thu09:00 - 12:0014.12.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Zwischenpräsentation
Thu09:00 - 12:0011.01.2024Seminarraum AA 02 – 1 Korrektur
Thu09:00 - 12:0018.01.2024 Zoom Link und Terminslots via TUWEL (LIVE)Troubleshooting (Online)
Thu13:00 - 16:0025.01.2024 Bruck/LeithaAbschlusspräsentation in Bruck/Leitha

Examination modalities

Urban design, strategic concept, procedural concept including presentation


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master (10 ECTS / 15 ECTS)18.09.2023 09:0025.09.2023 23:59


Z066443 OR Z033243


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Accompanying courses