280.964 Master Project - Spatial planning control of second and secondary residences in the Alpine region
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, PR, 6.0h, 12.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 6.0
  • Credits: 12.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

The master's project offers the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the course of study to a topic within a self-defined framework. Subject complexes and questions are developed and worked on under supervision and joint discussion.

The master's project is intended to promote a critical and reflective way of working.

Project between P2 and diploma thesis

  • Link between theoretical and practical knowledge
  • A high degree of independent work
  • Dealing with current challenges
  • Joint development of tasks, main areas of work and innovative or practical solutions
  • Processing and supervision in small groups

Subject of course

Second homes have a long tradition in Austria. In alpine areas in particular, this has been a mass phenomenon since the 1960s. In addition to various positive effects, second homes are also associated with various spatially critical developments and trends. Be it rising property prices, urban sprawl or social upheaval.

The master's project aims to track down second homes in the alpine region and examine current trends and problems. To this end, we would particularly like to enter into a dialogue with planning practitioners and politicians. Accordingly, an excursion of around 1 week will be part of the master's project.

In the first - theoretical - part, the technical background of second homes will be dealt with at the beginning of the sommer semester 2024. The current literature, the legal and technical basics as well as the current status of the discussions on second homes and in particular the role of spatial planning measures will be worked on.

In the second practical part, the actual planning challenges and the practical feasibility of proposed spatial planning solutions are examined on the basis of a selected region (Tyrol). An excursion to the planning area will take place in spring 2024, including meetings with regional and local decision-makers. In a final report, the theoretical considerations will be combined with practical experience and corresponding conclusions and proposed solutions will be derived.

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Course dates

Thu09:00 - 12:0007.03.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Kick-Off & Einführung
Thu09:00 - 12:0014.03.2024 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/68774249364 (LIVE)Input 1
Thu09:00 - 12:0021.03.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Input 2
Thu09:00 - 12:0011.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Input 3
Thu09:00 - 12:0018.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Themenwahl und Exkursionsvorbesprechung
Mon00:00 - 00:0013.05.2024 Tirol und VorarlbergExkursion und Vor-Ort-Workshop
Tue00:00 - 00:0014.05.2024 Tirol und VorarlbergExkursion und Vor-Ort-Workshop
Wed00:00 - 00:0015.05.2024 Tirol und VorarlbergExkursion und Vor-Ort-Workshop
Thu00:00 - 00:0016.05.2024 Tirol und VorarlbergExkursion und Vor-Ort-Workshop
Thu09:00 - 12:0023.05.2024Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Reflexion Exkursion und Zwischenstand
Thu09:00 - 12:0020.06.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Endpräsentation
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Der Leistungsnachweis erfolgt durch die Teilnahme an den LVA-Veranstaltungen (insb. der Exkursion) und einem Endbericht der einzelnen Kleingruppen.

Prüfungsimmanente LVA – Anwesenheitspflicht


  • Mitarbeit/Diskussionsbeiträge
  • Aufgabe 1 – Einzelarbeit: schriftlich mit Anspruch des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens
  • Aufgabe 2 – Teamarbeit (2-3er Teams): Individuelle Schwerpunktsetzung, Fachbericht, Zwischen-/Endpräsentation

Course registration

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16.02.2024 10:00 01.03.2024 23:59 01.03.2024 23:59

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Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory2. Semester


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