280.A75 Kickstart Lienz Süd | Freiraum im Wandel
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, PR, 4.0h, 6.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

  • comprehend the specific and complex subject of residential open spaces in the alpine urban space, to reflect upon it and to summarise it for their design, 
  • analyse the development dynamics in the district as well as the core city and to design a neighbourhood development concept with reference to the core city, 
  • prepare and present their findings in a well-founded design format and to argue their case to involved actors, 
  • select and apply suitable participation methods as well as instruments of internal and external communication and to design the corresponding processes.

Subject of course

The interdisciplinary didactic project Kickstart Lienz Süd, carried out as a design course, deals with the development of the potential of open spaces in the district of Lienz Süd, which is heavily characterised by single-family houses. Equal emphasis is placed on the design process and the functional planning level.

Since the opening of the new underpass at the railway station in 2021, Lienz South is now connected much more closely to the city centre. The nearby railway line of the Pustertal/Drautal railway as well as the regional cycle path and its location directly on the Drava River add further qualities to the location.

In the inner city development concept (ISEK4), a new railway station for the district was considered. A new stop in the Lienz South district would make the use of public transport more attractive and create regional connectivity. Mixed use is envisaged as part of qualitative redensification in order to increase the reliability of supply in the area and to create additional employment opportunities. 

The aim of the course is to draft a functional concept for the district of Lienz-Süd, focussing on two specific existing neighbourhoods (Friedenssiedlung and Südtiroler Siedlung) – based on existing analyses and the inner city development concept. Basic ideas will be broken down further to the district and neighbourhood level - with the involvement of the local population.

The didactic objective of this design course is to acquire the skills needed to debate open space requirements and to produce functional solutions for future shared open spaces in the district of Lienz South.

The planning teams are interdisciplinary, hence the course is offered in two Master's programmes (spatial planning and architecture) as a focus course (PR) or small design course. The planning teams will have different focal points, which are discussed and developed together with the teachers and experts along a variety of thematic paths.

A dense and compact winter semester awaits us. The regular meeting of the LVA is on Wednesday afternoons. An intensive workshop in Lienz will take place in the first half of November (more information will follow). The final presentation is expected to take place in January 2024 (online or in Vienna).

Teaching methods

  • Participation workshop and open studio work on site
  • Dialogue formats with citizens, politics and administration
  • Walking science
  • Local usage monitoring
  • Supervision and monitoring of process and concept development
  • Communication and project management

Mode of examination


Additional information


The research areas of Regional Planning/Regional Development and Landscape Planning/Landscape Architecture were involved in the project ISEK4 in the SOUTH ALPINE SPACE last year. ISEK4 was a transnational pilot project for the development of a new planning instrument. It dealt with two spatial realities that - despite obvious necessity - are rarely considered together in the existing planning toolkit: the inner city and the functional region. In addition to the four inner cities (Bruneck, Hermagor-Pressegger See, Lienz and Spittal an der Drau), the ISEK4 concept additionally adopts a regional symbiosis as a "second level of action" to complement the classic ISEK approach. The pilot project was developed using an interdisciplinary approach in cooperation with steering groups from the four cities.

This student project builds on the findings of the ISEK4 project and declines them down to the district and neighbourhood level. The spatial link is the district of Lienz-Süd, one of the focus areas of the ISEK4. The thematic focus of the project are green and open spaces - the integrated approach is taken further and the population is included in the functioning and design of the space.


This course is part of the initiative of the annual theme 2023/24 "Transformation of the stock". More information and the overview of all participating LVAs can be found at the following link: https://futurelab.tuwien.ac.at/jahresthema-2023-24



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 18:0004.10.2023 Seminarraum AF 03-1 (LANDSCAPE)Kick-off, presentation of ISEK, expectations
Wed14:00 - 18:0011.10.2023Seminarraum AF 03-1 First ideas on the process and the project
Wed14:00 - 18:0018.10.2023Seminarraum AF 03-1 Spare appointment
Wed14:00 - 18:0025.10.2023Seminarraum AF 03-1 Deepening of process and ideas, preparation of the excursion
00:00 - 00:0011.11.2023 - 16.11.2023 Lienz (Details to be announced)Field trip to Lienz (site visit, atelier, participation)
Wed14:00 - 18:0029.11.2023Seminarraum AF 03-1 Discussion and supervision
Wed14:00 - 18:0013.12.2023Seminarraum AF 03-1 Mid-Term Presentation
Wed14:00 - 18:0017.01.2024Seminarraum AF 03-1 Final Präsentation
Kickstart Lienz Süd | Freiraum im Wandel - Single appointments
Wed04.10.202314:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum AF 03-1 (LANDSCAPE)Kick-off, presentation of ISEK, expectations
Sat11.11.202300:00 - 00:00 Lienz (Details to be announced)Field trip to Lienz (site visit, atelier, participation)
Sun12.11.202300:00 - 00:00 Lienz (Details to be announced)Field trip to Lienz (site visit, atelier, participation)
Mon13.11.202300:00 - 00:00 Lienz (Details to be announced)Field trip to Lienz (site visit, atelier, participation)
Tue14.11.202300:00 - 00:00 Lienz (Details to be announced)Field trip to Lienz (site visit, atelier, participation)
Wed15.11.202300:00 - 00:00 Lienz (Details to be announced)Field trip to Lienz (site visit, atelier, participation)
Thu16.11.202300:00 - 00:00 Lienz (Details to be announced)Field trip to Lienz (site visit, atelier, participation)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Stakeholder mapping based on the ISEK4 project
  • Prozess design
  • Functional neighbourhood concept for Lienz South
  • Free space design (conceptual design programme)
  • In-depth reflection on the process

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2023 09:00 30.09.2023 23:55 30.09.2023 23:55

Registration modalities

Students from the Master's programme Spatial Planning (066440) will be given priority for registration. Remaining places can be claimed by Bachelor students (033240).


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


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