Diploma Seminar

253.L16 Seminar für Diplomand*innen Hochbau, Konstruktion und Entwerfen
2024S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Architecture as a variable spatial structure in the city of tomorrow

The historically developed European city is hybrid. It is characterised by a mixture of living and working, culture and leisure. Where people work during the day, they party in the evening, offices are converted into flats and vice versa, public space forms the basis for living together. This distinguishes them from one-dimensional urban structures outside Europe.

Questions on the topic
Is this diversity of possibilities an opportunity for the city of the future? What potential can be utilised for the further development of our cities? What developments can buildings allow/favour and what decisive role does architecture play in this? What contribution can robust and changeable spatial structures, different specific and defined areas and the arrangement of interchangeable neutral spatial modules make to this?

Two plots are available for development: Paris – Austerlitz and Vienna – Margaretengürtel. The spatial programme is to be developed at a tolerable density, taking into account the local programmatic requirements and aiming for a combination of living, working and leisure. Within the building structure with different spans and room heights for variable use, areas for events, teaching, sports and shops, work, as well as living with views and terraces are to be provided.

An innovative structural and building construction concept incorporates energy and building technology. Resource-conserving planning, the conscious use of specific and reusable materials as well as structural design through to detailed structural engineering accompany the concept in all phases.

Supervision and process
Supervisor: Prof. Dietmar Feichtinger – Department of Structural Engineering, Construction and Design
Co-supervision by research assistants at the FB
KickOff/Programme start: 06 March 2024, 14.00h, Research Department Building Construction 2
Applications: Portfolio in PDF/max. 8 MB (via mail to seidel@hb2.tuwien.ac.at)
Application deadline: 05.03.2024
Appointments: Meetings every 2 weeks at the Department of Structural Engineering 2 as part of a diploma seminar (3 ECTS), seminar introduction date/presentation of the building sites 06 March 2024
The diploma thesis (30 ECTS) must be completed by Dec 24 at the latest.