Theorie der Architektur und Entwerfen


Design serves to create exemplary solutions aimed at topics of social relevance through building and construction. It also serves to discuss the future development and emergence of new typologies resulting from transformations in urban and rural spaces. The basic approach is to understand what already exists in order to further advance typologies. Principles of spatial production, organization and design can be adopted and applied directly. The design process is based on interdisciplinary cooperation with Faculty members and guests including social scientists, infrastructure planners and political scientists from partner institutions and practice. The task is to create individual architectural proposals within the respective context and to answer “why” questions related to architectural theory. Formats include workshops, analysis, graphic illustration, use of media and, with particular emphasis, model building.


Floating University Berlin

Method: Master-Design for Berlin Kreuzberg Neukölln Time: Summersemester 2018 Critics: Dipl. Ing. Volker Halbach, Dr. Ing. Mark Kammerbauer Cooperation partners: Raumlabor Berlin, Ecal Lausanne, Kunstuniversität Linz, HNE Eberswalde Semester: Master   mehr

Building Europe: a house for the EC

Occasion: students of the Master-Design „Europahaus“ from WiSem 2015/16 will present their ideas about a house for Europe Time: 13th June 2016, 5.30pm Location: Historischen Rathaussaal, Rathausplatz 2, Nürnberg mehr


Method: Embassy of the EU in 7 different EU national capital cities Duration: winter semester 2015/2016 Critics: Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Cooperation partners: The European Democracy Lab; EUROPE DIRECT - Information Centre; Prof. Dr. Tobias Chilla, Institute of Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Semester: Master mehr

BU 4.0

Method: urban design study for a rural community in the Nuremberg metropolitan region Duration: winter semester 2013/2014 Critics: Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Guest critics: Anne Lacaton, LACATON & VASSAL ARCHIECTES, Paris mehr

ERA 50 - Erlangen Architecture 2050

Aim: strategies and scenarios for Erlangen's built future Duration: summer semester 2012 Critics: Prof. Niels Jonkhans, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch Guest critics: Prof. Dr. Alan J. Brookes, TU Delft Cooperation partners: Baureferat der Stadt Erlangen, Kunstpalais Stadt Erlangen Semester: Master mehr

Documenta 13 Pavilion - documenta center of information and communication

Duration: summer semester 2011 Topic: How do you define "places of information, of communication and exchange of ideas" in the 21st century? What can a temporary intervention in the urban context provide for the general public? Critics: Visiting Prof. Caroline Bos, Prof. Florian Fischer, Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch mehr