253.I28 Design Studio trespassing grounds - LIGHT, AIR and ICE CREAM
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, UE, 12.0h, 15.0EC


  • Semester hours: 12.0
  • Credits: 15.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

… to develop an independent, critical position in the contemporary architectural discourse and to consider building-relevant questions as an integral part of their architectural concept // … to formulate intelligent architectural arguments (conservation of resources and sustainability criteria etc.) and understand and use them as the source for design processes // … to convert conceptual and structural design ideas into an architectural project: architectural design, high-tech project development in all scales up to design details // … to develop constructional solutions for specific, experimental challenges // … to provide future-oriented answers to central social issues

Subject of course

The reactivation of places that were believed to be lost and (previously) inaccessible space sources requires new accessibility for everyone and generates potential for new, any-scale infrastructures. Public space must remain public and accessible to everyone, and therefore has to be occupied and its qualities demonstrated. Architecture is the means of choice. At a specific location in Vienna- famous Ringstraße -, the existing (urban) space is to be made accessible and usable for the public by means of an architectural intervention. Vienna´s Ringstraße stretches at least between the programme of the Burgtheater and the demonstration calendar of the democratic society. Strongly courted by tourists, the Ring tends to rest in its laurels and has long since accepted the expensive, sometimes outdated cultural offerings as the norm for a few. Trespassing Grounds asks which programs and interventions can be used to realize a city for everyone here in the dense, inner-city context.

The functional program will be designed according to the location and is committed to possible daily (pleasure) infrastructures for a post-consumption society. We are searching for proposals for the good life: infrastructure facilities with a public and climate-resilient program.

The title says it all. Light and air aimed at dealing with the architecture itself. The designs should be able to contribute to the late capitalist / pandemic discourse about MORE SPACE and MORE AIR and focus on the relationship between interior and exterior space. (keywords: Climate zone architecture, growing / adaptive structures). Ice cream aims at the possible program and an atmosphere – not only of the dolce vita, but the creation of an egalitarian place THAT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY.

The designs will be situated somewhere between nature and architecture, resource conservation and spatial generosity and will be architecturally expressed through concrete- utopian, public-social spatial structures.

Teaching methods

Guided Designstudio: discussions and presentations // Autonomous, independent and experimental processing of a design task // Development of plans - in all building-relevant scales as well as a spatial model

in cooperation with ITI (department of structural design)

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon14:00 - 17:0007.03.2022 Burggarten1.Treffen
Mon14:00 - 18:0014.03.2022 - 27.06.2022Seminarraum discussion / review
Fri13:30 - 18:0025.03.2022 https://fridaysforfuture.at/events/weltweiter-klimastreik-25-03-2022/wienfridays for future
Mon14:00 - 18:0028.03.2022Raum NEU 1 AC0230 Besprechung (Ersatz)
Thu14:00 - 18:0007.04.2022Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 zusätzlich Besprechung
Mon09:00 - 19:0023.05.2022Aufbaulabor - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Hörsaal! Ausarbeitung + Statik Workshop
Tue09:00 - 19:0024.05.2022Aufbaulabor - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Hörsaal! Ausarbeitung + Statik Workshop
Wed09:00 - 19:0025.05.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 Ausarbeitung + Statik Workshop
09:00 - 19:0027.06.2022 - 28.06.2022Aufbaulabor - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Hörsaal! Schlusspräsentation / bitte vormerken
Design Studio trespassing grounds - LIGHT, AIR and ICE CREAM - Single appointments
Mon07.03.202214:00 - 17:00 Burggarten1.Treffen
Mon14.03.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Mon21.03.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Fri25.03.202213:30 - 18:00 https://fridaysforfuture.at/events/weltweiter-klimastreik-25-03-2022/wienfridays for future
Mon28.03.202214:00 - 18:00Raum NEU 1 AC0230 Besprechung (Ersatz)
Mon04.04.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Thu07.04.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 zusätzlich Besprechung
Mon25.04.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Mon02.05.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Mon09.05.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Mon16.05.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Mon23.05.202209:00 - 19:00Aufbaulabor - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Hörsaal! Ausarbeitung + Statik Workshop
Mon23.05.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Tue24.05.202209:00 - 19:00Aufbaulabor - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Hörsaal! Ausarbeitung + Statik Workshop
Wed25.05.202209:00 - 19:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 Ausarbeitung + Statik Workshop
Mon30.05.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Mon13.06.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Mon20.06.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review
Mon27.06.202209:00 - 19:00Aufbaulabor - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Hörsaal! Schlusspräsentation / bitte vormerken
Mon27.06.202214:00 - 18:00Seminarraum discussion / review

Examination modalities

Conceptual + structural idea, presentation of the project through sketch / plan (floorplan, sections, elevation) // statics // exemplary details // spatial presentation of the project qualities, in- and exterior: sketches, perspectives, visualizations, model // Detailed delivery requirements in accordance with advisors


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Bachelor (15 ECTS)14.02.2022 09:0021.02.2022 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture 6. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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