253.K02 Wahlseminar Gestaltungslehre
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, SE, 3.5h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.5
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to graphically represent and describe the relationship between the water and the city of Vienna, employing analytical drawings of specific architectural objects, territorial infrastructure, and geographical configurations.

This course is recommended in particular to the students attending all the Design Studios under "Glacis 2050" (Entwerfen "Glacis 2050") but not restricted to students enrolled in those studios.

Subject of course

Wahlseminar Gestaltungslehre – Waters of Vienna

The presence of water within the city of Vienna – eminently represented by the Danube, yet not limited to the river – is the result of a series of projects that have defined the quality and shape of the city throughout its expansion and determined its relationship with a vast territory. The goal of this course is to investigate this relationship and illuminate the presence of water in the urban context as a fundamental design resource by critically describing it with analytical drawings.
Water is here seen as a catalyst in many aspects of the city's public realm: environment, social interaction, collective memory, and leisure.

Teaching methods

Students will work in small groups (3ppl) on three assigned exercises, consisting of analytical drawings, under the supervision of the teaching staff.

Kick-off event: 24.10.2023 – 14.00, Gestaltungslehre and Design Seminar Room

Weekly meetings: Tuesdays from 14.00, Gestaltungslehre and Design Seminar Room

Mode of examination


Additional information


Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

Delivery and final presentation of the three exercises.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Wahlseminare18.09.2023 09:0021.09.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified6. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.