Fakultät Architektur und Gestaltung at the HTWG Konstanz
- Alfred-Wachtel-Str. 8
- 78462 Konstanz
- Phone: +49 7531-206-192
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Special features regarding teachingSpecialisations exist in Design and Town Planning, Construction and Engineering, Planning and Building Management. Core elements of the course are inter-disciplinary, one-semester projects. There is the opportunity for individual specialisation in self-determined electives, specialisations are: "Energy Efficient Building", "Digital Media" and "Architecture and Communications Design". Previously acquired knowledge is applied in an integrated practical semester (5th semester). To supplement teaching, excursions and workshops are offered as a block module every semester.
Special features regarding the international orientationThe degree course has an overall international orientation thanks to its content, all professors work internationally. University and practical semesters abroad are supported and recognised, approx. 10% of students take advantage of this opportunity; Incoming students are about 5 people/semester. Numerous excursions abroad take place every semester, 2 summer schools are held annually: 1x Europe-wide (Strasbourg/Arnhem), 1x worldwide (Sao Paulo/Nanjing/India). International architects from the D-A-CH region are specifically integrated for Master's examinations, jury sessions and lectures.
Exchange universities for stay abroadsArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Niederlande; ENSAL, Lyon, Frankreich; Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spanien; Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italien; Universita Roma Tre, Italien; Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Türkei; Escola da Cidade, Sao Paulo, Brasilien; Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Monterrey, Mexico; Universidad Mayor, Santiago de Chile, Chile; Nanjing Technical University (NJTech), Nanjing, China
Equipment of the work placesApprox. 270 workstations solely for students (with roll containers, network and Internet access, cutting machines, styro cutters, spray area for modelling), partial 24/7 access. 70 CAD- and 24 computer workstations with specialist software. Art workshop,
Special features regarding research and developmentThe principle of research in the faculty of Architecture is the practice-oriented link between research and teaching within the framework of interdisciplinary collaboration with innovative, real projects, preferably in cooperation with external partners and customers as well as in cooperation with other higher education institutions in Germany and Switzerland. Research focuses on Spatial Communication, Urban Planning, Energy-Efficient Building, Digital Planning Methodology, as well as the History of Construction and Architecture Theory.
Other special featuresTopics related to "Equality and Diversity" are incorporated accordingly into teaching in the degree course. The result ranges from experience reports with a self-test in a wheelchair, planning and structural design tasks, sociology, barrier-free access, excursions, workshops, optional required subjects as well as self-chosen Master's degree theses on topics such as multi-generational housing, designs for addiction treatment facilities, living with dementia, cultural and integration centre with a language school, growing older in the country, potential of vacant structures, building new inclusive complexes for the hearing impaired, etc.
Further information on research activitieshttps://www.htwg-konstanz.de/bachelor/architektur/personen/forschung/
Further information about study entry phasehttps://www.htwg-konstanz.de/studium/beratung
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