When you join the Architecture - Green Building program, you are choosing an architectural course devoted to making our environment more livable. Aside from design and planning, you will learn a great deal about the construction of buildings. The focus on future-proof building will qualify you to design structures that are sustainable and energy-producing, and to account for lifecycles even at the planning phase. EU Directive EPBD 2010 on the Energy Performance of Buildings is raising the demand for experts in green building by obliging member states to construct only zero-energy buildings from 2020.
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Application period for the academic year 2022/23
18th October 2021 to 15th May 2022
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2 One time: package of norms ca. € 320-350,-
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)
In addition to a solid foundation in mathematics (required as the basis of structural physics), you will ideally have well-developed spatial perception abilities and an interest in design. You are creative with the drawing ability to draft your innovative ideas. You enjoy working with computer programs that can calculate, accurately draw, animate and render your designs. To work as part of a project team, you will need a talent for coordination.
In the 20 years and more that FH Campus Wien has been running civil engineering programs, the university of applied sciences has built up a wealth of expertise and a broad network that offers you numerous possibilities during your program, when seeking an internship and when embarking on a career. Aside from architect's offices, this network includes reputable construction firms such as STRABAG SE, which cooperates with FH Campus Wien in the further education of its staff and other areas. You will also benefit from the knowledge you acquire in R&D projects. Aside from well-founded theory, practical relevance is our top priority. For this reason the program offers you a chance to apply yourself to a large-scale, future-focused project. One course invites you to develop ideas for expanding Altes Landgut, our main site in the new Verteilerkreis district of the city. There is a real chance that your ideas will be transformed into reality within a few years. We also offer regular training through our series of seminars dealing with selected topics from the construction business. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.
This program is all about the future of architecture. At present, buildings account for some 40 percent of total energy consumption. As a graduate of the program, your aim will be to change this situation as creatively as possible. In contrast to the university's traditional architecture course, this practical Bachelor program enables you to specialize in structural engineering projects involving buildings utilized for residential and commercial purposes.
Rather than focus on artistic and historical aspects, you will focus on the issue of sustainability; even at the design and planning stage, you will consider the lifecycle of a structure and apply long-term thinking to its construction. This program will give you a high level of professional expertise in both engineering and project management. Graduates of the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Architecture - Green Building at FH Campus Wien, as well as university graduates, have the opportunity to use the professional title of “Architect” in the future.
Lector: DI. Dr.techn. Anton Pech
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heinrich Bruckner
Introduction, theoretical basis for describing the construction materials, development of characteristics and application in the first material groups. Formulation of basic knowledge (production, essential technical features, product forms) about the individual building materials, i.e. glass, ceramics, plastics, binders, wood, steel, concrete. Information on material standards.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Tobias Steiner
- ecological performance of relevant building materials - different assessment methods für building materials and constructions - alternative construction methods with reduced enviromental footprint
VO: presentations and independent consolidation of the topic with various exercises and examples
Lector: Andrea Filkova, BSc, Julia Kolm, BSc, DI Lukas Kruczynski, Lukas Mayr, B.Sc., Ing Andreas Vondrasek
Lector: DI Dr. Christian Hölzl
1. Preliminary remarks 2. Types of representation 3. From the foundation to the excavation - orthographic projection 4. Ichnography, elevation and sheer plan of a building 5. Roof design 6. Illustrative images of spatial objects 7. Perspective pictures - the central projection 8. Shadow in parallel lighting
Final exam. The maximal number of points is 30. Points Mark ===== ==== 27 - 30 1 24 - 26 2 21 - 23 3 18 - 20 4 0 - 17 5
Learning guided by the the worksheets.
Lector: Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Ursula Schneider
Lector: DI Bence Horvath, Dipl.-Ing.in Elena Mitrenova, MA, Dipl.-Ing.in Aída Santana Sosa, Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Hannes Gröblacher, Mag. art Mei-Fang Hsieh, Mag.-Art. Peter Nachtigall, Monika Scheuch, BA
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Doris Österreicher, MSc
Introduction to Building Physics Basics heat insulation Climate data and user profiles Properties of materials and components, calculation of U-values Heating balance, heating demand, energy certificate Basics in protection against condensation, Glaser diagram Basics in summer overheating and avoidance of overheating
Final written Exam 1,5h 45min theoretical part / 45 practical example Grades of the Exam based on correctness and completeness. Due to the Covid 19 situation and the holding of lectures according to the regulations of the BMBWF, the examination modalities can also be adjusted at short notice during the current semester.
Lecture supported by single- and group exercises Use of Calculation and Simulation-Tools
Lector: Dr. Mag. Architekt Antonio Leonte, Dr. Mag. Arch.
Lector: Mag.iur. Henriette Huber
Public law: Basics of constitutional and administrative law (e.g. legislation, board of authorities, decree, legal standing) Civil law: Property law (property, right of lien, servitude, cadaster, etc.), law of obligation (basics, contract law general, control of general terms and conditions, impairment of performance such as delay and guarantee, tort, product liability, etc.), basics of corporal law (power of attorney, commercial register, corporate law). Building and contract law: The building contract and its basics in general civil law, the basics of the legal doctrine and of ÖNORM B 2110 (general contract regulations for planning and building services) are mastered by the students.
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer
Fundamental theory of statics; the concept of force; calculating the supporting forces in rigid bodies; calculating cutting forces; introduction to kinematics; the concept of virtual work; trusses; stress and strain of bodies and materials; calculating tension; static equilibrium
written exam after the course
Lector: Ing Andreas Vondrasek
Lector: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder
Introduction to spatial planning, in public construction law and in the legal system in Austria. The relationship of the building lease to other legal matters of public law. The basic provisions of the Building Code for Vienna and its subsidiary legislation (building, town planning, building site creation, resource usage agreements and procedures, authorities and parties). Ancillary provisions for building code for Vienna. Overview of the system of investment law in Austria.
Written examination after conclusion the lectures
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Gunther Koppelhuber, M.Arch.(AA), DI Peter Müller
Basics of construction site organization, building management and the building industry. Methods of costing and cost tracking and cost control. Basics of construction planning and scheduling. Fundamentals of quality and performance control. Introduction to the management of claims. Application of construction and contract law.
Introduction to Rhino3D using the example of curves and surfaces Parametric drawing with Grasshopper Optimization with Galapagos
Lecture with examples
Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Elena Mitrenova, MA, Martin Schachenhofer, BSc
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Hannes Gröblacher, Mag. art Mei-Fang Hsieh, Mag.-Art. Peter Nachtigall
Presentation techniques in color, schematic representation of buildings and bodies, interpretation of materiality through the use of various analog media.
Lector: DI Dr.techn. Jochen Hoog
Introduction to the respective design task according to the semester program, presentation of the main parameters of the object. I.E., collection and presentation of appropriate analytical methods. How to create a space program, philosophical introduction to the subject.
Introduction to energy concepts Basis in energy concept development Renewable energy systems Heating systems: distribution, storage and generation Electrical systems: storage and generation Ventilation systems: basic concepts and systems Energy certificate, calculation of heating loads
Final written Exam 1,5h 45min theoretical part / 45 practical example Grades of the Exam based on correctness and completeness Exam includes Gebäudephysik 1 and Innovative Energiekonzepte 1
Lector: DI Dr. Karl Heinz Hollinsky
Basics, material properties, design based on calculations of torque of shear force, torsion load, trusses, frames, stability, fire protection, connections, wind-bracing, corrosion protection, welding and screw connections, exercises, evidence according to Eurocode 1 of 1993 and 1995-1 EUROCODE.
Lector: DI Dr. Edmund Spitzenberger
Effect of reinforced concrete, material characteristics, plan representation of components and structures made of reinforced concrete, rated on torque of shear force and Torsional stress SPE, stability, reinforcement, components made of unreinforced concrete, training and assessment of fundamental and support buildings, exercises, certificates according to Eurocode 1992-1.
stress analysis (axial stress, shear stress, bending stress), strain, stability analysis, deformation, Proof of stability, deformation, modeling, load derivation, load influence surfaces, preliminary design, stiffening systems, vocabulary list.
written exam after the course:
Lector: DI Irmengard Mayer, Mag. Alexander Potucek
Lector: Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Ing. Dörte Kuhlmann
This course gives an overview and an introduction to the main theories of Western architectural history and explains their position within the larger historical context. The lecture describes the different ideas and theories which ultimately led to modernity and modern architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Special attention is paid to developments which deal with the relationship between architecture and the environment, underlining their relevance for the present.
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint
Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer
Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint
Lector: DI Johannes Kislinger
Introduction to the Central European climate zone and its demands on buildings. Traditional and modern solutions in building. Reading sun charts and interpretation into the building design. Relationships of material, material properties, area of application, sunlight, building functions and their synthesis in the building design.
Lector: Martha C. Enriquez-Reinberg, lic. Arq., vis.Prof., Architekt Dipl.-Ing. Georg W. Reinberg, M.Arch.
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred Steiner
Lector: Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons)
Lector: vis.Prof., Architekt Dipl.-Ing. Georg W. Reinberg, M.Arch.
Lector: DI Dr. Bernhard Lipp
Integrative Building Automation Building automation and networking Building automation and bus systems Integration of storage and generation in building management systems. Possible demands and benefits of the integration with Smart Grid
Lector: DI David Schwärzler
Cooling components and systems. Systems of water-based cooling distribution, storage and transfer. Cooling load calculation. Ventilation and air-based air-conditioning in non-residential construction. Lighting and imaging techniques. Innovative energy-efficient building concepts in non-residential buildings. Support in design 4
Detailed analysis of the Central European climate and its demands on buildings. Traditional and modern building solutions. Relationships of material, material properties, area of application, wind, precipitation, cooling, humidity, building functions and their synthesis in the building design.
Applying the lecture contents in a practical exercise, developing solution proposals for simplifying the connections between wind, precipitation, cooling, humidity in building volumes and low complexity features.
In this course the general conditions for the work placement are presented, followed by a discussion of the students' questions. The students have to present their papers for approx. 5 to 8 minutes in class.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andrea Rathmanner
Terms and principles in the field of water management and environmental protection. Basics of urban water construction. Drinking water supply and drainage. Alternatives to conventional systems. Stormwater management. Water features. Water fountains, swimming pools.
Introduction to scientific work: collection of materials; structure; table of contents; citations; remarks; appendices; imaging and bibliography; index; typeface; citation rules. In thesis 1 the students will find a subject on which they will produce a written work, on the basis of their already completed courses, which complies with the formal requirements of scientific work.
0,75 LP UE + 4,25 LP distance learning (Bachelor thesis)
The theoretically taught expertise is applied to professional practice.
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, Mag. Arch. Veit Pedit
Convert a design task: preparation of the general data analysis, sample collection, material collection, study of the parameters defining the essential design criteria, finding the design idea, alternative studies, development and formulation of the draft to the predetermined level of detail, as shown in the required plans and standards, model, perspective sketches, rendering description. Public oral presentation based on the plans and the model.
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Gunther Koppelhuber, M.Arch.(AA), Mag. Arch. Veit Pedit, FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer, Ing. Mag. Arch. Andreas Wörndl, MAS
Lector: DI Dieter Werner, MSc
Basics of fire protection and fire protection concepts: legal and technical basics, fire protection planning Contents of fire protection concepts: Fundamentals of structural, technical, organizational fire protection Fire protection concepts in practice
VO, small work in groups
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Gudrun Schach
Basics of lighting techniques and lighting planning, lamps and lighting technology, visual light perception, economy contemplation of lighting solutions, analytical lighting for the applications office, industry, shop and lighting in outdoor areas.
Lector: MMag. Philipp Kaufmann, MMAS
Sustainability of components and constructions + Current trends and developments + Durability and serviceability of constructions - guidelines and standards + Assessment of components and constructions - simplified/stationary - detailed/over time + Dimensioning and evaluation of components and constructions + Transient hygric-thermal simulation of components and constructions - Building material parameters and modelling - Climate data - Output sizes - Calculation and assessment
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Walter Hüttler, DI Dr. Edmund Spitzenberger
Building culturally appropriate handling of the inventory Dealing with the historic structures and their time appropriate extension Application of content of preservation, soil mechanics, as well as historical building construction and equipment, Procedures for assessing status, economic measures for the energy-related modernization (building, equipment), Establishment of types of buildings, including their problems, Methods of Foundation studies and ground studies in old buildings, stability calculation of foundations, Methods of Foundation rehabilitation - education Legislative issues, impact of new construction on the Foundation of adjacent buildings, Legal or regulatory provisions in attic-buildings or increases, Examples.
Lector: DI Petra Hendrich, BA
Lector: Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Vladimir Vukovic
Theoretical topics and practical examples of urban planning and urban design in terms of the historical development of cities, their morphology, scale, environment and the current situation of present towns. Basics of spatial planning, the spatial planning policy and the current situation in Austria. Multidisciplinary topics between spatial planning, urban planning/design and architecture. Application of spatial analysis with the help of instruments for monitoring and evaluation. Presentation of theoretical frameworks and urban planning approaches. • Understanding of the tension between be permanence and change • Understanding of the influence of topography on structures • Understanding of scale. Content: Presentation of typological analysis to the understanding of size and materiality in the cultural expression of the city.
Active participation in the lectures, literature research, final exam.
Lectures, literature research, discussions.
Lector: Dr. DI Renate Hammer, MAS
Increasing knowledge about daylight and it’s designing in architecture, light in rooms, relationships between light openings, room sizes, depths of space, surfaces and daylight supply. Influence of window types, sizes, location, frame ratio, quality of glazing on daylight supply. Creating the right atmosphere using different ways to contribute daylight. Light and color, photo physiology. Facade engineering, shading and sun protection, daylight aspects in renovation. Application of simple planning tools.
Final Test Written final test. Results of defined tasks done during the lecture (measuring protocol or similar) could be added to the test within the first attempt. Assessment criteria: correctness completeness autonomy of approach clear presentation
VO Lecture with practical exercises and application of simulation tools and measuring instruments
Lector: Dr. DI Renate Hammer, MAS, Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint
Lector: DI Lukas Antoni, Isabella Dornigg, MSc, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Cristina Florit Schmid, Dipl.Ing. Manfred Gräber, Architekt, DI Monika Ilg, Ing. Robert Jungwirth, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder, Dipl. Ing. Hubert Kirchberger, Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Gunther Koppelhuber, M.Arch.(AA), DI Michael Löschenbrand, Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Simon Oberhammer, FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Salzer, Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dominik Scheuch, DI
In the center of the work free space planning is the mediation between landscape architectural planning and action. At the beginning is the clarification of key terms. The landscape as the actual field of action, landscape architecture rather than man-made structures, which have always been transformed. In the city, as well as, in the country, and in between. Types of open spaces and the degree of public opinion contribute to the debate. The next focus is the introduction to the landscape architectonic design. Basics of space education are discussed, as well as the shape of the elements of the free space. Then contemporary projects will be presented and analyzed together. Basis for the planning of • private parcels in the city, • the courts of the country, • neighborhood garden and community gardens, • International Garden and • public open spaces.
Lector: DI Srdan Ivkovic
The architectural design is based on issues of the named context, the scenic inventory and checking free space-planning requirements. These can be conveyed within the framework of the design exercises and project-oriented exercise. Methodology of designing for freedom Application of the theoretical foundations of the lecture in individual projects Presentation techniques for the presentation.
Lector: Isabella Dornigg, MSc, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Cristina Florit Schmid
Introduction to certification systems, their history, development and future significance. Objectives, structure and composition, evaluation methods, aggregated figures, criteria sets of individual methods in comparison, calculation examples.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Peter Tappler
Introduction to indoor environmental analysis, air pollutants (VOC, formaldehyde, mold) and room air examination methods, indoor climate, electromagnetic fields, house dust, building hygiene rating, sick building syndrome, airflow measurements. Recording of parameters, measurements and evaluations for living and working.
Lector: DI Monika Ilg, Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Perschy
Public Procurement and tendering with the service description for constructions. You learn about the basics of the current BVergG (federal act on public procurement) and common standards. Contents of the LB-HB 021 Examination of offers according to the BVergG Element method of ÖNORM B1801-1 Building Information Modeling and tendering
Moodle-Test and tutorials Due to the Covid 19 situation, the examination modalities can also be adjusted at short notice during the current semester.
Bring your notebook and create the specifications with the softwaretools of ABK
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Carmen Dilch, MSc. MRICS, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder
Number of teaching weeks 15 per semester
Language of instructionGerman
TimesMon to Fri, from 8.45 a.m.
ElectivesSelection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.
Demand for green building experts is rising as buildings are required to meet ever more stringent environmental standards. EU Directive EPBD 2010 on the Energy Performance of Buildings has accelerated the trend by obliging member states to construct only zero-energy buildings from 2020. New buildings will have to be almost energy self-sufficient in the way they are built and operated through high energy efficiency standards and renewable sources of energy. This target will apply to public sector buildings as early as 2018. As a graduate of the program, you will be equipped to meet that challenge. In your capacity as an expert, you will be qualified to pursue a broad range of creative duties for engineering and architect's offices, the construction industry and building trade, consulting firms, private property developers, public contract awarders and supervisory authorities. You can use the job title of “Architect” after completing your Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Architecture - Green Building at FH Campus Wien once you have three years of practical experience and have successfully passed the civil engineering exam.
Master course for advanced professional training, part-time
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