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Motivation and aptitude test 2021/22 available for download | WS 2021/22

May 19, 2021 - Application Architecture and Urban Development (B.Sc.) WS 2021/22

Dear prospective students of the Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Urban Design!
This year's task for the compulsory motivation and aptitude test is now available for download.
Participation in this "motivation / aptitude test" is binding and a prerequisite for enrollment after successful admission to the NC procedure.
The completed task must be submitted in full by e-mail by July 15th.

Open office hours on May 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom

May 3rd, 2021 - Do you have any suggestions, questions or complaints about your studies?
Surely there is still a problem in digital teaching at one point or another? But maybe there is also positive news to report? We take time for you in the open consultation hours.

Open office hours | Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. | Zoom meeting
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You are welcome to send us an email in advance:
complaint [email protected]

We look forward to receiving your feedback!

Would you prefer to describe your concerns anonymously? Then use the text box at the link below:

Award-winning design realized | Jun. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Anne Hangebruch

04/29/2021 - The town house at Fischstrasse 16 in Lübeck's founding district
In the world cultural heritage of Lübeck's old town, residential and commercial buildings are being built on the historic plots of the founding district for private clients. The town house Fischstrasse 16, which emerged as the winner of the open international project competition in 2015, houses five rental apartments and two business premises on the ground floor.
Jun. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Anne Hangebruch about the project: “At the beginning of the design there was a discussion of the context and the historical development in Lübeck. Above all, the historic office buildings were very influential. [...] The project links the historical type of the Lübeck hall house with the demands and needs of modern living. For the design of the facade, the theme of the stepped gable and the exploration of the possibilities that the brick material offers for creating a relief of an urban facade was interesting and inspiring. Our facade design is also looking for a relationship to the Gothic brick town houses in Lübeck. "
The award-winning design is currently being published in several specialist journals: Bauwelt 8.2021 and Baumeister May 2021 “Pittoresk”, 118th year, report on the project.

Girls * Day 2021 | Digital

April 26th, 2021 - On April 22nd, 2021 the Girls * Day took place nationwide.
On this day, companies, companies and universities all over Germany open their doors for schoolgirls from the 5th grade. There the girls get to know apprenticeships and courses in IT, crafts, natural sciences and technology.
The Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering also organized a workshop: Together with Dipl.-Ing. Arno Hartmann from the Architectural Representation Department, 22 girls from all over Germany first took a look at the diverse facets and requirements of the architect and civil engineer professions and then designed and sketched their first dream houses.

Structural engineer! Not structural engineers! Obituary for the civil engineer Stefan Polónyi

April 15, 2021 - He was a character, both personally and professionally. Only a few civil engineers are on the stage themselves, become known, get a name. Stefan Polónyi was one of them. He saw himself not as a mere service provider, but as a congenial partner of the architect - and as such he was valued by numerous great architects. His university teaching, the Dortmund model, in which the two subjects architecture and civil engineering are taught at the TU Dortmund in exchange and in cooperation to this day, was also based on this partnership.

Stefan Polónyi, born on July 6, 1930 in Gyula (Hungary), studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Budapest and worked there from 1952 to 1956 as a research assistant. Working with Miklós Gnädig, he discovered the topic of concrete shells early on and continued his groundbreaking ideas on this topic after moving to Cologne in 1956 and the establishment of an office in numerous buildings with well-known architects such as Josef Lehmbrock (St. Suitbert in Essen-Überruhr 1964-65), Fritz Schaller (St. Paulus in Neuss 1966-67) and Peter Neufert (Keramion in Frechen 1970-71).

In 1965, at the suggestion of Oswald Mathias Ungers, Stefan Polónyi was appointed professor at the TU Berlin at the age of only 35. His first official act was to rename the chair from “Statics and Strength Theory” to “Supporting Structures” and to switch from a theoretical-deductive to a practical-inductive teaching. Also due to the unforeseeable development of the city of Berlin, which was surrounded by the GDR, Polónyi, who had already fled from Hungary, gladly accepted Harald Deilmann's invitation to the University of Dortmund in 1973, and thus the unique opportunity to set up a new construction faculty to participate and to actually implement reforms in the training of architects and engineers. He played a decisive role in shaping the Dortmund model developed there until his retirement in 1995 and has remained an active and honored founding father of the faculty throughout his life.

In addition to his formative university activities, he and his Cologne engineering office realized numerous buildings with renowned architecture colleagues, including the maintenance hall of the Berlin city cleaning with Josef Paul Kleihues (1970-78), the Galleria of Messe Frankfurt with Oswald Mathias Ungers (1980-83), the science center in Berlin with James Stirling (1980-87), the Nederlands Danstheater in The Hague with Rem Koolhaas (1982-87), the Spielbank Hohensyburg in Dortmund with Harald Deilmann (1984-85), the subway entrance St. Reinoldi in Dortmund with Walter von Lom (1987-91), the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn with Gustav Peichl (1987-92), the Neue Messe Leipzig with Gerkan, Marg and Partners (1991-95), the Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin with Helge Bofinger (1992-96), the Federal President's Office in Berlin with Gruber Kleine-Kraneburg (1994-98) or the Federal Chancellery in Berlin with Axel Schultes (1995). The asymmetrically curved red tubular steel bridges, which he designed as part of the IBA Emscherpark in the Ruhr area, became the symbol of a region. Until recently he was fascinated by the subject of built bridges, for which he provided several designs under the title of Living Bridges.

Stefan Polónyi has received numerous honors. He has received the European Steel Construction Award several times. He was awarded the AIV plaque “For Services to Our Built Environment” by the Cologne Architects and Engineers Association and was awarded the Great DAI Prize. He was a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin and had received honorary doctorates from the Technical University of Budapest, the University of Kassel and the Technical University of Berlin.

His estate is kept in the NRW architecture archive in Dortmund. There the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the TU Dortmund wanted to celebrate its 90th birthday with important companions in the summer of 2020 with a symposium on the future of the Dortmund model as part of an exhibition on the 100th birthday of his former colleague Harald Deilmann. Due to Corona, the exhibition and the symposium were postponed - now we can no longer celebrate together. Stefan Polónyi died on April 9th, 2021 in Cologne. We mourn a valued colleague and dear friend.

Lectures start in the summer semester 2021 on April 12th

April 8th, 2021 - Dear students of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering!
Lectures for the summer semester 2021 will start on April 12th. Due to the extension of the measures taken to date in the Corona crisis, teaching will take place in digital form until further notice.
In the semester program, which is available for download here, you will find all information about the digital implementation of the individual courses. But please also take a look at the websites of the chairs. The examination and timetable for the summer semester 2021 as well as updated module handbooks and WPF catalogs can be found as usual in the download area here on the faculty website.

The faculty wishes all students and teachers a good start into the summer semester 2021! Keep taking good care of yourself and staying healthy!

Final presentation of the master's thesis winter semester 2020/21

March 24th, 2021 - Due to the current situation, this year's final presentation of the master's thesis for the Architecture and Urban Development course will take place on 30./31. March 2021 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. digitally. You have the option of public participation under the following links:

9th International Spring Academy | Lecture & Final Critic

March 11th, 2021 - Warm invitation to the "Lecture" & "Final Critic" of this year's International Spring Academy!
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sun | "City or Housing Estate?"
Monday, March 15, 2021 | 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
via ZOOM

Large housing estates | "The future of the large housing estate - part of the city or external satellite?"
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
via ZOOM

The work of 10 international student teams from TU Dortmund, FH Potsdam, TU Eindhoven and University of Naples on the subject of "large housing estates" will be presented and discussed.

Strategic Methodologies | Lecture on February 27, 2021

February 23, 2021 - Professors Piet Eckert and Wim Eckert are pleased to present their work in the recently initiated A + U Lecture Series. The lecture 'Strategic Methodologies ‘refers to the February 2021 issue of the magazine, which presents the work of your office E2A in Zurich.
Professor Seng Kuan from Harvard GSD will moderate the event.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 | On-line
7:00 a.m. live via Youtube

Mentoring program for exchange students

02/18/2021 - With the coming summer semester we will soon be welcoming new exchange students from all over Europe to our faculty. Although the teaching is currently largely online, we hope that our guests will still be there quickly. In order to make it easier for them to get started and to be able to establish contacts before the start of the semester, we would be happy if some of you would be interested in advising incoming students and explaining to them how the processes at our faculty look like. This includes, for example, the registration for the courses as well as the handling of our various platforms Moodle, Boss and LSF.
You don't need any special language skills to take part. A simple basic English is perfectly adequate. Of course, there is also the opportunity to expand and consolidate your language skills. Perhaps you grew up bilingual and can use this to make it easier for our incoming students from France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey to start their semester abroad.
We will be happy to issue you a certificate for your commitment. You can use these to have them credited to you for the “International Studies” certificate from the International Office, for example.
If you are interested in helping to organize the stay of our exchange students or if you have any further questions, please feel free to send an email:
Laura Pfohl B.Sc. | International Student Office | [email protected]
We're looking forward to your messages!

BDA Masters 2020 | Congratulations Linus Hermann!

02/17/2021 - Linus Hermann is for his bachelor thesis "Primary School Nordmarkt in Dortmund" [Chair of Building Construction, Supervisor: Vertr.-Prof. Iris Rabensteiner / Felix Lowin] has been awarded the BDA Masters Prize. The jury selected five designs from the best final theses of the next generation of architects - nominated by the respective universities.
His concept for a new school building is "functionally well thought out" and is convincing with its beneficial appropriateness and independence. The school space program is consistently expanded to include public uses. Development, references to the outdoor facilities and floor plans are just as impressive as the learning clusters offered and their flexibility and switchability. Urban planning contradictions are recognized, made legible and subtly resolved. Relevant structural details are proven and declined down to the depths. "In the interplay with the clear, reliable representation and presentation, the contagious desire of the draftsman for architecture and its high-quality elaboration shows", so the impressive judgment of the jury.
The BDA State Association of North Rhine-Westphalia has been awarding the BDA Masters course award annually since 2008 and would like to give particularly talented graduates of the Bachelor’s degree courses in Architecture and Urban Design an incentive to pursue a Master’s degree. The faculty warmly congratulates and wishes you all the best for your master’s degree!

General tips for students for online exams

February 16, 2021 - Dear students,
This zhb checklist provides information on what you should generally pay attention to when taking an online exam before and during the exam.
Your lecturer will inform you about the specific process.

Important informations! | Digital exams in WS 2020/21

February 10th, 2021 - Dear students, Another digital semester is coming to an end and the examination phase is imminent. The current pandemic situation makes it necessary to convert exams to digital formats / alternative forms of exams. We would therefore like to inform you about the current status of "digital exams":
# 95% digital exams
The Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering has now almost completely converted its examination operations to digital exams. Only a few exceptions will (if possible) take place in attendance. The dates of the examinations remain the same with a few exceptions - the current examination schedule therefore remains valid in this regard.
# Examination forms and procedures
The types of examinations and their conversion to digital alternatives have been decided by the faculty council and the examination board, taking into account the requirements of the university management. The respective chairs organize the course of the examinations individually for their area. They will also provide you with precise information on how the individual tests are carried out.

If you have individual (technical) questions or difficulties, please contact the responsible chairs and the study coordinator Ms. Dipl.-Ing. Karen Seiler.
We wish you all the best for the upcoming exam phase!

Open office hours on February 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom

February 10th, 2021 - Do you have any suggestions, questions or complaints about your studies?
Surely there is still a problem in digital teaching at one point or another? But maybe there is also positive news to report? During the open consultation hours, the members of the Commission for Quality Assurance in Teaching take time for you.

Open office hours | Monday, February 15 at 11 a.m. | Zoom meeting
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We look forward to receiving your feedback!

Important instructions! | Free trial

February 8th, 2021 - Important explanations regarding the free trial regulation

Examinations that are TAKEN and not passed in the winter semester 2020/21 are deemed not to have been taken. De-registering from an examination is based on the regulations of the respective examination regulations.

In order to avoid misunderstandings, here is an important note to distinguish: The free trial rule applies to EXAMINATIONS (SUBMITTED drafts / term papers / lectures)!
FILED = appeared / submitted | This attempt can be counted as a free attempt if it is not passed.
DO NOT APPEAR / DO NOT SUBMIT = 5.0 / failed attempt | This failed attempt can NOT be counted as a free attempt.

Come, stay, go | Inaugural lecture by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Münch on January 26th, 2021

25.01.2021 - As part of the lecture series Kommen.Bleiben.Gehen, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Münch will give his inaugural lecture on January 26th at 6:00 p.m.
“Building with trees. From the vision to concrete research activities ”. The event will take place digitally.

You can dial in at the following link:
Meeting ID: 932 2887 4815
Identification code: 868327

All interested parties are cordially invited!

New exhibition in the Baukunstarchiv NRW | Look behind the scenes

22.01.2021 - The exhibition "Harald Deilmann - Living Architecture" is to be shown in the late summer of 2021 in the Baukunstarchiv NRW in Dortmund. It is a cooperation project between the Baukunstarchiv NRW, Baukultur Nordrhein-Westfalen, TU Dortmund, the LWL-Kulturstiftung and the Andreas Deilmann Family Foundation. The trailer shows a brief glimpse into the work for the exhibition. The shooting took place at the designbauwerk company in Cologne, where the exhibition architecture is being created.

Fritz Höger Prize 2020 for brick architecture | Congratulations David Jan Wilk!

January 20, 2021 - David Jan Wilk was awarded the coveted Fritz Höger Prize 2020 for brick architecture as a Special Mention for his outstanding architectural achievement in the building with brick competition.
With his project “PATHOS BACKSTEIN”, Mr. Wilk prevailed against almost 600 submissions and received the award in the “Newcomer” category. David Jan Wilk is a research assistant at the Chair for Fundamentals and Theory of Building Construction - the faculty warmly congratulates!

Research and doctoral colloquium of the faculty on January 22, 2021

January 19, 2021 - The research / doctoral colloquium of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering in cooperation with the Seminar for Art and Art Studies and the Faculty of Spatial Planning of the TU Dortmund will take place as a digital event again this semester.

Research and doctoral colloquium
Friday, January 22nd, 2021
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

All interested parties are very welcome! Access to the event can be obtained from the organizer, Dr.-Ing. Silke Haps can be requested.

Dortmund University Days DIGITAL | January 20, 2021

01/18/2021 - Studying - but what?
In order to support you in making a well-founded decision for a degree, a dual degree, a dual training or an alternative, the digital Dortmund University Days 2021 will take place on January 20th, 2021. The Dortmund universities inform pupils in numerous online events about the study opportunities in Dortmund.
The Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the TU Dortmund also introduces itself:
Wednesday, January 20th 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The participation links for the individual events can be found in the program of the university days.

International Spring Academy Ruhr 2021

14.01.2021 - The workshop will take place with the participation of teachers and students from the universities

TU Dortmund University
TU Eindhoven
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
Universitá degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

in cross-university teams online via ZOOM.

Please register via the International Spring Academy and BOSS!

Important information! | Free trial and standard period of study

11.01.2021 - Updated regulation of the Corona regulations for study and examination operations
In the winter semester, the same regulations for free attempts now apply to oral exams and written exams as in the summer semester.
# Free trial
Examinations that are taken in the winter semester 2020/21 and not passed are considered not to have been taken. However, each of these free attempts is only valid ONCE in each examination procedure in the sense of a further attempt (bonus examination). If you have already made use of this free attempt / bonus examination in this examination in the summer semester, you will NOT get a second free attempt in this winter semester. The free trial regulation also applies to drafts, term papers and lectures. In these types of examinations, the last examination can be repeated.
# Normal period
The individualized standard period of study is again extended by one semester. If you were already enrolled in the 2020 summer semester, the standard period of study will increase by a total of two semesters.

100 days TU-Dortmund - information event on January 22nd, 2021

05.01.2021 - 100 days of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Dear first semester of the two bachelor's degree courses in architecture and urban planning as well as civil engineering! We wish you a good and confident start into the new year! You have now been enrolled at TU Dortmund University for almost 100 days and the first digital semester is in full swing or will soon be coming to an end. How has it gone so far under the unusual conditions? Despite the lack of campus life, have you already found your way around a little and made contact with your fellow students? Have you been able to follow all the events so far? What about exam preparation?
On January 22nd, 2021 at 2 p.m., your study coordinator, Dipl.-Ing. To give Karen Seiler a brief overview of the next steps and dates in the current first semester in a digital event. In the presentation that we will make available to you for download afterwards, we have put together some important information for you. Take advantage of the advice and support offers listed there, especially with regard to the first upcoming exams. If you have any questions, problems or criticism, please speak to your direct supervisor and / or your study coordinators Ms. Karen Seiler and Ms. Anne Catrin Lang.

Here is the zoom link to the event:

Winter holidays | December 21, 2020 - April 4, 2021

December 21, 2020 - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A special year is drawing to a close and we are saying goodbye to the winter holidays. The lights on the south campus twinkle in the quiet ... time to pause for a moment before digital teaching starts again on January 4, 2021.

The Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering wishes all students, teachers and employees: happy and contemplative holidays with loved ones and a hopeful start to the new year 2021! All of you stay healthy!

Career day construction industry | 2nd / 3rd December 2020

November 30th, 2020 - Do you need an internship?
Would you like to do a study project in practice?
Are you looking for an interesting job in your field?

The construction industry career day offers opportunities to contact well-known companies in this specialist area, to whom you can ask your questions via live video call.

2nd / 3rd December 2020 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Study Abroad | Information evening on studying and lecturer mobility abroad

11/24/2020 - Would you like to study or do an internship abroad?
In an online event on December 8th at 6:00 p.m. we will give you all the important information about the various programs and funding opportunities for stays abroad as well as an overview of our partner universities. What preparations do you need, how can you apply - and what does studying abroad mean in times of a global pandemic? Students from our faculty who have been abroad in the last year will report on their experiences on these topics. All interested parties are cordially invited, we look forward to seeing you!

For everyone who couldn't be there on the info evening:

Digital Week of Scholarships | November 23-27, 2020

November 18, 2020 - The Digital Week of Scholarships begins on Monday and provides comprehensive information for students interested in scholarships:

• Discussions with scholarship holders from the 13 major state funding agencies
• Scholarships for (prospective) doctoral students
• Foreign scholarships, scholarships for students with a refugee background and international regular students
• Smaller scholarships, scholarships for STEM students and students with professional experience
• Lecture on the drafting of application documents
• Individual advice and much more.

There, students can get in touch with scholarship holders from many funding agencies and clarify their questions about individual scholarship programs. You will also receive an overview of scholarships, information for specific target groups (STEM students, students with professional experience, etc.), purposes (study abroad, doctorate) and information on how to write scholarship applications. You can also get advice from experts.

Graduation 2020 | Digital

11/18/2020 - So many happy faces!

Dear graduates of the year 2020, nice that all of you took part in our digital graduation ceremony last Friday! Here, too, we had to break new ground together again due to the current pandemic situation. And of course a virtual meeting can never completely replace a personal encounter, but the good atmosphere in front of the screens was noticeable and we are pleased with the many positive reactions to this special event.

We congratulate you once again and wish you all the best!

Here you will soon find the link to further screenshots of the event.

The DEUTSCHLAND 4.0 Challenge

11/17/2020 - The DEUTSCHLAND 4.0 Challenge is a nationwide innovation competition in cooperation with Minister of State Dorothee Bär, through which we, the digital generation of students, researchers and startups from different disciplines, call for new concepts and innovations for relevant societal challenges develop. Relevant use cases from cooperating organizations from business and society are available for this purpose.

Graduation 2020 | Digital

11/10/2020 - Dear graduates of the 2019/20 class!

The annual academic graduation ceremony of the faculty takes place this year as an online event for Bachelor and Master graduates.
Unfortunately, due to the current Corona situation, we cannot celebrate your graduation with you and your relatives as usual this year. Nevertheless, we would like to pay tribute to this important event and therefore cordially invite you to the digital graduation ceremony.

Graduation 2020 | Digital
• Friday, November 13th, 2020
• 4 pm

You will receive the link to the event by email.

The faculty warmly congratulates all graduates on their graduation and wishes them all the best, good luck and good luck for the future!

Guest lecture "The Development of Mosque Construction in the Arab Region"

November 6th, 2020 - The digital guest lecture by Dr. Ing. Iman Duman will take place on Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at 8:30 am as part of the lecture series "The History of Public Buildings" by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sonne. The link to the meeting is in the Moodle room "History of Architecture I -IV ".
Interested parties are cordially invited!

Digital start to the first semester

November 4th, 2020 - On Monday, our first semester welcome for the Bachelor's degree courses in Architecture and Urban Design as well as Civil Engineering took place:
Due to the current pandemic developments and new corona protection regulations for the first time in the history of the faculty as a digital event!
A special experience - not only for you freshmen - but also for the professors, because we broadcast from the empty Audimax, a very unusual perspective ... Empty lecture hall - but full screens: over 380 students followed the event via zoom!
We look forward to the lively participation and hope you are well prepared for the semester.

For all those who could not be there digitally, the PDF with the slides for the first semester introduction is available for download here.

Registration with Moodle

November 3rd, 2020 - On the ERST-AID page is again the PDF with the slides for the first semester introduction. There you will find the course names and Moodle passwords for your courses.
Please also have a look at the homepage of the respective chair.

Work show 2020

October 27, 2020 - Due to the special situation of the corona pandemic, the retrospective will be presented digitally for the winter semester 20/21. Here you will find the work of the students from the winter semester 2019 and the summer semester 2020


10/27/2020 - Anne Hangebruch takes on the new junior professorship for solid building structures
We warmly welcome Ms. Jun.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Anne Hangebruch. On September 1, 2020, Ms. Hangebruch took over the junior professorship for solid building structures. Anne Hangebruch studied architecture at the TU Dortmund and the ETH Zurich. From 2006-2015 she worked for Hans Kollhoff and David Chipperfield in Zurich, Berlin and London. She has been working as a freelance architect since 2015, followed by Anne Hangebruch Mark Ammann Architects in Zurich in 2018. Winning the competition for the rebuilding of Lübeck's founding district led to the implementation of own projects in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lübeck's old town. The durability of the construction and the materials used, as well as the search for permanence in architectural expression, are the main focuses of her work. In the teaching and research of the Junior Professorship for Solid Building Structures, research into a “simple” monolithic construction method should also enable critical reflection on structural practice.
We look forward to a good and successful cooperation!

The streamUP project promotes start-up ideas

10/27/2020 - streamUP promotes start-up ideas in the areas of mobility, energy industry, data transfer and society. We are therefore looking for people interested in founding a company who want to further develop their start-up idea within our incubator over a period of up to 12 months and prepare it for market entry. We use a very low-threshold approach so that people with the pure idea (business plan or business model not yet absolutely necessary) can / should apply, this is then processed intensively and the first prototypes are created, which ideally are also tested in practice.

Semester introduction

October 27, 2020 - Due to the corona pandemic, it is unfortunately not possible to organize the semester introduction in person even in the winter semester 20/21.

The only exception will be the semester introduction for the first semester. So far this has been planned in such a way that the first semester can follow an introduction in several lecture halls.

All semester introductions can be found here:

GDA WS 2021 Lecture Series: Analog Architecture Discussions

23.10.2020 - With the (for the time being) digital lecture series - Analog Architecture Talks -, which will start in the winter semester 2020/21 and will continue in the summer semester 2021 and winter semester 2021/22, we want to first address a design methodology that our chair has the title “Thinking in Pictures” is well received.
The three speakers, all of them former students at the chair of Fabio Reinhart and later Miroslav Sik, will present and comment on the time, the methodology and their designs from their point of view. Urs Füssler will open this series with his diploma thesis at the ETH Zurich, a double gym in Zurich - Fluntern.
The lecture series is intended as an accompanying lecture series on the subject “ready for construction”, where a draft of one of the three protagonists is to be worked on every semester, and on the subject “impromptu”, where we use “thinking in pictures” as a design methodology for the content and focus of the 4 impromptu Determine exercises. At the same time, the lecture series will hopefully serve as an appetizer and encouragement for all hungry architecture students in times of Corona. With this in mind, we wish you a lot of fun and inspiration while listening and seeing.

Radikal Modern_4 / Co-Ownership of Action. The Japanese Pavilion of the Architecture Biennale 2020/21

October 23, 2020 - Online lecture and discussion on November 19, 5 p.m. (in English): The Radikal Modern_4 series of lectures will be continued on November 19 at the JDZB. The curators of the Japanese pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 are invited. Prof. Heike Hanada with Prof. Dr. Jörg Gleiter will talk to the curators Kozo Kadowaki, Jo Nagasaki and Ryoko Iwase about their concept of “Co-Ownership of Action: Trajectories of Elements”. The idea of ​​dismantling an ordinary house from Tokyo into its individual parts, transporting it to Venice and rebuilding it there with archaeological meticulousness was spectacular. In doing so, the curators take up an old idea from the world exhibitions of the 19th century, but they are not reconstructing a temple or a classic Japanese house, but rather using the history of a typical residential building to trace the development of Japan after 1945. In a kind of vivisection, the additions and conversions show not only the drama of life on a small scale, but also the transformations and upheavals of modern Japanese society on a large scale.

Welcome dear freshmen!

10/22/2020 - Nice to have you here, we look forward to seeing you!

There are many questions when starting your studies - this year, due to the corona pandemic, certainly even more than usual.
On our first-aid page you will find answers to the most important questions about starting your studies: Information on the orientation phase (O week), on the introductory events, timetables, offers and websites as well as information on the Corona protective measures.


October 21, 2020 - Piet and Wim Eckert take over the Chair of Building Construction
Prof. Dipl. Arch. ETH Piet Eckert and Prof. Dipl. Arch. ETH Wim Eckert will take over the Chair of Building Construction for the 2020/21 winter semester. Piet Eckert and Wim Eckert graduated from the ETH in Zurich in 1994 and 1995 and then worked at OMA in Rotterdam, Los Angeles and Seoul from 1994 to 1997. You have taught at several schools and universities in Europe, including in Zurich, Hamburg and Mendrisio.
In 2001 they founded their architecture office E2A based in Zurich. Her work has been published extensively and has received numerous awards. The international projects deal with architectural and urban planning issues from the public, cultural, corporate, commercial and housing sectors. A particular focus is on research into sustainability in relation to architecture, urban planning, art and engineering.

The faculty warmly welcomes Prof. Piet Eckert and Prof. Wim Eckert to its ranks and is looking forward to a good and successful cooperation! At the same time we would like to thank Ms. Dipl.-Ing. Iris Rabensteiner for successfully representing the Chair of Building Construction over the past year and a half.

New management team in the dean's office

October 14, 2020 - Change of faculty management on October 1, 2020
Prof. Dr. Mike Gralla (Chair of Construction Management and Construction Process Management) took over the office of Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering on October 1, 2020. He is replacing his predecessor Prof. Dr. Sun down. The new dean Prof. Gralla has a special bond with the faculty, as he himself studied civil engineering at the faculty and therefore got to know the course from this perspective. He was also previously Vice Dean for Research.

The Dean's office is continued by Prof. Wouter Suselbeek (Chair of Fundamentals of Architecture) and Prof. Dr. Christian Hartz (Chair of Supporting Structures) completed. Prof. Suselbeek will continue his successful work as Vice Dean of Studies in the new term of office. Prof. Hartz is new in office as Vice Dean for Research.
The focus of the activities of the newly elected Dean's Office in the coming months will be on coping with the influences on teaching and research due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the study conditions are to be further improved and the research performance of the entire faculty is to be increased.

The faculty warmly welcomes the new management team of the dean's office and is looking forward to a good cooperation!

5th VDI conference on December 1st and 2nd in Cologne

October 12, 2020 - Topic: Bridge modernization program for the future

The fifth VDI conference will take place on December 1st and 2nd, 2020 in Cologne. The central topic is the dismantling innovations of bridge structures and the development of a set of rules for the practical implementation. In addition to maintaining contacts, the conference offers the opportunity to deal with measures and solution processes relating to bridge modernization as a future program.
The conference management is taken over by Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Maurer, Chair of Concrete Construction, Technical University of Dortmund and Dr.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Haveresch, Head of the Bridge Construction Department, State Office for Road Construction North Rhine-Westphalia.

The faculty thanks Prof. Sonne for his excellent work as dean

October 8th, 2020 - After 8 years, the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering said goodbye to Prof. Sonne as dean on September 30th, 2020.
Thanks to his dedicated work and personal commitment, the faculty has developed very positively in recent years and has achieved great success in teaching and research. For him, the concerns of the faculty's staff and students were in the foreground.

The faculty thanks Prof. Sonne for this successful time together and for his commitment!
In his function as the holder of the chair for the history and theory of architecture, he will of course remain with the university.

As of October 1st, 2020, Prof. Gralla has taken over the office of dean. The faculty is looking forward to a good cooperation!

WA sponsorship award for students from Dortmund

05.10.2020 - Every semester, the publishing house 'Kompetenz Aktuell' awards prizes to the best project work by future architects. Julia Stratmann, Linus Herrmann, Nurdan Kayan and Marie Middrup were awarded the WA sponsorship award for their P2 thesis at the Chair of Building Construction on the subject of “Primary School Nordmarkt Dortmund”. With an annual subscription you get access to all content of the WA. The publisher publishes, among other things, tenders and results of architectural competitions and is thus one of the pacesetters in the German competitive landscape. This also includes student competitions, which offer an ideal platform for publicly measuring yourself against other competitors at an early stage. The faculty congratulates the students on this success and is already looking forward to the work of the next award winners!

The new information brochure for the Asta 2020/21 is here

05.10.2020 - Dear students,
the AStA has created an information brochure for the coming year in which all important information for the student body is collected.

This includes the offers of the AStA such as certification or sharing shelves, but also our diverse range of advice and information on opportunities for student involvement in autonomous lectures or working groups. In addition, information is provided about BaföG and opportunities to participate in higher education policy.

For first-year students: There are still free places for the preparatory courses in mathematics

09/24/2020 - The Faculty of Mathematics is again offering preliminary courses in mathematics in 2020. This year the preliminary courses will (have to) take place in digital form. The preliminary courses are aimed at first-year students from all subjects that apply mathematics, especially engineering and mathematics-natural science subjects.

Advance notice of the master's thesis winter semester 2020/21

24.09.2020 - The master's thesis for the architecture and urban development course will be carried out in the 2020/21 winter semester by Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul Kahlfeldt issued. The task will be introduced and issued on Monday, October 26th, 2020 as part of a live video conference. More detailed information can be found on the chair's homepage.
The chair asks that students express their interest in advance. This must be sent by email to the secretariat of the chair, Ms. Sayk: [email protected], by October 19, 2020. The expression of interest should contain the name, the matriculation number and the address.

Research and doctoral colloquium of the faculty on September 17th, 2020

16.09.2020 - In this summer semester, the research and doctoral colloquium of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering in cooperation with the Seminar for Art and Art Studies and the Faculty of Spatial Planning of the TU Dortmund will take place on September 17, 2020 as a digital event.
Interested parties are very welcome!

The link to the meeting can be requested by email ([email protected]).

Right from the start

16.09.2020 - Providing new students with the best possible support when starting their studies

You have passed the Abitur, the decision for a course has been made and the place at the university has been finalized - look forward to starting your studies, because an exciting new time is about to begin! Especially in times of Corona, the first few weeks at the university will be different than usual. Perhaps you are already wondering: When and how exactly does the course actually start? What can I expect and how can I find the necessary information, not only at the beginning but also during my studies? How do I find friends and study groups in the hybrid semester? Questions after questions and then there is the fact that the course is completely different from school: Independent learning, more individual design options, but also responsibility to decide, e.g. which courses to attend and when to learn during the lecture-free period becomes.