lecture series for incoming students



Lecture Series for incoming students

The process of dealing with today’s complex transformation processes in the urban, landscape and architecture realm requires a multi-faceted and transdisciplinary approach to research and problem-solving. This lecture series provides insights into two multidisciplinary focus areas for research at TUM: Urban and Landscape Transformation and Sustainable Building and Technology.

Target audience for the lecture series are international students in exchange programmes (Erasmus, DAAD, etc.) in their 3rd, 4th and 5th year. Each of the two series will be credited with 3 ECTS following completion of two assignments (per series). The exercises will require students to investigate and discuss the presented topics within the particular context of the city of Munich. Attendance of the lecture is mandatory.
Regular students of TUM cannot earn credits in this course.
The lecture will be held in Vorhoelzer Forum on Mondays 11:30h – 13:00h (Series 1) and 13:00h – 14:30h (Series 2). The first lecture will be held on Monday 20.10.2014.

Students are required to sign up for the course on tum-online by Monday 20.10.2014.


Series 1 Urban and Landscape Transformation

Modul AR20098

The topic area Urban and Landscape Transformation investigates complex and networked urban landscapes and systems in times of global transformation. Urban hinterlands are reservoirs or vital resources that have increasingly become exposed to global ecological, economic and social challenges and have become the focus of environmental and sustainability debates. Whilst global transformation processes are difficult to influence let alone control with the classic tools of the designer, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture do offer a repertoire of possibilities to integrate complex spatial, aesthetic, social, cultural, ecological and sustainable qualities into contemporary living environments.
The lecture shows examples of projects and approaches from TUM, on how to conceptualise and strengthen such urban and landscape transformation areas.

contact: korinna.thielen @ tum .de



Vorhoelzer Forum, Monday 11:30h – 13:00h
program details: see below


Series 2 Sustainable Building and Technology

Modul AR20097

The lecture series provides insights into fundamental issues of sustainable construction and shows the importance of the construction industry in terms of a resource-conserving approach towards the ecosystem Earth. Case studies of sustainable technologies, materials, components and buildings will be shown to demonstrate how aesthetic, functional, structural and environmental aspects with regard to the planning and implementation of sustainable buildings can be integrated into a holistic design process. This includes both the maintenance of existing buildings and the construction of new buildings.
After having participated in the event, the students are able to recognize and understand the connection between ecological, socio-cultural and economic factors in terms of a sustainable approach in the construction industry. Based on the presentation of examples, students can reflect and understand the basic goals and procedures with regard to the planning of sustainable buildings. In addition, the students know the necessary approaches in design and planning to ensure a sustainable, resource-efficient use of materials, water and energy throughout the whole life-cycle of buildings.

contact: katja. schwering @ tum .de  , s. linke @ tum .de

pdf:Broschuere_Ringvorlesung2_web.pdf|brochure series 2 download

Vorhoelzer Forum, Monday 13:15h – 14:30h





Series 1 -  Urban and Landscape Transformation


20.10.   1 // Urban and Landscape Transformation - Prof. Mark Michaeli

27.10.   Field Trip Ackermannbogen – Prof. Christiane Thalgott

3.11.     Landscape. A Term, a Concept, a Law? Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher

10.11.   Landscape Architecture and Regional Open Space - Prof. Dr. Sören Schöbel

17.11.   The House and the City: Big Forms - Prof. Bruno Krucker

24.11.   Who owns the Landscape? Prof. Regine Keller

1.12.     Dynamics and Transitions Processes in German Real Estate Markets
            - Prof. Dr. Matthias Ottmann

8.12.    Picturesque Munich - Prof. Sophie Wolfrum

15.12.  At the Periphery - Prof. Mark Michaeli




Series 2 - Sustainable Building and Technology

20.10.  Sustainable Building and Technology - Prof. Dr. Werner Lang
27.10.  Field Trip Ackermannbogen – Prof. Christiane Thalgott
3.11.    N/A - Prof. Andreas Hild
10.11.  Recycling strategies in the building sector - Prof. Florian Musso
17.11.  Climate Responsive Building Design - Prof. Dr. Thomas Auer
24.11.  Roadmap for Facade Design - Prof. Dr. Ulrich Knaak
1.12.    Digital Revolution - Prof. Dr. Frank Petzold
8.12.    Building for the Future - Case Studies: Research, Design and Building - Prof. Dr. Werner Lang
15.12.  Building with Timber - Dipl. Ing. Maren Kohaus


Alle Lehrmaterialien sind via moodle zugänglich.

All necessary course materials are available via moodle.


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