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Master student wins 1st place at the Bülau competition in Hamburg

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Ina Weiler wins 1st prize in the Bülau Competition 2019/20 with her master's thesis "Vom Parkhaus zum Hauspark" (From Parking Garage to House Park): Urban spatial perspectives for Rödingsmarkt, Herrlichkeit and Alsterfleet in Hamburg.

The aim of the thesis is the maximum further use of the existing building fabric ("Circular Economy"). Only as many structural changes will be made to the building as are required to convert it into a mixed residential, cultural and commercial location - according to the author, 86 percent of the reinforced concrete will be retained.



Places for master theses in ws 2019/20 are taken!

literature overview about the topic


While „circular economy“ gets more and more important in architecture and construction, we decided to support 6 master students working on this topic in the coming semester. We are looking forward to the results!


publication of the VDI Center for Resource Efficiency "Deconstruction in Building Construction" has been published

The current report of the VDI Center for Resource Efficiency "Deconstruction in Building Construction - Current Practices and Potentials of Resource Conservation", has been published. We contributed to the publication with the research project of HEEMwonen"Superlocal" in Kerkrade, which was accompanied by us. Here, 500 housing units from the 1960s were demolished and reused for new housing units. More info.

The report is available online.


Architects for future

Architects for future

RB supports the new initiative Architects for Future.

At you can sign a petition for support.The initiative intends to raise public awareness for a sustainable orientation in the construction industry.

On Wednesday, 19.06.19, your are invited to join the Campus Arena. Here you can get into touch with the initiative through a photo campain and a foundation celebration.

On 21.06.19 the representatives can be met at the Fridays for Future Demonstration in Aachen where you can support them.


annual exhibition of the Faculty of Architecture

JAA 2019

From 9.5.2019-11.5.2019 the annual exhibition 2019 will again take place at the Faculty of Architecture.
This year, the annual exhibition will focus on the theme: Reiff at Work. The exhibition invites visitors to gain insights into work processes and the resulting diverse results.

The Junior Professorship Reuse in Architecture will exhibit this year's results of student work, research and projects in room 222, 2nd floor of the Reiff Building.

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Contribution to the Circular Economy Report of the DGNB

The current report of the DGNB: "Circular Economy - Closing cycles means being fit for the future" has been published. We were happy to contribute to this report.

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Linda Hildebrand and Magdalena Zabek will be speaking at the closing event "Regional resource change in the construction industry" on the 8 th of November 2018 in Bergheim / Cologne of the EFRE project "Kreislaufwirtschaft Bauen" of the Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier.
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We are looking forward seeing you there!


On the 21 st of August 2018 Reuse in Architecture invited students from the Faculty of Architecture/Universidad de la República from Uruguay on their European excursion to visit our Faculty. After giving a tour through the Reiff Museum, Linda Hildebrand informed about the activities of the Chair.
We are looking forward to further exchange and wish a pleasant journey.

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From the  3th till 5th of May 2018 the yearly exhibition of our faculty is taking place. You can find our Chair at the 2 nd floor in the annex building on the right side. More information:


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Prof. Dr. Linda Hildebrand will speak on Friday, the 20th.04.2018 at the symposium "Sustainability Shaping" of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects in Munich.
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Cycle Oriented Construction (RWTH Aachen University) and Innovationsregion Rheinisches Revier GmbH invite you to join the discussion on ecological indicators in architecture, their relevance and application as well as projects integrating resource-efficient approaches. We look forward to exchanging visions regarding the relation between natural and built environment, especially with a regional focus. An exhibition will show solutions and products which support the circular economy principles. Companies from the construction and building materials sector provide information and experiences of resource efficiency. 


Within her stay at UCLA with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Prof. Hildebrand was invited to a lecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design. Under the title 'European Approach to Sustainability in the Built Environment', developments are discussed in the context of Nearly Zero Energy, Reuse and Recycling Directives. The lecture will take place on April 18th at the Advanced Building Construction event. 


about|features - 10 Day Summer AA Programme - Cutting-Edge Design Tools - Distinct Context and Site Travel - Guest Lecture Series - World-Renown Guests - International Instructors - Academia & Practice - Novel Agenda and Methods - Diverse Group of Participants - Exhibition and Publication of Outcomes - Networking Opportunities - Credential for graduate studies and career - Certificate upon programme completionagenda The Wadi Rum Desert, located at the southern edge of Jordan encapsulates the utmost outstanding resemblance of an ecology on Earth to Planet Mars.Throughout the design-research workshop, participants will investigate design concepts for potential interventions within the Martian landscape, speculating on design that derives from research into the natural ecology of Mars; further aided by a research visit to Wadi Rum – to serve as a proving ground. The programme will focus on utilizing algorithmic and computational design methods, unveiling novel potentials in design at an array of different scales from the material, architectural to the urban. The ten-day programme will bring together a network of distinguished international faculty and guests to offer design-research units, specialist software tutorials and a guestlecture series; the programme will be primarily based in Amman, and will include an exclusive visit to the UNESCO protected world-heritage site of the Wadi Rum desert.


WAVE Workshop 2018

WAVE 2018

Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade, in collaboration with Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Veneziainvites You to the introduction to the workshop W.A.Ve. 2018which will take place on Thursday, 26th April 2018 at 19.00h, room 220. The workshop will be presented by Dr Enrico Anguillari from Universita IUAV di Venezia.Applications are submitted as pdf files, and should contain:-CV + photo, information on knowledge of foreign languages, brief graphical presentation of student's selected works (max 4 pages A4 total)-the names of the attended courses, particularly with respect to the ones focused on design topic (in English, please provide official information if available).Applications should be sent to before 20.5.2018. Timeline:25.6.-11.7.2018. >> Sight visit, work in Belgrade (University in Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture)12.7. >> Posting the presentation at IUAV13.7. >> Final presentation at IUAV, together with final WAVE presentations Extracurricular activities are also very exciting, especially the ones in Venice - great party on Friday night (1500+ students at Lido beach), Festa de Redentore and La Biennale.


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The research project initiated by the chairs Cycle Oriented Construction, Individualized Production and Environmental Compatibility of Building Materials (Fac.3) Robotic Facade Disassembly and Refurbishment Systems RFDRS is founded by the ERS Seed Fund. The project starts November '15 and will run one year. 

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The AktivPlus eV is a non-profit association of planners and scientists with the aim to develop a sustainable standard for buildings and neighborhoods and to establish it in the building industry.

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Prof. Linda Hildebrand talks about "Life Cycle Assessment - planning and building with the environment" at the annual symposium BUILDING FUTURE - TOOLS FOR PLANNING SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS of ina Planungsgesellschaft mbh on the 12 th of June 2018 in Darmstadt.
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Registration deadline is the 30th of Mai 2018


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New International Postgraduate Degree | BASEhabitat in Linz

From February 2020, the new international postgraduate degree BASEhabitat will start at the University of Art and Design Linz. It will deal with the theory and practice of sustainable architecture in a global context.
BASEhabitat was founded in 2004 at the Faculty of Architecture at the aforementioned university. It deals with sustainable architecture and spatial planning of buildings, settlements and cities according to ecological and social principles. An essential focus is on local, natural and inexpensive building materials as well as on the participation of users and stakeholders in planning and construction processes. BASEhabitat strives to integrate these aspects into the training of young architects.
The new postgraduate programme is a full-time programme consisting of the following 3 semesters:
1st Design + Theory
2nd Design + On-Site Experience
3rd Master Thesis

Start: February 2020
Degree: Master of Advanced Studies
ECTS points: 90
Tuition fee: € 9.000
Language: English
Participants: max. 20
Guest professors: Anna Heringer, Helena Sandman, Jan Jakob Glasmeier, Nina Pawlicki
Application deadline: Sept. 25 + 26, 2019

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