IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


The goal of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and of its Dean Klaus Bollinger  and Vice-Dean Baerbel Mueller is to teach architecture as an all-inclusive thought process that puts the future architect in the position to define architecture as a three-dimensional expression of culture. To achieve this, the three design studios of Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid closely work together with specialists in the departments of technology, theory and editing within our institute, as well as with specialists from reputable external organizations.

This potential for interaction is realized in closely networked teams that are kept comparatively small to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. In computerlabs and state-of-the-art model shops, the latest technologies are tested in theory and practice. The continuous necessity of re-defining architecture both in theoretical and practical terms should be the main focus of teaching.  
Teaching Language: English


David Rüßkamp wins Gold!

David Rüßkamp, graduate of Studio Lynn, was awarded the Gold Prize in this year's Laka Reacts Competition for his Diploma Project "The Mekong Market" from January 2020.Congratulations to David and the whole Studio Lynn team!

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IoA Sliver Lecture Series 2020/21 Mixtape

IoA Sliver Lecture Series 2020/21 Mixtape

Join us for this year's IoA SLIVER LECTURE SERIES "Mixtape".
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, all lectures will take place via Zoom during the winter term.

Marrikka Trotter (USA) October 22 / 7pm
Julien Lanoo (Belgium)  November 5 / 7pm
Stefana Parascho (Princeton)  November 12 / 7pm
3XN - Jesper Bork (Denmark) November 19th / 7pm
Lev Manovich (Seoul) November 26 / noon 12pm
Andres Sevtsuk (Cambridge, MA) December 3 / 7pm
Amale Andraos (New York)  December 10 / 7pm

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Symposium CIRCULAR STRATEGIES - Towards a sustainable built ennvironment

October 2, 2020
via Zoom

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Meeting ID: 977 8922 7836

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09:30 – 11:00 INTRO

Gerald Bast, Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna: Welcome and opening

Karin Raith, University of Applied Arts Vienna: Why Circular Strategies?

Helga Weisz, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany:
Keynote lecture 1 from the perspective of social ecology:
Energy Revolutions and Material Cycling in Earth and Human History

Harquitectes, Sabadell/Barcelona, Spain:
Keynote lecture 2 from the perspective of architecture: The Nature of Building

11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 1 / small scale: Reuse of building components, design of components for reuse

Carola Stabauer, enster, Harvest MAP, TU Wien, Austria:
Re:use, Experimental Approach and Practical Application

Jan Brütting, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland:
Form follows availability – Designing Load-bearing Structures through Component Reuse

Annette Hillebrandt, Prof. of Construction | Design | Material, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany:
Urban Mining Design: Circular Economy Building Strategy

12:15 – 13:00 Panel discussion with Carola Stabauer, Jan Brütting, Annette Hillebrandt and Lukas Allner (University of Applied Arts Vienna)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30 SESSION 2 / medium scale: Reuse of Buildings, Design of Buildings for Reuse

Ying Jiang, O-Office Architects, Guongzhou, China:
Three Reuse Projects in Pearl River Delta

Gert Kwekkeboom, Civic Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands:
It’s Already There – Augmenting Matter and Meaning through Architectural Reuse

Muck Petzet, Munich/Berlin, Germany:
Architectonic Lifecycle Management

14:45 – 15:30 Panel discussion with Ying Jiang, Gert Kwekkeboom, Muck Petzet and Bernhard Sommer (EXIKON arc&dev, University of Applied Arts Vienna)

16:00 – 17:30 SESSION 3 / large scale: Reuse of Urban Areas, Design of Urban Areas for Reuse

Helmut Haberl, Institute of Social Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria:
The Role of Material Stock Patterns for Societies’ Resource Use and Well-Being

Sergio Porta, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland:
Masterplanning the Adaptive City

Paola Viganò, Milan/Brussels, EPFL Lausanne and IUAV Venice:
The City Territory as a Renewable Resource

16:45 – 17:30 Panel discussion with Helmut Haberl, Sergio Porta, Paola Viganò and Andrea Börner (University of Applied Arts Vienna)

Moderated by Wojciech Czaja, author and journalist, Vienna

This event is a cooperation with the Vienna Design Week

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The IoA/Die Angewandte is seeking a University Professor in Structural Design

The University of Applied Arts Vienna is seeking to appoint a
University Professor in Structural Design (m/f/d)
for a fixed period of 5 years, as of the 1st of October 2021. (By mutual agreement an extension of contract is possible.)

The successful candidate should be an internationally recognised civil engineer or architect with experience and realisation of projects with a focus on supporting structures.

Preference will be given to the candidate who is keen to teach and research in an international context and has a strong interest in future-orientated, pioneering development in construction and architecture, as well as, having the competence and openness for interdisciplinary cooperation.

Detailed information on the expected qualifications can be found on the website of the University of Applied Arts Vienna here

Applications are to be submitted in digital form to the Rector of the University of Applied Arts ( by September 25, 2020, enclosing comprehensive documentation of curriculum vitae and academic papers as well as a brief summary of personal ideas about teaching activities.


IoA Final Reviews Studio Díaz Moreno & García Grinda

IoA Final Reviews Studio Díaz Moreno & García Grinda

Monday, June 15, 2020, 2 pm
Guests: Andrew Holder, Perry Kulper, John McMorrough

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 2 pm
Guests: Tom Emerson, Jimenez Lai, John McMorrough

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Day 1
Day 2


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