International Public Summer School 2021 - Pictures of the site (summer semester 2021)

Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller and Xiaotian Li
with  Inge Manka, TU Wien; Christof Popp, BauLust e.V. and Peter Wendl, AdbK

The International Public Summer School 2021 launched a critical public debate and discussion on the topic of "Zukunft Reichsparteitagsgelände" (The Future of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds). In the context of presentations, readings, lectures, workshops and a conference, the main aim was to develop questions connected with this place and its buildings today and for the future.

A global field for Nuremberg - Teaching research project (summer semester 2021)

Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller

In line with the horticultural tradition, the Innovation Zukunft Foundation intends to place a global field in a place that is meaningful in terms of urban development. For this purpose, meaningful places and their integrative urban development effect and design potential will be researched by students . The teaching research project aimed to design a global field with a contemporary urban appearance.

Chronology of an ideology  - Teaching research project (10/17-12/20)

Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch

The research deals with construction projects by the same architect from the National Socialist period and from the post-war period. By way of contrast, projects by architects who kept their distance from National Socialist architecture, either because they were Jewish or because they did not want to conform, are also examined. The research "Chronologie einer Ideologie - Architektur im Nationalsozialismus und danach" (Chronology of an Ideology - Architecture in National Socialism and afterwards) also poses the question of the different modes of behaviour towards National Socialism, especially in a seemingly neutral, technically influenced professional field.

FRANKENSCHNELLWEG. urban. Build city! - Teaching research project (WiSe 2016/17)

Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller

The still current expansion plans for the Frankenschnellweg are an occasion to reflect on the dilemmas in urban planning and to relate the relevance of the current discussion on humane and liveable cities to this specific place. The urban development task was to transform the inner-city peripheral location of the Frankenschnellweg into a (of course) busy but lively city street (boulevard). From the confluence of the Landwehrgraben in the south to the underpass of the ring, neighbouring barren or underused areas were examined for their potential urban structures.

Space Syntax - Teaching research project (2016)

Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller and Prof. Gunnar Tausch

Space Syntax is a graph theory based on mathematical models that is used to investigate relationships between space configuration and user behaviour. The seminar introduces the Method Space Syntax and its application in an urban planning and architectural context. With the help of Space Syntax analyses, the socio-spatial logic of the city of Fürth was investigated.


Route choice behaviour of pedestrians - Investigations on the physiologically and sociologically motivated behaviour of pedestrians in route choice decisions (2016)

Faculty of Architecture Prof. Ingrid Burgstaller, Prof. Gunnar Tausch, Cand. M.A., B.A. Jennifer Botzki
Faculty of Civil Engineering: Prof. Dr. Harald Kipke

Sometimes, the project aims to develop basic principles in the field of pedestrian research, in particular the collection of previous, interdisciplinary research results, as well as the development of parameters with influence on route choice behaviour.

Difficult legacy - Teaching research project (07/2014-08/2015)

Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch

Above all, the students tackled the question of how we should today deal with those architectural relics, which evidently remind us of Germany's darkest past, and what purpose they still serve today. Through research, documentation and model making, the budding architects approached this difficult subject and formulated their own view on this topic through a critical analysis of the buildings and their former and current use.

BU 4.0 - Teaching research project (03/2013-12/2014)

Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch

The motivation behind the research project is to conduct spatial research for the rural area of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region so as to have room for manoeuvre through a sustainable development of the area, whereby the use of space does not lead to a loss of spatial qualities. Therefore, the aim of the research is to develop guidelines and strategy proposals for the future resource-saving and accepted development of rural towns with Bubenreuth as a case study so as to emancipate rural areas from constituent framework conditions and to qualify existing structurally weak areas of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region for the upcoming "energy transition".

PolyCity - Basic research (01/2011-02/2014)

Prof. Dr. Richard Woditsch

The work deals with the question of the constituent components that allow the type of polykatoikia to absorb the public space, in the city centre as well as in the periphery, and at the same time to carry its private interior outwards. The research work is a basic step towards examining the change in the relationship between society and the city at the level of typology.