1 December 2019 – 13 December 2019
BE Interdisciplinary Learning students
Expression of interest
Seidler International Summer Course Vienna
Affordable housing is a basic requirement and an essential component of a just, inclusive and sustainable city. It is critical to introduce students of architecture, interior architecture, construction, planning and landscape architecture to models of affordable housing that are accessible to the majority of a city’s population.
The Housing in Vienna course takes students to the city of Vienna, Austria, where more than 60% of the population lives in some form of subsidised apartments. The model of social and affordable housing in Vienna is diverse and includes city-owned flats and limited profit housing co-operatives.
Vienna’s housing model represents a successful integration of design, ecology, economy and social sustainability. Major architects, past and present, have been involved in the design of this social housing, built to encourage interaction among social classes, and promote innovation and high-quality design.
In collaboration with TU Vienna students and staff, Built Environment students will spend two weeks exploring the numerous sites of affordable social housing in Vienna. The site visits will be supported and facilitated by local practitioners, architects, urban designers and the residents, providing direct and personal engagement with the projects.
All Built Environment Interdisciplinary Learning (BEIL) students may apply.
MArch students can also count this course as a prescribed elective.