IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


Symposium CIRCULAR STRATEGIES - Towards a sustainable built ennvironment

October 2, 2020
via Zoom

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Meeting ID: 977 8922 7836

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 Thesis Summer Term 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 2:00 pm
Studio Hani Rashid
Studio Greg Lynn

Friday, June 19, 2020, 2:00 pm
Studio Díaz Moreno & García Grinda

JURY: Greg Lynn (head), Matthias Boeckl, Klaus Bollinger, Mario Carpo, Brian Cody, Cristina Diaz Moreno, Efren Garcia Grinda, Karin Raith, and Hani Rashid


Kivi Sotamaa (external guest)


IoA Final Reviews Studio Hani Rashid

IoA Final Reviews Studio Hani Rashid

Monday, June 15, 2020, 3 pm – 6 pm
Guests: Mario Carpo, Lise Anne Couture, Henry Smith-Miller
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 3 pm – 7 pm
Guests: Mario Carpo, Lise Anne Couture, Mark F. Gage, Laurie Hawkinson, Barbara Imhof

Livestream @ YouTube 
Day 1
Day 2


IoA Final Reviews Studio Greg Lynn

IoA Final Reviews Studio Greg Lynn

Monday, June 15, 2020, 6 pm – 8 pm
Guests: Mariana Ibañez, Patrik Schumacher
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6 pm – 8 pm
Guests: Elena Manferdini, Hernán Díaz Alonso


Livestream @ YouTube 
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