M2.2 | Sustainable university buildings

  Nachhaltige Hochschulgebäude Copyright: Tatiana Wist  

In the course of the climate debate, the construction sector is also faced with the question of how it must react to the climate debate. "The current and future goal must be to achieve maximum architectural quality while conserving resources as far as possible." (Ebert, T. et al., 2010). Ecological, economic and socio-cultural factors play an equally important role when it comes to the implementation of sustainable buildings.

The M2 project is dedicated to sustainability in architecture and urban planning. Within the M2.2 project in winter semester 2020/21, students translate the sustainability strategies and measures of universities previously examined in M2.1 into their own design. Based on the scientific work on structural sustainability in the higher education sector, the students develop a design for a sustainable university building. As part of the seminaristic supplement, the students first select a suitable site and develop a suitable utilisation concept including a room programme. At the beginning of the project, the students also define which key aspects of the design should be particularly focused on in terms of sustainability. Based on this, the conceptual considerations are then translated into a building design. Finally, the students work out an analysis of the building cost structure, especially with regard to the implemented sustainability aspects.


M.Sc. Architecture
M.Sc. Urban Planning

Module M2.1 Project
Attendance 16
Processing individual work
Registration Course and exam via RWTHonline
Submission Draft (3D model, booklet, plans etc.) and presentation

Start: 07.04.2020, introductory event and further information for download via RWTHmoodle
Support: From 03.11.2020 (09:30-12:30, via VC)
Deadline: 09.02.2021 (09:30-12:00) in the iPE (print delivery and digital via RWTHmoodle)


Stephan Weitz, M.Sc.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beusker