WF | Social impulses from building practice

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The building industry is subject to constant change. Current issues such as housing shortages, land use conflicts and the energy crisis bring new challenges that shape our buildings and the daily work of the actors involved. Architects and project developers, but also politics and research are challenged to develop new approaches to these challenges.

Within the framework of the elective, students get to know various actors in the construction and real estate industry and their innovative concepts and strategies for the current challenges in housing construction. At the same time, they have the opportunity to engage in direct exchange with a wide variety of actors. For this purpose, the participants are invited to the expert lectures of the iMPULSE event series in the summer semester.

In a written assignment, the findings on the approaches, strategies and concepts as well as their positive effects on current challenges in housing construction will be summarised. Finally, the students are to reflect on how they assess the future potential of the presented impulses for the construction and real estate industry and, within the framework of a research question that they develop based on the lectures, delve into the topic of social housing.


M.Sc. Architecture


Optional module

Number of participants 30
Processing Individual work

Course and exam via RWTHonline

Submission written work

Introductory event: 13.04.2023 14:30 – 16:00 Uhr
13.04.2023 16:00 – 18:00 Uhr
11.05.2023 16:00 – 18:00 Uhr
25.05.2023 16:00 – 18:00 Uhr
15.06.2023 16:00 – 18:00 Uhr
06.07.2023 16:00 – 18:00 Uhr

Submission deadline: 27.07. until 17 Uhr (Print and digital via RWTHmoodle)

Tutors Julia Schlüter, M.Sc. RWTH
Univ.- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beusker