M2.1 | The railway station as a place - revitalisation of vacant spaces

  Drawing of a railway station © iPE  

Throughout Germany, railway stations ensure that we get from A to B with low emissions. In rural areas, they are particularly important as they connect residents with surrounding towns and cities and form important infrastructural hubs. Since the German railway network was built in the 19th century in particular, many of the station buildings date back to this period. Today, some of them have been empty for decades. Behind their façades are old casinos, old offices or flats that have long since been unoccupied. Although trains arrive and depart here every day, it has not yet been possible to find long-term economic concepts for the uses in these stations.

As part of the M2 project offered by the LuFG for Real Estate Project Development together with Deutsche Bahn, the students will develop new concepts for four? stations. Each group will work on one station. They will first get an idea of the building and the location during a walk-through. Then, for example, surveys can be conducted to identify the needs of the stakeholders. Based on this, concepts for use and designs for the respective station will be developed.

The in-depth study in M2.2. is determined individually.


M.Sc. Architecture


Project M2.1 (Compulsory elective module)

Number of participants 16
Processing Group work

Course and exam via RWTHonline

Submission written work and presentation of a draft

12.04.2022 14:00-16:00, introductory event
Site visits: (exact date to be announced)
Supervision: Tuesdays 14:00-18:00
Deadline: 26.07.2022 (print submission and digital via RWTHmoodle)


Jana Heinemann, M.Sc., RWTH
Franziska Vögler, M.A. (Deutsche Bahn)
Univ.- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beuske