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BASEhabitat - architecture for development

The architecture school in Linz is among the smallest in Austria. That means a high level of individuality and agility in coming to grips with questions addressing the built environment. Social, political, and economic development are central pillars of our program.


BASEhabitat is a pioneer laboratory, that brings together theory and practice of sustainable architecture in a global context. Explore and develop with us the future of planning and building. Get involved!



APPLY NOW - Become a builder of change!

Education programmes - graduate and postgraduate

Many architects are seeking an education that is socially concious, focussing on the use of sustainable building material and inspired by building practise. BASEhabitat has developed new formats of imparting knowledge to meet those needs.


o Master Architecture|BASEhabitat

The graduate degree Master Architecture|BASEhabitat addresses architects with a BA's degree.

It is a new branch of study within the architecture master in Linz, with a focus on international, sustainable and collaborative architecture.

Start next turn: October 2019


o Postgraduate Degree|BASEhabitat

The new Postgraduate Degree|BASEhabitat (Master of Advanced Studies) invites professionals from around the world, who have already received their MA, to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in social and sustainable aspects of architecture and spatial development in order to tackle the global challenges we face.


Renowned Guest Professors like Anna Heringer, Helena Sandman, Jan Glasmeier and Nina Pawlicki

Start: February 2020 / Apply Now!

“Today, we can build houses without sacrifice and restriction, which use the resources of a place instead of exploiting them, which enrich the environment instead of destroying it.”

(Prof. Roland Gnaiger,

Founder of BASEhabitat)




Master Arch|BASEhabitat

Master Arch|BASEhabitat




Postgraduate Degree|BASEhabitat

Postgraduate Degree



Start in February 2020