Postgraduate | basehabitat
Master of Advanced Studies – Architecture

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next cycle

February 01, 2022 - July 31, 2023

application

First application round
Apply from Oct 11, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
Interviews
Mid November 2021

key facts

Degree: Master of Advanced Studies
Duration: 3 terms / 90 ects
Tuition Fee: € 9.500
Participants: max. 20
Language: English (level B2)
Required Qualification:
Graduate Degree or
University BA + MA Degree in architecture or a comparable branch

downloads

Postgraduate BASEhabitat Folder 2022
Application Documents Postgraduate BASEhabitat
FAQ Postgraduate BASEhabitat
Folder Guest Professors 2022

links

Some usefull admin links
Accommodation in Linz
Health Insurance
Visa and Residence in Austria
Upper Space - study in Upper Austria

contact

basehabitat.postgrad(at)ufg.at

summary 2020

Read through the summary of
activities of the Postgraduate 2020
Note that the current programme has been modified!

Objectives

  • Enhance the awareness of the global challenges we face in relation to the built environment, as climate change and social inequality.
  • Develop and widen the scope of action for architects and related professionals in order to develop alternative concepts as well as to implement them
  • Join efforts from different disciplines and include distinct cultural peculiarities without hierarchies
  • Raise the level of professionalism in built environment issues in development

Qualification

The programme qualifies its graduates for design and implementation processes related to the built environment, such as architecture, urban planning and regional development.

Who should apply

The Postgraduate | basehabitat

  • addresses built environment professionals with dedication and commitment to social and sustainable architecture and spatial development
  • invites those interested to pool forces with likeminded people and professionals in order to work on alternative approaches
  • provides participants the opportunity to work on radically different approaches in tackling global challenges

Teaching Team

  • A team of outstanding and internationally renowned guest professors.
  • An experienced and skilled team at basehabitat
  • Guest lecturers from different disciplines

Curriculum structure

The program comprises 90ECTS, distributed among the three terms.

For further information: Postgrad BASEhabitat folder 2021

“I strongly believe architecture is a tool to improve lives. As architects we do have power to influence the society and to make a change. Rather than exploiting our planet’s precious resources, we can be sensitive and graft what we find locally.”

Anna Heringer

Photo: basehabitat

What do participants learn?

  • Experience built environment matters in theory and practice from various perspectives. Understand different places and contexts and their dynamics.
  • Manage socially responsible planning and building processes. Work together in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Integrate architectural quality in functional necessities. Develop sustainable architectural solutions that are also convincing with their quality and aesthetic.
  • Design and build with sustainable building materials. Know about the wide range of possibilities these materials offer for contemporary architecture.
  • Develop and widen the scope of action for architects and related professionals in order to develop alternative concepts as well as to implement them
  • Join efforts from different disciplines and include distinct cultural peculiarities without hierarchies
  • Raise the level of professionalism in built environment issues in development

Teaching Principles

  • Practice driven and hands-on approach in a setting of international participants and teachers from various disciplines.
  • Integrating different cultural peculiarities. Facilitate mutual learning and a lively exchange of ideas.
  • Focus on design processes accompanied by a diverse setting of seminars, workshops, lectures and spatial practise. Design experience on-desk and on-site.
  • Groupwork and individual work, including possibilities of specialisation according to own interests.
  • Sharpen your individual profile and develop your own portfolio throughout the programme.

“With basehabitat I am strongly sharing a passion of raising awareness of how architecture can tackle the global challenges nowadays. These challenges become more and more significant due to the increase in poverty, war and migration on our planet.”

Jan Glasmeier

What do participants learn?

  • Experience built environment matters in theory and practice from various perspectives. Understand different places and contexts and their dynamics.
  • Manage socially responsible planning and building processes. Work together in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Integrate architectural quality in functional necessities. Develop sustainable architectural solutions that are also convincing with their quality and aesthetic.
  • Design and build with sustainable building materials. Know about the wide range of possibilities these materials offer for contemporary architecture.
  • Develop and widen the scope of action for architects and related professionals in order to develop alternative concepts as well as to implement them
  • Join efforts from different disciplines and include distinct cultural peculiarities without hierarchies
  • Raise the level of professionalism in built environment issues in development

Teaching Principles

  • Practice driven and hands-on approach in a setting of international participants and teachers from various disciplines.
  • Integrating different cultural peculiarities. Facilitate mutual learning and a lively exchange of ideas.
  • Focus on design processes accompanied by a diverse setting of seminars, workshops, lectures and spatial practise. Design experience on-desk and on-site.
  • Groupwork and individual work, including possibilities of specialisation according to own interests.
  • Sharpen your individual profile and develop your own portfolio throughout the programme.

“Resource scarcity, environmental pollution, climate change, and resulting mass migration and conflicts are current global challenges that are forcing us to radically rethink the way we live and work.”

Nina Pawlicki

Photo: Stefanie Hueber

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Photo: Kurt Hoerbst