The Simlab focuses on the facilitation of design courses for students from the degree programmes in architecture and spatial planning.
The students work on multiscale project designs in interdisciplinary planning teams, an approach which breaks down the strict separation of disciplines and allows them to address multiple different planning phases. The need for holistic planning processes within defined parameters encourages students to develop ideas for sustainable development of our built environment.
The design course topics are mostly connected to ongoing research activities, so the projects are based on concrete analysis and data and students have direct contact to local practitioners and stakeholders. The table on the following page illustrates the wide variety of courses the Simlab team have offered in recent semesters.

Map of study projects at Simlab & Ifoer

International student workshop Wachau (DANUrB)
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