im rahmen des Entwurfsprojekt im Wintersemester 2017/18 führten wir vom 13.11.17 bis zum 18.11.17  einen Workshop zusammen mit Studenten der universidad francisco de Vittoria zum Thema "vertical housing" durch.

In 5 intensiven Tagen entwickelten die Studenten vielversprechende Konzepte für Wohnhochhäuser an drei Standorten in Berlin Kreuzberg. 

Wir laden herzlich ein zur Ausstellung:

Wir laden herzlich ein zur Ausstellung:

Vernissage am Samstag, 14. Oktober 2017, 18:00 Uhr

Adresse: ernst-may-haus, im burgfeld 136, 60439 Frankfurt am Main

Vlatka Seremet

place of coexistence

Wir bedanken uns bei unseren ägyptischen Studenten aus Kairo für ein sehr produktives und inspirierendes Semester. Wir sind glücklich, dass nach einem höchst traurigen Anfang die Zusammenarbeit sehr viele schöne Ergebnisse erbracht und auch freudvolle, positive Erinnerungen hinterlassen hat. Wir wünschen unseren Gaststudenten der GUC viel Erfolg auf den letzten Etappen zum Bachelor-Abschluss und gedenken auch Shaden Mohamed, die wir bei all der Freude sehr vermissen. (Bild: The Upsidedown von Youssef Salah)

We would like to thank our Egyptian students from Cairo for a very productive and inspiring semester. We are happy that, after a very sad beginning, the cooperation has brought a lot of beautiful results and also left pleasant, positive memories. We wish our guest students of the GUC a lot of success on the final steps of the bachelor's degree and also commemorate Shaden Mohamed, whom we miss very much. (Image: The Upsidedown by Youssef Salah)

studio madrid / excursion

from april 24-29, 2017 we went on an excursion to spain as part of the design project 'studio madrid'. the program included walking tours, a bike trip and of course a visit of our project site. on top of that we participated in a workshop with the title 'gran via - reporting from the back row' organized by the architecture faculty of universidad francisco de vitoria. together with students from madrid our students analyzed and worked on proposals for the modification of gran via - a main axis through the spanish capital. this workshop helped our students understand the complexity of that area and learn a lot about the neighbourhood of our site. we would like to thank our colleagues in spain prof. felipe samaran, prof. elena farini, pablo ramos and our tourguides from urban matters (enrique ibanez gonzalez, formerly west 8) and madrides (werner durrer) for their effort and input. we couldn't be more prepared for the semester project!

studio madrid s17

finals STUDIO ATHEN january 31, 17

final presentation STUDIO ATHEN on january 31, 10:45am. location: atelier lg2c, og2; with guests from athens

workshop vertical housing

we have just finished a 4-day workshop on the topic of vertical housing with students from btu cottbus and universidad francisco de vitoria madrid. in the first part of the workshop the students analysed existing residential towers and transformed the results into highrise prototypes in the second part. we would like to thank all participants for their hard work and the inspiring proposals! we are very proud of the results of these very intense last days. the collaboration between both universities will continue in a workshop and project in the summer term 2017 in madrid.

preview winter 2016 / studio athens

5 chairs - 4 seminars - 1 city.

from moscow we will proceed continuously to athens. athens, a city that at the moment is being discussed intensively due to the political and economical circumstances, is currently reinventing itself. a new generation has taken over. in september 2015 the newspaper 'die zeit' posed the provocative question: 'athens - the new berlin?' crisis as potential?

in cooperation with several chairs from faculty VI we will dedicate the upcoming semester to the city of athens in the framework of an excursion and 4 different seminars: architecturally, artistically, spatially and theoretically.

info meeting excursion/seminars/organisation

july 19, 2016
2 pm, room 301, LG2c

LS Achermann (Bodo Rott), LS Kühn (Lukas Staudinger), LS Oestreich (Katrin Brünjes), LS Schmidt (Luise Rellensmann), LS Schuster (Katrin Rheingans)

pin up / best projects from the winter term 15

this semester's pin-up exhibition displaying the best works from the winter term 15 took place on june 29. as always the audience could vote for several winners in different categories. we are more than happy to report that also this time projects and works supervised by our chair are among the winners.

for that reason we would like to congratulate our first-year students for winning the first prize in the category 'studio'!

final event exhibition ex-eden verbania

the final event of the ex-eden exhibition of last semester's master projects in pallanza triggered a very inspiring public debate on the topic. architects, engineers and local representatives from the municipality participated in the round table. after 40 years of unsuccessful debate and discussion on the redevelopment of the ex-eden site this exhibition succeeded in putting the topic back on the agenda - thanks to the btu projects. the local public praised the event for this impetus.

tv report on youtube

exhibition 'ex-eden' verbania / final round table

the exhibition of the results from last semester's ma projects has been very successfull. we would like to invite everyone to pallanza to the final round table - june 17, 5pm, villa giulia.

the local tv broadcasted a clip on the exhibition. you can watch it here:

guest lecture sergej tchoban / june 08 2016 / 6pm

exhibition of the master thesis projects w15 in pallanza / lago maggiore

a selection of projects from the master thesis topic 'ex-eden / grand hotel' will be show in an exhibition in pallanza at villa giulia from june 3rd to june 17th. the opening will take place on june 3rd at 5pm. local representatives and prof. kühn will introduce into the exhibition and the design task. our chair is looking forward to welcoming you at the event!

excursion s16

in the summer term 2016 the excursion for our 2nd semester students will take us to italy. we will be visiting several cities such as milan, turin and florence. travel dates are from may 30 to june 5.

summer term 16 / moscow

this summer term our chair is intensively dealing with the topic moscow. there will be an excursion to moscow in the second week of may.

previous announcements

gradutation ceremony / master

news // fimmatinee architekturkino berlin

hosted by belinda rukschcio and luise rellensmann.

merry christmas!

we wish you a joyful christmas time and a gappy new year 2016!

your team from from the chair prof. jörg j. kühn


lecture by prof. kühn at ufv madrid

on november 11th prof. kühn helt a lecture with the title 'reflections on architecture' at universidad francisco de vitoria madrid. the lecture is available in full length on youtube.

news // regelmaster w15

in the winter term 15 the 'regelmaster' will be organized by the chair prof. kühn. the task will be presented in pallanza at lago maggiore, italy on october 16. the project site is located in that area. students can plan their trips individually. everyone who is planning to do their master thesis next semester should get in contact with ms marianne köhler and should enroll on the moodle platform. further information will follow!

we are looking forward to a pleasant kick-off of the semester at the lago maggiore shore!

news // jury master studio egon eiermann prize

on july 14th the jury session for the master project for this years egon eiermann prize took place in our atelier. we would like to thank the guest critics beate engelhorn (curator AEDES), mark jenewein (partner of LOVE architecture) and thomas bochmann (partner of studioinges) for their participation!

news // preparations for master thesis w15/16

lsk on facebook

news // oikonet workshop on growth/shrinkage

from june 01-06 we hosted the second international oikonet workshop with teachers and students from all over europe. the topic of the workshop was 'growth/shrinkage' and included lectures, a guided bike tour through cottbus and a bus trip to and around berlin. we would like to thank the city administration cottbus and the city department for urban redevelopment berlin for their support. the results of the student work can be accessed on the workshop blog. >>blog

news // oikonet international workshop 01.- 06.06.15

International Workshop / Oikonet
01.- 06.06.15 at BTU Cottbus
'Contemporary Living Patterns: Growth/Shrinkage'
organized by the chair Prof. Jörg. J. Kühn

news // winners pin up

also this term some of our students won some pin up prizes with their work. we would like to congratulate the winners from our studio and seminars!

1st prize category 'group work': whs seminar architecture/city/space 'spatial guide'

2nd prize category 'jury': fanny hirt/sonja heick 'eb3 - handlungsräume'

1st and 3rd prize 'publics choice': paul begun/elis ollero und laura weichhold/elvira döring, both for 'ep1 -a school in berlin'

click here for pictures of the winning teams.

news // architecture. / new publication out now

spatial guide / the modernist housing estates berlin

selected works from the world heritage seminar '' winter 14/15

available at the chairs prof. jörg j. kühn and prof. wolfgang schuster!

against the banality of the orthogonal

obituary on architect, university teacher and humanist helmut striffler.

one of the most renowned german architect of the 20th century died in his home town of Mannheim on February 2, 2015 .

striffler was a big supporter of the btu. for his achievements in research and teaching, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the faculty II architecture, civil engineering and urban planning in 2008.

further information > pdf

news // final presentation with jury / eb3 'handlungsraum im branitzer park'

an external jury surveyed the final work of the eb3 project winter 14 'handlungsraum im branitzer park' and awarded three winning projects. we would like to thank the jury members therese granberg, nandini oehlmann, jakob koenig and ira-simone schnadenberger czaia for their commitment and time! moreover, we congratulate the winning teams:

1st prize: saeed khoury, talib wan

2nd prize: gonza yilmaz, dana faridani-rad

3rd prize: francesca klute, anna schäfer

news // bachelor thesis w14

congratulations to our students for their bachelor thesis projects! here's a link to a selection of projects.

news // gewinnerfilme des arquiteturas film festival libsoa 2014 im april/mai an der btu

wir freuen uns außerordentlich, dass es uns gelungen ist, prämierte architekturfilme nach cottbus zu holen. erstmalig werden in deutschland alle gewinner des architektur film festivals lissabon 2014 zu sehen sein.

als fulminanten auftakt zeigen wir die ausgezeichnete dokumentation über den brasilianischen architekten sergio bernardes (1919-2002). unter der regie von gustavo gama rodrigues und paulo de barros und mit beteiligung von thiago bernardes - enkel von sergio bernardes und ebenfalls architekt - wird das abwechslungsreiche leben eines kompromisslosen architekten erzählt, dessen werk von beeindruckendem visionen zeugt.

die filmvorführungen finden im rahmen der vortragsreihe derdiedas ab den 14. april immer dienstags um 18h im hörsaal 3 statt. alle interessierten sind dazu sehr herzlich eingeladen!

derdiedas präsentiert
arquiteturas film festival libsoa 2014

auftakt: dienstag, 14. april
18h, hörsaal 3

news // ma excursion to istanbul

from march 2-8, 2015, we went on an excursion to istanbul in the context of the upcoming world heritage seminar ' ' in the summer term 15. we would like to thank our cooperation partners in istanbul for the exciting lectures,  their organizational support, workshops and city-walks that have made this unique city even more fascinating. many thanks to zeynep günay (istanbul technical university) , gregers tang thomsen / nikitas gkavogiannis (superpool) and yonca erkan (kadir has istanbul university)!the research undertaken during our stay in istanbul will be further developed in the coming semester and submitted as a contribution to the arch + competition 'planetary urbanism '.

news // audience prize for precise poetry

we are happy to congratulate our collegue belinda rukschcio for winning the audience prize at the lisbon film festival 2014 for her film project 'precise poetry - lina bo bardi's architecture'!

you can watch the trailer for the film following this link.

news // first prize pin up

congratulations to our eb2 studio for winning the first prize at this semester's pin up!

kick-off winter term 14

the seminars and courses for the winter term 14 will be presented on oct 8 at zeichensaal lg 2c eg.

you can find further information on our current teaching program under this link.

news // field trip to belgium

from june 15-21 our chair was on a field trip to belgium. we visited architecture in brussels, antwerp and ghent. on the way there we also stopped in essen and cologne.

news // field trip to bad gastein

as part of the design project eped 'bad gastein - potentiale und perspektiven' we spent four days with our students in the alpine city of bad gastein. the design task will build upon the collected material and the in situ site analysis. we would like to thank our supporters in bad gastein, above all mr ike ikrath and the local tourism association.

news // pin-up studio prize

we would like to congratulate our first-year students for winning this term's studio prize!

news // bachelor presentation

we would like to congratulate our students for their successful ba-presentations and wish them all the best for their future!

news // field trip eb1 to berlin #2

on january 23 we had the second of this terms field trips to berlin. we got guided tours through the dutch embassy by rem koolhaas and the galerie am kupfergraben by david chipperfield. moreover we visited the grimm zentrum by max dudler.

at the beginning of the year

architecture organizes human shelter. the implementation of "beauty" in design is of high value. in case of mutation of the aesthetics to end in themselves, the discipline loses sense and purpose.

prof. jörg j. kühn

news // field trip eb1 to berlin #1

on december 5, 2013 our first year studio took a field trip to berlin to tour through berlins ambassy quater and the Kulturforum. this is a selection of buildings that we had a close look at: neue nationalgalerie, shell house, wissenschaftszentrum berlin, bauhausarchiv with guided tours, nordic ambassies and the philharmonie berlin, just to name a few.

news // diploma certificate ceremony

on october 09 2013 the diploma ceremony for all architecture graduates from the summer term 13 took place at btu cottbus. the chair of prof. jörg kühn, that had organized this diploma turn, would like to congratulate all the graduates and wishes all the best for their further career!

selection of works in the gallery!

news // final presentation eb4 / verhandlungsräume

wednesday/thursday july 24/25, 2013

starts at 1.30pm, atelier rietveld, lg2c

we would like to thank our guests critics!

news // filmworkshop II 'i would rather live differently' / vienna

from july 1 to july 7 the second workshop in the course of 'i would rather live differently - spacial experiments in film' took place in vienna. in the realm of the workshop, which is organized as a cooperation between tu vienna and eth zurich the students could work on their short films that will eventually be presented on september 28 in berlin. vera kumer and philipp teister gave input in film editing and burkhardt rukschcio gave a tour to adolf loos' house on michaelerplatz.

news // lecture by pi de bruijn

we would like to thank pi de bruijn from de architecten cie / amsterdam who held an incredibly interesting and inspiring lecture at btu cottbus on july 10, 2013! he talked not only about his projects, but also gave deep insights into his work as an architect throughout the last decades.

news // i would rather live differently - spatial experiments in film

in the course of this terms seminar 'i would rather live differently - spatial experiments in film' the first meeting of all the participants took place at eth zurich on may 16 (dr. doris agotai und marcel bächtiger / eth zürich, vera kumer und philipp teister / tu wien, belinda rukschcio und almut seeger, tu cottbus).

vera kumer, belinda rukschcio, almut seeger and philipp teister reportet on their work with the medium film.

right now 16 students from btu cottbus are attending the workshop 'restricted area access' at the technical university vienna. throughout this collaboration between students from both universities the participants will be developing experimental films under the supervision of vera kumer and philipp teister.


news // pin up

we would like to congratulate our students julian maier and sebastian bartl who won the first prize at this semesters pin-up competition in the category 'student works'!

master diploma s13

final presentation / eb3 // handlungsräume - ein entwurf in 7 akten

news / diploma_master thesis s13 // the chair prof. jörg kühn will supervise the diploma/master thesis in the summerterm 13! further information will be provided soon!

final presentation fourth-term studio

students from the fourth-term studio at the chair prof. jörg j. kühn presented their research, analyses and designs from this semester's task (un)folding hydroscapes. we would like to say thank you to the guest critics daniel reisch (bauhaus university weimar) and jan musikowski (tu dresden).

selection of projects

lecture by wiel arets

as part of 'get in touch with the dutch' the architect wiel arets held a lecture at btu cottbus on june 27. we are very happy to be able to report on an highly intriguing and inspiring contribution to the lecture series. wiel arets spoke about his manifold fields of interests and research topics that inform his work as an architect. on top of that he presented an impressive selection of projects from his office. we would like to thank mr arets for his commitment and his exciting talk! with wiel arets the lecture series 'get in touch with the dutch' unfortunately resumes for this semester. the chair prof. jörg j. kühn however, is currently working on a sequel of the series next semester with more interesting architects from the netherlands. but most of all we would like to thank our audience for their continuous interest throughout the semester and wish all of you a good summer!

video of the lecture

lecture by john körmeling

we are very happy to report on an exciting lecture by dutch architect john körmeling at btu cottbus. mr körmeling spoke about a selection of projects that he developed throughout the last decades and that showed his engagement at the interface of architecture and the arts. with lots of wit, charm and inspiration he allowed deep insights into his manifold work and broad fields of interest. the chair prof. jörg j. kühn would like to thank mr körmeling for his contribution and hopes to welcome as many guests and visitors at the next lecture, which will be held by the renowned dutch architect wiel arets on june 27!

video of the lecture

lecture by marlies rohmer

on june 13 the dutch architect marlies rohmer held a lecture at btu cottbus. ms rohmer allowed intriguing insights into her work and her wide field of experience. on the basis of a selection of projects she explained her design priciples and work methods. we would like to thank ms rohmer for her incredibly fascinating contribution to the lecture series and hope to welcome her at btu cottbus again soon.

video of the lecture

field trip nl / 03.06. - 09.06.2012

according to this term's emphasis the chair prof. jörg j. kühn had organized a field trip to the netherlands. together with students from both bachelor and master programmes we visited architecture in the cities of rotterdam, hilversum, amsterdam and utrecht from june 3 to june 9. moreover we had the unique opportunity to meet up with architects such as jo coenen, branimir medic (de architecten cie) and mels crouwel (benthem & crouwel), who guided us through their own construction sites, finished projects and their own office environments. we would like to thank them for their time and commitment! fittingly the entire trip was topped off by a visit to the house schröder by gerrit rietveld, who is also the name giver for our studio spaces here at btu cottbus.

we are very happy to report on a very inspiring and successfull field trip and we would also like to thank our students and participants for their interest and motivation!

lecture by jörg petri / un studio

on may 30 jörg petri from the well known dutch office un studio held an exciting and interesting lecture at btu cottbus. he presented a variety of projects that also sought to illustrate the office's design principles and architectural concepts. the chair prof. jörg. j. kühn would like to thank mr. petri for his contribution to the lecture series 'get in touch with the dutch' and hopes to welcome as many guests to the next lecture on june 30, when marlies rohmer will talk about her architectural oevre.

video of the lecture

lecture by mels crouwel / benthem & crouwel

on may 23, 2012 mels crouwel from the renowned dutch architectural office benthem & crouwel held a lecture at btu cottbus. the organisers of the lecture series 'get in touch with the dutch' are once again very proud to look back on an exciting and inspiring evening and would like to thank mels crouwel for his valuable contribution. the next lecture will be held by jörg petri from un studio and we would be more than happy to welcome many guests and visitors to this upcoming event.

video of the lecture

lecture by branimir medic /de architecten cie

on wednesday may 9, branimir medic from de architecten cie held a lecture as part of the series 'get in touch with the dutch'. under the subtitle 'dutch unfold' he presented an intriguing choice of both architectural projects and urban planning schemes to the audience. on top of that he discussed issues such as global exchange of architectural expertise as well as dutch architectural export. the chair prof. jörg kühn would like to thank branimir medic for his inspiring contribution and is looking forward to welcoming many guests at the next lecture.

video of the lecture

lecture by jo coenen as part of the series 'get in touch with the dutch'

the chair prof. jörg j. kühn is very proud to report on a very interesting and inspiring lecture held by jo coenen on april 25 at btu cottbus. jo coenen did not only present his own multifacetted oevre but took the opportunity to discuss general questions and challenges that architects and urban planners are facing in our times. the entire chair would therefore like to thank jo coenen for his great lecture and on top of that for his willingness to be an active part of the award ceremony of this terms PIN UP exhibition where he handed over the prizes to students from the faculty. the next lecture within the framwork of 'get in touch with the dutch' will be on may 9, 6pm, and will be held by branimir medic from de architecten cie. we would be more than happy to welcome you there again!

video of the lecture

one year of dutch architecture at BTU!

throughout the summer term 12 the chair prof. jörg. j. kühn will thematically focus on dutch architecture and has therefore prepared an accordant semester programme with dutch-related design projects, building science seminars, a field trip to the netherlands and - as the centrepiece - a lecture series with guests who will talk about dutch architecture and architectural theory.

lecture series

opening april 25, 2012, großer hörsaal - jo coenen

may 09, 2012, hörsaal 2 - de architecten cie, branimir medic

may 16, 2012, hörsaal 2 - mvrdv

may 23, 2012, hörsaal 2 - benthem & crouwel, mels crouwel

may 30, 2012, hörsaal 2 - un studio, jörg petri

june 13, 2012, hörsaal 2 - marlies rohmer

june 20, 2012, hörsaal 2 - john körmeling

june 27, 2012, hörsaal 2 - wiel arets

lectures start at 6pm!

the chair prof. jörg j. kühn is looking forward to welcoming you!