Metaverse Design Lab II: ‘Building Sustainability in the Metaverse’

SS23: 20.–22.04.2023 + 12.05.2023

We would like to invite you to join our exciting elective module at the beginning of the summer semester. This module will provide a unique opportunity for you to expand your knowledge of Metaverse and skills in the area, while exploring new interests and ideas. Below you can find all the related information:



The growing interest on web3 developments and metaverse concepts is driven by technology/ social media/ game engineering companies. Though 3-dimensional immersive environments have been part of architectural practice in the past decades, architects remain rather absent in the discussions on building a metaverse. The metaverse design lab seeks to raise awareness in higher education in architecture and foster the engagement and active involvement of architects in a field, which could fundamentally redefine the future profession and practice. It is a testing ground for interdisciplinary work to uncover potentials as well as gaps in current higher education for architecture.


Metaverse Design Lab:

In designing the real world, architects, civil engineers and urban planners are taking significant responsibility for buildings, urban quarters, cities and open spaces. With the advent of the metaverse a new area is opening up for designing and building immersive experiences. 

What role will architects, civil engineers and urban planners play in developing jointly with game engineers, programmers, web3 experts, VR/AR specialists and others these new virtual worlds. What responsibility shall they take, what definition of a metaverse will they foster, and what opportunities will they seize?

Discuss in an interdisciplinary three-days design workshop these questions. With support of the Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs, the XR Hub Bavaria and MUC.XYZ we will work on-site in our TUM Venture Lab co-working space. Define a concept of a metaverse for Building Sustainability - How could the way we construct and run our buildings benefit from the metaverse. Prototype a low-entry idea of the metaverse using your tools of architecture, engineering and design. Present your 3-dimensional model at the MUNICH CREATIVE BUSINESS WEEK with leading experts from web3, gaming, 3D animation, visual effects, sociology, management and architecture.


Apply until 11.04.2023 ->

  • As Master’s degree student of architecture, engineering, management, informatics, sociology.
  • With a 100 words motivation letter.
  • 3 ECTS (Elective: AR30382 – Fast Track Design Methods, Chair of Architectural Informatics, TUM School of Engineering and Design ). Please note: you can only be credited once for the course. If you have participated in this elective on another subject, credits cannot be granted.
  • By submitting your application, you confirm that you have acknowledged the data protection information.


Time & Place:

April 20 – 22, 2023 / Workshop / 9:00 – 17:00 
@TUM Venture Lab Built Environment, Co-Working Space >> Room 2345@0503

May 12, 2022 / Pitch / 18:00 – 21:00
@Munich Creative Business Week: TUM Venture Lab Built Environment, Co-Working Space >> Room 2345@0503