Observation tower


Seminar BA: Typologies of timber construction – Observation tower

The seminar deals with the observation tower as an independent typology in timber construction. An extensive analysis of built projects will be carried out. Fundamental questions in timber construction will be discussed together on the basis of the typology. The climate protection potential of timber constructions will be examined as an example.

On three workshop days, the topic will be examined from different angles in standing assignments, short designs, presentations and lectures. An independent paper will be handed in as an examination at the end of the semester.

This seminar accompanies the design of the Kuppelzen observation tower. The knowledge gained from this serves as a basis for the students' own design.


1 work shop: 18.10.23, 09:00 am - 4:00 pm
2 work shop: 15.11.23, 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
3 work shop: 20.12.23, 09:00 am - 4:00 pm
Submission: 10.01.24, 09:00 am - 10:00 am