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Guest professorship Kristina Egbers


Winter semester 2023/24

Kristina Egbers (*1986) has been working for many years on the relationship between design and social themes that arise especially in building in intercultural cooperation. She researches the relation between existing ways of life and the design of the built environment. Because building in unfamiliar places - near or far - means immersing in something new, informing about and understanding the context. Not only in relation to questions that are obviously relevant to construction, but also to the attitudes towards life of the people who work and live there, as well as to historical moments and influences.

Kristina Egbers studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart (2008-2013) and graduated with the design for the 'Initiative Rising Star - School Buildings for Hopley, Zimbabwe' in 2013. She then planned the project with 'Engineers without Borders Germany' over a period of about 10 years and built it in Zimbabwe. For this, she spent many years on the construction site in Harare. This award-winning project is after all the basis for her current research work at Technical University of Berlin in the Program for design-based doctorate.

Before and after her studies, she worked in various architectural offices in Stuttgart, London and Berlin in line with her voluntary activities. In 2023, she finally founded her own architectural practice, studio*k, in Berlin. After teaching at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and the Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Kristina Egbers will be a guest professor at the TUM in the winter semester 2023/24.

Final presentation + exhibition master studio 'munich urban mining'


on July 25, 2023 our students presented their designs for our master studio 'munich urban mining' in pavilion 333.

The design task of the project "munich urban mining" in the summer semester 2023 was the design of a hybrid residential building at Gotzinger Platz in Munich. In addition to flexible, elastic housing typologies, offers for residential workspaces as well as for manufacturing industry were to be created. As a first step, we searched for, mapped and documented secondary raw materials within the framework of a "material harvest". Buildings to be demolished within a maximum radius of 30 km served as raw material storage sites.

The students reused the found building materials in their designs in various ways. Together we investigated the effects of planning and building with re-use materials on the design process, the building construction, the architectural expression - and whether a new aesthetic can be developed from this.

The works were on display in Pavilion 333 from July 26 - 28, 2023.

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University Prize for Wood Construction 2023 awarded


May 16th 2023 - Every two years, the Timber Construction University Award invites students of architecture and civil engineering to present their new ideas for the use of wood and wood-based materials in timber construction. At LIGNA, a trade fair for the international woodworking and wood processing industry in Hanover, Germany, the German Timber Construction Award and the University Award for Wood Construction were presented by Federal Minister of Construction Klara Geywitz. The aim of this award is to raise students' awareness of building with wood, to provide incentives for designing, constructing and building with this resource-saving, sustainable building material and to promote its use and further development.

Three projects received awards, while two others were recognized. Of particular note was the outstanding recognition received by student Sophie Pichler for her project "Highway to Hellabrunn." In the winter semester 22/23, students from the chairs of timber construction and structural engineering and architecture and timber construction worked together to develop concepts for a bicycle bridge in Munich using timber/hybrid construction techniques. The aim was to design a path connection for cyclists over the edge of the slope of the Harlachinger Berg. This connection was designed and constructed in the form of a bridge structure in order to reduce the structural interference with the existing nature reserve to a minimum.

The jury praised the bridge and ramp structure, which subtly blends into the spatial situation of the site. It exemplifies the strengths of civil engineering with wood. The sophisticated and elegant design is characterized by its economical use of materials.

The project is on display in the WoodCycle exhibition at Schnitzer&Studio until 01.06.2023.

Symposium "FünfnachZwölf!"

On May 8th, 2023 the symposium "FünfnachZwölf!" organized by Schnitzer& as part of the Munich Creative Business Week 2023 (MCBW). Katja Jantzen and Theresa Blömer gave a keynote speech about the EDUwood research project and the integration of research into teaching in the field of sustainable planning, building and use.

The construction and real estate sector contributes significantly to CO2 emissions, energy and material consumption and land use. In view of the scarcity of resources and climate change, a rethink and holistic solutions are required. The symposium offered innovative approaches and best practice examples from research and practice to address the challenges.

The event was funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.

"munich urban mining" in Winterthur


April 27th 2023 - As part of our summer semester design project "munich urban mining", masterstudents from our chair went on a one day excursion to Winterthur last week.
Since, in addition to the use of wood as a material, the topic of reusing secondary materials in an urban context will also be a focal point of the project, the K.188 project from baubüro in situ was viewed as a prelude.
Afterwards, the architect Volker Schopp from weberbrunner architekten and client Christian Hagmann gave a guided tour of the multi-generation house in the Hagmann-Areal.
Finally, Birgit Rothen of ROTHEN ARCHITEKTUR gave a guided tour of the Nutzungshybrid Haus 141 and the group was able to end the evening in the 'diskutierbar' of the ZHAW.


TUM.wood at Bau2023 

Innovation Hub B0

April 17th - 22th 2023 - TUM.wood presented itself at the leading trade Fair Bau 2023 with various research projects, developed in the research network.

The projects combine topics from forestry, material research and timber science, as well as architecture and building practice. Within the interdisciplinary cooperation, technical, architectural, ecological and economic possibilities of the renewable raw material wood are investigated along the entire value chain - from its origins in the forest to processing, application in the building industry and recycling strategies

We are pleased about the great interest of the visitors and are grateful to the TUM.wood group for the cooperation and organisation.

Congratulations on the student award!


April 24th 2023 - For the second time, the D-A-CH interdisciplinary congress "Three countries, one mission: Climate-friendly timber construction culture" took place at the end of April in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance as part of the timber construction offensive Baden-Württemberg and in cooperation with vorarlberger holzbau_kunst, Proholz Bayern and Lignum Holzwirtschaft Schweiz.
In this context, the winners of the student award of the Landesbeirat Holz BW "Innovative wood use, climate, recyclability and timber construction" were announced on Thursday, 24.04.2023.
Of the six awarded projects, two are from students of the Department of Architecture and Timber Construction:

Among others, the final theses of

Anna Maria Brendel: "branntneu" - quarter development and Nachverdichtung in timber construction method on the Branntweinareal in Munich and
Sebastian Hoyer: "Unter Schalen" - Asymptotic-geodesic timber lattice shells / design of a new resource center in Munich

We are pleased and congratulate all award winners!


In accordance with its statutory objectives, the Landesbeirat Holz Baden-Württemberg e.V. endows a student prize and thus awards completed bachelor's and master's theses for outstanding contributions in connection with Baden-Württemberg's timber construction offensive. The potential and the achievements of the students and their work at the universities of the DACH - area (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) for the use of wood in the sense of this award shall be made accessible and visible to a larger public. In particular, the public and scientific discourse on ways out of climate change and the transformation of planning and production processes to a more climate-friendly building culture with special consideration of the raw and material wood in the sense of a building and thinking turnaround should be stimulated.
The prize is under the patronage of the Minister of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection of Baden-Württemberg.

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MAIV-Preis 2023 awarded

Finissage of the exhibition 'Of elves and lumberjacks'

February 21th 2023 - We had a great exhibition and thank our students for their beautiful work!

Exhibition Masterstudio Of ELVES AND LUMBERJACKS


February 20th 2023 - As a mystical place of longing and an irreplaceable resource, the FOREST is an important basis of human culture on all continents. Expectations of it are growing: It is supposed to be a preserver of biodiversity, a climate savior, a storehouse of raw materials, a backdrop to fairy tales, and a local recreation destination. But what does this mean for the future coexistence between forests and humans in times of global droughts, fires, and more intensive forestry and agriculture?
In their work, our students drew attention to challenges and potentials in order to promote a mindful approach to our environment.

In the design project, we first learned about the forest in its different forms and studied its role as an actor in our ecosystem. In the next step, we identified specific places where a problematic point of human interaction with the forest was elaborated. The solutions to be elaborated resulted in an architectural intervention that depicts an overall narrative to show opportunities for a better coexistence of forests and humans.

The works of the TUM students can be seen from 20.02.23 -21.02.23, in Pavilion 333.


20.02.2023 from 2 - 6 pm 
21.02.2023 from 12 - 7:30 pm
Finnisage starting at 7:30 pm
free admission

Pavillon 333
Türkenstrasse 15
80333 München
TUM School of Engineering and Design
Lehrstuhl für Architektur und Holzbau

TU&M: Research project on circular timber frame elements launched


February 1st 2023 - The Kick-off Meeting for the research project “Timber Use and Maintain – TU&M”, started on January 1st the same year, was held at the Wood Research Institute in Munich. The project aims to develop circular timber frame elements considering their technical, environmental and economic feasibility.

The project emerged from the TUM.wood network ( at the Technical University of Munich and includes the professorships on Wood Science, Timber Structures and Building Construction, Architecture and Timber Construction, Architectural Informatics and Circular Economy. The industry partners are Haas Fertigbau and Brüninghoff Group. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) coordinated by the Agency of Renewable Resources (FNR).

Further information TU&M

08.02.2023: Final presentation of the bachelor project "schulemachen" with guest critique by Tobias Wulf

Exhibition WoodCycle


February 23th - 24th 2023 - During the winter semester 22/23, students from the Master's degree programmes in architecture and civil engineering worked together to develop concepts for a bicycle bridge in Munich using timber/hybrid construction methods. The aim was to design a path connection for cyclists over the edge of the slope of the Harlachinger Berg. This connection was designed and constructed in the form of a bridge structure in order to reduce the structural intervention in the existing nature reserve to a minimum.
In the future, the bridge should become a point of attraction for Munich's cycling tourism and the residents of Harlaching. The focus of the design work was on cycling. The students also developed concepts for workshops, accommodation and catering. The constructive part of the project work focuses on the bridge structure, construction, prefabrication and assembly.
This year's sponsorship prize for the "WoodCycle" project of the Münchener Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein e.V. will be awarded at the exhibition opening. The contributions of the TUM students can be seen from 23.02.23 -24.02.23, in Pavilion 333.
Exhibition opening
22.02.203, 6:30 pm
23.02 - 24.02.2023
12:00 - 5:00 pm
free admission
Pavilion 333
Türkenstrasse 15
80333 Munich
TUM School of Engineering and Design
Lehrstuhl für Architektur und Holzbau
Lehrstuhl für Holzbau und Baukonstruktion 

26. IHF in Innsbruck

30.11. - 02.12.2022 - We had a great time at the IHF!

September 22th 2022 - ATC chair moved!

Our premises are now on the 3rd floor, room 3152

Visiting lecture in July

June 15th 2022 - Studio task summer term 2022



Situation, Initiativen und Perspektiven

22. Juni 22, 08:45 Uhr, Onlinevortrag

Yuliia Zalomaikina, Architektin aus Kyiiw
Projektleiterin bei der IBA’27 – Internationale
Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart

Meeting-ID: 638 2387 5076
Kenncode: 820694

Mai 25th 2022 - 1. review of our design studio for an art retreat in Hohenzollernstraße