BA Design Course

It's Morphin Time

E2 Bachelor Design Course


The studio will investigate how adaptive reuse can be used as a catalyst for morphing architecture across functions and cultures. As our society changes, the roles and functions of our buildings need to adapt. Adaptive reuse involves transforming existing buildings so that they may serve a new purpose. This act of reutilization not only minimizes the carbon footprint of a new project, but also morphs the past and the present, while offering the chance to mix the local and the foreign – establishing new hybrid building identities. The goal of our studio will be to explore how these new hybrid identities can create an architecture, which both anchor the past in the present, but also reflect and embrace the cultural diversity in which they operate. This will be done through the design of a selfsustaining community within existing buildings in and around Innsbruck.