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The smallest wheelchair-accessible apartment – What does it look like and what does it cost?
The model as a means of communication: this summer, we are devoting ourselves to designing the smallest possible accessible apartment using models.

Period: 22 July – 02 August 2019, daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lecturers: Annette Müller, Robert Niemann, Stine Kolbert (responsible for cost calculation, FG Bauökonomie, TU Berlin)
Registration deadline: 10 July 2019 by e-mail to
Study courses: preferably Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering
Credits: Optional subject: model construction 6 ECTS, possible further processing as WP Bauökonomie (course cost calculation)
Location: TU Berlin (at the course of studies Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum), Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin, Germany

The model as a means of communication
Modell+Design offers students the opportunity to deal in-depth with model design and its implementation. Ideas become visible on the basis of models: design and craftsmanship, theory and practice are worked on together. The models take up a clear creative position and communicate what has been thought of both within and outside the discipline. Questions about abstraction, reduction, materiality, materiality, construction and technical implementation are always answered on the model.

The aim of the course is the development of intelligent solutions for handicapped-accessible (if necessary, wheelchair accessible) usable, smallest possible housing units. Depending on the design idea, this can be done in different scales: beginning with the entire construction (from public to private areas) through the layout of the floor plan to the 1:1 detail solution. Together we will decide which model form best communicates the developed ideas, whereby accessibility will be a natural part of the design task.



100 Jahre Friedrichstadtpalast

The 100th stage anniversary of the Friedrichstadt-Palast (previously Großes Schauspielhaus) is to provide the broadest possible picture of the past 100 years in a series of events in the 2019/2020 season and beyond. The aim is to open windows through which the history and stories of the theatre, its surroundings and its art can be experienced. The Palst should not only appear in the past, but also the present and on its way into the future. Under the mentoring of Johann Jörg, the thematic concept and design of a parcours in the sense of an urban staging, a “red thread” from the former location Großes Schauspielhaus to the Friedrichstadt-Palast will be developed. The historical connection of both locations is to be made visible with 4 to 5 urban interventions and stations.

Students: Takayoshi Goto, Cecilia Nercasseau Gibson, Tabata Schröder, Martin Siemann, Anna Syrianou, Carina Wolf, Junghee Yoon



Development of ideas and concepts. A cooperation with the presidium of the TU Berlin.

Period: 4 March – 15 March 2019, daily 10 am – 6 pm
Lecturers: Dipl.-Ing. Annette Müller, Dipl.-Ing. Robert Niemann with Prof. Loidl-Reisch
Registration deadline: 18 February 2019, by e-mail to:
Study courses: preferably architecture, landscape architecture
Credits: Elective, 6 ECTS
Location: TU Berlin (at the course of studies Stage Design_Scenic Space), Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin, Germany

The model as a means of communication
Modell+Design offers students the opportunity to deal in depth with model design and implementation. Ideas become visible on the basis of models: design and craftsmanship, theory and practice are worked on together. The models take up a clear creative position and communicate what has been thought of both within and outside the discipline. Questions about abstraction, reduction, materiality, materiality, construction and technical implementation are always answered on the model.

The topic
In the coming years, the TU Berlin will have the means at its disposal to restructure the campus behind the main building. The following sub-areas are to be taken into account:

  • Realisation of the second section of Hertzallee
  • Construction of a museum pavilion for temporary exhibitions and for the Mineralogical Collection, one of the 5th largest and most important mineralogical collections in Germany.
  • Development of tourist knowledge paths to open the campus for regional, national and international visitor

During this compact seminar, students of architecture and landscape architecture will jointly develop various design scenarios, which will be made available as a basis for discussion for further planning. The aim is to develop design ideas that integrate the subprojects Hertzallee, Museum Pavilion and Knowledge Paths conceptually, thematically and creatively into a coherent overall concept. The students present their concepts in the form of models. Depending on the concept, models of the entire working area or detailed models can be created. The three-dimensional results of this model building seminar will make a fundamental contribution to concept development.

Download: Seminar announcement MUSEUMS-PAVILLON + WISSENSPFADE 04.03-15.03.2019



Workshop for cultural heritage – connecting past and future visions of theatre architecture

Timeframe: 28th march till 12th april 2019, Studiengang Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum  TU Berlin
Tutors: Pablo Dornhege, Franziska Ritter with Prof. Bri Newesely (Beuth HS) and Hubert Eckart (DTHG)
Registration deadline for students: 31st January 2019. Number of participants limited (18). details see below…

This twelve-day workshop aims at the conception of communication-strategies for historical and future theatre architectures as well as their digital implementation in physical, augmented and virtual spaces.

Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) are not technological fads, but will change our media landscape permanently. They open up new ways of experiencing content in spatial systems, they create new approaches and levels of communication. Both technologies must be understood as independent media with different mechanisms, visual languages and formal necessities.

On the occasion of the European “Sharing Heritage” year, we are asking which potentials digital tools such as VR and AR can generate in the museum and theatrical context and how the accessibility to im/material “theatre objects” can be improved. Two concrete theatres in Berlin are at the centre of the investigation. On the one hand: the no longer existing “Großes Schauspielhaus”  by architect Hans Poelzig, whose 100th anniversary will be celebrated in 2019. Historical objects in collections and theatre archives, such as drawings, photos, models, audio tracks, tell us today about expressionist architecture and visionary directorial concepts. With the help of VR, these are to be brought to life. On the other hand: the existing building of the Komische Oper Berlin, which, like many theatres, is soon undergoing reconstruction and renovation. With the help of Augmented Reality, current topics and, above all, future visions are to be made tangible to the specialist audience as a planning aid or on site.

In six interdisciplinary teams, various conceptual ideas and their prototypical realizations for digital and interactive services in VR and AR are developed for these two applications. The workshop teaches how virtual and augmented reality can be used to create narrative spaces. The participants will learn how to create an interactive VR/AR experience using the Unity software. No previous knowledge of 3D modeling or programming is required. In a second phase the results will be further elaborated and will then be presented at conferences and congresses in an international context (e.g. Quadriennale Prague, Stage Set Scenery Berlin). Further cooperation is expressly desired.

Impulses will be provided by guest lectures (e.g. cyberräuber) and excursions to best practice examples in Berlin (e.g. Virtual Konzerthaus Berlin), as well as guided tours to the Komische Oper Berlin, the  Stadtmuseum Berlin theatre collection and the museum of architecture TU Berlin.

This workshop is aimed at students from space or theatre-related courses (e.g: architecture, scenography, exhibition design, stage design, stage technology, art/technology/theatre studies, cultural studies, museum studies, communication design, art in context).

Patron of the workshop is the DTHG (Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft e.V.) within the framework of the project “Theatre Landscape”, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media – in the European “Sharing Heritage” Year.

Number of participants: 18 (limited)

Required Hard- & Software: Mac or PC notebook, should not be older than 3 years
3-button mouse (touchpad, drawing tablets and Apple mice are not suitable for working in Unity)
Unity 3D Personal – free accounts available at:
(Please update the installation shortly before the workshop!)

Short application: until 31st January 2019 by email to:
Motivation and short CV, if available: Portfolio with work samples from relevant areas (no previous knowledge in VR / AR required). The participants will be announced on 5 February 2019.

Language of instruction: English (feedback in German possible)
credits: Recognition as academic achievement (6 credit points) possible.


Pablo Dornhege researches, develops and designs real and virtual narrative spaces in his design studio 105106. During his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, he focused on exhibition design and digital/analog spatial systems. In 2006 he co-founded the independent design group “Laborrotwang” and founded studio 105106 in 2018. In addition to his work as a designer and his research activities, he teaches among other universities at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he was visiting professor for exhibition design from 2017 to 2018.

Franziska Ritter is a scenographer and studied architecture at the TU Berlin (diploma) as well as film and photography at the University of North London. She is a lecturer and research assistant in the Master’s programme in Stage Design_Scenic Space at the TU Berlin. From 2016 to 2018, Franziska Ritter led the DFG project to digitize the theatre collection of the TU Berlin with the Architecture Museum of the TU Berlin and the Beuth Hochschule Berlin. She is a lecturer for exhibition design, scenography and theatre construction at various universities and departments, e.g. photography at the Design Akademie Berlin, Raumszenarien UDK Berlin,, Theatertechnik Beuth HS Berlin, Bologna.Lab HU Berlin, Interior Design CREAD Lyon France.

Interim project reviewer will be Prof. Zlatan Filipovic, American University Sharjah.

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Lange Weile

or looking for the empty time

This summer an artistic examination of the topic boredom takes place in the impressive LWL-Industial Museum Henrichshütte Hattingen in North Rhine-Westphalia. Our students have dedicated themselves to the empty time. We expect a talking blast furnace, a labyrinth for summer deceleration, an avant-garde dance performance and a light / sound installation in the depths of the huge blower hall.

Vernissage 15.07.2018 at 11:00 am
LWL Industrial Museum Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur Henrichshütte Hattingen,
Werksstr. 25, 45527 Hattingen

Students: Takaya Kobayashi, Victor Treushchenko-Bernhardt, Anne-Laure Jullian de la Fuente, Maike Häber, Ting-Yi Lin (Master students), Amina Nouns, Julius Kirchner (2nd semester)
Mentors: Johann Jörg, Prof. Kerstin Laube

Premiere: Love’s Labour’s Lost

There is something lazy in the state of Navarre? It needs a new order! Ferdinand, king of the country, decides to fast with his companions for three years, to study and to renounce women. As soon as the gentlemen have sworn this on oath, the Princess of France comes to visit with her court ladies …

For the new staging of the romantic comedy the Shakespeare Company Berlin works as usual with live music, rapid role changes and untamed playfulness.
The poetically modern translation by Christian Leonard reveals Shakespeare’s centuries-old joke today and shows how fallible and vulnerable we all are when we fall in love.

Director: Jens Schmidl
Stage and Costumedesign: Carla Santocca Berges and Francesca Ercoli (Master students)
Supervision / Mentor: Prof. Kerstin Laube

Premiere: Tue, June 12th, 2018 at 8 pm
Location: NATUR- PARK Schöneberger Südgelände, open-air stage at the Wasserturm Access only through the S-Bahn underpass

Ticket telephone: 030 21 75 30 35 or by email:

Theaterclubs Paderborn 2018

We congratulate our students of the first semester, whose designs were selected for the realization at the Theater Paderborn. For the fifth time already, the degree program cooperates with the Theater Paderborn. Under the direction of Prof. Kerstin Laube, the students have designed stage and costume concepts for the theater-pedagogical “project clubs” for two contemporary pieces: “Kreuzweg” (Anna & Dietrich Brüggemann) and “Auerhaus” (Bov Bjerg).

“Auerhaus” tells of the utopia of community and the intense moment of growing up, where life is knocking on the door for six teenagers. Amina Nouns has designed a material-rich scope for this, in that the performers set themselves up and construct concrete scenes themselves time and again. The contemporary costumes by Oliver Burkhardt characterize the individuality of the characters.
“Way of the Cross” is a station drama in 14 pictures: The focus is on the 14-year-old Maria, torn between a strict Catholic faith and her reality as a teenager. Mara Barnabó has created a multi-layered translucent base space over gauze walls, in which game scenes are contrasted by different arrangement of the furniture and extreme light moods.
Lena Tiffert supports the remote, unapproachable atmosphere through a bright, almost colorless costume concept that is highly differentiated through groups.

The realizations take place from the beginning of March to the end of June 2018 in close cooperation with the directorial teams and the trades at the Theater Paderborn.

“Auerhaus” (Bov Bjerg), premiere: June 16th, 2018

Director: Marie Sophie Dudzic
Stagedesign: Amina Nouns
Costumes: Oliver Burkhardt

“Kreuzweg” (Anna & Dietrich Brüggemann), premiere: June 29th, 2018

Director: Steven Wadulla
Stagedesign: Mara Barnabó
Costume: Lena Tiffert

Photos Auerhaus/Kreuzweg: © Theater Paderborn

Gelb gewinkelt! Bauhausfest Dessau 2018

For this year’s Bauhausfest 2018 entitled “Gelb gewinkelt” (Yellow angled), our students are again designing and realizing scenographic spaces, installations and performances (Lecturers: Claudia Rohner and Franziska Ritter). In cooperation with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, the  Architecture program of the TU Berlin, the program for Contemporary Puppetry of the HfS Ernst Busch Berlin and the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin (HZT) the Bauhaus Festival will take place.

Invitation to Dessau:
Friday, 31. August 2018, 7pm-11pm
Saturday, 1. September 2018, 7pm-1am,
Place: Bauhaus Dessau, Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau
Entrance Bauhaus building: 5 Euro
Information about Bauhaus Festival:

Students: Maria Alejandra Alarcón Bautista, Oliver Burkhardt, Hsin-Ying Ho, Linda Rodenheber

© photos: Franziska Ritter, Florian Kiehl

Beiderseits der Oder: Scenography

In cooperation with the Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte  (House of Brandenburg-Prussian History) in Potsdam:

As part of the theme year Kulturland Brandenburg 2018 “we inherit. Europe in Brandenburg – Brandenburg in Europe “and the European Heritage Year 2018 “SHARING HERITAGE”, our students design a multimedia exhibition about the region on both sides of the Oder. This joint memorial-European space of Germans and Poles, resulting out of the Second World War, is narrated through photographs and films of real and topographical places of remembrance, contrasted with questions and fragments of individual and collective memories. On the basis of documentation, historical testimonies and interviews, an immersive space of memory is created, which makes the breaks and continuities, strangeness and newly acquired familiarity, oblivion of history and new historical interest, tangible.

The exhibition is created in partnership with Instytut Zachodni Poznań / West Institute Poznań and Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej w Zielonej Górze, Museum of Lebuser Land Grünberg.

The exhibition will be on view from 7th September 2018 to 20th January 2019.

Students: Mara Barnabò, Anja Dietz, Katharina Filist, Julius Kirchner, Suriya Poieam, Svenja Stannat, Lena Tiffert, Greta Wolf-Rosenbaum
Mentors: Prof. Kerstin Laube, Heiko Kalmbach
Coordinator: Maria Dannecker

© Photos: TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum

Theatre Architecture Collection of TU Berlin is now online avaiable!

Just in time for the start of the European Heritage Year 2018, the theater collection of the TU Berlin goes online with over 5,000 objects. The cooperation project between the TU Berlin and the Beuth University, financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, after two years has successfully reached it’s goal – the development and digitilization of the theatre collection of the TU Berlin.

The collection houses well-preserved archives from 1939 to 1969 to more than 500 theater buildings mainly in Germany, Austria, France, Slovenia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia. The pictorial materials – floor plans, sections, photographs and written documents – give a unique overview of the state of Central European cultural buildings in the mid-20th century: On the one hand the collection provides an inventory of the visionary developments of the 20s and 30s, on the other hand the objects document both stagnation and also deconstruction during the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945. At the same time, the collection gives valuable insights into the visions of the architectural emergence of post-war modernism until the 1960s and 1970s.

The collection is now freely accessible to the public via the online database of TU Berlin’s Architekturmuseum and already provides a valuable contribution to the preservation and visualization of cultural (theater) heritage in Europe.


Architekturmuseum TU Berlin – Dr. Hans-Dieter Nägelke
FG Theatertechnik Beuth HS Berlin – Prof. Dr. Bri Newesely
Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum TU Berlin – head of project: Franziska Ritter
tutors: Robert Huth, Julia Kleinschmidt, Birte Dördelmann

Franziska Ritter,, Tel: +49 (0)30 – 314 72 174

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