Berlin, Germany

Draw -Design-Build/Berlin

when 20 July 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1950

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this program has been cancelled for 2020. Please check our website for the new TU Berlin Summer University Online program.

This Summer University project focuses on exploring Berlin through analogue hand drawing, and then using drawing and model making methods to design and construct a small building project. This project will run as a collaboration between Linescapes and the Open Space Collective, TU Berlin.

The course will run as follows:
Week 1: Exploring Berlin through hand drawing
Week 2: Site analysis through hand drawing
Week 3: Design phase (analogue techniques)
Week 4: Construction phase

Course leader

Dr. Simon Colwill
Florian Zwangsleitner, M.Sc.
Sonja Rozman, M.Sc. landscape architecture
Gasper Habjanic, M.Sc. landscape architecture

Target group

The target group includes current university students who have completed at least one year of their studies (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level). Working professionals with equivalent work experience are also welcome to apply. The willingness to work in a team is a precondition. Students may be required to work longer hours depending on project progress.


No pre-existing knowledge of hand-drawing is required to take part in the course. Enthusiasm for hand-drawing and learning a new skill is welcome.
The participants will be involved in an intensive building process guided by a professional craftsman. Skills in building crafts are of an advantage but not essential.

Course aim

The participants will develop their creative, practical and professional skills through creative experimentation and the process of making.


• Comprehensive spatial and structural understanding of Berlin
• Basic and advanced hand drawing techniques
• Visual communication tools such as perspective, isometry, diagram, and others
• Knowledge of visual analytical methods
• Development of design, detailing and material knowledge
• Developing skills in craftsmanship

Credits info

5 EC
5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.

Fee info

EUR 1950: The fee covers public transportation for the duration of the course, excursions, course materials, and a cultural program.