Author: Joachim Schultz-Granberg

Three Awards and special mentions – Schlaun Competition 2019 / 2020

The 9th student Schlaun Competition Münster Train City was launched in August 2019. The jury did not meet until October 2021 due to multiple postponements caused by the lockdown. Out of a total of 87 entries in the urban design category from Hanover, Dortmund, Cologne, Wismar, Oldenburg, Darmstadt and Munich, three prizes and special mentions went to our students of the MSA in Münster. Congratulations to all the prize winners!

Master Lectures Archive

The Master Lectures take place in winter and are targeted at students in the Master’s programme. Current trends, new paradigms, burning issues and challenges of shaping urban futures are presented for discussion. The list of guests since 2017 can be found here in the archive:

Urban Perspectives 2018

The MSA lecture series entitled “Urban Perspectives” will resume in spring 2018. Guest speakers are major players on the international stage with ground-breaking ideas. From a variety of different standpoints, the focus is on the urban effects of architecture beyond the plot boundary.

Hotel Ruhrmoderne

100 Hours of Brutalism
27th – 30th July 2017 Marl / Münster / Wulfen. Nowhere else in Germany you can find such a density of grand and also irritating post-war buildings as in the northern Ruhr area:


04-04-2017 Kick-Off! Brainstorm about growing city limits, workshop about a 50 ha future city extension: 125 motivated students x  8 hours = six and a half month for one person. concentrated workforce!

Hans Sauer Preis 2016

06. 04. 2016  Price Giving Ceremony – Hans Sauer Award 2016: The Hans Sauer Foundation invites together with the Architekturmuseum of the University of Technology Munich to the award ceremony of the Hans Sauer Award 2016: „SOCIAL DESIGN. Affordable. Good. Living.” The competition brief was made on base of the book “Affordable Living” in cooperation with the editors

Academy of Scenarios

12-06-2015  Designing for Urban Change. Barkenberg: potential futures for a town in decline +++ Three scenarios that respond to demographic change in Berkenberg, Dorsten, a shrinking town in Germany: The Super Mayor, Lateral Thinkers and Collective Enterpreneurs. +++ The workshop series HausAufgaben [home work] runs from 10 – 20 June 2015 +++ Exhibition at the  Weissenhof Gallery from 28 April – 01 July 2018 “Small houses – big topic” +++


22-09-2014  Joachim Schultz-Granberg: kiosk-O – a report about an guidance system for visitors in the city of Münster +++ Lecture at the German Federation for City Marketing 2014 +++

Symposium Climate and Planning

14-06-2011  Symposium on Climate and Planning  Urban planning strategies play an important role in adapting new and existing cities to climate change. How does city planning and building affect local climate conditions and what are the interdependencies between climatologic and functional needs? Experts from climatology and urban planning will discuss urban planning issues

Climate and Design

29-05-2014  Symposium on Climate and Design  How can we develop innovative design methods that integrate climate as a substantial parameter into the architectural and urban design process? Invited experts will investigate overlaps between technical, phenomenological and design-based issues between architecture, urban design and climate.

12-06-2013  Symposium: Does Münster have to become denser?  The Westphalian city of Münster is a popular place to live. However, 30,000 migrants are expected by 2030 according to a demographic survey in 2015.