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‘Studies with prospects’ – under the auspices of an Erasmus Intensive Programme of the University of Liechtenstein lasting for 12 days, this was not just the motto but at the same time constituted the agenda of the project. At 1434 metres above sea level, 32 students and 9 lecturers from different parts of Europe planned, researched and built in accordance with an ancient Walser building tradition.



Old Walser settlement of Tuass and Münz becomes the theatre of international cooperation

‘Studies with prospects’ – under the auspices of an Erasmus Intensive Programme of the University of Liechtenstein lasting for 12 days, this was not just the motto but at the same time constituted the agenda of the project. At 1434 metres above sea level, 32 students and 9 lecturers from different parts of Europe planned, researched and built in accordance with an ancient Walser building tradition. 


On this Erasmus Intensive Programme, which this year was once again organised by the Institute for Architecture of the University of Liechtenstein, students from eight different architecture colleges and universities are working with wood as a material and its local culture from 16 to 27 August 2014. On the evening of 26 August 2014 a final get-together took place. Photos of the projects (some of them breathtaking) may be found on the Facebook page of the University of Liechtenstein.



Photos by Nina Heeb, architecture student on the Architecture MA course of the University of Liechtenstein


Partnership with the Frommelt company

Under the direction of Professor Urs Meister and Carmen Rist-Stadelmann of the University of Liechtenstein, and with organisational support provided by HTL Certified Architect Christoph Frommelt of the Frommelt company in Schaan, in the last few days Tuass and Münz became the theatre of international cooperation. 32 students and 9 lecturers from eight different countries made it their aim to research into wood as a material and its building traditions, in order to create concrete models on a one-to-one scale as a final result. In the coming weeks the models will be completed by Christoph Frommelt and his apprentices – interested visitors are welcome to view them at any time.



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Eight international universities
Along with the Institute for Architecture and Spatial Planning of the University of Liechtenstein, which functioned as organiser and coordinator, the Academie van Bouwkunst [Architectural Academy] of Amsterdam, the Gdansk University of Technology, the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology of Trondheim, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture in Brussels and Ghent and the  Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona sent students and lecturers to attend the course in Liechtenstein.



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Erasmus Intensive Programme
The Erasmus Intensive Programme ‘Building Tectonic Structures I: Crafting Wood’ forms part of Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme line and receives funding from the EU.

More information on www.uni.li/erasmus-ip-architecture 
or 
ec.europa.eu/education/llp/doc848_en.htm
All photos on Facebook.