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Liechtenstein School of Architecture (LSA)

The Liechtenstein School of Architecture is committed to sustainable design and construction. 

Our research and teaching focus on spatial responses to climate change, resource scarcity and urbanisation processes. The LSA creates, teaches and cultivates knowledge for the benefit of society and the environment. We equip architects with the skills to meet global and local challenges with innovative, sustainable and liveable solutions. 

Liechtenstein School of Architecture

Teaching

We train autonomous, team-oriented architects who help to shape a sustainable environment and society. Our students learn to recognise the challenges of the future, initiate projects and implement them successfully. Awareness of the social, political, ecological, economic and cultural relevance of projects is of particular importance to us. We consider theoretical discourse and practice, up to a scale of 1:1, to be the foundations of teaching and research. For us, theory and practice are in constant interaction.

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Units

In order to react quickly to the needs of society and education, our team is organised into five interdisciplinary focus areas.

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CRAFT & STRUCTURE 

The "Craft & Structure" unit explores the relationship between material, construction and structure with regard to sustainably built and tectonically joined architecture.

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URBANISM, ARCHITECTURE & SOCIETY

The "Urbanism, Architecture & Society" unit examines the connections between people and space, across multiple scales of engagement, and how this knowledge provides us with the tools to confront urgent societal challenges.

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BUILT HERITAGE & UPCYCLING

The "Built Heritage & Upcycling" unit examines the material and immaterial resources of the built environment and strategies for their preservation, reuse and transfer to a circular economy.

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URBAN DESIGN & SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

The "Urban Design & Spatial Development" unit investigates how to create low-emission, climate change-adapted, biodiverse and inclusive urban landscapes and resilient settlement structures through urban design and future-oriented spatial development.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN 

The “Sustainable Design” Unit is committed to the development of environmentally friendly Buildings by using sustainable materials, as well as energy efficiency and social responsibility in all phases of the construction process, in order to minimize the ecological footprint while improving the quality of life for future generations.

Team

We are a highly motivated team of researchers and teachers. Together, we are committed to ensuring that our students receive a thorough and future-oriented education, positioning the Liechtenstein School of Architecture at the cutting edge of international research topics. → more

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Selected Publications

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BEYOND THE BIENNALE
Discourses on the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice

Bianca Anna Boeckle, Celina Martinez-Cañavate, Peter A. Staub, University of Liechtenstein (eds.), 2022

Triest Verlag

Bookcover Model workshop

MODEL WORKSHOP 
Building as a Common Process 

Carmen Rist-Stadelmann, Urs Meister (eds.), 2022

Park Books

Bookcover Crafting Wood

CRAFTING WOOD
Structure and Expression

Carmen Rist-Stadelmann, Machiel Spaan and Urs Meister (eds.), 2021

Park Books

Bookcover Upcycling

UPCYCLING
Reuse and Repurposing as a Design Principle in Architecture

Daniel Stockhammer, University of Liechtenstein (ed.), 2020

Triest Verlag

Bookcover New Schools of Thought

NEW SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT
Augmenting the Field of Architectural Education

Vera Kaps, Peter Staub, University of Liechtenstein (eds.), 2018

Triest Verlag

Buchcover Crafting the facade

CRAFTING THE FACADE
Stone, Brick, Wood

Carmen Rist-Stadelmann, Urs Meister, Machiel Spaan (eds.), 2018

Park Books

Exhibitions 


Exhibition at the University of Liechtenstein

LEARNING FROM UKRAINE
Teaching architecture in wartime. 

A collaboration with the Kharkiv School of Architecture, Ukraine. 

2023


Front door, Palazzo Trevisan in Venice

EWASTE: BURDEN AND TREASURE
18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 

On behalf of the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein

2023


Window of a vaporetto in Venice

THIS COULD BE 
17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

On behalf of the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein

2021


Karte von Liechtenstein

THE LINE 
16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

On behalf of the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein

2018

Transfer

Through knowledge and technology transfer, our research findings are channelled into the regional economy and broader society. Along with our partners, we develop theoretical and practical knowledge in architecture, urban planning and spatial development, in order to shape Liechtenstein and the region in a proactive and forward-thinking manner. → more

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LSA Alumni Reunion 2024

May 29, 2024
University of Liechtenstein

Zur Anmeldung: https://www.uni.li/de/universitaet/netzwerke/alumni/alumni-reunion/architecture-alumni-reunion

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Architecture Summer Party

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 6 pm
Summer party & opening of the summer exhibition of the Liechtenstein School of Architecture

Zur Anmeldung für die Alumni Reunion: https://www.uni.li/de/universitaet/netzwerke/alumni/alumni-reunion/architecture-alumni-reunion

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Seminar zum Baustellenkoordinator

26. und 27. November 2024
03. und 04. Dezember 2024

jeweils von 08.00-12.00 Uhr

Universität Liechtenstein

Seit dem 1. März 2003 ist das Bauarbeitenkoordinationsgesetz (BauKG) über die Koordination der Sicherheits- und Gesundheitsschutzmassnahmen bei Bauarb ...

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New Path in Old Wood
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New Path in Old Wood

May 16, 2024

How can components from an old knitted building be reused to give an architectural project a linear typology with a clear tectonic and structural expression?

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Ethical practice in sustainable building: Global Ethic Ambassador Day promotes new perspectives.
Architecture

Ethical practice in sustainable building: Global Ethic Ambassador Day promotes new perspectives.

May 11, 2024

The Global Ethic Ambassador Day, an initiative of the renowned Global Ethic Institute, took place in the historic setting of the university town of Tübingen on 22 March.

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Architecture by dessert with Herwig Bauer
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Architecture by dessert with Herwig Bauer

May 09, 2024

The LSA invited the director of the Poolbarfestival, Herwig Bauer, to a discussion with university lecturer Martin Mackowitz to the architecture atelier on May 8, 2024.

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Liechtenstein Housing Market – the Tension between Market and State
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Liechtenstein Housing Market – the Tension between Market and State

Apr 29, 2024

Liechtenstein's housing market is characterized by strong momentum. Since 1980, the population has grown by more than 50 % to around 40,000 people. During the same period, however, the housing stock has more than doubled.

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Liechtenstein School of Architecture, University of Liechtenstein
Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse, 9490 Vaduz, architektur@uni.li, +423 265 1134

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