TU Wien 260.518 -

International Summer School

Dealu Frumos/Schoenberg

(Design Studio - Kleines Entwerfen)


Article: "Summer Schools in the Danube Region: Student Projects as Means for Development in Depopulated Regions"
Poster: "Dealu Frumos International Summer School 2018 and Design Studio"
Presentation: "International Summer School Dealu Frumos 2018"


During July 2018, the International Summer School in Dealu Frumos in Transsylvania was held. It gathered 25 students with eight nationalities originating from the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu in Bucharest, the host, Technische Universität Wien and the Korean Gyeongsang National University in Jinju. In total 12 teachers and supervisors from Romania, Austria, Germany, Japan and Korea were present and supported the students in their search for contemporary uses for selected lands, villages and houses of the region that became marginalized and widely neglected after the retreat of German settlers taking place during the final quarter of the last century.


Student Contributions to Dealu Frumos Design Studio 2018 (Kleines Entwerfen 5 ETCS)
Given Name Family Name/e-mail Study Tour Report Concept
Rares Denis Barbu STR_Barbu Barbu_(new)
Audrey Chang STR_Chang Chang_(new)
Toni Cherneva STR_Cherneva++++ Cherneva +++
Anna Dumitru STR_Dumitru Dumitru
Lukas Flandorfer STR_Flandorfer Flandorfer_(new)
Andreea Harlesteanu STR_Harlesteanu Harlesteanu_(new)
Petra Ianu STR_Ianu Ianu++
Lea Kavvasiadi STR_Kavvasiadi Kavvasiadi
Michael Plankensteiner STR_Plankensteiner Plankensteiner++++
Oana Roxariu STR_Rotariu + Rotariu +++
Andrei Sassu STR_Sassu Sassu
Claudiu Selistean STR_Selistean Selistean_(new)
Bianca Severin STR_Severin + Severin +++
Calin Talaba STR_Talaba Talaba
Fabian Wildner STR_Wildner Wildner
Inputs Ressource Persons Dealu Frumos Design Studio 2018 (Kleines Entwerfen 5 ETCS)
Given Name Family Name/e-mail Contribution 1 Contribution 2
Marius Voica Course Intro UAUIM  
Meinhard Breiling Course Intro TUW Follow Up
Erwin Szlezak Soil Protection ARGE Donau
Mirela   Weber Restoration Motis-Mortesdorf
Barbara Willsberger Danube Strategy PA9-Danube Strategy
Sebastian Bethge Stiftung Kirchenburgen - Overview
Hanna Derer Presentation  
Ioana Zacharias-Vultur Center for Vernacular Architecture - Journal
Martin Czell Family founded Czell brewery later "Ursus"
Milan Racek Colors of the Earth
Liviu Gligor Restoring church of Dealu Frumos and more
Koji Harashina Rural Landscape Development in Japan
Mihaela  Hermanescu Vernacular and Technology. InBetween.
Hyeon Tae Kim GNU Introduction FEBS Introduction
Willy Schuster Small Scale Organic Farming - Biorama


Waqas Qasim Greenhouse Automatic Control System
Frank Okyere Precision Farming and Artificial Intelligence


Laura Hogea The Spirit of Fortified Churches
Sabina Sobotnicu Saxon houses - features and meaning - yesterday and today


Lectures given by international professors and scholars with the aim to stimulate students to formulate their ideas are provided above. And benath, we depict the highlights from our study tour in Sibiu, Museum Astra, Dealu Frumos, Sigisoara, and many other inspiring places.


Photos Study Tour to the International Summer School Dealu Frumos July 9th to July 14th, 2018
Date morning noon afternoon
July 9th Stiftung Kirchenburgen Sibiu Town Tour Museum Astra
July 10th Tour Museum Astra   Colors of the Earth
July 11th

Leaving Astra

Hosman Fortified Church

Nocrich Fortified Church, Pottery, Scouts

Altana Fortified Church

Pelisor Fortified Church

Veseud Fortified Church

Agnita Dinner

July 12th

Dealu Frumos A

Summer School B

Summer School C

July 13th

Bradeni, Apold Fortified Churches Sigisoara


Mosna Schuster Ecofarm

Mosna Fortified Church

Bridge Factory Apold

July 14th  Farewell  


Awards funded from PA10, Danube Region Strategy for two TU Wien students to participate in the 7th Danube Region Forum in Sofia, Oct. 17th to 20th, 2018 to present the results of the International Summer School Dealu Frumos July 9th to 14th, 2018

Presentation at Danube Region Participation Day, Sofia, October 17th, 2018

We would like to thank all colleagues that supported us during this course and appreciate the co-operation with the working groups of the Danube Region Strategy.


Last Update: April 29 th, 2019