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In the specialty "BaSys-Planning and Building" concepts for barrier-free apartments, apartment institutions, buildings for work, education, health, culture and leisure time.

You will be taught urban planning, architectural, and building technological skills, which will enable you to contribute with innovative and responsible ideas with respect to societal change to planning and building projects in the future. From an apartment to urban and regional environment solutions are being developed for barrier-free room systems.

Next to the students with a qualifying degree in the discipline architecture, students of interior design and urban planning are addressed.

Applications are accepted once a year for the winter semester.

The deadline for the next application acceptance is September 15, 2019.

Course catalogue

Study elements are study-specific specialist modules and interdisciplinary project modules.

  • 8 specialist modules in the study program Architecture- Barrier-free Planning and Building  
  • 3 interdisciplinary project modules 
  • 1 interdisciplinary specialist module
  • 1 specialist module master's thesis in Architecture-Barrier-free Planning and Building
    + interdisciplinary colloquium

The modules building management and architecture psychology are an addition to the teaching offer with specific focus on the realization of a barrier-free environment.

Admission requirements

Program Barrier-free Systems
Master of Science
Terms 4 semesters, full-time
ECTS credits 120
Program start Winter semester
Application deadlines with German degrees:
September 15
  with foreign credentials: July 15
Language German

This degree course can only be started in the winter semester (semester start October 01).

Deadline for the enrollment applications is September 15.

Access the academic calendar.

Admission requirements for BaSys - Planning and Building
Field of specialty archtiecture

  • Admission requirements is at least a 2.5* assessed Diplom degree
  • or an accredited bachelor's degree with at least 2.5*
  • or an accredited master's degree with a grade of at least 2.5*

in the disciplines Architecture, Urban planning or Interior design at a university of applied sciences, comprehensive institution of higher education, university or technical university with a regular period of study of at least 6 semesters.

Graduates with a final degree of lower than 2.5 and higher than 2.8 can be admitted due to the results of a selection interview in a special selection procedure.

Full-time degree course with three subject-specific differentiations. Requirement subject-specific. Completed degree with, at least 180 ECTS credits and a final grade of 2.5 or better.
<Additional information for the discipline Barrier-free Planning and Building<br /> With the academic degree Master of Science after completing the master's degree course Barrier-free Systems- Specialization Barrier-free Planning and Building basically guarantees the recognition by the Chamber of Architects and Urban Planner Chamber Hesse and the registration into the occupational register of architects and urban planner chamber or the abbreviation of the professional practice. Further information about the application options can be found here.

Examination regulations

Preliminary version of the exam regulations of Barrierefreie Systeme (BaSys) MA as of June 30, 2014 und July 02, 2014 of Faculties 1, 2, and 4

Expert forums and excursions

Excursions are offered on a regular basis in order to enhance the semester-related foci. As an addition, expert forums are offered including external professionals from the economy and practice as a support.

Barcelona as a pioneer of universal design 
Under the keyword equal opportunity the city administration Barcelona started to respond to the needs of its citizens and decided to create "a city for everybody" in the 90's. This also includes the independent access and the independent freedom of movement. Therefore, we analyzed the city marked by accessibility and by civil engineer and urban planner Ildefons Cerdà and discovered next to the "curb120" and the escalator in open spaces the new concept of traffic-calmed superblocks.

The "Most accessible house in the world", was the description of the HandiCap Hus in Denmark, in an article in a local German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau  from July 19, 2013. This was reason enough for us to go on an excursion to Tastrup and explore the region. The two-hour long tour was very interesting and informative. We also took advantage of this opportunity and explore the different new areas of the city Copenhagen and the multicultural ParkSuperkilen. The participants had dealt with the individual projects beforehand which led to presentations and discussions on site.

Interdisciplinary projects

The interdisciplinary projects are an invitation for the creative search for new and interesting solution approaches based on current research results and methods.

Due to the collaboration with students from other disciplines, you will expand your professional horizon and improve your social competencies.

Projects and final theses

Summer semester 2016 | Mobilé

Task
The task of the architecture project was to find a concept for a museum, which does not only incorporate the topic accessibility constructively, but also as the curatorial aspects. The Maininsel of Niederrad, a district of Frankfurt was chosen. An island, which is roughly 240m long and offers a bathing experience in the Main together with the Licht- und Lufbad. The harmonious relationship of nature and buildings was to be considered, but not necessarily how the design fits into the urban planning situation.

Concept
The way to this island with public transportation is created in an accessible manner. A large parking area welcomes the visitors. In order to experience the accessibility, a ramp which goes through the entire room, and five lowered pavilions were chosen as the main motive. Five pavilions that are concerned with the five senses. This image gives the building its name – Mobilé

'The journey is the goal‘
The ramp serves as an image of the equal path for everybody, and shall guide individuals, independent of their disability through the museum. The intermediate landings are used as main access points to the pavilions. Various sensual experiences are offered within the pavilion. They always consist of theory and practice. The theory consists of for instance anatomical and societal facts and shall convey basic knowledge about the respective topic. The practice is brought across in a playful way. The first room deals with hearing. There are for instance sound cabins, or simulation stations for different hearing impairments. The second pavilion describes the sense of smell. 'smell cabins‘ could be possibilities. The third pavilion deals with the sense of taste, the fourth with the sense of touch and the fifth is the largest and includes the sense of sight. A small dark tour or braille stations could be part of an exhibition.

Author: Nils Nispel

Author: Tariq Bachiri

Author:Carmen Rauber

Summer semester 2016 | Kipp mich

Author: Sabina Kiendzinski

Dagmar Rühl Secretary Cluster Computer Science
Building 1, Room 215
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
BaSys – Planning and building (Faculty 1)
Prof. Dr.
Caroline Günther
Studiengangsleitung Barrierefreies Planen und Bauen M.Sc. - Studiengang Barrierefreie Systeme
Building 1, Room 510
Fax : +49 69 1533-2761

Examination board BaSys

Dagmar Rühl Sekretariat Cluster Informatik
Building 1, Room 215
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Markus Raster
Building 1, Room 215
Fax : +49 69 1533 - 2727

Barrier-free planning and building

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