Masterprüfungen Oktober 2017





Prüfungen Dienstag, 17. und Mittwoch, 18. Oktober 2017 
im Foyer des Architekturgebäudes, Technikerstraße 21, Innsbruck

Ausstellung: Eröffnung Mittwoch, 18. Oktober 2017, 17:30 Uhr; Dauer bis 27. Oktober 2017

Koordination: Experimentelle Architektur.Hochbau

Dean's Award: Marc Rupf, Josephine Zorowka

External Examiners


Arch. Dr. techn. MSc. Mag. Barbara Imhof
Co-managing director of LIQUIFER Systems Group

Barbara Imhof is an internationally active space architect, design researcher and educator. Her projects deal with spaceflight parameters such as with living with limited resources, minimal and transformable spaces, resource-conserving systems; all aspects imperative to sustainability.

She is the co-founder and CEO of LIQUIFER Systems Group, an interdisciplinary team comprising engineers, architects, designers and scientists. Projects, she has led for LIQUIFER include the design of the first transportable European space simulation habitat SHEE (Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments), the design of sampling tools for human-robot collaboration in project Moonwalk. Adding to her experience about space simulations she served as simulation astronaut for the project Moonwalk’s Mars demonstrations in Rio Tinto, Spain in 2016. Another path Barbara has been following since the 2000s are biomimetic designs for architectural structures such as in the projects Biornametics and Growing As Building. LIQUIFER’s partners and clients belong to internationally renowned institutions and space agencies.

Since nearly 20 years Barbara Imhof has been teaching at various prestigious universities, such as the ETH Zurich, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, University of Applied Arts, Vienna and Vienna University of Technology (VUT). She received her education in architecture at the VUT, the Bartlett School, London, SCI-ARC, Los Angeles, and she graduated from the University of Applied Arts in the studio of Wolf Prix. Barbara Imhof has a Master of Science from the International Space University, Strasbourg, and received her doctorate from the Vienna University of Technology.

Since 2015 she has been serving on the board of directors for Women in Aerospace, in 2016 she became an Executive Board member.

Barbara Imhof has received a nomination for the Austrian of the Year 2016 in the category research, 2012 the Austrian Fem-Tech award for March, and 2011 the Polarstern Award of the Austrian Space Forum for space outreach activities.



Arch. Jose Luis Esteban Penelas, PhD
Chair, Universidad Europea de Madrid
Principal & Founder of Penelas Architects

Jose Luis Esteban Penelas graduated as an Architect and Urban Designer at the Polytechnic University of Madrid where he has been professor from 1989-2002. He holds a PhD from the School of Architecture at the European University of Madrid, where he is currently Professor and Chair of Architectural Projects as well as founder and Director of the Research Group AIR LAB CITIES (Advanced Architecture International Research Laboratory of Cities).

In 1992 he established his own office of Architecture and Urbanism in Madrid - PENELAS ARCHITECTS, currently developing projects of architecture, urbanism, landscape, engineering and sustainability in Spain, Latin America, Korea and China. His works have been internationally published, receiving more than fifty national and international awards. He has been Director Architect of Projects and Urban Design in the Madrid Council (1989-1998). His most outstanding works are: Juan Carlos I Park (220 Hectares)(Madrid), Plaza for the Reina Sofia’s Modern Art Museum (Madrid), Flora Museum and Greenhouse (Madrid), Urban design of Lavapies Centre District (Madrid), Elderly People’s Residence (Madrid), New Pradolongo Park (Madrid), Analysis Laboratories (Seville), Master Plan for the new city of Saemangeum in (35 km long and for 5 million people) (South Korea), 7 Bridges (Shanghai), 5 residential Towers (Guayaquil, Ecuador).

He is author of many books, writings and articles; including his latest books “Architectures XXI Century” (2007), “Building the Future City” (2009), with the latest theories and thoughts for the development and planning of new Metacities of the XXI Century, and “Super-places: Inter-media spaces” (2007) in which he proposes a new critical theory to project space in architecture and contemporary cities.

He was curator of the Pavilion of Spain at the Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam (2005), curator at the Architecture Biennale of Shenzhen/Hong Kong (2013); guest at the Architecture Biennale of Venice (Swiss Pavilion, 2014) and at the Architecture Biennale of Shanghai (2015) and curator of the Madrid Pavilion I Biennale Seoul (2017).

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