Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



Next Madrasa - Neighborhood of Active Knowledge

Urbanization / Digitalization / Ecologization

How can we design a neighborhood for the 21st Century hillside settlements in Sarajevo?

Can the idea of the traditional learning space of a Madrasa be translated to city - scale? Can architecture reconcile new productive learning centralities, networks of knowledge production, economic opportunity, digital lifestyles and environmental engagement?

Sarajevo is a place of architecture, resistance, social engagement, innovation, inclusive cultural and religious diversity, and being an urban laboratory. Education is the foundation for creating sustainable development models, like the emerging University Campus and Cultural District, which are the Studio’s grounds for imagining new relationships between traditional settlements, and the rapidly developing post-industrial valley.

In the Design Studio, students will learn digital tools, to conduct evidence- based research and translate it into their architectural prototypical projects.
The Next Madrasa is a central space for lifelong learning, knowledge exchange, and innovative circular economies that can regenerate, restore and build capacities, enabling a quality of urban life in the hillside settlements of Sarajevo.

  • Team
    Prof. Hubert Klumpner
    Diogo Figuereiudo, Alejandro Jaramillo

    UTPS | Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo
    Dr Michael Walczak
    Dr. Marco Pagani
  • In Collaboration With
    IPDCS | Institute for Planning of Develonment Canton Sarajevo
    Dr. Nataša Pelja-Tabori, Vedad Viteškić, Edin Jenčiragić

    UNSA | Faculty of Architecture, Universitv of Sarajevo
    Prof. Dr. Adnan Pašić, Associate Prof. Dr. Aida Idrizbegovic Zgonić
    Accociate Prof. Dr. Dženis Avdić, Jasmin Sirćo. Melika Konjičanin, Tarik Delić
  • Seminar Week
    Travel to Sarajevo: 20.-28. March 2023
  • Organisation
    Architectural Design V-IX I ECTS Credits - 14
    Integrated Discipline Planning I ECTS Credits - 3
  • Digital Tools
    EnerPol, Q-GIS, Rhino+ Grasshopper
  • Recommended Elective Course
    ACTION! On the Real City: Site and Site - In Situ Filmmaking Experiments