Student Research Projects

Blue-tiled building in front of a blue sky © Verena Hake

Blue Architecture


The research project "Blue Architecture" systematically deals with searching and finding, documenting and interpreting blue architecture from Babylon to the present.


Interior view of the Auferstehungskirche © Imbi Leitaru

Protestant Churches in Aachen


The publication project aims to publish an architectural guide to the Protestant churches in Aachen, which was developed together with students.


Consequences of the flood disaster in Altenahr © Yannick Ley



The research project deals with the sustainable redesign of the cultural landscape of the Ahr valley based on a comprehensive study of its identity-forming features.


Bird's eye view of the former Kornelimünster Abbey © Carsten Hensgens

Kornelimünster. The Early Modern Buildings of the Imperial Abbey


The research project deals with early modern buildings at the Imperial Abbey of Kornelimünster, the display of relics and imperial representation at a foundational site of the Holy Roman Empire.


Front view of the Institute for Communications Engineering and Radio Frequency Technology, Aachen © Anina Janich

Settings for Academia


In 2020, RWTH Aachen University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its foundation. The Chair is taking this as an opportunity to document, analyze and scientifically review the university's building stock.


Pilgrimage church in Scherpenheuvel © Tobias Glitsch

Scherpenheuvel. Church and City in a Heptagon (DFG)


The DFG-funded research project on Scherpenheuvel analyzes the genesis, shape and concept of said pilgrimage site at different scales.


Detail of the St. Johannes church in Merkstein with bell © Felix Mayer

St. Johannes in Merkstein


The publication project includes extensive building documentation of the church of St. Johannes in Merkstein (1961/62, Emil Steffann) as well as scenarios for its future conversion.