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Department Introduction


The Department of Simulation-Driven Design provides students with a special knowledge of building planning methodology, with the help of which the built environment is able to 'give more than it consumes', i.e. it has higher performance, but requires less mechanical systems and energy. From the perspective of sustainability, as well as environmental and climate resilience, the efficiency of buildings designed with this method can be raised to a previously unattainable level of healthy and comfortable internal environment, low carbon footprint, and energy and cost efficiency of operation and construction.

The curriculum, consisting of various modules, organically integrates the following key, partially new topics into the building design process: building climatology, comfort theory, daylighting, building envelope technologies, building bionics, building aerodynamics, building energy, sustainable settlement planning, climate concept development. In the course of mastering the holistic theme, the conventional architectural design process is expanded, with related contents of engineering and scientific fields: students gain insight into the practice of building physics modeling at different levels, and they understand and apply the relevant physical and natural science laws during the design process. All this not only determines the structures, services systems and seasonal operation, but also decisively influences the appearance of the planned building. By supporting the theory and the practical - climate, energy and environmentally conscious - design with various modeling procedures, we obtain engineering sizing and quantified plan validation with the help of dynamic thermal simulations (comfort, energy, daylight) and aerodynamic simulations (computational fluid dynamics CFD). Therefore, the original meaning of the Greek term "tekhno" applies, meaning a high level of technical ability and an artistic treatment of the material.

Graduate students will be able to think and work as both an architect and an engineer, thus playing a kind of interface role during various interdisciplinary design work. This means the birth of a new design discipline: the borderland between artistic and engineering-scientific fields.

Application fields:

  • complete building design solutions
  • complex building climate, comfort, energy and aerodynamic simulation support for planning teams
  • sustainable design consultancy
  • building structures energy and comfort optimization
  • development of prototype buildings and structures
  • future climate change scenarios with all the climate and energy effects on diverse building types and climate conditions
  • Research
    The department's research portfolio focuses on the improvement of the aforementioned, environmentally positive building design method in the following subject areas:

  • Development of an optimal building design methodology supported by artificial intelligence-based mathematical methods and models. Optimality, as a performance form, is the common intersection of aspects of comfort quality, energy efficiency and environmental consciousness.
  • Buildings developed with building aerodynamic design. Passive air conduction systems (PACS), consisting of spaces and building structures to reduce the energy demand of mechanical ventilation and cooling and to increase air hygiene and thermal comfort.
  • Application of building bionics principles in the building envelope and other structures
  • Development of energy-positive settlements and districts with urban climate modeling
  • The perceptive factor in architecture. The effect of the building's spaces and the internal comfort-climate environment on the EEG waves of the human brain.
  • Partnership
    The teaching and research activities of the department are carried out with the involvement of the following partners (without the need for completeness, our most important partners):

    Higher education institutions

  • Technische Universität München, Germany
  • University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, Austria
  • University of Applied Sciences Wismar, Germany
  • University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany
  • InnoRenew Center of Excellence, Izola, Slovenia
  • Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST)
  • Industrial partners

  • Siemens Zrt.
  • REHAU Ltd.
  • Prefa Hungária Kft.
  • Berger Házak Zrt.
  • Smarthaus DRGB Engineering Kft.
  • Management