Exponate beim New Housing Festival – Studiengang Innenarchitektur präsentiert die HFT in Karlsruhe

New Housing Festival – Interior Design degree programme presents the HFT Stuttgart in Karlsruhe

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences took part in Europe's largest Tiny House trade fair in Karlsruhe from 29 June to 02 July 2023 under the direction of Professor Jens Betha.

Four students from the Interior Design degree programme developed and realised a zero-waste exhibition stand concept. A total of four different projects from the university were presented on the 125 square metres.

In addition to the »HFTMobil« and the project entry for the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22, three bachelor theses from the past year and the exterior wall mock-ups made of hemp lime created in a workshop were also on display. The programme was rounded off by a live performance by Henrik Pauly, who processed hemp bricks on site.

Furthermore, the student projects were presented in more detail in the festival forum. The students Lukas G. Krull and Arne Hornef presented the »HFTMobil« under the lecture topic »Knowledge goes on a journey«. Bachelor graduates Katrin Kuhn, Paula Fröhlich Traeger and Lea Piesch presented their bachelor theses on alternative housing concepts under the topic »Maintaining existing buildings, using vacancies – three housing concepts for the city of tomorrow«. Professor Jens Betha concluded the entire series of lectures. Under the title »A housing utopia becomes reality«, he presented the HFT Stuttgart's competition entry for the international university competition Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22.

For the students it was a unique opportunity to show their projects to a broad public. During the three and a half days of the trade fair, they were able to network with trade visitors and had to answer questions from lay people.

The project was sponsored by the association »Freunde der Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart e.V.«

Student project team
Marie Jähnisch, Lars Roth, Lukas G. Krull, Arne Hornef

Prof. Jens Betha

Publish date: 24. July 2023