Out into the world with the prize in hand, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, press release

Win a prize with a design and an itinerary? The Possehl Foundation makes it possible! The architecture and urban planning students of the Technical University (TH) Lübeck convinced a top jury with their work and traveled the world with a travel grant from the Possehl Foundation. Civil engineering and sustainable building technology students also shone with solutions for a sustainable energy supply and digital planning processes and received the SCHÜTT Prize 2022 for this.

Lubeck: During the presentation of the second Possehl scholarship for architecture at the Kulturwerft Gollan, around 250 guests honored the outstanding achievements of architecture and urban planning students. Three students stood out and received a travel grant worth 3,000 euros each: Dustin Buddenberg, Tom Holthusen and Alexander Pfleiderer. In addition to the travel grants, a jury consisting of members of TH Lübeck, Forum Architektur and the BDA Lübeck regional group was able to award seven additional travel allowances of 300 euros each to Sascha Brühl, Hannah Dräseke, Anna Glück, Jil Hoffmann, Lennart Seitz, Emre Ününcü and Benedikt Zdunek.

“Look Outside the Box”

“I am happy about this evening, this place and this award, because I think this Possehl scholarship is a very good idea”, said the president of TH Lübeck, Dr. Muriel Helbig. For us at the Technical University of Lübeck, internationalization is particularly important. We maintain international partnerships for everyone: for students, for teachers, for staff. Above all, it is important for us to think outside the box and that is exactly what the Possehl Fellowship for Architecture offers,” says Helbig, emphasizing the significance of the award.

“Educational travel broadens horizons and knowledge”

The President of the Possehl Foundation, Max Schön, emphasized in his speech to students and guests: “Even more than 100 years ago, our founder Emil Possehl wanted to give young people new paths to the world and innovative subjects. Even today, promoting youth in all its facets is at the heart of the Possehl Foundation’s concerns. “Educational travel expands horizons and knowledge – this is not only important for personal development, but it is also invaluable for change and social progress”, continues Schön. “We look forward to the travel reports from our scholarship recipients! »

Live trip report

The Possehl Foundation was able to follow a live travel report the same evening. First-round architecture prize scholar Janika Rausch brought photos from her tour and took guests from Braunschweig – where she was able to complete her master’s degree last year – via Innsbruck to Venice for the 2021 Biennale.” For me, there was a lot of interesting food for thought that I brought back from Venice. I am also convinced that travel is very important for architects,” says Janika Rausch. “No image can show us how the building is integrated into the context. Living there is very important for learning and developing”, summarizes Janika Rausch.

Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain and a tour of Italy

Three scholarship holders, three different travel plans: “I would like to visit Vorarlberg in Austria to marvel at the fantastic landscape and wooden architecture there. In Austria, I want to search for the traces of the architect Peter Zumthor and in Italy, I want to discover the different historical eras from Antiquity to the Renaissance,” says Dustin Buddenberg about his trip. In Italy, he may come across scholarship holder Tom Holthusen, who is planning a whole tour of the country: “The reason for this is deeply buried in the history of architecture. The Renaissance impressed me afterwards and I hope to be able to learn formal language for my own architecture. I would also like to live my interest in urban planning through historic Italian squares. Scholar Alexander Pfleiderer has found his place in the world. The international exchange is very important to him, that he currently lives on the Solar Decathlon Europe construction site in Wuppertal in the German-Turkish team Deeply High. Pfleiderer wants to use the travel grant to finance an internship in London: “London is an expensive place and I am all the more happy that I can now expand my experience in international cooperation with the help of the grant.”

More than a quarter century of tradition

Not only architects and urban planners were rewarded during the anniversary week. Civil engineering and sustainable building technology students also welcomed the SCHÜTT prize. At a festive event on Friday June 3, a total of four students were honored for their achievements at Bauforum.

The construction company from Lübeck has been awarding the SCHÜTT Prize to students of the Technical University of Lübeck since 1987. Students of civil engineering and sustainable building technology could apply. Participation in the selection process was in no way a gift. In the end, eleven students were able to demonstrate a very good course, present their work to a jury during a selection and then ask critical questions. Stephan Wehrig, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, praises: “When we talk about the winners today, everyone was able to impress with the high standard of their work.

Two first prizes of 1,000 euros each were awarded to students Edith Rössig and Philipp Wiesenthal. Edith Rössig wrote on the topic “On the applicability of Building Information Modeling (BIM) when creating a spatial building terrain model”. “I am delighted that my work has been recognized in this way,” says Rössig. Philipp Wiesenthal has already received a prize for his bachelor’s thesis and can now also expect to receive 1,000 euros. He dealt with the subject: “On the statistical evaluation of piles of the FUNDEX system subjected to tensile loads”. He says: “This prize is without a doubt the icing on the cake of my master’s degree.

Robin Jaaks and Ben Lösing won two second prizes of 800 euros each. Jaaks dealt with a subject that could not be more current: “Efficient use of a fuel cell in a non-residential building, in the production and use of green hydrogen”. Ben Lösing convinced with his work on “shift dimension and tensile force coverage”.

Jan-Friedrich Schütt, Managing Partner of SCHÜTT, presented the prizes and told the participants: “I would like to congratulate the eleven students proposed for their dissertation (…) They certainly had to face difficult situations in the last two years. But you have had the discipline, the perseverance and you have erected a small monument for yourself of which you should be justly proud. With your studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck, you have a ‘a very good foundation on which you can build,’ says Schütt, who himself studied civil engineering at what was then Lübeck University of Applied Sciences.

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