The Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism is currently divided into three institutes: the Institute for European Urban Studies (IfEU), the Bauhaus Institute for History and Theory of Architecture and Planning (Bauhaus-Institut) and the bauhaus-institut für experimentelle architektur (bauhaus.ifex).

These also represent the educational and research interests of the faculty. The institutes ensure that the necessary amount of expertise is available internally in order to handle the interdisciplinary research topics and thus act as a specialized home and differentiated intersection for all the professorships in the faculty. Together with the Institute for Infrastructure Solutions at the Faculty of Civil Engineering they define the inter-faculty focus on »city« at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

The Institute of European Urban Studies aims to combine the strengths of the BAUHAUS with the cultural heritage of European cities and address the challenges of globalisation at the start of the 21stcentury.


The goal of this institute is to bundle the diverse capacities and interests in the field of architectural and planning-historical research and its theoretical reflection.

Preview zum bauhaus.ifex auf der summaery2013, Foto: Thomas Müller

The bauhaus.ifex has been founded as an association of designing and constructing architects at the faculty of architecture and urbanism in 2013. It is devoted to the built experiment in scale 1:1.  


Das gemeinsam vom Ehtiopian Institut of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) und Bauhaus-Universität Weimar gegründete Emerging City Lab soll sich als Forschungs- und Lehrzentrum zu Fragestellungen zu Bau und Planung von emerging cities etablieren.