14.02 - 06.03.2016

Muenster School of Architecture in cooperation with technical university CUJAE, La Habana
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona

Master course

In Havanna an economic and sociological change is expected. In consequence, the population will increase in the metropolis. This means not only a renewal of the old town but also a higher density of suburbs to avoid urban sprawl.

The unfinished suburbs need to be completed and condensed. Unused relics must be activated by an atractive use.

The aim of the Winter School is to discuss new design strategies for district completions. The practicality of the strategies thus developed shall be tasted by a design project in the quarter “ Havanna del Este,” a district which was built after the Revolution in  the philosophy of the “Charter of Athens.”


A msa Winter School certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program. The 3-week course combined with a preparation phase is allocated with 10 Credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System ECTS.

Target groups

The course is focused on students in architecture graduated with a bachelor degree from a school of architecture.


Prof. Prof.h.c. Herbert Buehler, msa, Muenster / Muenchen

Prof. Dr. Ruben Bancroft, Faculty of Architecture CUJAE,  La Habana

Prof. Dr. Fernando Ramos, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona


Prof. Dr. Rubén Bancrofft, Faculty of Architecture CUJAE, La Habana
Prof. Prof. h.c. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Bühler, msa | münster school of architecture
Prof. Gavriela Nussbaum, Technical University - Technion, Haifa
Prof. Piotr Gajewski, Cracow University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Jorge Peña, Faculty of Architecture CUJAE, La Habana
Prof. Fernando Ramos, Univeristat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech, ETSAB
Prof. Barbara Schmidt - Kirchberg, msa | münster school of architecture
Prof. Jordi Sutrias, Univeristat Internacional de Catalunya, ESARQ
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jens Ludloff, Universität Stuttgart


The Winter School provides accomodation and studios in Havana.


880 Euro included accomodation and full board every day. Travel costs are not included.


Applicants are advised to contact the Winter School as soon as possible. Places will only be reserved on receipt of a deposit of 150 Euro (non-refundable). The number of participants is limited. Applicants will be considered according to the order of application.

click here for application form (PDF)

click here for general information (PDF)

Registration also requires that you send in a CV along with the Entry Application Form.

Payment Method

As a method of payment we prefer a bank transfer to the following account:
Fachhochschule Münster 

Helaba Düsseldorf
BLZ: 300 500 00
IBAN: DE95 3005 0000 0001 2673 19

As reason for payment please quote: “050005 winterschool + your full name“


msa Winter School
msa | muenster school of architecture, Leonardo Campus 5, D-48149 Münster, Germany

Team Prof. Bühler
Fon +49 251 83 65 060
Fax +49 251 83 65 002
mail: teambuehler@fh-muenster.de

Jutta Wehrum
Fon +49 251 83 65 001
Fax +49 251 83 65 002
mail: uthmann@fh-muenster.de




Muenster School of Architecture is member of EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education)
msa is accredited according to UIA/UNESCO Validation System by ASAP/ZeVA