Background and activities

Responsibilities:

Architect and Professor in urban design and planning, architect and since 2010 responsible for the bachelor education in urban design and planning for students in architecture. Also planning and teaching Master courses and workshops for students of architecture, under the umbrella sustainable development, are his tasks.

He was leading a research and teaching cooperation with universities in the Western Balkans, financed by the Norwegian foreign Ministry. The title for this cooperation is ‘Rethinking architecture and energy efficiency in buildings and urban development'(2014-2016). He has been part and running several projects with municipalities and higher education facilities in the Western Balkans and Italy. He is now part and Norwegian leader in the Erasmus+ European strategic partnership “ Collective Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training” CA2RE+(2019-2022).

 

Fields of competence:

His expertise is in local planning and urban design, where Typological development and participation in planning and building processes are his peak competence.

 

Background:

Has a master degree in Architecture from Graz University of Technology in Austria and a PhD from Graz University of Technology and NTNU. He was employed at the department in 2007 as associate professor for urban planning and design, first teaching in the Master program for physical planning and now teaching students of architecture in urban design and planning. He was head of department for Urban design and planning between 2013 and 2015 and became full professor in urban design and planning in 2017.

 

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Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Pedersen, Claus Peder; Schwai, Markus; Zupančič, Tadeja; Van Den Berghe, Jo; Lagrange, Thierry. (2021) CA2RE+ 1 1 STRATEGIES OF DESIGN-DRIVEN RESEARCH. 2021. ISBN 978-87-90979-91-1.
  • Schwai, Markus; Hofsbro, Erik Frydenlund; Relling, Jørgen Tellefsen. (2020) CA2RE Trondheim - CONFERENCE FOR ARTISTIC AND ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH PROCEEDINGS. 2020. ISBN 978-82-7551-230-5.
  • Schwai, Markus; Burazor, Mladen; Zagora, Nermina; Ibrisibegovic, Senka. (2016) Metamorphosis of architectural education in (post Transitional context. 2016. ISBN 978-9958-691-49-2.

Part of book/report

  • Schwai, Markus; Støa, Eli. (2021) Architectural Research Between Arts, Technology, and Practice. A Position Paper Sketch on Practice-based/ Design-driven Research at the NTNU. COMPARISON Conference for Artistic and Architectural Research. Book of Proceedings - MILANO.
  • Venkatesh, Govindarajan; Schwai, Markus. (2016) Overhauling higher education by factoring sustainability into university curricula. Metamorphosis of architectural education in (post Transitional context..

Report/dissertation

  • Schwai, Markus. (2010) Innspill til fremtidsløsning for kollektivtransporten i Trondheim. 2010.

Others

  • Schwai, Markus. (2019) Verde urbano, interventi temporanee e esempi di pianificazione in Norvegia. Corso di “Pianificazione del Territorio e del Paesaggio” 2019 . Sapienza Universita di Roma, Dipartimento di Pianificazione; Rome, Sede di via Gianturco 2. 2019-04-24 - 2019-04-24.
  • Schwai, Markus; Small scale team, Centre for Spatial Research. (2019) Banjalučki mol, BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2019, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Winner: Landscape and urban space. Conference Big Architecture: New Complexity – Innovative Concepts and New Technologies [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Zavod Big; Ljubljana. 2019-04-17 - 2019-04-17.
  • Burazor, Mladen; Schwai, Markus. (2017) SHAPING CURRICULUM IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION USING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION PROGRAMMES. IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL HERD PROGRAMME AT THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE IN SARAJEVO. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ARQUITECTONICS: MIND, LAND & SOCIETY . ESCOLA TÈCNICA SUPERIOR D'ARQUITECTURA DE BARCELONA; Barcelona. 2017-05-31 - 2017-06-02.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2017) Participation - from theory to practice, from obligation to involvement. GIAN course at the SPA, Vijayawada ; 2017-08-13 - 2017-08-18.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2017) Rethinking architecture and energy efficiency in buildings and urban development. GIAN course at the SPA, Vijayawada ; 2017-08-13 - 2017-08-18.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2017) Small Scale - Urban context. Days of architecture . Architects organisation from the Serb Republic; Banja Luka. 2017-06-02 - 2017-06-04.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2017) Small scale - International student workshop. Small scale - International student workshop [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Center for spacial research; Banja Luka. 2017-05-28 - 2017-06-02.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2017) Smart cities vs Smart citizens - a critical observation of contemporary development in urban design and planning. GIAN course at the SPA, Vijayawada ; 2017-08-13 - 2017-08-18.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2017) The cities development and form dependency. GIAN course at the SPA, Vijayawada ; 2017-08-13 - 2017-08-18.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2017) Transformation - Urban green and Energy. GIAN course at the SPA, Vijayawada ; 2017-08-13 - 2017-08-18.
  • Schwai, Markus; Burazor, Mladen. (2017) CONTEMPORARY DESIGN INTERVENTION INSIDE THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF ŽEPČE. – AT WHAT PRICE?. 4 th International Conference, Cities and Cultural Landscapes:between recognition, preservation and usage . BH CICOP, university of sarajevo; Sarajevo. 2017-10-20 - 2017-10-23.
  • Schwai, Markus; Burazor, Mladen. (2017) RETHINKING ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN WESTERN BALKAN CITIES. “CASE STUDY OF THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN CITY OF SARAJEVO”,. PLACES AND TECHNOLOGIES 2017 . Faculty of Architecture, Sarajevo University; Sarajevo. 2017-06-08 - 2017-06-09.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) Dette kan bli din nye lesesal. dusken.no [Internett]. 2016-09-21.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) Erasmus+ possibilities to follow up HERD success. Networkmeeting . AFS, NTNU, AGFBL; Konjic. 2016-11-09 - 2016-11-10.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) HERD summer workshop. HERD summer worksho Sarajevo [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . HERD Energy project; Sarajevo. 2016-08-14 - 2016-08-20.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) HERD_A Sarajevo Student project exhibition. HERD_A Sarajevo [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] ; Sarajevo. 2016-11-07 - 2016-11-08.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) Overhauling higher education by factoring sustainability into university curricula. HERD_A Sarajevo 2016 . AFS & NTNU; Sarajevo. 2016-11-07 - 2016-11-08.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) Participation – from theory to practice, from obligation to involvement. SG2016 ; Banja Luka. 2016-12-07 - 2016-12-08.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) Rethinking architecture and energy efficiency in buildings and urban development. HERD_A Sarajevo 2016 ; Sarajevo. 2016-11-07 - 2016-11-08.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) Scientific Committee and invited speaker. SG 2016. AFGBL Banja Luka. 2016.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) Skal vi la Elgeseter dø?. Onsdagsdebatten [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Studentersamfundet; Studentersamfundet i Trondhjem. 2016-08-31 - 2016-08-31.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2016) Uenighet om hva som skal skje med bilistene. http://www.universitetsavisa.no [Internett]. 2016-08-08.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2015) “Energy efficiency in cities – important planning issues”. Sustainable Energy Efficient Buildings – SEEB, ESLG – NTNU Symposium and Workshop - Pristina, Kosovo . ESLG& NTNU; Pristina, Republic Kosovo. 2015-10-02 - 2015-10-02.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2015) HERD Energy - Rethinking architecture and energy efficiency in buildings and urban development. Faculty lecture . University of Sarajevo - Faculty of Architecture; Sarajevo. 2015-10-12 - 2015-10-12.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2015) NTNU uenig med egne fagfolk om tunnel under Elgeseter gate. www.universitetsavisa.no [Internett]. 2015-10-12.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2015) Rethinking architecture and energy efficiency in Cities. Reactivate Sarajevo Forum . ETH Zurich, Urban-Think Tank Chair of Arch. and Urban Design; Sarajevo Dom Skenderija. 2015-05-28 - 2015-05-31.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2015) "Rethinking architecture and energy efficiency in cities". Sustainable Energy Efficient Buildings – SEEB, ESLG – NTNU Symposium and Workshop - Pristina, Kosovo . ESLG & NTNU; Pristina, Republic Kosovo. 2015-10-01 - 2015-10-01.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2015) SMART CITIES VS SMART CITICENS A critical observation of contemporary development in urban design and planning. Faculty lecture . International Burch University; Ilidža. 2015-10-15 - 2015-10-15.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2015) Urban Lab Trondheim. Smart Sustainable Cities ; 2015-02-23 - 2015-02-23.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2015) Urban Zero Emission Workshop. Urban Zero Emission Workshop [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . NTNU & Sarajevo University; Trondheim. 2015-10-05 - 2015-10-09.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2014) Det er veldig norsk med kjedelige inngangspartier. http://www.dinepenger.no [Internett]. 2014-02-26.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2014) Fortsetter kampen på Elgeseter. adressa.no [Avis]. 2014-10-28.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2014) Tøyen-leilighet steg 1,1 million på to år. e24.no [Internett]. 2014-11-20.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2014) byfortetning i Trondheim - arkitektur 5. utstilling i Bytorget [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . NTNU/ Trondheim kommune; Bytorget, Erling Skakkes gt. 2014-02-17 - 2014-02-28.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2013) LADE /HAAKON VII 2050. utstilling i Bytorget, Trondheim [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] ; 2013-01-14 - 2013-01-25.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2013) Trondheims byutfordringer. -Paneldebatt . Kosmorama - Atelier Ilsvika; Atelier Ilsvika/Fotofagskolen/Bolt Prosjektrom. 2013-03-18 - 2013-03-18.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2012) Medjugorje - 30 years after. International workshop [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] ; Medjugorje. 2012-10-20 - 2012-10-29.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2012) Nyhavna 2050. Framtidens bruk og utforming av Nyhavna området [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Institutt for byforming og planlegging, Trondheim kommune; Bytorget. 2012-02-02 - 2012-02-20.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2012) Trondheim og NTNU - et bylaboratorium? Panelldebatt med korte innledninger. Forskningsdagen AB ; 2012-11-08 - 2012-11-08.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2012) Vil bygge høyt på Brattøra. adressa.no [Avis]. 2012-03-02.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2011) Framtidens Lilleby. Framtidens Lilleby [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Trondheim kommune, Byplankontoret; Institutt for byforming og planlegging; Bytorget. 2011-01-31 - 2011-02-25.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2011) Store planer for Lilleby. Under dusken : studentavisa i Trondheim (ISSN 0807-0768) [Avis]. 2011-03-01.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2011) Trondheim Waterfront development. Waterfront cities - Trondheim and Ancona ; Trondheim. 2011-09-19 - 2011-09-22.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2011) Vil gjøre smelteverk til konsertsal. NRK Trøndelag [Internett]. 2011-02-13.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2010) Felles visjon for byutvikling i bykjernen. Byutviklingskonferansen 2010 ; Trondheim. 2010-10-25 - 2010-10-25.
  • Schwai, Markus. (2010) Nå skal Trondheim få ny visjon. Midtpunkt [Avis]. 2010-10-01.