Project documentation of the second phase of the Quiané DesignBuild Project, Munic University of Applied Sciences

This book is the result of a documentation semester following the DesignBuild Studio Quiané II. Corona hit heavily and the seminar was run completely remote. In place of the normally developed exhibition, we decided to launch a website:


In spring 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic began, students of the University of Applied Sciences Munich and the Universidad La Salle in Oaxaca– completed the second and final construction phase
of the Quiané DesignBuild Mexico project in the small municipality of Santa Catarina Quiané. This is the documentation of the project laid out like a diary in 38 days.
However, the contents are not necessarily intended to represent a chronological development, as many things
happen simultaneously or in parallel during the process of planning and construction. Furthermore, the focus is not just the completed building, but also the experiences, impressions, and insights the team gathered over the course of six months, from the planning phase in Munich to the construction phase in Mexico.
This story is about success as well as challenges of an international team of students and lecturers, who by
working and living, albeit for a short period, with the people of Santa Catarina Quiané, not only developed an expertise, but also learned a lot about themselves and their own limits.

Teaching Team: Prof. Ursula Hartig, Dr. Hilde Strobl, Kristina Franzl, Adrian Hölzel
Proofreading: Ilka Backmeister-Collacott
Translations: Clare Smyth, Sinéad Crowe
Web-implementation Entwicklung: elfgenpick, Volker Bogatzki


Students and authors: Elena Eichinger, Janina Schuldt, Anna Frank, Sebastian Brunner, Elena Eichinger, Kristina Franzl, Leonhard Kasper, Andreas Sedlmeir, Anne-Maria Braun (AB), Lorena Burbano, Maria Jose Chiriboga Ramirez, Ricardo Arlberto Cruz Quintana, Elena Eichinger, Kristina Franzl, Ursula Hartig, Adrian Hölzel, Franz Jehle, Sarah Kayser, Mercedes Marcial Hernández, Yessenia Salvador Marcial, Fabian Menz, Cesar Morales Rodriguez, Sebastián Oviedo, Grace Ramirez, Janina Schuldt, Maximilian Schwarz, Andreas Sedlmeir, Miguel Vera Fernández, Karl Wagner, Daniela Edelhoff, Nina Geenen, Madeleine Jordan, Elisa Neubauer, Mona Ott, Leonie Roth