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Reinhard Koenig

  • Jun. Prof. Dr.
  • Principal Scientist
  • Austrian Institute of Technology
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  • 34CitationsNumber of citations received by Reinhard's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

urban modelingurban analyisurban simulationcomplex systemsoptimization algorithmsUrban planning


Reinhard König studied architecture and urban planning. He completed his PhD thesis in 2009 at the University of Karlsruhe. From 2007 - 2012 Dr. König has worked as a research assistant and ap-pointed Interim Professor of the Chair for Computer Science in Architecture at Bauhaus-University Weimar. He heads research projects on the complexity of urban systems and societies, the under-standing of cities by means of urban simulation and analysis techniques as well as the development of evolutionary design methods. From 2013 - 2016 Reinhard König worked at the Chair of Infor-mation Architecture, ETH Zurich. In 2014 Dr. König was guest professor at the Technical University Munich. From 2015 he is Junior-Professor for Computational Architecture at Bauhaus-University Weimar and from 2016 he is Senior Researcher at the Center for Energy at the Sustainable Build-ings and Cities unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. In addition, he acts as Co-PI in the Big Data Informed Urban Design group at the Future Cities Lab at the Singapore ETH Centre. His current research interests are applicability of multi-criteria optimisation techniques for planning synthesis, cognitive design computing and correlations of computed measures of spatial configura-tions with human cognition and usage of space.


Co-authors (29)

Publications (5)

  • System Dynamics for Modeling Metabolism Mechanisms for Urban Planning

    • Koenig R
    • Bielik M
    • Schneider S
  • A web-based prototype survey method exemplarily applied on activity allocations in apartment floor plans and their spatial properties

    • Triemer M
    • Schneider S
    • Kuliga S
    • et al.
  • Generierung von Grundriss-Layouts mittels hybrider Evolutions-Strategie

    • Koenig R
  • Interaktion bei der computergestützten Generierung von Layouts

    • Schneider S
    • Koenig R
  • Straßennetzwerkanalysen zur Unterstützung sozialräumlicher Untersuchungen - das Projekt CoMStaR

    • Anders F
    • Koenig R
    • Steinhöfel J
    • et al.

Professional experience

Principal Scientist

Austrian Institute of Technology

July 2016 - Present

Junior-Professor for Computational Architecture

Bauhaus Universität Weimar

October 2015 - Present

Senior Researcher

ETH Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

January 2013 - June 2016(3 years)

Co-founder and executive director


December 2012 - June 2016(4 years)

Guest Professor

Technische Universitat Munchen

June 2014 - December 2014(6 months)

Interim Professor

Bauhaus Universität Weimar - Bauhaus University

October 2009 - December 2012(3 years)

Research Assistant

Bauhaus Universität Weimar - Bauhaus University

October 2007 - September 2009(2 years)

Co-founder and freelance architect

Architecture office koenig-bauriedel

April 2002 - September 2009(7 years)

Part-time lecturer

Munich University of Applied Sciences

April 2002 - August 2003(a year)


Dr. Ing. Urban Planning

University of Karlsruhe

November 2005 - May 2009(4 years)

Guest researcher

Technische Universität Wien - Technical University of Vienna

October 2006 - March 2007(5 months)

Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.)

Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

October 2002 - November 2004(2 years)

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Munich University of Applied Sciences

October 1997 - March 2002(4 years)