Habitat Unit

Research Assistant

Elena Valter

e.valter@tu-berlin.de

Room 624
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21908
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907

Curriculum Vitae

Elena Valter has been a research assistant at Habitat Unit since October 2023. She is part of the Urban Rural Assembly (BMBF, 2019-2024) research project with a focus on inclusive and sustainable approaches for urban-rural linkages in Germany and China.

She obtained her B.Sc. in architecture from TU Berlin and is currently working on her master’s thesis there, focusing on a feminist perspective on the appropriation and transformation of municipal vacant buildings into spaces of care. Elena is also part of the Natural Building Lab at TU Berlin, where she contributes to the circular timber research project "Woodscraper." Before joining both chairs, she worked at ZRS Architects and Engineers in Berlin. Furthermore, prior to her architecture studies, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics with a focus on geographical economics from the University of Cologne.

Employment History+

Since 2023
Research Assistant
Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

Since 2023
Student Assistant
Natural Building Lab, TU Berlin

2021-2023
Student Assistant
ZRS Architects and Engineers, Berlin

Research Projects+

Urban-Rural Assembly (BMBF, 2019-2024)
Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

Woodscraper, Circular Timber Research
Natural Building Lab, TU Berlin

Exhibitions+

2023
WeWater - SpreeVision, Group exhibition; Project: The Basin as Hydro Commons - Negotiations on ownership, accessibility, distribution and care of the future rainwater infiltration basin in Berlin-Kreuzberg