The design exercises in Design 3 support the core competence of prospective architects, spatial thinking and conceptual design in the given context. The students are introduced to the analysis and interpretation of urban planning structures at different scales. The project areas are located in the inner-city context and already identify existing structures that need to be evaluated and reinterpreted. Furthermore, the understanding of the context at the location and the suitability for specific uses within the existing urban structure as well as the appropriate and location-specific design are conveyed. An additional focus is the examination of social and ecological aspects in the design.