Learning From the Ground up
As part of her studies in Civil Engineering and Architecture at TUM, Christina Risinger learnt the mathematical, artistic and creative foundations of her profession. But she was also able to satisfy her thirst for knowledge about issues of sustainability in construction. In the working group Cradle to Cradle (circular economy) at the Chair of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, she explored the possibilities of circular building. Furthermore, within the framework of the TUM Mentoring Programme for Students by Alumni, she gained valuable insights into energy-efficient modernisation using modern timber construction through her mentor TUM Alumni Frank Lattke (Diploma Architecture 2000).
For the Future of Architecture
In 2018 Christina Risinger completed her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. She is currently not aiming for a Master’s degree. Too great is the young graduate’s desire to do something. She found like-minded people in an architectural office in Munich, who share her goal of bringing about a sustainable change in the construction industry by implementing ecological building projects. Together with her colleagues, Christina Risinger designs pioneering passive houses, which are built in a resource-saving manner and generate their own clean, green energy.
Reaching the Goal Together
“As an architect, the humane and sustainable design of our environment is a matter very close to my heart“, Christina Risinger says. “I have an uncontrollable creative drive, which ultimately pushed me into politics.” In the local council of her home town of Ismaning and in the district council of Landkreis München she is committed to the promotion of sustainable building and climate protection and here too, she places a special emphasis on participation and networking in her work. Only by working together can better living conditions be conceived and created. This applies to the expansion of public transport to adding green spaces to buildings and landscaping the town centre.
At the Women of TUM Online Afterwork Event on the 27th of May 2020, Christina Risinger will talk about her tireless commitment. Students, employees and TUM Alumni will be able to learn more about sustainable building, public participation and circular economy in the expert’s keynote speech. “I am very happy about the chance to speak and the opportunity for exchange”, she says, “The network is a fantastic institution within TUM and I consider the work done here to be very important.”
Bachelor Architecture 2018
From 2011 to 2014 Christina Risinger studied Civil Engineering and then Architecture at TUM. In 2018 she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Already as a research assistant at the Chair of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, she did research on circular value creation in construction.
Since 2019, her two major interests, architecture and environmental protection, have been her daily business in a Munich-based office specialising in eco-architecture.
Also in her free time, the young architect is committed to ecological and social issues in many ways: as a mentor in the TUM programme Buddies for Refugees, as a member of the association Cradle to Cradle (circular economy), the Architects for Future and the Grüne Jugend München. To recharge her batteries for her remarkable commitment, Christina Risinger spends most of her time relaxing in her garden or devoting herself to watercolour painting and making homemade cheese.