Graduation Ceremony 2016

21.10.2016

SAC is happy to announce Friday, 21 October as the Graduation Ceremony.

CRISTINA DÍAZ MORENO & EFRÉN GA GRINDA JOIN THE SAC FACTULY AS GUEST PROFESSORS

17 October 2016

CONVIVIUMEPULUM

CULINARY LESSONS

29 October 2016

AIV MASTER THESIS PRIZE 2016

WONSEOK CHAE

AIV MASTER THESIS PRIZE 2016

Kaushambi Mate

21 October 2016

AIV MASTER THESIS PRIZE 2016

JORGE RUIZ

21 October 2016
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Graduation Ceremony 2016

21.10.2016

SAC is happy to announce Friday, 21 October as the Graduation Ceremony.

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CRISTINA DÍAZ MORENO & EFRÉN GA GRINDA JOIN THE SAC FACTULY AS GUEST PROFESSORS

17 October 2016
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CONVIVIUMEPULUM

CULINARY LESSONS

29 October 2016
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AIV MASTER THESIS PRIZE 2016

WONSEOK CHAE

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AIV MASTER THESIS PRIZE 2016

Kaushambi Mate

21 October 2016
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AIV MASTER THESIS PRIZE 2016

JORGE RUIZ

21 October 2016

WELCOME TO SAC!

THE STÄDELSCHULE ARCHITECTURE CLASS (SAC) OFFERS EXPERIMENTAL AND RESEARCH-BASED POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN.

Being a major part of the Städelschule art academy, founded in 1817 and one of the world's foremost art schools, SAC's academic programme offers a two-year postgraduate Master of Arts in Architecture degree. The programme is uniquely devoted to contemporary architectural design. Through its experimental research and the excellence of its students and graduates, the programme continuously explores disciplinary specific problems and the status of architecture within contemporary society. ​Led by its programme director, Prof.Dr. Johan Bettum, SAC currently hosts a total of 65 students.

SAC 2016 FacultY line-up

SAC proudly announces its faculty line-up for the academic year, 2016-17. SAC will offer three second-year, thesis studios led respectively by: Peter Trummer (Architecture and Urban Design); Cristina Moreno and Efrén Grinda of Amid.Cero9 (Advanced Architectural Design); and Johan Bettum and Damjan Jovanovic with Daniel Birnbaum for theory seminars (Architecture and Aesthetic Practice). Bettum and Jovanovic will offer the programme to SAC's First Year Group while Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley will teach history and theory. David Ruy, 'Postgraduate Programs Chair' at SCI-Arc, is a guest tutor at SAC 2016-17 (Read More).

In addition to its own faculty, SAC will have numerous visitors throughout the year - including its annual public lecture series in the summer semester, and the Städelschule will host a special visitors programme for architecture.

SAC expresses its gratitude to Holger Hoffmann and Mirco Becker who in July respectively ended their one- and five-year long tenures at SAC. Hoffmann is a full professor at the University of Wuppertal, and Becker has commenced his new, full professorship at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

APPLICATIONs welcome!

SAC welcomes applications for the academic year 2017-18.

Candidates wishing to study at SAC should have studied architecture for minimum 4 years with a bachelor or master degree. Candidates should also have 1-2 years of work experience (including summer jobs, internships and part-time work). Applications received from candidates with a degree in interior design, engineering or other related fields or with alternative work experience will be considered at the discretion of the admissions committee.

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Städelschule 200 years

In 2017, Städelschule celebrates its 200 anniversary. The celebration will include a series of events and publications which will be announced in due time also on these pages.

culinary lessons

SAC's Culinary Lessons is an ongoing series of salon style conversations about the food and food culture in relation to architecture and the arts. The series is part of Goethe Institute's programme, Performing Architecture, which takes place in conjunction with the Architecture Biennale in Venice. Culinary Lessons includes a culinary performance, Conviviumepulum, in Santa Maria della Misericordia in Cannaregio on October 28-29 as well as a salon gathering of experts within the Istanbul Design Biennial 2016, Are We Human?, which is curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley.

"the städelschule's pedagogy begins where that of most other schools ends - at the point where a program of exploration takes on rigor, risk and clear direction. the work in the städelschule is inspired, radical and bold, but most importantly, it is collective on a remarkably relaxed and intimate level. it is one of the few schools today where speculation is a requirement, not an occasional event."

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"CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IS FULLY SATURATED WITH TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS OF ALL KINDS AND SIMPLY BEGS AN EQUIVALENT ADVANCE IN DESIGN THINKING AND AESTHETIC MAKING."

JOHAN BETTUM

"SAC isn’t about steering young architects in any one particular direction. It concerns itself with providing the best possible balance of essential theoretical and creative knowledge on an individual basis along with pragmatic know-how. The goal is to provide the best possible basis for each individual to prepare for whichever avenue to pursue in the future."

BEN VAN BERKEL

"...only four, five or six schools in the world really define themselves completely in terms of being a kind of experimental laboratory for the future of the discipline, and the städelschule is one of these."

Mark Wigley

SAC Journal

The SAC Journal is a periodical that documents and critically reviews projects and theoretical discussions within contemporary, architectural design culture. The projects and texts published relate to the ongoing interests and ambitions of SAC. The publication series attempts to contribute to the discipline of architecture on a critical and discursive level. Read More

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News

Applications for 2017/2018 Intake

24 November 2016

Applications for our 2017/2018 intake are NOW OPEN! Early Bird Deadline : January 15, 2017 . Final Deadline : April 15, 2017 Click on our Apply Now section for more information.

MID TERM REVIEWS (FYG & MTG)

24 November 2016

Mid Term Reviews will commence as the following : 15-16 December 2016 (First Year Group) & 19-20 December 2016 (Master Thesis Group).

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Spatial Thought by Daniel Birnbaum & Sven-Olov Wallenstein

10 November 2016

Superhumanity, a project by e-flux Architecture at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, features a piece by Sven-Olov Wallenstein and Städelschule Professor Daniel Birnbaum.

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First Year Group Workshop with Sebastian Stöhrer and Stefan Wieland

04 November 2016

Sebastian Stöhrer and Stefan Wieland conduct a workshop with our First Year Group from the 24th of October to the 3rd of November 2016.

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CONVIVIUMEPULUM

29 October 2016

CONVIVIUMEPULUM , from the Latin "living together" and "public celebration," is a gourmet-discursive evening. Set in Venice, the event brings together culinary and other experts, local and foreign traditions, and performance art.

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3rd Istanbul Design Biennial: ‘Are We Human?'

28 October 2016

SAC congratulates Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina on the opening of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial: ‘Are We Human?’ Colomina and Wigley soon return to SAC to give the First Year Group a series of seminars.

AIV MASTER THESIS AWARDS 2016

21 October 2016

SAC proudly announces the AIV Master Thesis Prize winners to be Kaushambi Mate, Jorge Ruiz and Wonseok Chae.

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Peter Cachola Schmal: Graduation Speech

20 October 2016

SAC proudly announces that Peter Cachola Schmal, the director of the German Architecture Museum since 2006 and curator for this year’s German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, will address the Class of 2016 in his Graduation Speech during the Graduation Ceremony in DAM this...

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Past events

Lecture

Peter Trummer : The City as the Author of Architecture

14 November 2016 18:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Symposia

CULINARY LESSONS ISTANBUL

03 November 2016 17:00 pm - Istanbul

Culinary Lessons - Istanbul is a salon-style talk about Turkish culinary traditions and contemporary practices in relation to the arts, architecture and design. The talk is part of a series hosted by the Städelschule Architecture Class and presented within the programme of the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial.

Read more

Symposia

CONVIVIUMEPULUM

29 October 2016 19:00 pm - Santa Maria della Misericordia, Cannaregio, Venice

Read more

Event

Graduation Ceremony

21 October 2016 18:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Review

Master Thesis Review

20 October 2016 17:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Event

Second Year Studios Presentation

20 October 2016 13:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

The studio programmes of the second-year specialisations are presented to SAC's students. The studios are: Advanced Architectural Design led by Cristina Moreno and Efrén Grinda; Architecture and Aesthetic Practice with Johan Bettum and Damjan Jovanovic with Daniel Birnbaum; and Architecture and Urban Design, led by Peter Trummer.

Lecture

BERNARD TSCHUMI

07 July 2016 19:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

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Review

End-of-year Programme

07 July - 08 July 2016 10:00 am - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

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Review

End-of-year reviews: First Year Group

23 June - 24 June 2016 DAM / The German Architecture Museum

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Lecture

FERDA KOLATAN: REALITY AMENDED: WHY OBJECTS MATTER AGAIN

23 June 2016 19:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Read more
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Latest events

Lecture

Peter Trummer : The City as the Author of Architecture

14 November 2016 18:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Symposia

CULINARY LESSONS ISTANBUL

03 November 2016 17:00 pm - Istanbul

Culinary Lessons - Istanbul is a salon-style talk about Turkish culinary traditions and contemporary practices in relation to the arts, architecture and design. The talk is part of a series hosted by the Städelschule Architecture Class and presented within the programme of the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial.

Read more

Symposia

CONVIVIUMEPULUM

29 October 2016 19:00 pm - Santa Maria della Misericordia, Cannaregio, Venice

Read more

Event

Graduation Ceremony

21 October 2016 18:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Review

Master Thesis Review

20 October 2016 17:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Event

Second Year Studios Presentation

20 October 2016 13:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

The studio programmes of the second-year specialisations are presented to SAC's students. The studios are: Advanced Architectural Design led by Cristina Moreno and Efrén Grinda; Architecture and Aesthetic Practice with Johan Bettum and Damjan Jovanovic with Daniel Birnbaum; and Architecture and Urban Design, led by Peter Trummer.

Lecture

BERNARD TSCHUMI

07 July 2016 19:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Read more

Review

End-of-year Programme

07 July - 08 July 2016 10:00 am - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Read more

Review

End-of-year reviews: First Year Group

23 June - 24 June 2016 DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Read more

Lecture

FERDA KOLATAN: REALITY AMENDED: WHY OBJECTS MATTER AGAIN

23 June 2016 19:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Read more
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