MID TERM REVIEWS

FIRST YEAR GROUP

03 May - 04 May 2016

LECTURE SERIES

SUMMER SEMESTER 2016

07 April - 07 July 2016

Start of Semester Reviews

Master Thesis Group

07 April - 08 April 2016

End of semester reviews

First year group

25 February - 26 February 2016

STÄDELSCHULE RUNDGANG 2016

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

12 February - 14 February 2016

The Feast @ Rundgang

A Culinary Experiment

13 February 2016
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MID TERM REVIEWS

FIRST YEAR GROUP

03 May - 04 May 2016
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LECTURE SERIES

SUMMER SEMESTER 2016

07 April - 07 July 2016
Iteration a midterm low

Start of Semester Reviews

Master Thesis Group

07 April - 08 April 2016
New technique drawing

End of semester reviews

First year group

25 February - 26 February 2016
Featrundgang

STÄDELSCHULE RUNDGANG 2016

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

12 February - 14 February 2016
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The Feast @ Rundgang

A Culinary Experiment

13 February 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 Prof. Ben van Berkel and its programme director, Prof.Dr. Johan Bettum, SAC currently hosts a total of 65 students.

APPLICATIONs welcome!

Early DEADLINe january 30 (this is a new extended deadline) - or - final deadline april 15

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.

APPLY NOW

"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

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AUD Goes to New York

28 April 2016

The Architecture and Urban Design specialisation goes to New York on a study trip with their Thesis Advisor Peter Trummer. During their time there the students will also visit the architecture departments of the University of Pennsylvania and the Yale School of Architecture.

Application Deadline April 15

21 April 2016

SAC has closed its admission process for the upcoming academic year 2016/17. However, at the discretion of the admission committee, outstanding applications will still be considered until May 15.

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FYG goes to Rome!

14 April 2016

The first year group visits Rome from April 16th to the 23rd. Among other things, the excursion will include guided tours at the Foro Romano and the MAXXI and an exchange at the Sapienza – Università di Roma.

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Summer semester begins!

05 April 2016

SAC recommences the programme in the Summer semester after the Spring holidays, kicking off immediately with reviews of the Master thesis group students

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David Ruy Joins SAC as guest tutor

05 April 2016

We proudly announce the two-semester long Guest Tutorship of David Ruy starting this Summer Semester and lasting until and including the Winter Semester 2016/17.

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Lecture Series 2016

05 April 2016

SAC kicks off the Lecture Series 2016, on Thursday, 7 April with Stefano Corbo. As in the past, our Lecturers this year will include a rich assortments of historians, theoreticians, and practitioners.

PROF. BEN VAN BERKEL TO LEAVE THE STÄDELSCHULE TO PURSUE NEW OPPORTUNITIES

04 April 2016

Following 15 productive and successful years as Dean of the SAC, Prof. Ben van Berkel has now decided to move on in order to further develop his teaching commitments at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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SPRING HOLIDAYS

10 March 2016

SAC will be closed for Spring Holidays from March 7. The programme shall recommence from April 4.

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Past events

Lecture

CLAUDIA PASQUERO: BioCity: On the Implication of Bio-Computation in Architecture and Urban Design

04 May 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Review

MID TERM REVIEWS: FIRST YEAR GROUP

03 May - 04 May 2016 Städelschule Aula

The FYG present their research in typology and character in buildings, technically grounded within custom-built software produced by each student.

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Lecture

ELENA MANFERDINI: The big picture

13 April 2016 Städelschule Aula

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Review

Start of Semester Reviews Master Thesis Group

07 April - 08 April 2016 Städelschule Aula

The Master Thesis Students present the results from their engagements with their respective specialisations, developing their own take on the brief and producing preliminary project proposals.

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Lecture

STEFANO CORBO: Archaeology of Infrastructures. A conceptual Cartography

07 April 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Workshop

WORKshop: Steffen Riegas and Hans-Peter Nünning

27 February - 28 February 2016

Students of AAD and AAP will get a one-on-one training in grasshopper and scripting (VB/.net) in order to advance the respective agendas of the specialisations. Steffen Riegas will also deliver a lecture on Friday 26 February, 2016.

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Lecture

Steffen riegas: Between the analogue and the digital world

26 February 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Review

End of Semester Reviews First Year Group

25 February - 26 February 2016 Städelschule Aula

The First Year Students presented the results from the first semester of the programme. The studio was titled, "Games: Interfaces" and the students speculated on the multiple media that architecture employs; models, drawings, renders and animations, which were in turn analysed by the jury for their architectural possibilities.

Read more

Exhibition

THE FEAST@Rundgang 2016

13 February 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Mensa

SAC’s Architecture and Aesthetic Practice (AAP) invites to THE FEAST - a culinary experiment delivering a unique experience that will be showcased during RUNDGANG, the Städelschule art academy’s annual open house exhibition. THE FEAST comprises an experiential sequence of food and beverage offered within a performative, social-aesthetic setting. In this spatially choreographed event, the dialogue between the guests, the hosts and the chefs accompanies the culinary and ambient experience.

(Photo: Jacob Jordaens, Fest des Bohnenkönigs (1640 - 1645) © Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

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Exhibition

BIG FAT DUMB CITIES for SALE

12 February - 14 February 2016 Städelschule Lichthalle

All dates

Latest events

Lecture

CLAUDIA PASQUERO: BioCity: On the Implication of Bio-Computation in Architecture and Urban Design

04 May 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Review

MID TERM REVIEWS: FIRST YEAR GROUP

03 May - 04 May 2016 Städelschule Aula

The FYG present their research in typology and character in buildings, technically grounded within custom-built software produced by each student.

Read more

Lecture

ELENA MANFERDINI: The big picture

13 April 2016 Städelschule Aula

Read more

Review

Start of Semester Reviews Master Thesis Group

07 April - 08 April 2016 Städelschule Aula

The Master Thesis Students present the results from their engagements with their respective specialisations, developing their own take on the brief and producing preliminary project proposals.

Read more

Lecture

STEFANO CORBO: Archaeology of Infrastructures. A conceptual Cartography

07 April 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Workshop

WORKshop: Steffen Riegas and Hans-Peter Nünning

27 February - 28 February 2016

Students of AAD and AAP will get a one-on-one training in grasshopper and scripting (VB/.net) in order to advance the respective agendas of the specialisations. Steffen Riegas will also deliver a lecture on Friday 26 February, 2016.

Read more

Lecture

Steffen riegas: Between the analogue and the digital world

26 February 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Review

End of Semester Reviews First Year Group

25 February - 26 February 2016 Städelschule Aula

The First Year Students presented the results from the first semester of the programme. The studio was titled, "Games: Interfaces" and the students speculated on the multiple media that architecture employs; models, drawings, renders and animations, which were in turn analysed by the jury for their architectural possibilities.

Read more

Exhibition

THE FEAST@Rundgang 2016

13 February 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Mensa

SAC’s Architecture and Aesthetic Practice (AAP) invites to THE FEAST - a culinary experiment delivering a unique experience that will be showcased during RUNDGANG, the Städelschule art academy’s annual open house exhibition. THE FEAST comprises an experiential sequence of food and beverage offered within a performative, social-aesthetic setting. In this spatially choreographed event, the dialogue between the guests, the hosts and the chefs accompanies the culinary and ambient experience.

(Photo: Jacob Jordaens, Fest des Bohnenkönigs (1640 - 1645) © Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

Read more

Exhibition

BIG FAT DUMB CITIES for SALE

12 February - 14 February 2016 Städelschule Lichthalle

All dates