RUNDGANG 2016

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

12 February - 14 February 2016

The Feast @ Rundgang

A Culinary Experiment

Forthcoming Spring 2016

SAC Journal 3: Garden State

FYG Studio

Games - Interface(s)

Mid-Term Reviews

Master Thesis Group

17 December - 18 December 2015

Active Borders

FYG Exhibition at Braubachfive

For the Architecture Summer 2015, SAC First Year Group students are showing work on the topic of Borders, in the Braubachfive gallery in Frankfurt.

11 September - 27 September 2015
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RUNDGANG 2016

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

12 February - 14 February 2016
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The Feast @ Rundgang

A Culinary Experiment

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Forthcoming Spring 2016

SAC Journal 3: Garden State

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FYG Studio

Games - Interface(s)

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Mid-Term Reviews

Master Thesis Group

17 December - 18 December 2015
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Active Borders

FYG Exhibition at Braubachfive

For the Architecture Summer 2015, SAC First Year Group students are showing work on the topic of Borders, in the Braubachfive gallery in Frankfurt.

11 September - 27 September 2015

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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"...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

"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

"for the last forty years under günther bock, peter cook, enric miralles and ben van berkel, the städelschule architecture class has been small, perfectly formed, concentrated and genuinely international."

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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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APD study trip to London

24 January 2016

The excursion included visiting the Design Research Lab final juries at the Architectural Association, a studio and gallery tour at Zaha Hadid Architects, a research presentation at Foster & Partners Specialist Modelling Group and conversation with ecoLogicStudio.

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Architecture and Aesthetic Practice (AAP) at the FREITAGSKÜCHE

21 January 2016

AAP invites you to a culinary experiment. The second-year specialisation presents a six-course tasting menu featuring eight ingredients at the FREITAGSKÜCHE (Frankfurt). For more information go to the Architecture and Aesthetic Practice specialisation page.

Savinien Caracostea returns to SAC

18 January 2016

As part of the preparations for Städelschule’s Open House Exhibition, Savinien Caracostea will work with the second year group exploring the culinary arts and architecture. The preparations will end in The Feast, a designed, culinary event on February 13.

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Theory Seminar with Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley

10 January 2016

Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley returned to SAC to give the first year students a new round of theory seminars.

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SEASONAL GREETINGS!

23 December 2015

SAC wishes all its collaborators, partners, students and faculty a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! SAC's programme recommences on January 11.

WELCOME TO THE NEW SAC WEBSITE!

18 December 2015

SAC proudly presents its new website! The site is designed by MESO Web Scapes and tailored for a clear and rich experience of SAC, its educational programmes and institutional life. The site will be updated with new and old material over the coming period.

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Mid-Term Reviews

13 December 2015

SAC completes its mid-term reviews on December 16 and 17 and goes on a seasonal break December 23. Students and faculty return to work January 11.

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AAP Tours Forsythe’s The Fact of Matter

02 December 2015

Mario Kramer, the curator of William Forsythe’s ongoing exhibition, The Fact of Matter, at Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art, gave SAC’s AAP group a guided tour of the world-renown dancer, choreographer and artist’s work.

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Current events

Event

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)

Event

Städelschule Rundgang 2016

12 February - 14 February 2016

The Städelschule Rundgang is the school's 'Open House Exhibition'. Rundgang is the major upcoming event in the Städelschule in 2016. SAC will exhibit the work of its students and host events.

Past events

Lecture

SAC PUBLIC LECTURE - MIRCO BECKER: QUANTITATIVE AESTHETICS

14 January 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

The lecture introduces the first steps into a new research endeavor of the Architecture and Performative Design specialisation initiated with Digital Bodies in 2014. It aims to embrace aesthetics as an additional performative criteria in computational architectural design. For too long we as the digital design community at large have assumed that the inherent algorithmic order yields aesthetic value.

Symposia

THE FEAST: PROLEGOMENON - FROM PEELINGS TO CORE

29 October 2015 Städelschule Lichthalle

SAC and its second year group, Architecture and Aesthetic Practice, in collaboration with AtelierSlice (Stockholm/New York) and Genießerakademie (Frankfurt), invites to The Feast. The Feast is a year-long experimental investigation into the relations between architecture, art and culinary practice. The project explores opportunities for innovation in the making of tomorrow. Its Prolegomenon - From Peelings to Core was an introductory, public event at the Städelschule.

Lecture

SAC PUBLIC LECTURE - PETER TRUMMER: WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE?

26 October 2015 Städelschule Aula

Peter Trummer offers his take on the histories of the discipline of architecture. Exploring ideas of mass, form and part-to-whole relationships, Trummer will speak about his interests in a post-human architecture of zero content and zero form. Following his numerous published essays, Trummer recently published a new piece, “The City as an Object”, in LOG magazine (New York).

Event

GRADUATION CEREMONY & Dinner

16 October 2015 DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Graduation Ceremony 2015 will be held in the Deutsche Architekturmuseum (DAM) where all the graduates received their diplomas; a dinner and an after party was organized at the Städelschule Lichthalle.

Exhibition

ACTIVE BORDERS EXHIBITION

11 September - 27 September 2015

For the Architecture Summer, Staedelschule Architecture Class First Year Group has worked on developing a critical understanding of the border between Frankfurt and Offenbach.

Lecture

DEAN’S HONORARY LECTURE 2015 - BENEDETTA TAGLIABUE

29 June 2015 19:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Benedetta Tagliabue is a world-renown architect and the director of the architectural practice Miralles Tagliabue EMBT with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai. Her husband, Enric Miralles, led the Städelschule Architecture Class from 1990 until his death in 2000. Among EMBT’s most notable projects are the Edinburgh Parliament, Diagonal Mar Park, the Santa Caterina market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, which was awarded RIBA's prestigious prize, "Best International Building of 2011”.

Review

END-OF-YEAR REVIEWS 2015

25 June - 30 June 2015 DAM / The German Architecture Museum

FIRST YEAR GROUP: JUNE 25-26
MASTER THESIS GROUP: JUNE 29-30

Lecture

JENNY SABIN: MATTER DESIGN COMPUTATION: CELLS, BITS AND ATOM

11 June 2015 Städelschule Lichthalle

Jenny Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice. Her work investigates the intersections of architecture and science and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor in Design and Emerging Technologies at Cornell University, principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural studio based in Philadelphia and Ithaca and Director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a hybrid research and design unit that focuses on computational design, data visualisation and digital fabrication. She was recently awarded the prestigious Architectural League Prize for Young Architects by the Architectural League of New York. Sabin has exhibited widely and co-authored 'Meander, Variegating Architecture' with Ferda Kolatan, 2010.

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Latest events

Event

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)

Event

Städelschule Rundgang 2016

12 February - 14 February 2016

The Städelschule Rundgang is the school's 'Open House Exhibition'. Rundgang is the major upcoming event in the Städelschule in 2016. SAC will exhibit the work of its students and host events.

Lecture

SAC PUBLIC LECTURE - MIRCO BECKER: QUANTITATIVE AESTHETICS

14 January 2016 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

The lecture introduces the first steps into a new research endeavor of the Architecture and Performative Design specialisation initiated with Digital Bodies in 2014. It aims to embrace aesthetics as an additional performative criteria in computational architectural design. For too long we as the digital design community at large have assumed that the inherent algorithmic order yields aesthetic value.

Symposia

THE FEAST: PROLEGOMENON - FROM PEELINGS TO CORE

29 October 2015 Städelschule Lichthalle

SAC and its second year group, Architecture and Aesthetic Practice, in collaboration with AtelierSlice (Stockholm/New York) and Genießerakademie (Frankfurt), invites to The Feast. The Feast is a year-long experimental investigation into the relations between architecture, art and culinary practice. The project explores opportunities for innovation in the making of tomorrow. Its Prolegomenon - From Peelings to Core was an introductory, public event at the Städelschule.

Lecture

SAC PUBLIC LECTURE - PETER TRUMMER: WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE?

26 October 2015 Städelschule Aula

Peter Trummer offers his take on the histories of the discipline of architecture. Exploring ideas of mass, form and part-to-whole relationships, Trummer will speak about his interests in a post-human architecture of zero content and zero form. Following his numerous published essays, Trummer recently published a new piece, “The City as an Object”, in LOG magazine (New York).

Event

GRADUATION CEREMONY & Dinner

16 October 2015 DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Graduation Ceremony 2015 will be held in the Deutsche Architekturmuseum (DAM) where all the graduates received their diplomas; a dinner and an after party was organized at the Städelschule Lichthalle.

Exhibition

ACTIVE BORDERS EXHIBITION

11 September - 27 September 2015

For the Architecture Summer, Staedelschule Architecture Class First Year Group has worked on developing a critical understanding of the border between Frankfurt and Offenbach.

Lecture

DEAN’S HONORARY LECTURE 2015 - BENEDETTA TAGLIABUE

29 June 2015 19:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

Benedetta Tagliabue is a world-renown architect and the director of the architectural practice Miralles Tagliabue EMBT with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai. Her husband, Enric Miralles, led the Städelschule Architecture Class from 1990 until his death in 2000. Among EMBT’s most notable projects are the Edinburgh Parliament, Diagonal Mar Park, the Santa Caterina market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, which was awarded RIBA's prestigious prize, "Best International Building of 2011”.

Review

END-OF-YEAR REVIEWS 2015

25 June - 30 June 2015 DAM / The German Architecture Museum

FIRST YEAR GROUP: JUNE 25-26
MASTER THESIS GROUP: JUNE 29-30

Lecture

JENNY SABIN: MATTER DESIGN COMPUTATION: CELLS, BITS AND ATOM

11 June 2015 Städelschule Lichthalle

Jenny Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice. Her work investigates the intersections of architecture and science and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor in Design and Emerging Technologies at Cornell University, principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural studio based in Philadelphia and Ithaca and Director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a hybrid research and design unit that focuses on computational design, data visualisation and digital fabrication. She was recently awarded the prestigious Architectural League Prize for Young Architects by the Architectural League of New York. Sabin has exhibited widely and co-authored 'Meander, Variegating Architecture' with Ferda Kolatan, 2010.

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