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Sketches of Berlin Excursion

In Academic, Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The architecture excursion aimed at getting to know important works of architecture from first-hand experience. Buildings of different architectural styles, like Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical, and especially Modern Architecture were visited and intensively studied. The focus was on understanding the evolution of spatial concepts throughout the history of architecture.

Among the buildings that were visited in Berlin were museum buildings, like the Altes Museum by Schinkel, the Pergamon Museum by Ludwig Hoffmann, the Neues Museum by David Chipperfield, and the New National Gallery by Mies van der Rohe. In addition, the group visited the Reichstag building, and the State Library and the Philharmonie by Hans Scharoun. On four-day trips, the students visited Dresden, Dessau, Potsdam and Brandenburg/ Havel, and Cottbus.

The students laid an important focus on training freehand sketching and drawing on site as a means of studying and presenting architectural concepts.

Prof. Dr. Florian Seidel

Peter Blodau
Instructor (Applied Arts)

Winter 2014