We hope you have a good holiday break. While you are on a well deserved leave with your families, speak with them about taking Contemporary Study Abroad course next summer. The deadline to enroll in the Study Abroad is coming up soon on February 15th and we need a certain amount of students in order to run it. The Contemporary Study Abroad is a 6 credit 7 week intensive course that focuses on canonical works of contemporary built works of architecture. The conceptual meaning and their role in recent architectural discourse will be studied and researched throughout the summer semester. The class culminates in site visits to these buildings, which are high profile works of world renowned architects. Guided tours and lectures on site will be an important part of the class.
The Study Abroad Course 2017 will be super exciting, it will take us to London, Kopenhagen and Berlin three major capitals in Europe which are architectural hotspots that have many world class contemporary buildings from world famous as well as still unknown architects. Seeing these masterpieces in the flesh and experiencing them first hand is an experience that will enhance your understanding of architecture and probably influence you for years to come even after you finish your degree. We are already working on specifics and we will use our many international contacts to incorporate office visits at all three cities. The 2016 study abroad took us into the office of world famous Herzog and de Meuron a great experience that we will try to replicate (of course with other offices) in 2017. Besides these office visits, the trip will include tours through buildings that are usually not accessible to the public or in-depth tours for other buildings that are only offered to groups. You will gain an insight and understanding of these buildings and buildings in general by seeing architecture live – this insight can not be replicated through books or internet research. The course is a one of a kind offering to our students. It is open to Graduate and Undergraduate Architecture Students Onsite as well as Online. We will prepare for and learn about these buildings in a 4.5 week class prior to the travel that follows during the rest of the summer semester. It is possible to extend your stay in Europe after the study abroad trip concluded.
The travel is 18 days in total:
July 19th departure to London (Flights are individual from SFO or elsewhere)
July 20th Arrival in London
5 days in London, England (including 1 day off) potential buildings (highlights):
The London Eye – Marks Barfield Architects /// Chipperfield Office London – potential office visit /// Lloyd’s building – Richard Rogers /// The British Museum Great Court – Foster and Partners /// The Shard – Renzo Piano /// Design Museum OMA // Tate Modern and Tate Modern Extension – Herzog & De Meuron /// Sir John Soane Museum – Sir John Soane /// Leadenhall Building – Richard Rogers /// Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery – Caruso St John Architects /// Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics – O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects /// Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2017 /// Royal Festival Hall /// Hayward Gallery /// Barbican /// Jubilee line Stations …
July 26th Flight to and arrival in Copenhagen:
6 days in Copenhagen, Denmark (no day off) potential buildings (highlights):
National Aquarium Denmark – 3XN Architects /// The Crystal Office Building – Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects /// Maritime Museum of Denmark – Bjarke Ingels Group /// Royal Playhouse Copenhagen – Lundgaard & Tranberg /// VM Houses – Bjarke Ingels Group /// The Mountain – Bjarke Ingels Group /// 8 House – Bjarke Ingels Group /// Frøsilo – MVRDV /// Frederiksvej Kindergarten – Cobe /// Copenhagen Kindergarten – Cobe /// Superkilen Urban Park – Bjarke Ingels Group /// Llama South American Restaurant Copenhagen – BIG and Kilo Design /// Bjarke Ingels Group – potential office visit /// Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (potentially) …
August 2nd Flight to and arrival in Berlin
5 days in Berlin, Germany (including 1 day off) potential buildings (highlights):
– Chipperfield Office Berlin – David Chipperfield (potential for office visit – we have a contact)
– Neue Nationalgallerie – Mies van der Rohe (Potential Tour – (currently under construction)) /// Neues Museum Berlin – David Chipperfield /// Holocaust Memorial – Peter Eisenmann /// Jewish Museum – Daniel Liebeskind /// Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm Zentrum – Max Dudler /// Staatsbibliothek Unter den Linden / New Reading Room – H. G. Merz /// Dutch Embassy – OMA /// Brunnenstrasse – Arno Brandlhuber /// König Gallery (former St. Agnes Church) Brandlhuber+ /// Johannisstraße 3 – Jürgen Mayer H. /// GSW Headquaters – Sauerbruch & Hutton /// Philharmonic Berlin – Hans Scharoun /// Bauhaus Dessau (2hr by Train from Berlin – this is a day tour !)
August 8th Flight to and arrival in London
Departure or further individual travel (Flights are individual from SFO).
Costs and Program Content:
The costs for all this is 3850.-USD it includes the following:
– accommodation in all three cities with Breakfast (Hotel or High-quality Hostel with small rooms)
– public transportation
– entrance fees
– tour guides (where applicable)
– logistic support
– Flight from London to Copenhagen
– Flight from Copenhagen to Berlin
– Flight from Berlin to London
(due to practicality and cost the flight San Francisco -> London -> San Francisco is not included you need to book this yourself which is cheaper than booking a group travel)
How to enroll:
1. Enroll in ARH 903 if you are an M.Arch student or ARH 493 if you are a B.Arch student. (The class is open to M.Arch and B.Arch students.)
2. Email the Graduate Director Mark Mueckenheim with your contact details (Full Name / Student ID number / Email Address) for further instructions.
4. The deadline to enroll is February 21st
3. Application and deposit will be required in early March 2017 (further instructions will follow)
If you have further questions or if you want to state your interest, please get in touch with the Graduate Director of the School of Architecture as soon as you know that you are interested.