Architektur Galerie Berlin presents STEAL SCHINKEL, a students’ approach to Schinkel’s Bauakademie

August 9, 2017

Demolished in 1962, Schinkel’s Bauakademie in Berlin is now scheduled to be rebuilt on a budget of 62 million euros. Students from Studio EAST at EPFL Lausanne have undertaken a research and design programme to reflect on the possibilities of the building’s inminent reconstruction.

 

Students' models at 'STEAL SCHINKEL' © Architektur Galerie Berlin

Students’ models at ‘STEAL SCHINKEL’ © Architektur Galerie Berlin

 

Following the budgeting of 62 million euros in March 2017  for the reconstruction of Schinkel’s Bauakademie in Berlin, German architects are in the need of re-formulating and reflecting over the historical original building and its meaning today.

How and how much will we keep the memory of Schinkel’s Bauakademie? How do we want this place to behave in its contemporary urban landscape? How, or do we, want to update the functional program of the building for the future? Is it possible to find a Schinkelian sense and expression of designing buildings today?


 

Practical Information

STEAL SCHINKEL by EAST – Laboratory of Elementary Architecture and Studies of Types 
11  August – 2 September, 2017
Architektur Galerie Berlin
Karl-Marx-Allee 96, Berlin
Germany

 


Architektur Galerie Berlin presents the work of the EAST – Laboratory of Elementary Architecture and Studies of Types students in EPFL Lausanne. Coordinated by professors Anja and Martin Fröhlich, students have gathered together information, plans and photographs of the historical building in order to propose variations within the building’s design.

 

STEAL SCHINKEL  © darine dandan + Soukaïna richard

STEAL SCHINKEL © darine dandan + Soukaïna richard

 

TEXT BY EXHIBITION CURATORS

Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Bauakademie is one of the architect’s masterpieces and an important part of classical architecture of Berlin. With the planning of a new academy building as an architectural school and exhibition centre, we want to continue the tradition and take into account the chance for renewal and innovation.

Here it is important to find a synthesis of successive constructive systems, without falling into copy. The new project should be able to establish a relation between extreme functional purpose, historical quotation and poetical refinement. The new design of the building of the Bauakademie has to complement the adjacent urban renewal projects in Berlin Mitte. The following selection presents some of the final results of the STEAL SCHINKEL Fall Semester 2016.

 

STEAL SCHINKEL  © Florence Nyffeler + Valentine Jacques

STEAL SCHINKEL © Florence Nyffeler + Valentine Jacques

STEAL SCHINKEL  © Anne-Claire Gandor + Quentin Huegi

STEAL SCHINKEL © Anne-Claire Gandor + Quentin Huegi

STEAL SCHINKEL  © Elodie Dias + Enrico Chizzolini

STEAL SCHINKEL © Elodie Dias + Enrico Chizzolini

STEAL SCHINKEL  © Charlotte Roche-Meredith

STEAL SCHINKEL © Charlotte Roche-Meredith

STEAL SCHINKEL  © Kimberley Berney + Andrea Ishii

STEAL SCHINKEL © Kimberley Berney + Andrea Ishii

STEAL SCHINKEL  © Séverine Routhier + Marta De Benito

STEAL SCHINKEL © Séverine Routhier + Marta De Benito


 

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