University & College Architecture Trip To Berlin
Take up an architecture course trip to Berlin and find innovation and inspiration in Berlin’s new buildings and an education on 20th-century design in its museums.
Form meets function at The Bauhaus Archive
I M Pei’s glass and steel Exhibition Hall
Ultramodern development at Postdamer Platz
Unité d’Habitation at Corbusier House
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
The archive demonstrates how artists and designers created art in a variety of media to be functional and produced on a mass scale.
The Bauhaus Archive is currently being renovated and re-built and will re-open in 2022. The archive is currently housed in a temporary space located at Haus Hardenberg Knesebeckstr. 1-2, 10623 Berlin.
Germany’s dynamic history is placed in a European context in the exhibition German History in Pictures and Documents, set in Berlin’s baroque Zeughaus, or former Arsenal. Temporary special exhibitions are housed in the modern exhibition hall, designed by IM Pei. This spacious new building has a glass and steel foyer, with a striking helical staircase. ©️Thomas Bruns
Two millennia of German Jewish history are on display, in two buildings – one of which is a new addition by architect Daniel Libeskind. German Jewish culture is overshadowed by the Holocaust – an event that evokes the enormous emotions and themes. Students can see at The Jewish Museum how Jews in Germany have responded to their history through their art.
(Currently closed for renovation – scheduled to re-open 2020). This famous ‘temple of light and glass’ was opened in 1968. It houses a collection of 20th century European painting and sculpture, including works by Munch, Kirchner, Picasso, Klee, Feininger, Dix, Kokoschka, and many others. ©️Neue Nationalgalerie – CC BY-SA 2.0 de – via Wikimedia Commons.
Built over 100 years ago the impressive Reichstag is the seat of the German Bundestag – federal government. The controversial glass dome has been rebuilt and is now a major Berlin attraction. A guided tour will give students an insight into the history of the building and of Berlin itself.
Tip: Talks are only available when parliament isn’t sitting.
This monolithic apartment building near the Olympiastadion was Le Corbusier’s response to the Europe-wide housing shortage after World War II. With a design principle he called Unité d’Habitation, he wanted to create fully self-sufficient housing estates with integral services such as post office, shops, sports hall and nursery.
Now the site of many redevelopment projects, Potsdamer Platz represents both an important and historic public square. Once bisected by the Berlin Wall, students can explore a mix of retail and food outlets, art, and examples of architectural excellence.
This impressive glass and steel construction, opened in 2006, is Europe’s largest state-of-the-art interchange railway station. On this guided tour, students learn about the architecture and technology of this light-filled structure. They also gain an understanding of the station’s context in terms of operation, city planning and infrastructure.
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Explore Berlin with Students
We specilise in making tailored tours that suit the needs of your students and course objectives. If there is a trip or activity not listed for Architecture in Berlin that you would love to include in your trip, get in touch with our further education department and we’ll do everything possible to make it happen.
We have fantastic contacts in Berlin and people on the ground who know their cool city inside and out. If there is anyone who can help put the perfect architecture course trip together, it’s us!