Master in Architecture
The architect is a spatial artist who is able to elevate assignments above the pragmatic limiting conditions to produce buildings that have significance in how they are experienced and seen. When an architect designs a building, he finds himself in a field of tension between specific limiting conditions and his own artistic interpretation of the commission. He is both an engineer and a conceptual thinker.
It is this combination that makes architectural design so exciting.
How buildings function is constantly changing as a result of social, cultural and technological developments, and the same is true of their organisation and appearance. It is precisely the extent to which the architect is capable of responding to this, and thus of implementing contemporary buildings, that determines the value of the architecture.
The role of the architect is that of the designing party within larger processes. It remains the task of the architect to find a meaningful architectural answer for all the limiting conditions, requirements and ambitions, thus still putting him at the centre of the design process. The Academy of Architecture is entirely orientated towards this future role of the students. Tutors help them to develop a personal architectural signature and to determine their position in the design field.
Application and admission