Architectural education at the Institute for Art and Architecture is based on five research platforms. They provide the foundation for a new type of architectural education, in which students and teachers alike can focus on a particular interest and yet connect to all of the other topics that are essential to understand the complexity of the discipline of architecture.
Each platform constitutes a research and design laboratory exploring relevant contemporary issues within its respective field. Design projects are at the center of the education and are taught by a versatile faculty of practicing architects, historians, engineers on a one-on-one basis and through team-teaching. The Academy of Fine Arts as a whole, with its Institutes for Fine Arts, Education in the Arts and Cultural Studies, provides an exciting interdisciplinary surrounding full of synergies. The entrance exam allows the program the luxury of choosing the best students creating a highly qualified and motivated environment.
HTC History Theory Criticism
GLC Geography Landscapes Cities
ADP Analogue Digital Production
CMT Construction Material Technology
ESC Ecology Sustainability Conservation