BAS Third Class Study Trip // DiverseCity + Urban Forms // 14th-24th September 2017

See some images from the study trip to Germany by the 3rd year students. The learning goal for this study trip is "To See the City: research, document and discuss qualities and processes within the city and understand and explore your position and possibility as an architect. Through various walks and exercises investigate the layers of the city. Document by drawings and photography. After the trip produce a text based on the experiences." Teachers: Jan Liesegang, Christof Mayer, Thomas Wiesner and Miriam Sharp Pierson.

We started at the City model, Berlin: tracing the city through fortification, industrialisation, destruction, division and unification.


?Jan guided us around some of Kreuzberg's diverse courtyards, seeing examples of how dense and mixed the city blocks can be - here we saw Berlin Spreefeld Cooperative Housing.

Then we went to Kassel for the last weekend of Documenta 14, a huge and important exhibition which takes place every 5 years, and Thomas introduced the analytical drawing.... (The Parthenon of Forbidden Books.)

We made ourselves at home in the installation of Tromsø-based artist Joar Nango, at Documenta's Glass Pavillions.

Next we went to Dessau: BAS @ BAUHAUS!

We stayed here! This building has housed some very famous figures in its time....

Entering the volumetric interpretation of Haus Gropius on our tour of the Bauhaus Meisterhäuser.

And our final stop was Halle. We met Charlotte and Christof at the deserted Riebeckplatz....

And drew our way around the diverse typologies of Halle Altstadt

.... and then the sharp contrast Halle Neustadt....