Study Abroad Book 2016

The study abroad program at the AAU School of Architecture is an intensive course that explores canonical works of contemporary built architecture within a certain region. The concepts that underline these works from the big idea to the smallest detail as well as their larger role in recent architectural discourse will be the focus of our investigation throughout the summer semester. The class culminates in site visits to these buildings, which are usually high profile works of world renowned architects as well as some historical examples throughout the region in focus of the class. Guided tours, discussions and lectures on site will be an integral part of the experience.

In the Summer of 2016 the class traveled through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein the trip culminated with a visit of the Venice Architecture Biennale. The students will visit and experience over 100 buildings within the course of 18 days. This book contains the selected works and has been put together by all course participants before the trip, it served as a travel journal and textbook during the journey and is available in our onsite Brannan Branch Library.