Brighton hosts students from Munich.

Over Easter SoAD hosted 20 masters students from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Applied Science, Munich. Professors Frederik Künzel and Valentin van Beek ran a short design project over five and half days based on two sites in Brighton and Hove. The visit was arranged through Robert Mull, Head of School and Jeff Turko, Course Leader for our M’arch programme. The students were able to work up sketch designs based on British housing precedents which they had studies before arriving in Brighton. They achieved an amazing level of resolution and strategic clarity in a very short period. Tony Roberts introduced the students to local Brighton culture and traditions while Luis Diaz joined the group for a London study trip to key housing estates. The visits included visits to flats at each of the following estates – Golden Lane, the Barbican, the Brunswick Centre and Alexandra Road where Luis presented his research on the estate to the students. After a visit along the coastline to Bexhill and Hastings guided by Tony Roberts the week concluded with an exhibit and presentation in the third floor foyer at Mithras House. Jeff Turko and Luis Diaz provided feedback on the projects students from our courses in attendance. The professors and students were then given a brief overview of Studio 12, also working on housing, and compared notes on approaches to housing in their different educational and cultural contexts.