International Programmes 2019/2020

Architectural Design Architectural Design

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar • Weimar

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B1, B2, C1, C2
  • August 16 - August 28, 2020 (Registration Deadline May 01, 2020)
Target group

This course is especially oriented towards students of architecture and related areas of study. It is also open to all students with a general interest in designing architecture.


Explore design strategies and artistic approaches in architecture!

The course explores architectural concepts through class presentations, on-site visits, and studio practice. Each class examines particular building types, design principles and methodologies, leading to practical design techniques. Spatial strategies will be applied to daily tasks in artistic ways.

Design principles such as open plan, inner courtyard, shifting storeys, and mass and space will be explored and applied to architectural model making and sculpturing by using a variety of materials. Examples of contemporary European architecture will be discussed in this course. Various spatial strategies will be explored in practical tasks, leading to the final design project of the course: an art museum in Weimar.

The final design project focuses on the connection between inner and outer spaces, the arrival and opening situation of the building, the spatial links of exhibition spaces, the opening and sight concept, and the use of light.

The course supports the understanding of spatial qualities. The course allows students to explore design strategies in architecture, and it improves each student's personal design competence.

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
ECTS credits (max.)
Dates and costs
  • August 16 - August 28, 2020 (Registration Deadline May 01, 2020), costs: EUR 500
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
Further information on dates and prices.

The fee also includes teaching materials, free use of the library, and a Bauhaus Summer School ID card. This card allows you to eat at a reduced rate in the cafeterias, visit museums of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the local cinema "mon ami" for free, take the bus in the city, and travel by train in Thuringia.

Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B1, B2, C1, C2
Language requirements

English language certificate: at least level B1 or comparable

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Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Two weeks: 200-300 EUR including bed linen, plus 50 EUR deposit

Choose from three accommodation facilities: room in a shared apartment, student hall, low budget room.


With your Bauhaus Summer School ID card, you can purchase breakfast and lunch at a reduced rate. Cafeterias serve a wide variety of meals (including vegetarian dishes, snacks, and beverages). If you prefer to cook your own meals, you can buy fresh ingredients at a number of shops in town. There are also many quaint cafés and inexpensive restaurants in Weimar. For a taste of Thuringia, we recommend you buy a Thuringian bratwurst hot off the grill at the Rathausmarkt.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

Would you like to use the weekends to venture outside of Weimar? Or would you rather stay in the city for a guided tour, a game night, a concert or a film in the evening? You can plan your leisure activities as you like and experience an exciting summer with your fellow students.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

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