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The TUT department of Architecture & Urban Design opens the new 2-year master’s programme in European Architecture to start in September 2015. The programme offers research-oriented workshop-studies at 6 universities in greater Europe, in cooperation with the Aalto Foundation and Bauhaus Dessau. The qualification is a double degree (M.Sc) together with Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.

Europe is a pioneer in the field of architecture culture: elaborated concepts of sustainability within complex urban structures and built projects, experiences with rich heritage and democratic participation in open urban processes characterize the architect’s community. Within Europe, Estonia is called the ‘tiger’ of the Baltic countries, renowned centre of innovation.

To meet the challenges of the modern architecture profession, this international master’s programme has a unique approach to research and problem solving through a combination of classical artist journey with interdisciplinary workshops. Students will embark on a two-year expert voyage together in one class with about 20 participants. They work in teams on site and in direct contact with the professors and local experts of the Reiseuni_Lab. Eleven workshops take place in the studios at the partner universities of wider Europe – in Tallinn, Lisbon, Haifa, Berlin-Dessau, Innsbruck and Ljubljana, including workshops with Spanish and Finnish partners.

The workshop sequence focuses on open research questions like heritage transformation, tourism developments or new perspectives for industrial areas out of function, modular settlements in state of repair, devastated landscapes and lost spaces. Moving into the future, all European metropolitan areas must rethink neglected districts in the contexts of architectural history and social dynamics.

Students immerse in multifaceted strategies of design thinking and experience the diversity of cultural attitudes toward architecture and urban design. During the 4th semester, the participants deepen the gathered experience in research teams by theoretical investigations and project practice. At the programme’s conclusion, students are equipped with the wide range of professional requirements needed of an architectural team generalist today.

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13 Apr 2015