HAVEL AKADEMIE

Brandenburg an der Havel, between Potsdam and Havelberg, is the third largest city in the German state of Brandenburg. The city abounds in lakes, and most of the lakes are connected to the Havel River which flows through the city. The Havel River is divided into several channels in the city, thus creating islands that form part of the urban landscape.

 

Based on the unique landscape of the city, this architecture school can be understood as a unity in variety. Different from the traditional architecture school, natural elements will be integrated with the building as a necessary component, thus making the interior and exterior spaces of the building full of vitality. In the design, the building responds to the urban relationship between the north and the south through different languages. Along the river side, the scattered volume allows the landscape to penetrate the building better, while on the other side the integration of the volume makes the building interface more complete. At the same time, through the continuous transition from open space to closed space, visitors are allowed to travel from outside to inside, thereby blurring the sense of boundary between nature and architectural entities.