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EMU Interior Architecture Department Organised A Technical Trip To Berlin
Published Date: Thursday, 10 March 2016
A group of students from Eastern Mediterranean University, Architecture Faculty, Interior Architecture Department paid an 8-day technical visit to Berlin within the framework of BINAR/ITAS100-ITAS300A courses. Berlin was chosen as the target city for the said visit as it is one of the best examples of modern interior design and developed urban approach within European cities.
During their stay, students visited Jewish Museum, Pergamon Museum, Neues Museum, Bauhaus Archive, and East Side Gallery and received information on the interior space design of museums as well as the importance of design in contemporary museums. The students also had a chance to conduct architectural analyses on thematic shopping malls including KaDeWe, Bikini, Arkaden, Quartier 206 and Andreas Murkudis.
Another place which students analysed during the technical trip was Berliner Philharmonie Hall. During their visit to the said venue, students explored the important role of acoustics in the design of interior spaces and received first hand information from experts.
During the technical trip, students also paid a visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, where they met Ambassador Hüseyin Avni Karslıoğlu and Berlin TRNC Representative Mustafa Kemal Gökeri. Students also carried out an architectural analysis of the said building and were given presentations on the design and construction phases of the embassy building.
During the next phase of the trip, students were taken to Berlin Olympic Village, TV Tower, Berlin Parliamentary Building and Berliner Dome.
During the trip which took place under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Uğur Dağlı, Assist. Prof. Dr. Kamil Güley and academic staff member Seyit Ermiyagil, students had great pleasure in exploring venues designed by famous designers including Norman Foster, Daniel Libenski and Karim Rashid. In this respect, Karim Rahid’s famous design Nhow Hotel, Daniel Libenski’s design Jewish Museum, Peter Eisenman’s design Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and Norman Foster’s design Reichstag building and Free University’s Philology Building attracted the students’ interest the most.
Academic staff members who took part in the trip stated the importance of studies based on practice and application and added that it is not possible to provide high quality education only with books in classes.