8. August 2012 20:00
ARCHIP – STUDY ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLISH IN PRAGUE
The plan to found a truly international school of architecture in Prague originated around architects Martin Roubík (1949–2008) and Regina Loukotová. ARCHIP started in the academic year 2011/2012. It is the only college of architecture in Central Europe to offer a complete Bachelor programme in English.
ARCHIP benefits from being situated in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The location affords studying and living in an environment whose architecture and urbanism have evolved for a thousand years; from Romanesque architecture to modern and contemporary buildings. Prague is reputed to be one of the most magnificent cities in the world, with a historical town centre that has been on UNESCO’s list of cultural heritage sites since 1992.
ARCHIP’s premises are based in the Kartografie Praha building in Prague 7, adjacent to the Letná Orchards, close to the city centre. The two buildings from the turn of 19th and 20th centuries originally housed a printing workshop. Recently renovated, the premises have kept their industrial character – and provide an inspirational design environment.
The faculty features leading Czech architects, as well as equally recognized figures in the field of history, theory and the visual arts. The concept of teaching is based on putting architecture in the context of other disciplines; previously neglected fields such as landscape design, urbanism, public space development or monument conservation are also studied.
The college also promotes the use of architectural models, teamwork, presentation skills, and debate. The study programme is supported by many other activities, international contacts and events. Apart from teaching itself, the ARCHIP team organizes public lectures, tours and summer workshops.
Online admissions are based on a digital portfolio of candidate’s work, including a short motivational letter.
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