Results of the Academy for Architectural Culture Spring Workshop 2019


The aac spring workshop was focused on the Japanische Palais—the last element in Dresden’s museum landscape that still requires refurbishment. Under the guidance of Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz, the students developed designs that open the building towards Neustadt and the River Elbe, and convert the Japanische Palais into a “working collection” in which the general public is involved in the process of artistic creation. From August 15 the results will be shown in an exhibition in Dresden.

Exhibition Opening
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Exhibition period

15 August – 3 November, 2019

Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday 10am-6pm
Closed on Monday


Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11
01097 Dresden

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Visions for the future.
Japanisches Palais - Results of the aac Spring Workshop 2019

The exhibition presents architectural designs created during the aac Spring Workshop 2019 in Hamburg. The workshop was addressed to students from all over the world and was devoted to the development of diverse future designs for the Japanese Palais in Dresden. The potential of this historic building for architectural visions is demonstrated by the works on display in the Japanese Palais of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden from 15 August to 3 November 2019.








Marion Ackermann
Managing Director of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Stephan Schütz
Partner at gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Henrik Karge und Stefan Hertzig
TU Dresden, Keynote lecture on the history of the Japanisches Palais

Afterwards, there will be music and drinks in the courtyard of the Japanisches Palais.

An exhibition as part of the temporary exhibition "The Invention of the future"
at the Japanese Palais, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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