Unit A

Unit A is an undergraduate design studio at the School of Architecture at the University of East London, lead by Carsten Jungfer and Ferndanda Palmieri


Cologne field-trip

field-trip dates:  Fri 14 Nov to Tue 18 Nov

As usual you have to arrange your own return transport for this trip. Book your own tickets.
We are taking the following trains which you can book as one ticket either via Deutsche Bahn or via Eurostar. The entire return journey should cost about £100. Book as soon as you can - as prices only will go up. You don't have to travel on exactly the same trains as us - but to give you an indication of when we get into Cologne and depart.

14 November    London St Pancras to Brussels Midi          06.50-10.07
                                Brussels Midi to Cologne  (with Deutsche Bahn)  10.25 - 12.15

(we know that there is not much time for changing trains - we think we'll be OK as we travel light / small lugguage) Alternatively from the DB trains you can take the Thalis train (different company!) from Brussels to Cologne which gives you a bit more time to change platforms, but arrives a bit later in the afternoon. Which is OK - we want to see one of two small things in central Cologne that afternoon)

18 November    Cologne to Brussels Midi                              15.43 - 17.35
                         Brussels Midi to London St Pancras             18.56 - 19.57

You may decide to stay a bit longer afterwards by yourself, if you want. There won't be a tutorial on Fri 21 Nov as those days are used for the trip.

Remember that you are responsible to check your personal VISA requirements, depending on your passport. In case you need a visa - sort this ASAP - as this may take time. You will travel through BELGIUM and into GERMANY.  


We are in the process to make a reservation for all of us in the local youth-hostel in Cologne.
It will cost about 25€ per night / person - approx 100€ for the 4 nights. Rooms will be dormitories and with boys and girls in separate rooms. what else!

We will put up a list in the studio for the accommodation booking / reservation - which you should put you name down if you want to stay in the hostel. So far we know. More precise info to follow on the hostel.

You may also organise and sleep elsewhere. However we like the idea of all of us staying in the same place (we have always done it that way)  - as we are also planning to do a few seminars / drawing workshops at the end of the day. So it's handy.

Things we will see / draft itinerary Cologne:

Cologne Cathedral + Gerhard Richter window

Domplatte (City Reconstruction / Infrastructure), Schwarz

Kolumba Museum, Peter Zumthor / G Böhm

Museum for Applied Arts, 1957 by Rudolf Schwarz

Bensberg City Hall, G Böhm

Gürzenich, Rudolf Schwarz

Wallraf-Richard Museum, OM Ungers

OM Ungers Houses 1 and 2

Outside Cologne:

Wuppertal Schwebebahn

Essen: Zeche Zollverein / OMA + others

Bruder Klaus Kapelle, P Zumthor

Neviges Church, G Böhm