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The final reviews of the First Year Group take place in the Städelschule Aula on Thursday July 5 from 11:00 to 18:00 and Friday July 6 from 10:00 till 16:30. The first year students show their proposals for a 'Knowledge Pavilion' on the Main River Island across from the Portikus Gallery. The proposals are the summation and 'proof of concept' of the research and experiments that have been undertaken throughout the academic year. In addition to SAC faculty, the jury panel includes Holger Hoffmann (Prof. Wuppertal University and Principal One-Fine-Day Architects), Karola Dierichs (Tutor and Doctoral Candidate, ICD, Stuttgart University), Tobias Schwinn (Research Associate, ICD, Stuttgart University), Sean Ahlquist (Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate, ICD, Stuttgart University) and Oliver Tessmann (Assistant Professor, KTH, Stockholm). The jury panel passes the best five proposals on to a finale for the Günter Bock Prize, to be reviewed on Thursday July 12. The latter review is part of end of year events for the Master Thesis Group at SAC and includes the Dean's Honorary Lecture.
In the afternoon of Thursday July 12, the five best projects from the First Year Group will be reviewed by the End-of-Year Review Panel. The overall review of this group takes place on July 5-6. The five best project are competing for the Günter Bock Prize, which since 2007 and on an annual basis has been awarded the best student in the First year Group. The Günter Bock Prize promotes excellence among the students in SAC’s programme, celebrates high quality research and personal development within the academic context of the school and provides, of course, a financial encouragement and support in what is unavoidably an economically demanding student life.