Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Bauakademie is one of the architect’s masterpieces and an important part of classical architecture of Berlin. With the planning of a new academy building as an architectural school and exhibition centre we want both to continue the tradition and take into account the chance for renewal and innovation. Here it is important to find a synthesis of successive constructive systems, without falling into copy. The new project should be able to establish a relation between extreme functional purpose, historical quotation and poetical refinement. The new design of the building of the Bauakademie has to complement the adjacent urban renewal projects in Berlin Mitte.