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saai | Südwestdeutsches Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurbau

76131 Karlsruhe / Germany
Kaiserstraße 8
Tel.: +49 721 608-44376
Fax: +49 721 608-46152
E-Mail: mail∂saai kit edu


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With public transportation or by car from direction Stuttgart, Frankfurt/Basel or Ludwigshafen. Description

Press reports

Archive sind wie 'Veilchen im Moose', denn sie wachsen und blühen im Verborgenen. Weiter

Immense Materialien sind im saai untergebracht, ... und die Zahl der internationalen Anfragen bestätigt, welch wichtige Rolle Karlsruhe inzwischen bei der Aufarbeitung der jüngeren Baugeschichte spielt. Weiter

In einer hervorragenden, so sorgfältigen wie klar gegliederten Präsentation, (...), fächert sie (die Ausstellung) Leonhardts Lebenswerk in acht Kapiteln auf. Weiter

Welcome to saai

The saai collects, archives, and preserves the material of significant architects, engineers, architectural historians, photographers, as well as landscape and interior designers, active in south-western Germany and worldwide.
The collection's main focus is the 20th century. Besides studying its collection, the saai is committed to support scholars in their ongoing projects.
Through its own publications and exhibitions, the centre fulfills its commitments to the culture of building and cultural history.



Frei Otto exhibition 2016/2017

Frei Otto (1925-2015) is among the most famous and ground-breaking german architects of the 20th century and an essential character of the building culture of the state of Baden-Württemberg. In march 2015 he was honoured with the Pritzker Prize, the "Nobel Prize" in architecture, the supreme distinction worldwide. On the occasion of this the saai organizes in collaboration with the Wüstenrot Stiftung and the ZKM the broadest Frei Otto exhibition all-time - from november 5th 2016 to march 12th 2017.

Archive closed from august to october

From august 1st to october 31st the saai will be closed. Visits are not possible over this period of time just as your requests will not be responded before november. Therefore please arrange pressing concerns still in july.