Berliner Schloss – Generating Alternative Futures, Y5, Tutors: Prof. Laura Allen, Prof. Mark Smout Association-based façade update for Berliner Schloss; 1:25 model for a contemporary Cast Court Exhibition. Built in the 15th century but heavily bombed in WWII, the castle has been demolished in 1950 by DDR authorities and replaced by the new ‘Palace of the Republic’. Now, 20 years after the reunification of Germany, the Berliner Schloss will be ‘authentically’ rebuilt by 2019. Using Google algorithms, multiple alternative futures for a new façade have been generated, based on the capacity of artificial intelligence fed by human knowledge. The result is a free association façade that challenges the preservation method of exact copying, in favour of contemporary iterations.