Posts Tagged ‘Germany’
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: METARAUM Architekten BDA
An Urban Landmark
Respectfully set aside from the train station, the new central bus station (Zentraler Busbahnhof or ZOB) is an addition to the historic station building of Pforzheim. It constitutes a concise urban landmark, giving new form to a formerly barren area east of the station building. The historic style of the latter is now supplemented by a contemporary design: The roof segments’ curved edges are derived from typical radii and loops of vehicle movements and road curves. But not only the design had to fulfil highest demands, also the materials of the ZOB were chosen with regard to stability, weather resistance and most of all formability. Thus a total of 6,500 m2 AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor were used for the exterior ceilings and an exterior wall – as a water- and mould-resistant, robust solution.
Image Courtesy © zooey braun FOTOGRAFIE, Stuttgart
- Architects: METARAUM Architekten BDA
- Project: Central Bus Station (ZOB) Pforzheim
- Location: Bahnhofsplatz 1, 75175 Pforzheim, Germany
- Photography: zooey braun FOTOGRAFIE, Stuttgart
- Client: Municipality of Pforzheim
- Contractor: Jaeger Ausbau GmbH +Co KG Rhein Main
- Consulting: KNAUF AQUAPANEL GmbH
- Material delivery: Bedo Berlin/Metzger Holding GmbH & Co KG
- Base area: 10.000 m2
- Roof area: 5.000 m2
- Building volume: 45.000 m³
- Construction period: 2013 – 2015
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
The project expands the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, built in 1876, and is also meant to be a conceptual renewal. The open configuration of buildings produces a sequence of transitory connecting spaces between the park and urban spaces. Main elements are the glass facade, the gate to the Academy, the inner court, and the studio terraces.
Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba
- Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
- Project: ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Photography: Marcus Buck, Duccio Malagamba
- Client: Freistaat Bayern
- Design Principals: Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky
- Project Partner: Frank Stepper
- Design Architect: Hartmut Hank
- Project Team: Johannes Behrens, Sebastian Denda, Stefan Hochstrasser, Rolf Mattmüller, Mark Myndl, Régis Péan, Markus Pillhofer, Jessica Ramge, Karolin Schmidbaur, Hari Setka (3-D Modell), Egon Türmer, Sepp Weichenberger Model Building: Philip Bley, Michael Gaertner, Bettina Hartung, Anja Passek, Jakob Przybylo, Rafal Paszenda
- Construction Supervision: Letzbor Bau-Engineering GmbH, St. Georgen an der Gussen, Austria
- Project Management: IMP-Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen, Munich, Germany
- Structural Engineering : Planungsgruppe Brachmann, Munich, Germany
- HVAC + Acoustics: Kuzyl und Sander, Munich, Germany / IGT, Unterhaching, Germany
- Gross Floor Area: 9,909 m²
- Usable Floor Area: 5,666 m²
- Start of Construction: 07/2003
- Completion: 10/2005
Friday, November 4th, 2016
Article source: HPP Architects
The Hochschule Ruhr West – University of Applied Sciences in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, in short the HRW, is part of a nationwide development of new universities. With a total of eight buildings and about 62,000 m² of GFA, the university has the dimensions of an autonomous district: four institute buildings, a canteen, a lecture hall and a library as well as a multi-storey car park have been built on the former railway site in the Broich district. The HRW functions not only as a new educational institution, but also as an important component of the urban development concept for the entire university surroundings. For this reason, the various campus buildings reflect the heights and volumes of the surrounding development and the campus itself deliberately opens up towards the quarter and to the adjacent buildings.
Image Courtesy © Christa Lachenmaier
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Article source: SCOPE Architekten
Creativity, flexibility, transparency and innovation – these are key words that are shaping today modern working environments of tomorrow.
Based on these parameters SAP, the largest software company in Germany had Stuttgart based SCOPE architects shape the new Innovation Center in Potsdam 2.0.
In an exposed location on the idyllic Jungfernsee SCOPE built the Innovation Center 2.0 next to the existing SAP building for whose interior design the architects are also responsible.
Image Courtesy © SCOPE Architekten
- Architects: SCOPE Architekten
- Project: Innovation Center 2.0
- Location: Potsdam, Germany
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Article source: Matti Schmalohr DI Architekt BDA DWB
This brick villa in Göttingen classical modernism had on its own sense as a starting point. But in the specific organic expression of “human modernism” by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976). “Second Nature” headlined the retrospective of the work of Alvar Aalto, which showed the Vitra Design Museum in the previous year. Of course arose with the composed a Geländeversprung in north-south orientation Villa in Göttingen no homage to a bygone era architecture. The construction date of the year 2014 and can not be concealed. The parallels are in the atmospheric, in the furnace unit, consistency and love of nature of the draft.
Image Courtesy © Matti Schmalohr DI Architekt BDA DWB
Friday, October 21st, 2016
Article source: CROSS Architecture
Development of a district
Historic buildings in front of Bonn’s main station were demolished as part of the city railway restructuring in the 1970s. The redevelopment of this area, which has only been implemented in part since, still represents a sensitive break in the city fabric between the main station and the old town; as an inner-city problem zone called “Bonner Loch”, it still shapes the first impressions of people arriving by train. After more than 45 years, the “Urban Soul” project now provides the first opportunity to activate the unused potentials of the location with an approach inspired by the spirit of the “genius loci”.
Image Courtesy © rendertaxi
- Architects: CROSS Architecture
- Project: Urban Soul
- Location: Bonn, Germany
- Visualization: rendertaxi
- Project developer: die developer Projektentwicklung GmbH
- Gross floor area: 40,000 m²
- Competition: March 2014
- Start of construction works: May 2017
- Completition planned for: 2019
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Article source: Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)
Competition entry for Berlin’s Museum of 20th Century Art to be located in the Kulturforum district. The project proposes a series of pavilions, public spaces and gardens connected and unified by a greenhouse structure. Serving both a symbolic and functional purpose, our project conceives this public building as a space that one could see through and into, creating a new kind of public space where 20th Century Art’s fascination with the abstract is met with the elements of nature and the figures of the city.
Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)
- Architects: Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)
- Project: 20TH CENTURY ART MUSEUM
- Location: Kulturforum district, Berlin, Germany
- Team: Benjamin Albrecht, Nick Jabs, Claudia Salvarani, Halina Steiner, Parker Sutton.
- Rendering: Javier Galindo
- Collage Drawing: Benjamin Albrecht
- Model Fabrication: Stratasys (Special thanks to Gal Ramot, Anthony Francis, Tom Bonia)
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: Itay Friedman Architects
Reinventing a space, demolishing the old and to approach the clients needs and wishes nowadays always requires a innovative idea.
A box can contain what you place in it, but most importantly can become what you brew of it. From this basic rethinking of the interior shell the Brew Box pad design scheme emerged.
Image Courtesy © Boaz Arad
- Architects: Itay Friedman Architects
- Project: Brew Box Pad
- Location: Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
- Photography: Boaz Arad
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 85 m2
- Completion year: July 2016
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: Carlo Berarducci Architecture
The project for a private urban residence is part of a continuous urban front in the heart of the medieval city of Regensburg in Bavaria.
In the historic medieval city center of Regensburg in Bavaria, the project foresees the reconstruction of a building, part of a traditional continuous urban “quint”.
Image Courtesy © Herbert Stolz
- Architects: Carlo Berarducci Architecture
- Project: Haus Bavaria
- Location: Regensburg, Germany
- Photography: Herbert Stolz
- Civil Engineer: Carlo Zimatore Engineer
- Structural Engineer: Ingenieurburo Dr Lammel
- Environmental Engineer: Elektroplannung Gmbh
- Project Management: Carlo Berarducci, Carlo Zimatore
- Design Team: Marco Folchi, Rossella Lanari, Davide Marchetti, Daniela Pastore
- Main Contractor: Eukia Wohn Und Industriebau Baubetreuungs Gmbh Regensburg
- Building Area: Mq 900
- Project Date: 2006
- Completion Date: December 2011
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: COBE
Over the weekend the competition for the future development of Cologne’s harbour was settled. The mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, announced Danish architects COBE as winner of the competition. The project transforms the old industrial harbour into a lively and sustainable neighbourhood with a huge waterfall and a big public pool as the new landmark. The pool collects rainwater and waste heat from the district and becomes a new attraction in the city.
Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit
- Architects: COBE
- Project: Masterplan for transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne
- Location: Cologne, Germany
- Renderings: Beauty and the Bit
- Client: The City of Cologne and Moderne Stadt
- Engineer: Transsolar
- Water strategy: Atelier Dreiseitl
- Size: 500.000 m2 floor space
- Status: 1st prize in competition in September 2016