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NewsNews • 18 Nov 2021

Roche Multifunctional Workspace presents a compelling transition of industrial space to a human-centred workplace

A simple cube built from prefabricated, locally sourced concrete elements, Roche Multifunctional Workspace by Christ & Gantenbein demonstrates how the company culture has transitioned from functional industrial space to a human-centred workplace that places interaction and teamwork within a rational and industrial framework.  Walter Mair Located on a campus site in Genzach-Whylen, Germany, the new building responds to its context and its interstitial spaces with a series of plazas and a highly rational architectural vocabulary. Evoking an ‘industrial palazzo’ the façade comprises horizontal bands of aluminium panels, mullions, and ribbon windows that permit multiple visual connections.  Walter Mair... More

Project • By Delugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsOffices

Sparkasse Bremen

DMAA’s design for the new headquarters of Sparkasse Bremen emerged from an invited competition for the development of a site, which is close to Bremen University – at the junction between Universitätsallee and the motorway access road – and offered few clues to designers regarding the shaping of the urban context and the building morphology. Piet Niemann The seemingly reserved, standalone building volume defines the location through the inviting gesture of its transparent base, which opens to its surroundings on three sides in the form of full-height glazing. The building makes a major contribution to the improvement of the adjacent open spaces as well as becoming an urban meeting place in itself, thanks to its... More

NewsNews • 24 Sep 2021

MKM Museum extension by Herzog & de Meuron blends with existing Küppersmühle grain mill

The MKM Museum extension has a long history in the making. The grain mill, originally from 1860 with the current buildings dating back to 1908, turned into a museum in 1999. The museum houses the Ströher Collection, which is one of most extensive private collections of German post-war art to date. Simon Menges Herzog & de Meuron were involved from the start and designed an extension that was supposed to be erected on top of the silo towers in 2008. Faulty work by the steel-working company and subsequent bankruptcy resulted in the project being abandoned. Simon Menges In 2013 with the Ströher family as new clients, Herzog & de Meuron set aside the original idea of an illuminated cube balanced on the silo towers... More

Project • By Delugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsOffices

NEUmarkt Bielefeld

Department stores, once the „cathedrals of retail“, have become problematic urban zones due to the rapidly increasing volume of online retail. As an alternative to the monoliths that were mostly built in the 60s to 80s of the last century, new concepts with small-scale structures are needed that allow the broadest possible mix of flexible uses in addition to traditional retail and give the ideal of urban diversity a contemporary form.In place of the former Karstadt building, the NEUmarkt Bielefeld project proposes an ensemble of 4 differently formed structures grouped around a covered market place. The open arcades, oriented towards the market place, provide a zoned and well-tempered transition between the areas of public use an... More

Project • By Delugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsOffices

Quartier am Rotweg

A Quarter Sets its Course for the FutureGuiding Principle – Diversity:Entries to competitions that form part of IBA 27 should combine high architectural quality, experimental building methods and social and ecological aspects.This concept envisages a dynamic, socially-mixed urban quarter that offers high-quality design to a range of user groups while retaining the existing trees.The design seeks to create a transition between the area of small-scale detached houses to the north and the large-scale, high-rise development to the south, while combining these two typologies with the help of an esplanade that crosses the district from east to west.The urban quality of this esplanade enables it to act as both the entrance to the quarter and... More

Project • By Delugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsOffices

Kellogg´s Bremen

The „Überseestadt“ in Bremen is one of Europe’s largest urban development projects with 300 hectares of land and one of its outstanding port regeneration projects. Within the area there is the peninsula „Überseeinsel“, bordered by the Europahafen to the north-east, the River Weser to the south-west and the former Kellogg operating area to the south-east - a new urban quater offering room for commercial development, new education infrastructure, leisure activities and attractive public spaces in a wonderful setting right on the waterfront.The area used formerly by Kellogg’s is centraly located in close proximity to Bremen’s city centre and has created a significant amount of potential... More

Project • By JansenOffices


The engine shed dates back to the early days of Mannheim’s railway history. Following careful restoration, additional windows, doors and fixed glazings made from heat-insulating steel profiles were installed for contemporary comfort. To produce the crucial heat-insulated building envelope, a second structure consisting of the thermally separated Janisol steel profile systems (double leaf doors as door openings with fixed side sections and skylights) and Janisol Primo (window openings) were positioned in front of each of the door and window openings. The elongated skylight in the ridge area, which covers around 45 metres and is three metres wide on each side, was a pre-existing feature and has now been replaced by a heat-insulated stru... More

Project • By JansenOffices


Brügge Haus in Hamburg has completed its transformation from traditional Kontorhaus to in-demand office location. And it is not only popular because of its prominent position in the heart of the old town. According to the architects, the narrow profile faces, which result in only slightly different face widths even between fixed glazing and mullion formations, were crucial here. “We have also added a steel bar to further break up the face widths from the outside,” says Christoph Kruse from GRS Reimer Architekten, explaining the special construction made using the Janisol Arte 2.0 steel profile system. “This makes the window seem even more slender.” The profiles were powder-coated in anthracite at the request of... More

Project • By Newfloor S.r.lBars

Brasserie Offendurg

The restyling of a building always involves very difficult and accurate choices, especially when dealing with buildings that are part of the history of a country. This is the case with a bar in Offenburg, Germany. The peculiarity of the location is its historicity: the walls of the room are parts of the historic walls built between 500 and 780 years ago with the aim of defending the ring of the city. The renovation works involved the dismantling of 385,000 kg of water and heating conduits installed on the ceiling. The installation of 180 square meters of raised floor allowed to create a 34 cm plenum to house the conduits and the electrical cables. For the realization of the room, 500 panels G30HAK were used: 30 mm calcium sulphate of siz... More

Project • By JansenCommunity Centres

Evangelische Johanneskirche

As part of a fundamental restructure, the parish hall was demolished and the facilities previously housed there integrated into the church itself. The windows, which were previously just two-and-a-half meters tall, now extend to the floor, allowing maximum daylight incidence; the eight-metre glazings were implemented using Jansen’s Janisol thermally separated steel profile system. To allow more light into the interior, the windows, which were originally two-and-a-half metres tall, were extended so that they now over eight metres from floor to ceiling. More

NewsNews • 10 Nov 2020

gmp completes the Willy Brandt Airport at Berlin Brandenburg

The multifaceted project consists of a large passenger terminal, maintenance and cargo areas, and ‘Airport City’ – a cohesive open urban space in the centre of parallel takeoff and landing runways modeled on the traditional Brandenburg landscape. Together, these elements form an architectural and functional unit aligned along an overall axial format. The design goal was to create a building with its own succinct identity whilst simultaneously uniting disparate parts into one harmonious structural layout.  Marcus Bredt Functionally, the airport is an international air hub which will see up to 27 million passengers transiting per annum.  The architects used an urban design concept to drive the project, ensuri... More

Project • By MASK ArchitectsExhibitions

Leaf and Bean Coffee Co Pavilion

Named Leaf and Bean Co Pavilion use innovative, sustainable, and contemporary approaches to integrate nature with architecture. Through the utilization of local wood, the structure’s material pallette percolates with its background, and implement sustainable production strategies. This pavilion will feature mainly coffee shop, semi-open library, recreational areas on both the ground and terrace floor levels and host an event which was sourced from the town. By wandering in the forest, visitors not only discover co-creation programs but also meet with the people involved with the project and explore their creative process.’The dynamic architecture and structure of the pavilion integrate a semi-opened ground floor and exhibitions... More

NewsNews • 23 Jul 2020

MVRDV celebrates opening of its Berlin office with MVRDV Haus Berlin exhibition

 Ahead of the opening of their new Berlin office in September, MVRDV has launched a new exhibition at the Architektur Galerie Berlin, celebrating almost 30 years’ worth of work in Germany. The walls of MVRDV Haus Berlin form a densely packed archive that shows off both current and past German projects by MVRDV – including unseen projects from our past and newly-revealed future projects. At the same time, a team of MVRDV’s architects working on German projects transforms part of the exhibition into a ‘working office’ that gives visitors an insight into MVRDV’s working methods. © Jan Bitter MVRDV’s relationship with Germany began in their very first project, the Europan 1991 winner Ber... More

NewsNews • 3 Jul 2020

Second phase of Carmen Würth Forum by David Chipperfield completes flexible conference area and art museum

In 2017 the first phase of the Carmen Würth Forum opened in Künzelsau, southern Germany, with a Chamber music hall and an event hall designed by David Chipperfield Architects. Now Chipperfield Architects completes the second phase that contains a flexible conference center and an art museum in recognizable Chipperfield fashion. A minimal concrete box with clean lines and contemplative spaces. © Simon Menges “This second construction phase will mark the completion of the Carmen Würth Forum, fulfilling Reinhold Würth’s vision to create a gathering place for the employees of Würth and the wider community beyond. It symbolises the connection between a place of work, its community and the surroun... More

Project • By KODD BUREAUOffices


This is a fashion branding agency office. It is located in Berlin, in popular Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg, in the new complex Puhlmannhof. The main idea is to create a space not only for serious work, but also for a place with friendly warm and home atmosphere. We created the space is divided into several zones, but visually the interior seems whole and single. We tried to evoke feelings in this space through simple primitive forms. And probable it worked. The place is very simple and straightforward. Structurally the plan of this space is divided into volumes, there is a straight line that is divided into segments (volumes). On the right at the entrance there is a wardrobe with a hidden door with wc. Also nearby is a kitchen behin... More