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Deutsche Post Towers Wins CTBUH 10 Year Award

00:00 - 7 November, 2014
Deutsche Post Towers Wins CTBUH 10 Year Award , © Jahn
© Jahn

Deutsche Post Towers in Bonn Germany has received the 10 Year Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Completed in 2002 and designed by Murphy/Jahn, Post Tower was a leader in introducing high performance design elements to create a more efficient and pleasant office environment, and has now been recognized by this unique award which rewards proven value and performance in a tall building over a period of 10 years since its completion, and offers a valuable look at the life of buildings long after the initial designs are realized. Read on after the break to learn more about the winning building.

Monohaus / Zanderroth Architekten

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Monohaus / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges +13

Movet Office Loft Interior Design / Studio Alexander Fehre

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Movet Office Loft Interior Design / Studio Alexander Fehre, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stuttgarter Straße 11, 73614 Schorndorf, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Fehre
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +12

Villa S / Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
Villa S / Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA, © Felix Krumbholz Photography
© Felix Krumbholz Photography

© Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography +28

Messe Frankfurt – Tor Nord / Ingo Schrader Architekt

01:00 - 1 November, 2014
Messe Frankfurt – Tor Nord / Ingo Schrader Architekt, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

Courtesy of Ingo Schrader © Christian Richters Courtesy of Ingo Schrader © Christian Richters +19

Munich Botanical Garden Entrance Building / Kunze Seeholzer

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Munich Botanical Garden Entrance Building / Kunze Seeholzer, © Jann Averwerser
© Jann Averwerser

© Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Herbert Stolz +20

Video: Bach Comes to Life within the Walls of Peter Zumthor's Bruder Klaus Field Chapel

00:00 - 28 October, 2014

Take a moment to enjoy German-Korean musician Isang Enders play Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 within the sacred, charred interior of Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Field Chapel.

The Hedonist / Nuno Pimenta + Frederico Martins

01:00 - 26 October, 2014
The Hedonist / Nuno Pimenta + Frederico Martins, © Nuno Pimenta
© Nuno Pimenta
  • Architects

  • Location

    Neckarspitze, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
  • Authors

    Nuno Pimenta, Frederico Martins
  • Project Team

    Frederico Martins, Miguel C. Tavares, Nuno Pimenta, Ricardo Leal, Rui M. Vieira
  • Project Area

    14.4 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Nuno Pimenta © Nuno Pimenta © Nuno Pimenta © Nuno Pimenta +12

8,000 Illuminated Balloons to Mark 9-Mile Stretch of Berlin Wall

00:00 - 16 October, 2014
8,000 Illuminated Balloons to Mark 9-Mile Stretch of Berlin Wall, Lichtgrenze (rendering) via the Chicago Tribune
Lichtgrenze (rendering) via the Chicago Tribune

25 years ago on November 9, East German protesters torn down the Berlin Wall. To commemorate this moment, the German capital plans to line the wall’s original 9-mile stretch with 8,000 illuminated, white balloons. The installation, named lichtgrenze or “light frontier,” will be open November 7. On the 9th, the balloons will be simultaneously released into the air to music provided by the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra. 

MVRDV Selected to Design "Hafenspitze" Office Towers in Mainz

00:00 - 15 October, 2014
MVRDV Selected to Design "Hafenspitze" Office Towers in Mainz, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV, together with Munich-based morePlatz, have been selected among seven teams in an international competition to design two office buildings in Mainz, Germany. The five- and eleven-story “Hafenspitze” structures are expected to spearhead the transformation of the former Zollhafen industrial harbor, which plans to become a new mixed-use city quarter over the coming decades. 

More about the towers' design, after the break.

Video: Jan Wurm and Lukas Verlage Discuss Arup’s “Solarleaf”

00:00 - 15 October, 2014

In this video from Zumtobel Group, Jan Wurm of Arup Deutschland GmbH and Lukas Verlage, CEO of Colt International GmbH, discuss the unique technological developments in “Solarleaf,” which recently won first prize in the Zumtobel Group Award’s Applied Innovations category. In addition to functioning as an effective shading system, this façade system uses solar panels to produce energy from algae to provide a new source of sustainable energy.

Kleinerdrei / PARAT

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Kleinerdrei / PARAT, © mfruscella & dmanduzio
© mfruscella & dmanduzio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg, Germany
  • Corporate Identity

    Carolin Rauen
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio +14

ESO Headquarters Extension / Auer Weber Assoziierte

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
ESO Headquarters Extension / Auer Weber Assoziierte, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti +30

House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten

01:00 - 5 October, 2014
House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten, Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten
Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten

Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten +29

Black Forest / Stocker Dewes Architekten

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Black Forest / Stocker Dewes Architekten, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +13

Apartments Charlotte / Michels Architekturbüro

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Apartments Charlotte / Michels Architekturbüro, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +15

Rock on a Slope / Unterlandstättner Architekten

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
© Michael Heinrich
© Michael Heinrich

© Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich +19

Kindergarten and Day Care Center “Kunterbunt” / Ecker Architekten

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Kindergarten and Day Care Center “Kunterbunt” / Ecker Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +46