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MAD and 3XN Among Six Competing for "Porsche Design Tower" in Frankfurt

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
MAD and 3XN Among Six Competing for "Porsche Design Tower" in Frankfurt , Frankfurt's proposed redeveloped downtown with Porsche Design Tower site marked. Image © Tjie Emptyform, Aurelis via Bustler
Frankfurt's proposed redeveloped downtown with Porsche Design Tower site marked. Image © Tjie Emptyform, Aurelis via Bustler

Porsche Design has narrowed down a list of 20 participating teams to six shortlisted firms for an invited competition to design a new luxury residential tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The project, which will be Porsche Design’s debut in European real estate, will include up to 200 apartments, ranging from “Porsche Design suites” to two-story townhouses and luxury penthouses. The teams moving on to the competition’s second round, include: 3XN (Copenhagen), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Italy), MAD (China), Delugan Meissl (Austria), Neutelings Riedijk (Rotterdam) and Neil M. Denari (Los Angeles). 

Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten, Courtesy of gmp architekten
Courtesy of gmp architekten

Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Design Team

    Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Holger Betz and Kristian Spenker
  • Area

    13834.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of gmp architekten

Chipperfield Among Three Shortlisted Schemes Unveiled for Beethoven House of Music

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Chipperfield Among Three Shortlisted Schemes Unveiled for Beethoven House of Music, David Chipperfield Architects. Image Courtesy of Beethoven Festspielhaus
David Chipperfield Architects. Image Courtesy of Beethoven Festspielhaus

In 2020, the world will celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven, and soon after the anniversary of his death. In light of this, a new “world-class” concert hall, a “Festspielhaus”, is being planned for the banks of Beethoven’s beloved Rhine River in his hometown of Bonn, Germany. More than 50 practices were considered in the pulmonary selection process, following a shortlist of ten, and now three final proposals by David Chipperfield Architects, kadawittfeldarchitektur and Valentiny hvp architects have been selected to move on to the competition’s final round. 

“The new Festspielhaus will not only bring Beethoven’s music to life, it will serve as an international “house of music” that brings together diverse genres – from classical to crossover to pop – and attracts music lover of all ages,” stated the competition organizer. 

The privately-funded “Beethovenhalle” is planned for completion in 2019. You can review the top three final designs after the break, alongside the seven other shortlisted proposals - by Zaha Hadid, UNStudio, Snøhetta, and more - they were selected over. 

Extension to the Academy of Fine Arts / Hascher Jehle Architektur

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Extension to the Academy of Fine Arts / Hascher Jehle Architektur, © Svenja Bockhop
© Svenja Bockhop

© Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop +14

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.

Boeselburg Council and Student Housing / Kresings GmbH

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Boeselburg Council and Student Housing / Kresings GmbH, © HG Esch
© HG Esch

© HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boeselager Street 75, 48163 Münster, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Rainer M, Kilian Kresing
  • Design Team

    Stefan Fuchs, Guido Becker, André Pannenbäcker, Jan Tölle
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Alexander Fehre
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg, Germany
  • Corporate Identity

    Carolin Rauen
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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