David Chipperfield to Restore Berlin's Bötzow Brewery

12:00 - 29 December, 2015
© Reindeer Renderings for David Chipperfield Architects
© Reindeer Renderings for David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has revealed plans to transform Berlin's former Bötzow Brewery into a new "public destination." Located near the city's Alexanderplatz, the 24,000-square-meter industrial site was first home to the Bötzow Brewery in 1885, before being severely damaged during World War II. 

With the new masterplan, Chipperfield plans to restore the surviving 19th-century structures and added three new buildings - all centered around a public plaza - to provide space for a brewery, art gallery, restaurants, medical innovation center, boutique hotel and more. Construction is expected to complete in 2019.

Waschhaus / Buero Wagner

22:00 - 25 December, 2015
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© F. Löchner

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Laupheim School Extension / Herrmann + Bosch Architekten

13:00 - 25 December, 2015

Sports Centre in Leonberg / 4a Architekten

09:00 - 19 December, 2015
© David Matthiessen
© David Matthiessen
  • Architects

    4a Architekten
  • Location

    Steinstraße 18, 71229 Leonberg, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Matthias Burkart, Alexander von Salmuth, Ernst Ulrich Tillmanns, Hallstrasse 25, D-70376 Stuttgart
  • Project responsible

    Martin Reimer
  • Project management

    Christian Voermann
  • Team

    Nikola Bothschafter, Swantje Hanussek, Martina Henke, Jelena Koneva
  • Area

    10490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Hamburg Hybrid Housing Competition Announces Winners

08:00 - 19 December, 2015
“We are here to stay” by Gabriele Filippi from Genova, Italy. Image Courtesy of Ctrl+Space
“We are here to stay” by Gabriele Filippi from Genova, Italy. Image Courtesy of Ctrl+Space

Ctrl+Space has announced the winners of their Hamburg Hybrid Housing Competition, which prompted participants to design a mixed-use residential building in the St. Pauli neighbourhood of Hamburg, Germany. Entries were expected to reflect on the typology of the mixed-use building, exploring the set of relationships present with the city, the public, the time of day and the different programmatic areas. See the three winners after the break.

Skaterhall / Herrmann + Bosch Architekten

03:00 - 17 December, 2015
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© Achim Birnbaum

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Family House Sankt Augustin / Graft

05:00 - 16 December, 2015
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© Tobias Hein

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Martin Luther School at Rimbach / GMP

17:00 - 7 December, 2015
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Courtesy of GMP

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Deutsches Architekturmuseum to Curate German Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

14:16 - 7 December, 2015
DAM team Architecture Biennale 2016 (v.l.n.r.): Oliver Elser, Peter Cachola Schmal, Anna Scheuermann. Image © Kirsten Bucher
DAM team Architecture Biennale 2016 (v.l.n.r.): Oliver Elser, Peter Cachola Schmal, Anna Scheuermann. Image © Kirsten Bucher

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has been chosen to represent Germany at Venice Biennale 2016 with the exhibition Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country. The DAM team - including general commissioner and director Peter Cachola Schmal, curator Oliver Elser, and project coordinator Anna Scheuermann - has already begun to collect examples of buildings that are being transformed for refugees and migrants - from large reception centers to refugee-led bicycle workshops. All work will be presented to the public in early 2016 as "an information pool for planners and policy-makers."

German Football Museum / HPP Architects

09:00 - 7 December, 2015
Courtesy of HPP Architects
Courtesy of HPP Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dortmund, Germany
  • Design Team

    Barbara Gries and Guido Kürten together with Melanie Behnke, Tobias Fröhlich, Raimund Holubek, Kun-San Moon, Sebastian Seibold, Raphael Strohmeier, Roland Grube, Yvonne Migura
  • Area

    7700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of HPP Architects

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GRAFT Begins Construction on Lakeside Hotel and Spa in Germany

06:00 - 4 December, 2015
Courtesy of GRAFT
Courtesy of GRAFT

GRAFT has begun construction on its new project, Hotel Bostalsee, a four-star hotel and spa situated lakeside in Saarland, Germany.

Based on the idea of integrating the building with its natural surroundings, the Hotel’s figure has been developed from the local topography, as well as the junction and relationship between the woods and the water.

Exhibition: "Making Life Better" by William Alsop

17:22 - 29 November, 2015
Installation view, ART & SPACE Gallery
Installation view, ART & SPACE Gallery

ART & SPACE Gallery is delighted to present new works by the famous British architect and artist WILLIAM ALSOP for the second time in Munich. You are also cordially invited to attend the lecture by Prof. William Alsop "making life better", organized with the support of the Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer, Technical University of Munich (TUM). The lecture takes place on November 26, 16:45-18:15, room No. 0602, Theresianum, TUM

Aufbau Haus 84 / Barkow Leibinger

15:00 - 27 November, 2015
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© Stefan Müller

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Public Bath / Müntinga + Puy Architekten

02:00 - 26 November, 2015
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© Constantin Meyer

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HENN Architects Wins Competition to Design New Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

14:00 - 21 November, 2015
Courtesy of HENN Architects
Courtesy of HENN Architects

HENN Architects has won the competition to design the new Zalando Headquarters in Berlin. The project will consist of two seven-story buildings, where up to 2,700 employees will occupy 42,000 square meters of office space.

With the new Headquarters, all of the Zalando offices will be brought together, rather than dispersed throughout the city.

Villa K / Paul de Ruiter Architects

13:00 - 14 November, 2015
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© Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt

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Stories - Guillermo Srodek-Hart at Architekturgalerie München

09:05 - 14 November, 2015
Guillermo Srodek-Hart
Guillermo Srodek-Hart

The stunning images in this collection by Argentinian photographer Guillermo Srodek-Hart tell captivating stories of the country’s rural commercial establishments. Located in the rural areas outside of bustling Buenos Aires, the commercial establishments—butcheries, bakeries, bars, repair shops, garages, dry cleaners—depicted in this collection by photographer Guillermo Srodek-Hart appear steeped in history, and are packed with details dripping with color. Throughout the collection hangs an air of abandonment, of time passing, or perhaps stopping. Whether or not that is true, Srodek-Hart has memorialized a culture worlds apart from the city that lies a short distance away. TThe exhibit at Architekturgalerie Munich, supported by Prestel Verlag and Kuckei + Kuckei Galerie Berlin, shows a selction of his works recently published in his book “Stories”, Prestel Verlag, with a foreword by Anne Tucker.

Why NL Architects + BeL's Winning Proposal for Hamburg's St. Pauli Won't Win You Over With Glossy Renders

09:30 - 8 November, 2015
Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects

After the Bolsheviks secured power in Russia in the late 1910s and eventually created the Soviet Union in 1922, one of the first orders of business was a new campaign, Novyi bit (new everyday life), which sought to advance many of the most hallowed causes of their newly minted socialism. The initiative’s great success came from the bold designs of Constructivist artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Lyubov Popova. Using a high-contrast visual language and a combination of words and symbols, the graphics were arresting and comprehensible in a post-tsarist country that was largely illiterate, and became some of the most recognizable examples of twentieth century graphics and political propaganda.

It's hard not to see the connection between the styles of the Constructivists and the unusual graphics created by NL Architects in association with BeL (Bernhardt und Leeser) Sozietät für Architektur BDA for their competition-winning proposal for Hamburg’s St. Pauli neighborhood, consisting of an urban plan of housing and other amenities at the former site of Esso Häuser on the Spielbudenplatz. And, while this stylistic connection may not have been intentionally drawn by the architects - the inspiration for the graphics is not mentioned in the four-page project description - it is oddly appropriate for this particular development.

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