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2015 Pritzker Prize Winner Frei Otto’s Work in 10 Images

On Tuesday evening the Pritzker Prize jury named Frei Otto as the 40th recipient of the award, making him the second German to receive the award and the first winner to receive it posthumously. Otto was both an architect and a structural engineer, perhaps best known for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium

Video: Frei Otto's German Pavilion at Expo 67

Last night German architect Frei Otto was selected as the 2015 Pritzker Prize Laureate, the second German to win the award and the first to receive the award posthumously. The video above shows the impressive construction process of Otto’s German Pavilion at the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal (although unfortunately without sound).

Mei and Felixx Propose Housing for Postwar Residential Area in Munich

The largest housing association in Munich, GEWOFAG has awarded Mei Architects & Planners and Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners one of three prizes for their proposal to redevelop of a residential area of 340 dwellings around the Ludlstrasse in Munich.

"It is refreshing to see how the Dutch have dealt with this design task," says the jury in regards to the team's community-centric, winning scheme. "The Dutch are one step further in thinking about how neighborhoods should function."

More about their winning entry "Neue Nachbarschaften," after the break.

ADEPT Wins Competition to Design "Small Piece" of Flensburg

ADEPT has won a competition to design a new city gate in the German city of Flensburg along Bahnhofstrasse - a central urban axis leading to the city’s main station. Designed as a “small piece of the city,” the winning proposal adapts itself to the existing typology by combining different types of “facade expressions” that creates a “playful synergy between new and old.”

“The proposal gives us a unique chance to transform and influence our future city at a very high level of quality and creativity - Bahnhofstrasse can really become a real and vibrant piece of city,” says the client.  

Hallenhaus / Observatorium

  • Architects: Observatorium
  • Location: Halde Norddeutschland, 47506 Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer

Explore Alexander Brodsky's Architectural Fantasy at Berlin's Tchoban Foundation

From March 13, Berlin's Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing will showcase the work of acclaimed Russian artist and architect Alexander Brodsky in the eponymous exhibition "Alexander Brodsky. Works." 

Curated by Daria Paramonova, architect and co-curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, the exhibition will feature a collection of Brodsky's new and old work and run until June 5.

Learn more about the exhibition and view selected works on display after the break.

"Architect", Alexander Brodsky (1984). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (1993). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (2014). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Vanishing Points", Alexander Brodsky (1997). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing

Architects to be Given Chance to Design New Bauhaus Museum in Dessau

In celebration of the 100th Bauhaus anniversary, the Foundation Bauhaus Dessau has announced plans to construct a new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau. As part of a competition “preannouncement” published on the museum’s site, an open two-phased international competition will challenge architects to design a museum for the foundation’s “outstanding collection” under the “best possible conservation conditions.” 

Co-promoter of the competition, the City of Dessau-Roßlau is currently searching for possible sites that will allow the Bauhaus Museum Dessau to be integrated into the city's central City Park. It is hoped that the museum and park will “strengthen and complement each other and enrich the location as a cultural centre.”

A breakdown of key competition dates, after the break. 

Bazar Noir / Hidden Fortress

  • Architects: Hidden Fortress
  • Location: Kreuzbergstraße 78, 10965 Berlin, Germany
  • Area: 85.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Hidden Fortress

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St. Gallus Community Centre / netzwerkarchitekten

  • Architects: netzwerkarchitekten
  • Location: Traminer Straße 8, 63322 Rödermark, Germany
  • Area: 420.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jörg Hempel

© Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel

Fichte-Gymnasium Grammar School / netzwerkarchitekten

  • Architects: netzwerkarchitekten
  • Location: Sophienstraße, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jörg Hempel

© Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel

Architecture of Independence - African Modernism

From February 20 the Vitra Design Museum will host "Architecture of Independence - African Modernism," an exhibition curated by architect and author Manuel Herz. Featuring numerous photographic contributions by Iwan Baan, "Architecture of Independence" explores the experimental and futuristic architecture produced in 1960s Central and Sub-Saharan Africa during the region's period of newfound independence.

R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

R50 – cohousing is a joint building venture project in Berlin-Kreuzberg. It was initiated by the architects during the course of a concept-based award procedure for building plots and implemented in close cooperation with the clients. The building proposal is founded on a clear urban design position, robust and precisely detailed architectural design, and both a collective and individual process of occupancy.

Office Building / Blocher Blocher Partners

  • Architects: Blocher Blocher Partners
  • Location: Herdweg 19, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area: 3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners

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Office Mindmatters / PARAT

  • Architects: PARAT
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Andreas Meichsner

© Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner

O25's "Future Logistics Building" Wins Second in Prologis 2030 Competition

OFFICETWENTYFIVEARCHITECTS (O25) has won second prize the Prologis' 2030 Design competition, which challenged participating firms from seven European countries to redefine what logistics buildings may look like in the future. 

O25's proposal utilizes a site similar to characteristic distribution sites, under the assumption that future demands will be closely aligned with current one. With this mentality, the design utilizes a greenfield site within close proximity to major transportation systems, but is not directly in the heart of the urban environment. Due to its semi-rural locality, the goal of the design was to create a functional and efficient distribution system that would not compete with, but rather complement, its surroundings, so unsightly features (storage areas) are located underground. Additional nods to the landscape are made by the integration of green space atop the loading bays.

Exterior view into the loading bay. Image Courtesy of O25 Elevation of the office building. Image Courtesy of O25 Interior view of the loading bay. Image Courtesy of O25 Interior view of the office building. Image Courtesy of O25

Gleisdreieck Park / Atelier LOIDL

  • Architects: Atelier LOIDL
  • Location: Yorckstraße, Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge: Felix Schwarz, Andreas Lipp
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier LOIDL

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