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CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin / NPS Tchoban Voss

  • Architects: NPS Tchoban Voss
  • Location: Stralauer Allee 4, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA
  • Project Manager And Partner: Philipp Bauer (service stage 1-2: Axel Binder)
  • Design Team: Christoph Heimermann, Anissa Landgraf, Kenan Ozan
  • Area: 10263.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Claus Graubner

© Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner

Blue Office Bochum / SSP SchürmannSpannel

© Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Jörg Hempel Photodesign

Textilmacher / tillicharchitektur

© Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis

Early Excellence Centre Munich / Boesel Benkert Hohberg Architekten

© Henning Koepke
© Henning Koepke
  • Architects: Boesel Benkert Hohberg Architekten
  • Location: Heinrich-Böll-Straße 133, 81829 Munich, Germany
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Henning Koepke

© Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke

Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff

  • Architects: Ackermann+Raff
  • Location: Friedrich-Dessauer-Straße, 60438 Frankfurt, Germany
  • Area: 18725.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Thomas Herrmann

© Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann

The Factory Berlin / Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture

  • Architects: Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Project Team: Corentin Héraud, Eric Wolfgang Eisenhut, Sarina Giffhorn, Minho Park, Roma Gadomska-Miles, Martino Pacchetti, Cameron Halls, Roberta D'Alessandro, Julian Breinersdorfer, Rekha Barry
  • Area: 10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher

EK3 / bob-architektur

© Nikolay Kazakov © Nikolay Kazakov © Nikolay Kazakov © Nikolay Kazakov

Festival Hall ’Neckarallee’ in Neckartailfingen / Ackermann+Raff

© Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann

A Photographic Journey Through Zollverein: Post-Industrial Landscape Turned Machine-Age Playground

Derelict urban landscapes and abandoned spaces have always attracted adventurous explorers, searching for a peek into the world of a fallen industrial dystopia. That desire can be fulfilled by a visit to the Zollverein complex in Essen, Germany: once Europe’s largest coal mine, Zeche Zollverein was transformed over 25 years into an architectural paradise. Contributions by Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster and SANAA are included in the 100-hectare park; overwhelming in its complexity, the estate includes rusty pipes, colossal coal ovens and tall chimneys, inviting over 500,000 people per day to gain an insight into the golden age of European heavy-industry.

Join us for a photographic journey through this machine-age playground, after the break…

The Reflective Water Tank at the Coking Factory. Image © Gili Merin The Zollverein School of Management and Design by SANAA. Image © Gili Merin © Gili Merin © Thomas Mayer_Archive

Hangar XS / Ecker Architekten

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González

No Wódka / KONTENT

  • Architects: KONTENT
  • Location: Pappelallee 10, 10437 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: Monika Ryszka, Marcin Giemza
  • Area: 86.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Zajaczkowski Photography

© Zajaczkowski Photography © Zajaczkowski Photography © Zajaczkowski Photography © Zajaczkowski Photography

"Bungalow Germania" - Germany's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

Germany's contribution to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale scrutinizes the architecture of representation, its crisis, and potential cessation. Aside from the universal ambition of modernism to break with the past, Germany has undergone a number of decisive political and societal breaks during the last hundred years. Through the question of how the nation "(re)builds and represents itself through architecture, we are able to discuss the friction between national identity and architecture expression—however, architecture is not only a mirror to ideology, but a constituting reality and societal context."

Techstyle Haus: An 800 Square Foot Fabric House That Uses 90% Less Energy

The Rhode Island School Of Design, Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany collaborated on a passive "fabric" house for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe (which just wrapped up this month - see the winners here). In the following article, originally published on Metropolis MagazineMartin Pedersen reviews the remarkable house.

This summer’s 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe is well underway in France, where a solar-powered village of twenty sustainable homes designed and built by college students from all over the country, has emerged on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. Students from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany, have teamed up for Techstyle Haus, an 800-square-foot house that’s not only a model of energy efficiency but an elegant piece of design as well.  

Learning Centre Biberach / Lanz Schwager Architekten

  • Architects: Lanz Schwager Architekten
  • Location: Wilhelm-Leger-Straße 2, 88400 Biberach, Germany
  • Team Competition : Sebastian Braun, Petra Martin, 
Johannes Oelschläger, Jan Voswinckel
  • Team: Sara Hampe, Götz Förg, Sebastian Frerichs, 
 Andreas Kimling, Parthena Sachanidou, Helmuth Sperbe
  • Area: 15363.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Barbara Schwager, Konstanz

© Barbara Schwager, Konstanz © Barbara Schwager, Konstanz © Barbara Schwager, Konstanz © Barbara Schwager, Konstanz

Building in the Metropolis MX - Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

From Architecture Forum Aedes. The exhibition "Building in the Metropolis MX" presents selected works from the Mexican studio Gaeta-Springall Architects. In their working process right through to realisation, architectural elements such as form, material and function serve a larger and more complex system: the City. Julio Gaeta, Luby Springall and their team take great care over designing the envelope in order to generate possible interactions through the porosity of the exterior skin. Here they set particular store by intelligent systems and technologies as the longevity and durability of the building lies in its efficiency and sustainability. Gaeta-Springall Architects dedicate themselves to space as an entirety, which they see as the “true stage of life”. For them, "Building in the Metropolis MX" means the linking of architectural, urban and social elements. It is here that they see their everyday work. After curating this year’s Mexican pavilion “Condemned to be modern” at the Venice Biennale, the presentation at Aedes is the second exhibition in Europe for Gaeta-Springall architects, already highly regarded in their home country. 

Mensa Waldcampus / andreas gehrke . architekt

  • Architects: andreas gehrke . architekt
  • Location: Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (Waldcampus), Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany
  • Area: 1710.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ulrich ​Schwarz

© Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz