Massively out of Focus – the Melaten Car Park / KSG Architekten

© Yohan Zerdoun

Architects: KSG Architekten
Location: , Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Area: 21000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun, Jörg Hempel

Dressage Arena Extension / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Andreas Horsky

Architects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: , Germany
Area: 1655.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andreas Horsky

New Trianel Headquarters / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: Aachen,
Design: Volkwin Marg and Christian Hoffmann with Marek Nowak
Project Management – Competition: Marek Nowak with Olaf Peters
Competition Team: Sebastian Möller, Christoph Salentin, Tobias Unterberg
Project Management – Detailed Design : Tobias Unterberg
Detailed Design Team: Clemens Dost, Irina Stoyanova, Sarah Coenes, Christoph Salentin
Client: Trianel GmbH
Area: 6300.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of gmp architekten

Chemiepraktikum Aachen / Ksg Architekten

© Yohan Zerdoun

Architects: Ksg Architekten
Location: Turmstraße, , Germany
Architect In Charge: kister scheithauer gross architekten, stadtplaner GmbH, Köln
Area: 3,720 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun

Bahnhofplatz Aachen / HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann

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Architects: HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann
Location: Bahnhofplatz, 52064 ,
Area: 8400.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann, Jörg Hempel Photodesign, Kai Kasugai

Archaeological Pavilion / kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Jens Kirchner

Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: Aachen,
Area: 155.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jens Kirchner, Jörg Hempel

Schreber / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen
Location: , Germany
Design Team: Björn Martenson, Sonja Nagel, Jan Theissen
Area: 168 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Aachenmünchener Headquarters / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Jens Kirchner

Architects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: Borngasse, 52064 Aachen,
Project Manager: Stefan Haass, Jascha Klusen
Area: 29050.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jens Kirchner

Hörsaalzentrum / HH+F Architekten

© Peter Hinschläger

Architects: HH+F Architekten
Location: ,
Area: 5550.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Hinschläger

Multi-storey Car Park / JSWD Architekten

© Thomas Lewandowski

Architects: JSWD Architekten
Location: ,
Client: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Area: 8,560 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Lewandowski

Trianel GmbH Corporate Centre / gmp Architekten

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gmp Architekten shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the Trianel GmgH Corporate Centre in , Germany. The new building is located along a major road next to the Tivoli stadium. From 2013 on it is to be built in two phases, the first of which comprises 9,600 square metres of gross floor area and will accommodate 400 members of staff. In the second, optional phase the building can be extended by 4,800 square metres to accommodate a further 200 employees. The building’s sustainability concept merits a silver DGNB certificate. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rethinking Mies: Positions on Modernity in the 21st Century Symposium

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in in 1886. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his birthday, Fenster e.V. and the Department of Theory of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University, will jointly host an international conference.

By determining new, yet sustainable ties between technology and aesthetics, as well as between ideas and artifacts, Mies van der Rohe defined a path leading to architectural modernity. The works of Mies have been documented, published, and displayed in countless exhibitions. As major references they stand apart from the rapid change of attitudes and stylistic preferences.

The Aachen symposium on Mies is not meant to be a hagiographical laudation on the person, the work or its reception. ‘Rethinking Mies’ will rather provide opportunities to understand the essence of Miesian thought and its relation to the modern movement as well as to contemporary practices of architecture. More information on the event after the break.