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The White / NPS Tchoban Voss

05:00 - 21 August, 2016
The White / NPS Tchoban Voss, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stralauer Allee 5, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, nps tchoban voss
  • Project partner

    Philipp Bauer
  • Project leader

    Karsten Waldschmidt (design), Philipp Bauer (planning)
  • Area

    8572.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

GRAFT Designs WAVE, a Green Oasis Along the Berlin Waterfront

14:25 - 19 August, 2016
GRAFT Designs WAVE, a Green Oasis Along the Berlin Waterfront, © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG
© Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG

GRAFT has designed a new residential complex, called WAVE, on a former harbor along the Spree River in Berlin, Germany. Drawing inspiration from the waterfront site, the two L-shaped buildings are situated parallel to the river and facing one another, creating an inner courtyard and providing units with views of the river and “The Molecule Men,” the iconic sculpture by artist Jonathan Borofsky.

© Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG +8

BIGyard / Zanderroth Architekten

05:00 - 16 August, 2016
BIGyard  / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Michael Feser +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Kirka Fietzek, Diana Gunkel, Guido Neubeck, Christian Roth, Konrad Scholz, Lutz Tinius, Sascha Zander
  • Area

    9100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Residential, Office and Hotel Building in Am Zirkus / Eike Becker Architekten

05:00 - 14 August, 2016
Residential, Office and Hotel Building in Am Zirkus / Eike Becker Architekten, © Jens Willebrand
© Jens Willebrand

© Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand +22

Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher Lead List of Speakers at WAF 2016

11:30 - 12 August, 2016
Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher Lead List of Speakers at WAF 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

The program for the 2016 edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has been announced. Being held from November 16-18 at the Arena Berlin, Germany, the festival will feature 3 days and 4 nights of events including conferences, lectures and seminars, architect-led city tours and networking opportunities, as well as live critiques of the 411 projects shortlisted for the 2016 WAF Awards. An all-star list of speakers will include leading architectural figures such as Patrik Schumacher, Ole Scheeren and Peter Cook.

This theme of this year’s festival is “Housing For Everyone.” Inspired by a variety of influences, markedly the condition of displaced communities of political and disaster refugees, lectures will focus on “the growing understanding of how demographics and global urbanization are forcing change; and the imperatives to create shelter at one end of the spectrum, and sufficiency for occupation and investment at the other.”

These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations

14:00 - 21 July, 2016
These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations, © Chris Forsyth
© Chris Forsyth

Photographer Chris Forsyth has released the latest images from his photo series Metro. Having previously gone underground to capture the surreal beauty of Montreal’s metro system, Forsyth traveled to Europe to shoot stations in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. His photographic style portrays the stations in their best light – bright, clean, colorful and completely absent of people.

"Seeing the design strengths of various metro systems, from the hand painted cave-like stations in Stockholm, to the well-lit modern platforms of Munich’s U-Bahn, I really began to feel the how good design can change your day for the better,” says Forsyth. “Whether it be awe-inspiring or simply bright and colorful, I can only imagine how it feels to start your daily commute in one of these metro stations."

Continue after the break for a sampling of Forsyth’s favorite photos from the series.

© Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth +15

Zeller & Moye Wins Competition to Design Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin

12:13 - 4 July, 2016
Zeller & Moye Wins Competition to Design Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin, © Zeller & Moye
© Zeller & Moye

Zeller & Moye, working alongside artist Albert Weis, have been selected to design the new Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin. The competition, initiated by the Protestant Church of Berlin and the Berlin City Administration, asked entrants to design a memorial to Luther in central Berlin at the former Neuer Markt next to the St. Marienkirche—in the same location as a previous memorial to Martin Luther that was constructed in 1895 and destroyed in the Second World War. The brief also required designers to incorporate the existing statue of Martin Luther that survived from the earlier memorial.

In response to this brief, Zeller & Moye has envisaged a memorial based on the mirroring of the 1895 memorial: a negative form of the original plinth is carved into the ground in medium-gray concrete, while the statue of Luther is joined by a second, slightly abstracted replica, cast in aluminium with a mirrored finish.

Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2016

08:30 - 4 July, 2016
Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival have announced the shortlist for their 2016 awards, featuring 343 projects from 58 countries across 32 categories. As the world's largest architectural awards program, the shortlist contains completed and future projects from every corner of the globe.

All finalists will be invited to present their project live at the festival in November at the Arena Berlin in Germany to a "super jury" that will include Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), David Chipperfield, Ole Scheeren, and ArchDaily's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief David Basulto. A winner for each of the awards' 32 categories will be selected. From this, an overarching World Building or Future Project of the Year award will be selected. Tickets for the festival can be booked here.

Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architekten

02:00 - 19 June, 2016
Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architekten, Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects
Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects

Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Heradesign / OFischer communication Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Finckensteinallee, 12205 Berlin, Germany
  • Client

    BBB Infrastruktur
  • Area

    12300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects, Courtesy of Heradesign / OFischer communication

These Striking Photographs Portray Berlin’s Post-War Housing Developments in a New Light

14:00 - 17 June, 2016
These Striking Photographs Portray Berlin’s Post-War Housing Developments in a New Light, © Malte Brandenburg
© Malte Brandenburg

In this series, entitled Stacked, photographer Malte Brandenburg takes a closer look at the architectural merits of Berlin’s post-war housing estates. Captured against a flat blue sky, the images seek to strip away the historical and social burdens carried by the buildings, presenting them instead as pieces of pure architecture.

© Malte Brandenburg © Malte Brandenburg © Malte Brandenburg © Malte Brandenburg +8

Holistic Living / GRAFT

09:00 - 29 May, 2016
Holistic Living  / GRAFT, © Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein

© Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wannsee, 14109 Berlin, Germany
  • Area

    232.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Centre For Contemporary Drawing / Nord Architecture And Exhibition

02:00 - 31 March, 2016
Centre For Contemporary Drawing  / Nord Architecture And Exhibition, © Christoph Rokitta
© Christoph Rokitta

© Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta +20

World Architecture Festival to Move to Berlin After Four Years in Singapore

06:00 - 4 March, 2016
World Architecture Festival to Move to Berlin After Four Years in Singapore

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the largest annual international gathering of architects, is decamping from its four year home in Singapore for Berlin later this year. The annual event, consisting of awards, a conference, and an exhibition, recognizes outstanding projects in a variety of categories, and is attended by over 2,000 visitors from 65 countries. The venue for this year’s festival is the Berlin Arena, a bus terminal designed by Franz Ahrens in 1927 and repurposed as an event space in the 1990s. This is the ninth edition of the festival and the first to occur in Europe since 2011.

Berlin Award 2016: Heimat in der Fremde

10:30 - 22 February, 2016
Berlin Award 2016: Heimat in der Fremde

60 million people the world over have fled their homes. The dimensions of the refugee movement are becoming a major challenge for big cities in particular, where these displaced persons must be accommodated and provided for, given work and integrated into society in large numbers and in a short time. For this reason, it is necessary to quickly create adequate living space and interfaces between this living space and the urban realm in order to facilitate participation in urban life from the outset.

Impact Hub Berlin / Leroux Sichrovsky Architects

09:00 - 20 February, 2016
Impact Hub Berlin / Leroux Sichrovsky Architects, © Anne Deppe
© Anne Deppe

© Anne Deppe © Anne Deppe © Anne Deppe © Anne Deppe +11

Video: Berlin Block Tetris

16:00 - 2 February, 2016

Art director and motion designer Sergej Hein has created an animated parody on the monotony of Soviet high-rise housing in Berlin.

OMA to Renovate Berlin’s Historic KaDeWe Department Store

08:28 - 19 January, 2016
OMA to Renovate Berlin’s Historic KaDeWe Department Store, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA has been selected to renovate Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), a historic department store in Berlin – and the biggest in continental Europe. Its giant size “makes it akin to a city: a three dimensional network of paths, squares, neighbourhoods, activitiies and views unfolding through its large extensions and providing opportunities for commercial, social and cultural encounters,” writes OMA.

To address the size, their design divides the department store into four quadrants, breaking “the original mass into smaller, easily accessible and navigable components.” Each quadrant will target different audiences and act as an independent department store. Learn more about the design after the break.

Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA +16

House M / Peter Ruge Architekten

05:00 - 17 January, 2016
House M / Peter Ruge Architekten, © Ira Efremova
© Ira Efremova
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski, Jan Müllender, Alejandra Pérez Siller
  • Area

    324.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova +16