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

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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.

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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

Competition: Berlin University Residences (BUR)

08:19 - 10 January, 2016
Competition: Berlin University Residences (BUR)

With a population of 3.4 million inhabitants, Berlin is the largest city in Germany and one of the major enclaves of power and culture in Europe. The division of the city during the Cold War doubled the cultural offer. Two theaters, two philharmonic and two stadiums were built generating a great amount of establishments that after the unification enrich the collective culture. Berlin is the cultural capital of the country by excellence. Despite the atrocities it suffered in the past, the city is known for its religious tolerance and multiculturalism. Today the city coexists exemplarily withdifferent religions and cultures from

COBE Designs Masterplan for New Urban Center in Berlin

06:00 - 7 January, 2016
COBE Designs Masterplan for New Urban Center in Berlin, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Collaborating with Man Made Land, Knippers Helbig and Mafeu Architektur Consulting, COBE Berlin has received 1st prize in an international competition to design Berlin’s “Urbane Mitte am Gleisdreieck,” a master plan located at the gateway to Gleisdreieck Park in Berlin, Germany.

Summer Apartment / Loft Szczecin

05:00 - 31 December, 2015
Summer Apartment / Loft Szczecin, © Karolina Bak
© Karolina Bak

© Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak +25

David Chipperfield to Restore Berlin's Bötzow Brewery

12:00 - 29 December, 2015
David Chipperfield to Restore Berlin's Bötzow Brewery, © 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.

New LEGO® Collection Lets You Recreate Skylines

12:00 - 11 December, 2015
New York City. Image © LEGO®
New York City. Image © LEGO®

Venice, Berlin and New York City are the first to be featured in LEGO®'s new Architecture Skyline Collection. Unlike its single-building series, these new kits will allow you to recreate famous skylines by constructing up to 5 of each city's most iconic buildings. 

New York City's skyline will be represented by the One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Statue of Liberty, and Flatiron Building. Venice will feature the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Campanile, St. Theodore and the Winged Lion of St. Mark, and the Bridge of Sighs. And Berlin's skyline will include the Reichstag, Victory Column, Deutsche Bahn Tower, Berlin TV Tower, and Brandenburg Gate.

Aufbau Haus 84 / Barkow Leibinger

15:00 - 27 November, 2015
Aufbau Haus 84 / Barkow Leibinger, © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Ina Reinecke/ Barkow Leibinger © Stefan Müller © Ina Reinecke/ Barkow Leibinger © Stefan Müller +18

HENN Architects Wins Competition to Design New Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

14:00 - 21 November, 2015
HENN Architects Wins Competition to Design New Zalando Headquarters in Berlin, 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.

Living Levels / nps tchoban voss

03:00 - 6 November, 2015
Living Levels / nps tchoban voss, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mühlenstraße 60, 10243 Berlin, Germany
  • Chief Project Architect

    Philipp Bauer; Karsten Waldschmidt (Project Management, building application)
  • Architects

    Christoph Heimermann, Kenan Ozan, Anja Schroth, Stephan Luda-Scharping
  • Area

    8700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok, MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009

Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren is expanding with the opening of two new offices in Berlin and Bangkok. As its founder, German architect Ole Scheeren says, the expansion will extend the practice's range of work with projects in Europe and North America. "Büro Ole Scheeren’s Berlin studio will act as a European base for work across the western hemisphere, while Büro Ole Scheeren in Bangkok, together with its subsidiary HLS, is charged with the further design development and construction supervision of the MahaNakhon tower, soon to be completed as Thailand’s tallest skyscraper," says the practice. 

AD Classics: New German Parliament, Reichstag / Foster + Partners

05:00 - 2 November, 2015
AD Classics: New German Parliament, Reichstag / Foster + Partners, © Matthew Field, licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons
© Matthew Field, licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons

As Norman Foster describes in his firm’s monograph, Foster 40, “Our transformation of the Reichstag is rooted in four related issues: the Bundestag’s significance as a democratic forum, an understanding of history, a commitment to public accessibility and a vigorous environmental agenda.”[1] Foster’s description sounds straightforward enough, but the process of creating the New German Parliament at the Reichstag was only the latest entry in the long, complex, and contentious history of the building.

Poor But Sexy / Hagar Abiri

02:00 - 2 October, 2015
Poor But Sexy / Hagar Abiri, © Diane Adam
© Diane Adam
  • Architects

  • Location

    Korsörer Str. 20, 10437 Berlin, Germany
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Diane Adam © Diane Adam © Diane Adam © Diane Adam +29