Brunnenstrasse 9 / Brandlhuber

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Architects: Brandlhuber
Location: Brunnenstraße 9, 10119 ,
Project Architect: Thomas Banek, Silvia Farris, Christian Geisser, Tobias Hönig, Andrjana Ivanda, Katharina Janowski, Chrissie Muhr, Jan Winterstein
Area: 1353.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Nathan Willock, Michael Reisch, Courtesy of Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre / Max Dudler

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Architects: Max Dudler
Location: , Germany
Area: 37460.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Stefan Müller

New Central Library in Berlin Winning Proposal / MARS Architekten

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The proposal for the New Central Library in Berlin by MARS Architekten is a social and cultural centre for Tempelhof’s new quarter. In collaboration with urban designers UBERBAU Architecture & Urbanism and landscape architects TH Treibhaus Berlin & Lavaland, their design was chosen as one of eight winning entrants. Their project focuses upon achieving an immense and complex building that offers a large amount of varying interior spaces in combination with a strong exterior form serving as a public landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Motion Matters’ Exhibition / UNStudio

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Currently on view until July 4th at the Aedes Gallery in , UNStudio‘s ‘Motion Matters’ Exhibition presents ten of ’s milestone projects, in addition to conveying their perspective on 25 years of architectural production, their current approach to architectural practice and the wider discourse that determines design challenges today. For many years has been investigating  the potential of the temporary installation as an experimental testing ground for manifold architectural concerns and  it is these investigations that form the basis of their exhibit. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Restaurant Tour Total / Leyk Wollenberg Architects

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Location: Jean-Monnet-Straße 2, , Germany
Architect In Charge: Leyk Wollenberg Architects
Design Team: Dietmar Leyk, Petra Wollenberg with Inken Blum, Florian Spaelty, André Rossmann
Area: 320 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: diephotodesigner.de

Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing / SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov

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Architects: SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
Location: Christinenstraße 18, 10119 , Germany
Architects In Charge: Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov
Planning, Project Management: nps tchoban voss GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
Project Team: Philipp Bauer, Nadja Fedorova, Katja Fuks, Ulrike Graefenhain, Dirk Kollendt
Area: 498.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Patricia Parinejad

Artis Headquarters / Roswag Architekten

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Architects: Roswag Architekten
Location: Schwiebusser Straße, , Germany
Architect In Charge: Eike Roswag
Project Leader: Jan Schreiber
Planning: Maria Scheicher, Oriol Domínguez Martínez
Area: 1978.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daniela Friebel

New Central Library in Berlin Winning Proposal / Envés Arquitectos

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Designed by Envés Arquitectos, their proposal for the New Central Library in was named as one of the winners of the competition, which is conceived as an open, public, free and comfortable meeting place; summing up, an urban lobby. This flexible place is able to interact with a changing user (from a kid to an ancient), but simultaneously ensures the area’s accessibility and right usage. The library also aims to become an activity catalyst, a landmark to be perceived from far away. More images and architects’ description after the break.

50Hertz Headquarters Winning Proposal / LOVE

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Designed by LOVE architecture and urbanism, the main goal of their winning proposal for the 50Hertz Headquarters in was to develop an innovative, transparent, open headquarters for the company that above all flows from inside to outside. The focus became to create flexible,versatile, and unique working environments, which are traversed by spacious outdoor spaces in the form of terraces, balconies and atriums. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Central Library of Berlin Winning Proposal / FAR frohn&rojas

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Mediating between iconic metaform and the human scale, this proposal by FAR frohn&rojas is one of the winners of the architectural competition for the new central library of the state of at the airfield of the former Tempelhof Airport in . By twisting a three dimensional grid from horizontal to vertical, the three key urban drivers of the site – the runway, the motorway and the former airport building – are resolved. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Living on Kunstcampus Winning Proposal / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

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Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten was recently announced as the first prize winner for their proposal in the Living on Kunstcampus competition. Situated in the heart of , on the estate of the Hamburger Bahnhof, a new quarter will be created there, including the dominant urban planning element called the “Kunstkubus”. A lengthy building with a faceted surface gives the residential area its own urban planning presence. All apartments radiate spaciousness, and can be freely partitioned and enter into a relationship with the city through large loggias, or so-called “green rooms”. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Townhouse Oberwall / Apool Architects

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Architects: Apool Architects
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architect In Charge: Dominik Franz, Jesper Reinholt
Area: 539 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Apool Architects

AIV-Schinkel-Wettbewerb Competition Winning Proposal / David Weclawowicz + Dagmara Sietko- Sierkiewicz

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The architecture student team collaboration of Dagmara Sietko- Sierkiewicz and David Weclawowicz of the Wroclaw University of Technology shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the AIV Schinkel- Wettbewerb 2013 competition. With this year’s topic of “TXL transformation”, their challenge was to develop a quarter made from a new typology of hybrid-buildings, containing a manufacture (production hall), flats and retail services after closing the airport Tegel in the year 2014. This winning concept focuses on using the production facilities after hours as a leisure destination. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Covus / sbp

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Interior Designers: sbp
Location: , Germany
Client: Covus Central GmbH, Berlin
Area: 1,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Karsten Knocke

‘THE:SQUARE³’ Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Moritz Gruppe + LAVA

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Conceived by visionary developer Moritz Gruppe and designed by internationally acclaimed architects, LAVA, the three towers of gold, silver, and bronze and three diagonal shaped city blocks make up THE:SQUARE³, a new mixed use development inspired by sport that revitalizes a unique urban quarter in . With the theme, ‘Life, Nature, Sports’, their mixed-use concept is perfectly adapted and related to the nearby environment and reflects the local centre of excellence for high-performance sport, promotes local, national and global sports, generating positive social, health and economic benefits to the area. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Multi-Functional Headquarters of Edel AG Competition Entry / Barcode Architects & Habiter Autrement

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Designed by Barcode Architects & Habiter Autrement, their proposal for the multi-functional headquarters of Edel AG in contains a strong mix of program with public functions as an art gallery, café, bookshop and auditorium, versus private functions as the 3000m2 offices for Edel AG and the exclusive penthouses. The 7-storey building is located on the Spandaur Schiffahrts Kanal and will be in the future together with the opposite museum of modern art “Hamburger Bahnhof” and the “Flick Art collection” an important link in the development of the KunstCampus. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Culture:City’ Exhibition

Inner-City Arts, Los Angeles, 2008. Community centre / art school. Architect: Michael Maltzan Architecture. Photo: Iwan Baan; Centre Pompidou Mobile, France. Architects: Patrick Bouchain and Loïc Julienne. Photo: Loïc Julienne

Taking place March 14-May 26, the ‘Culture:City’ exhibition encourages us to think consistently about the future of our cities from this perspective. Curated by Matthias Sauerbruch for the Akademie der Künste, the exhibit takes a critical eye to the relationship between architecture and the social reality of the 21st century and shows the impact of art and culture on cities and architecture. Art and culture have in many ways become key motors of innovative and successful urban design and planning, without which the world’s metropoles would no longer be worthy of the name. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Crematorium Baumschulenweg / Shultes Frank Architeckten

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Architects: Shultes Frank Architeckten
Location: Berlin,
Architect In Charge: Axel Schultes Architekten, Frank Schultes Witt
Design: Axel Schultes, Charlotte Frank
Project Management: Margret Kister, Christoph Witt
Collaborators: Daniela Andresen, Bob Choeff, Patrick Dierks, Christian Helfrich, Andreas Schuldes, Till Waninger
Area: 9,339 sqm
Photographs: Mattias Hamrén