In Progress: Schwäbischer Verlag / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Karlstraße 20, 88212 Ravensburg,
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier
Area: 0.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Childminders Centre (Haus der Tagesmütter) in Selb / TallerDE2 Arquitectos + Gutiérrez-delafuente Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda

Architects: TallerDE2 Arquitectos + Gutiérrez-delafuente Arquitectos
Location: , Germany
Area: 510.3 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Alda 

Ecumenical Forum HafenCity / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Shanghaiallee 12, 20457 ,
Architect In Charge: Wolfgang Lorch, Andrea Wandel Prof.
Project Manager: Florian Gotze
Collaborators: Dirk Lang, Bruno Di Franco, Kimberly Rubert, Nikolaus Hirsch, Andreas Schmalz, John Vogt
Area: 0.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Wandel Hoefer + Lorch

Studio House / fabi architekten bda

© Herbert Stolz

Architects: fabi architekten bda
Location: Wenzenbach,
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Herbert Stolz

‘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.

Q1, ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et Associés

© Christian Richters

Architects: JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et Associés
Location: ThyssenKrupp Allee 1, 45143 Essen,
Area: 170,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Christian Richters, Günter Wett, Michael Wolff

Multi-storey Car Park / JSWD Architekten

© Thomas Lewandowski

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

Ueberflieger Bridge / Agirbas & Wienstroer

© Thomas Mayer

Architects: Agirbas & Wienstroer
Location: Düsseldorf,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Sprach und Bewegungszentrum / eins:eins architekten

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Architects: eins:eins architekten
Location: Rotenhäuser Damm 40, ,
Architect In Charge: Christoph Roselius, Julian Hillenkamp
Client: GWG Gewerbe
Structural Engineer: Imagine Structure GmbH
Services: Ebert-Ingenieure GmbH
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bernadette Grimmenstein

Talstation / Partnerundpartner-architekten

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Architects: Partnerundpartner-architekten
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Partnerundpartner-architekten

Day Care ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et Associés

© Thomas Lewandowski

Architects: JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et Associés
Location: ThyssenKrupp Allee 1, , Germany
Client: ThyssenKrupp AG
Area: 2,100 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Lewandowski

AD Classics: Wolfsburg Cultural Center / Alvar Aalto

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Cultural Center, located approximately 230 kilometers west of Berlin in , Germany, was constructed from 1959 to 1962. It was designed by Finnish architect and designer . Aalto was born in Kuortane, Finland and studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology, graduating in 1921.

Station Hameln / Scheidt Kasprusch Archiekten

© Andreas Braun & Rainer Gollmer

Architects: Scheidt Kasprusch Archiekten
Location: Hameln,
Area: 6,580 sqm
Photographs: Andreas Braun & Rainer Gollmer

MedForCE Medical Research Center Winning Proposal / Henn Architekten

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Henn Architekten shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the architectural competition to design the new medical research center of ‘s University Hospital, which is the main facility for the Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene. The new building defines the north-eastern edge of the medical faculty site and its southern end is connected to the main axis of the planned campus. It comprises two interlocking, annular complexes, each surrounding an interior courtyard accessible from a forecourt. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fraunhofer-Institute TZA / JSWD Architekten

© Thomas Lewandovski

Architects: JSWD Architekten
Location: Bartningstraße 47, ,
Client: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Munich
Area: 2,300 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Felix Krumbholz, Thomas Lewandovski

Video: Designer Days at Adidas HQ

Each year, the design teams at the Adidas HQ in come together to discuss and decide on trends for the seasons ahead. Inspired by founder Adi Dassler, Designer Days consists of a week of workshops for the teams to discuss innovation, brainstorm new creative concepts and think about what product lines will elevate the different pillars of the performance sport department. Constantly aiming to produce sportswear that is faster, lighter, cooler and smarter, the creative teams set the standard for innovative designs. Crane.tv goes behind the scenes at LACES – the brand new 62,000 square meter office devised by kadawittfeldarchitektur – and speaks to a few of the key design directors and the personalities who give the brand a unique feel.

Crematorium Baumschulenweg / Shultes Frank Architeckten

© Mattias Hamrén

Architects: Shultes Frank Architeckten
Location: , Germany
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

WAZ Media Office Headquarters Winning Proposal / AllesWirdGut

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Austrian architectural office AllesWirdGut were recently commissioned to build the corporate headquarters of the international WAZ Media Group at their corporate home base in , . With a gross floor area of 36,000 sqm, the architects create a landmark and sustainable business model as shown in their future-oriented concept. More images and architects’ description after the break.