Fraunhofer-Institute TZA / JSWD Architekten

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Architects: JSWD Architekten
Location: Bartningstraße 47, , Germany
Client: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft,
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

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Architects: Shultes Frank Architeckten
Location: ,
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 , Germany. 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.

Heidelberg Castle / Max Dudler Architekt

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Architects: Max Dudler Architekt
Location: , Germany
Project Manager: Simone Boldrin
Collaborators: Patrick Gründel, Julia Werner
Structural Engineers: Ingenieurbüro Schenck
Client: Land Baden-Württemberg
Photographs: Stefan Müller

Folkwang Library / Max Dudler

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Architects: Max Dudler Architekt
Location: , Germany
Project Manager: Alexander Bonte
Client: Duisburg branch of the Building and Real Estate Management Authority
Area: 5,603 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stefan Müller

Forum:Terra Nova / Lüderwaldt Architects

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Architects: Lüderwaldt Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Ulrich Bartelt, Felix Engelhardt, Irene Plachetka, Friedrich Bruncken
Project Manager: Dirk Lüderwaldt, Christina Enke
Area: 973 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anja Schlamann

Treehouses Bebelallee / blauraum

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Architects: blauraum
Location: Bebelallee 64, Hamburg,
Client: Robert Vogel GmbH & Co.
Area: 8,800 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Martin Schlüter, Dominik Reipka

Flashback: New Synagogue Dresden / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: ,
Design Team: Kuno Fontaine, Christoph Kratzsch, Dirk Lang, Lukas Petrikoff, Tobias Wagner
Plot Area: 2,690 sqm
Covered Area: 1,286 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz

Railway Service Building / blauraum

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Architects: blauraum
Location: Hamburg,
Client: HPA Hamburg Port Authority AöR
Area: 1,400 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Martin Schlüter

The Jewish Center in Munich / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Reichenbachstraße 27, ,
Structural Planer : Sailer Stepan und Partner GmbH
Area: 11,890 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Roland Halbe

‘Engel & Völkers’ New Headquarters / Richard Meier & Partners

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Following an international competition, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has been selected to design a new mixed-use building in Hamburg . Under the Richard Meier & Partners plan – one of three competing proposals – the site will become a remarkable place to work, live and relax in the HafenCity district.

Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Managing Partner: Richard Meier
Design Partner: Bernhard Karpf
Design Team: Anne Strüwing, Parsa Khalili
Collaborators: Bori Kang, Amalia Rusconi-Clerici, Stephen Sze, Kevin Browning
Year: 2013
Images: Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

Cologne Oval Offices / Sauerbruch Hutton

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Architects: Sauerbruch Hutton
Location: Cologne,
Client: MEAG MunichErgo Asset Managment
Area: 42,700 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Zoo/Flora Rail Station / RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

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Architects: RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER
Location: Cologne,
Architect In Charge: Boris E. Biskamp
Client: Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe
L Ighting: Licht-Kunst-Licht
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

Lübeck Housing First Prize Winning Proposal / Dissing+Weitling + WE Architecture + Topos

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Designed by Dissing & Weitling, WE Architecture and TOPOS landscape architects, the starting point of their design process was the contrast between the buildings along the avenue and the outlying ones. The new 20,000 m2 housing typologies range from the linear residential development on the Ratzeburg Avenue through town house villas with communities to row houses. More images and architects’ description after the break.

North Laser Center / blauraum

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Architects: blauraum
Location: Am Schleusengraben, , Germany
Client: Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH
Area: 4,700 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Martin Schlüter

6 Residential Houses / RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

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Architects: RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER
Location: ,
Engineers: Rübsamen + Partner Architekten BDA Ingenieure
Landscape: Kipar Landschaftsarchitekten
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

The Hinzert Museum and Document Center / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Gedenkstätte Roter Ochse, Halle,
Project Team: Prof. Wolfgang Lorch, Prof. Nikolaus Hirsch, Dilp.-Ing. Andrea Wandel, Dilp.-Ing. Christine Biesel, Dilp.-Ing. Alexander Keuper
Structural Consultant : Schweitzer Ingenieure
Landscape Architects: Bielefeld Gillich Heckel
Project Year: 2005
Area: 470,7 sqm
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz