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.

Lenbachhaus Museum / Foster + Partners

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Architects: Foster + Partners
Location: Luisenstraße 33, 80333 Munich,
Design Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Stefan Behling, Christian Hallmann, Ulrich Hamann, Klaus Heldwein, Florian Boxberg, Leonhard Weil, Judith Kernt, Henriette Hahnloser, Eike Danz, Diana Krumbein, Simon Weismaier, Christopher Von Der Howen, Inge Tummers, Jörg Grabfelder, Katrin Hass, Tillmann Lenz
Area: 12328.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Bavarian History Museum Competition Entry / X+UN Architecture

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The design of the Bavarian history museum by X+UN Architecture takes into account the impact of the most important landmarks surrounding the site. Located in , it is placed on the bank of the Donau River, which acts as a visual promenade that makes the building visible from a long distance and channels an important flow of people into the site. The shape of the museum is generated from a series of stripes parallel to the river. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bavarian History Museum Proposal / OODA + GuedesDeCampos

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OODA + GuedesDeCampos recently unveiled their design proposal for the Bavarian History Museum which explores the ability of architecture and urban planning to spread a cultural event, so that it leads to optimism and a contrasting pleasure drive between the river, the museum, the city and the public in general. Taking advantage of the excellent location on the Danube and close to the cathedral, the new museum is an urban landmark that reveals his historical narrative in its interior. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Elbbrücken Underground Station Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

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gmp Architekten just won the first prize in the competition for the design of the Elbbrücken Underground station. The genius loci of this over-ground station is determined by its position directly at the river Elbe, the future dense urban development, and by the historic Elbbrücken bridges with their conspicuous shallow steel arches. Characterized by simple and clearly structured access principles, the complex difference in levels between the terrain and the platforms is cleverly dealt with inside the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AZPA Proposal To Transform German Power Plant Into a ‘Green Mountain’

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Although necessary, power plants are typically an eyesore that don’t attract much positive attention. As Thomas Heatherwick put it, “we are ashamed of how we generate our energy.” Breaking the mold, a proposal by architecture firm AZPA (Alejandro Zaera-Polo Arquitectura) plans to transform a German into a densely-forested “green mountain”, which will in turn be a landmark public space for a town.

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Affalterwang / Liebel Architekten BDA

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Architects: Liebel Architekten BDA
Location: Aalen,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Michael Schnell

Factory Building on the Vitra Campus / SANAA

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Architects: SANAA
Location: Vitra Campus, , Germany
Architectural Planning: Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa
Architectural Execution: Mayer Bährle Freie Architekten BDA, Lörrach, Germany; in partnership with nkbak, Frankfurt, Germany
Project Team: team: Takayuki Hasegawa, Marieke Kums (ex-staff); nkbak team: Nicole Kerstin Berganski, Andreas Krawczyk; Mayer Bährle Freie Architekten BDA
Area: 20455.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Christian Richters, Julien Lanoo, Human Wu, Nicole Berganski, Courtesy of SANAA

Single Family House / Brandt + Simon Architekten

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Architects: Brandt + Simon Architekten
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Ralph Brandt, Martin Simon
Structural Framework: Christian Müller, Frank Niehues
Area: 784 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Michael Nast

Tourist Information Baiersbronn / PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten

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Architects: PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten
Location: ,
Design Team: Jörg Finkbeiner, Klaus Günter & Christian Necker
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ulrike Klumpp, PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten

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


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.

House K / becker architekten

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Architects: becker architekten
Location: , Germany
Project Team: Michael Becker, Bernhard Kast, Franz G. Schroeck
Structural Engineer: Harald Boeller, 88161 Lindenberg
Area: 478 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of becker architekten

Belvedere For Koblenz / Dethier Architectures

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Architects: Dethier Architectures
Location: 56068 ,
Architect In Charge: Dethier Architectures
Structural Engeneering: Ney & Partners
General Contractor: Mohr Ingenieurholzbau GmbH
Area: 675.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Dethier Architectures

Ols House / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: AB Wiesler, Michael Gruber, Stuttgart
Design Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Sebastian Finckh, Paul Angelier, Hugo Reis, Julian Blümle
Area: 488 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: David Franck

Föhr House / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

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Architects: Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz
Location: , Föhr,
Architect In Charge: Project: Francesco Di Gregorio, Karin Matz
Construction: NCE Bygg AB
Area: 85 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Francesco Di Gregorio

Hydro-electric Powerstation / becker architekten

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Architects: becker architekten
Location: Keselstraße 14, 87435 Kempten,
Project Team: Michael Becker, Bernhard Kast, Franz G. Schroeck
Area: 1040.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Brigida González

Kulturbau and mall / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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Architects: , Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location: Zentralplatz, 56068 Koblenz,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jens Kirchner