Hafen / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn 
Location: Düsseldorf,
Completion: 2010
Height: 70M
Area: 14,625sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn


‘Follow Me: Berlin’s Airport’ Conference

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Hosted by Topos Magazine, the ‘Follow Me: Berlin’s Airport’ Conference will be taking place in the disused buildings of Tempelhof Airport on June 5. A number of prominent European Architects, Urban Designers & Landscape Architects will be giving lectures / presentations on the re-appropriation of redundant airports. What role will this new airport on the fringes of play in the development of the city into the future? What will become of Tempelhof, Tegel & Gatow? The Topos Landscape Award will also be presented. Tours of Tempelhof will be offered on the following day. For more detailed information on the event, please visit here.


Flashback: Post Tower / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn
Location: Bonn,
Height: 162.40
Area: 73,501 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

Trianel GmbH Corporate Centre / gmp Architekten

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gmp Architekten shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the Trianel GmgH Corporate Centre in , Germany. The new building is located along a major road next to the Tivoli stadium. From 2013 on it is to be built in two phases, the first of which comprises 9,600 square metres of gross floor area and will accommodate 400 members of staff. In the second, optional phase the building can be extended by 4,800 square metres to accommodate a further 200 employees. The building’s sustainability concept merits a silver DGNB certificate. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rathaus Bernried / Titus Bernhard Architekten

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Architects: Titus Bernhard Architekten
Location: Bernried,
Design Team: Stefan Krippl, Sebastian Filutowski, Elmar Wilhelm
Area: 4,060 sqm
Volume: 17,800 cbm
Structural Engineer: Merz Kaufmann & Partner, Herr G. Kley, Dornbrin/Austria
Client: Gemeinde Bernried
Completion: 2008 (1st step, the other two steps are unbuild until now)
Photographs: Christian Richters


Flashback: Cologne Bonn Airport / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn 
Location: , Germany
Completion: 2004
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy Jahn


VIP Wing / Erich Gassmann Architekten – Tina Assmann

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Architects: Erich Gassmann Architekten - Erich Gassmann, Tina Assmann
Location: , Germany
Cooperation: Philipp Hutzler, Andreas Obermüller, Sebastian Filutowski
Client: Flughafen München GmbH
Photographs: Florian Holzherr


House 11 x 11 / Titus Bernhard Architekten


Architects: Titus Bernhard Architekten - Titus Bernhard, Ulrich Himmel
Location: , Germany
Built Area: 182 sqm
Site Area: 1,300 sqm
Completion: August 2011
Photographer: Titus Bernhard Architekten


Schrannenhalle Munich / Oliv Architekten Ingenieure

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Interior designers: Oliv Architeckten Ingenieure
Location: , Germany
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Edzard Probst

Zaha Hadid Exhibition at the Buchmann Galerie

Dot painting of Pierres Vives building, Montpellier

The Buchmann Galerie is pleased to announce its third exhibition with the architect Zaha Hadid to coincide with Gallery Weekend in . The focus of the presentation is on eight Silver Paintings, three Dot Paintings, and the large furniture-sculpture Iceberg and Gyre.

More information after the break.

Interims Audimax / Deubzer Konig & Rimmel Architekten

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Architects: Deubzer König & Rimmel Architekten
Location: Technical University ,
Client: Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts
Gross building Area: 1,010 sqm
Building Area: 780 sqm
Building Costs: 3,6M €
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Henning Köpke Fotografie 


Kulturcampus Frankfurt / Adjaye Associates

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The Kulturcampus designed for Frankfurt, by Adjaye Associates rests on the idea of grouping a city’s most important cultural institutions into the heart of the city.  The focus is on creating a micro-city on the city that is currently occupied by the University of Frankfurt, which will be vacated in 2014.  This micro-city is intended to be diverse collection of uses that will provide a space of gathering for the adjacent neighborhoods of the campus.

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72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012 Competition

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72 Hour Urban Action, the world’s first real-time architecture competition, gives selected teams only three days & three nights to design and build interventions in public space in response to local needs. The competition will be the kick-off of a series of major urban interventions around 21, site of the largest urban redevelopment in Europe and the center of a heated 30-year-old public debate. The competition is defined by an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space and will challenge participants to rapidly leave a lasting impact on the city’s urban fabric.

They will be battling the clock, the restrictive conditions and each other to dream and realize projects in response to the spatial and social challenges the sites and missions offer. The international teams will include residents, architects, designers, artists, craftspeople, students and generally nice people. Teams will come to Stuttgart armed with a passion for action, and ready to give their time and expertise to help with community needs. For more information, please visit here.

Steam Blower House / Heinrich Böll Architect

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Architects: Heinrich Böll BDA DWB
Location: , Germany
Client: NRW.Urban – Dortmund
Project year: 2010
Structural Engineer: Lederhose, Wittler & Partner, Dortmund
Mechanical Engineer: PSF, Witten
Photographs: Thomas Mayer


Renovation of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie / David Chipperfield

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A powerful and expressive design it itself, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in is still admired as a concrete, steel, and glass landmark today. Dedicated to culture and the fine arts, the building will be going through a major renovation, which will  be overseen by British architect, David Chipperfield who has recently worked extensively in Berlin, finishing work on the war-ravaged Neues Museum on the Museum Island complex in 2009. The renovation will start in 2015 and last three years, during which time the museum will be closed. The building, completed in 1968, is Mies van der Rohe’s only work in Germany after World War II and is in need of thorough modernization after 40 years. Restoration of the glass facade, stone terrace and concrete and steel structure, along with new security and fire technology are included in the project.

Villa B / Schneider + Schumacher

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Architects: Schneider + Schumacher
Location: ,
Project Architects: Michael Schumacher, Nina Delius
Design Team: Nina Delius, Stefanie Fischer, Udo Hanrieder, Qiang Xu
Area: 227.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joerg Hempel

Day Care Center / LÜPS


Architects: ATELIER LÜPS – Mauritz + W-E. Lüps
Location: ,
Collaborators: Claudia Peter, Martina Machova
Construction Management: Silke Neugebauer, CLMap GmbH
Structure: Planungsgesellschaft Dittrich MBH
Elecrical engineering: IBM-TGA GmbH
Contractor: Mickan mbH&Co.KG
Photographs: ATELIER LÜPS


Zwei kleine Häuser / Architekturbüro Scheder

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Architects: Architekturbüro Scheder
Location: Hohenecken,
Structural Engineering: Eva Gottschall, Saalstsdt
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Jonathan Scheder