Frank Gehry Chosen to Design Berlin’s Tallest Tower

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Gehry Partners has been selected over David Chipperfield, Adjaye Associates and seven other practices in an invited competition for a 300-unit residential tower in Berlin. The winning proposal, deemed “the most compelling” by jury for its rotating stacks of sculptural, stone-clad cubes that rise up to 150 meters, is expected to be Berlin’s tallest skyscraper and ’s tallest residential tower.

“Gehry’s design is strong in visual expression and introduces an unusually eccentric, new pattern for this location. Nevertheless, the façade radiates agreeable tranquility. In addition, the design blends well with the neighborhood and conveys all aspects of metropolitan living,” commented Regula Lüscher, Senate Building Director.

Visitor Center Emscher Village / Ooze Architects

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Architects: Ooze Architects
Location: Oberhausen,
Area: 1263.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roman Mensing

Mannheim Water Treatment Works / Motorplan Architektur + Stadtplanung

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Architects: Motorplan Architektur + Stadtplanung
Location: Käfertaler Straße 265, , Germany
Project Team: Bernhard Wondra, Architect BDA; Stefan Trosdorf, Architect; Jacqueline Schmidt, Architect; Goran Medan, Architect; Urs Löffelhardt, Architect BDA; Paul Heemskerk, Dipl Ing; Irina Fedjukina, B.A.; Evgenia Neufeld, B.A.; Melanie Schenkel, B.A.
Area: 3,060 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Oli Hege

Research Building DLR SpaceLIFT / Ksg Architekten + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister

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Architects: Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister + Ksg Architekten
Location: Robert-Hooke-Straße 7, Bremen, Germany
Area: 3,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister

Haydau / Störmer Murphy and Partners

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Architects: Störmer Murphy and Partners
Location: , Germany
Client: B. Braun Melsungen AG.
Area: 8,320 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Störmer Murphy and Partners

Vista House / Alexander Brenner Architects

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Architects: Alexander Brenner Architects
Location: ,
Area: 196 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Zooey Braun

ip company / cp architektur

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Architects: cp architektur
Location: Visbeker Damm 34, ,
Area: 1,196 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Christian Prasser

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: . Check out the projects after the break…

Hamburg’s Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

About 40% of the area of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is made up of green areas, cemeteries, sports facilities, gardens, parks and squares. For the first time ever, the city has decided to unite them together via pedestrian and cycle routes. It’s all part of the “Green Network Plan,” which aims to eliminate the need for vehicles in Hamburg over the next 20 years.

According to city spokeswoman Angelika Fritsch, the project will help to turn the city into a one-of-a-kind, integrated system: “Other , including London, have green rings, but the green network will be unique in covering an area from the outskirts to the city centre. In 15 to 20 years you’ll be able to explore the city exclusively on bike and foot.”

More details, after the break.

Photographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 Times

Architectural photographer Victor Enrich has shared with ArchDaily a series of 88 images — one for every key in the classical piano —  exploring the various formal possibilities of the  in Munich, Germany. “I found it beautiful,” says Enrich, “to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with the piano.” See further illustrations and read a full description of his thought process following the break.

New building for the University- and State-Library Fulda / ATELIER 30

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Architects: ATELIER 30
Location: , Germany
Area: 12145.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

International Youth Center in Oberschleißheim / ATELIER 30

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Architects: ATELIER 30
Location: Oberschleißheim,
Area: 2,430 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Constantin Meyer

Institute buildings University Kassel / ATELIER 30

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Architects: ATELIER 30
Location: , Germany
Area: 12,700 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Thomas Fischer

Production Hall Hettingen / Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger

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Architects: Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Area: 3400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ina Reinecke

Christmas Lights Berlin 2013 / Brut Deluxe by Miguel de Guzmán

Spanish architecture photographer Miguel de Guzmán has released a new video, just in time for Christmas. The video covers three light installations in designed by Brut Deluxe: the first, a huge light dome, the second consisting of five three-dimensional light cubes, and the third, an artificial landscape built of 50 light shrubs. All of the installations are designed to create atmospheric spaces that can be entered and experienced. Check out more of his videos here, and some great pictures of the installations after the break…

Training Centre for Apprentice Butchers / Wulf Architekten

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Architects: Wulf Architekten
Location: Proviantbachstraße,  ,
Design Team: Albrecht Krepp, Birgit Wohlfart, Alexander zur Brügge
Year: 2010
Photographs: Zooey Braun

BIG, OMA, Büro-OS To Compete for New Media Campus in Berlin

Proposal from Büro-OS. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE

UPDATE: has provided more images and information on their proposal, after the break.

BIG, Büro Ole Scheeren, and OMA have been announced as the three finalists in the competition to design the new Media Campus for AXEL SPRINGER SE in Berlin, Germany, beating out Kuehn Malvezzi and SANAA. The final ranking will be released in January.

The new campus will be located on the historic site of the former Berlin Wall, what was once a no-man’s land. All three proposals address this contentious history as well as the demands of a 21st century workplace. President of the jury, Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries, proclaimed that: “All three projects show how fascinating architecture can be today. No matter which of the three proposals will be realised: The competition is already an enrichment of Berlin’s building culture.” See all three proposals, after the break…

Schorndorf Town Hall / Ippolito Fleitz Group

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Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
Location: Marktplatz, ,
Design Team: Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Christian Kirschenmann, Tim Lessmann, Markus Schmidt, Roger Gasperlin
Area: 654 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Zooey Braun