Documentation Center of Bergen-Belsen Memorial / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Belsen, , Germany
Area: 4,900 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Klemens Ortmeyer, Stephan Falk

Sports Hall Zehlendorfer Welle / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Freie Schule Anne-Sophie Berlin, Clayallee 328, 14169 Berlin-Zehlendorf,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jan Bitter

s.Oliver Headquarters / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: s.Oliver-Straße 1, Gewerbegebiet Industrieplan, 97228 , Germany
Year: 2008
Photographs: Jean-Luc Valentin

Martino-Katharineum High School / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Breite Straße 3, 38100 ,
Area: 56400.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Klemens Ortmeyer

Central Municipal Library / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Hasengasse 4, 60311 , Germany
Client: DIC Deutsche Immobilien Chancen und Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds
Area: 12000.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Jean-Luc Valentin

Dual Tower for the High-Tech and Research Campus First Prize Winning Proposal / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten was just awarded the first prize for their design of the Dual Tower for the High-Tech and Research Campus in Foshan, . The 170-meter high dual tower denotes the start of the new business district in the south of the city, a prefecture-level city in the southern Chinese province Guangdong. Its exposed location, height, and function in the urban fabric as the first building on the Sino-German High-Tech and Research Campus means that the dual tower is conceived as a landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ulm Surgical Center / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, Munich
Location: Ulm,
Client: Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Competition: Awarded First Prize
Construction Date: April 2008
Completion Date: June 2012
Project Area: 68,500 m²
Photographer: Jean-Luc Valentin

 has recently finished a new surgical center in Ulm, Germany, which marks the largest hospital construction in the state of Baden Würtemberg.  Opening this month, the building seeks to blend into the surrounding landscape, while catering to the demands and offering the functionality of a state-of-the-art medical facility.

More about the hospital design after the break. 

Tianjin Art Museum / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Client: Command Key Projects, Bureau of Urban Planning,
Competition Date: April 2009
Completion Date: May 2012
Site: 29.800 m²

Just three short years ago, German firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten placed first in an international competiton for the design of the Tianjin Art Museum.  This week, the museum has opened its doors to the public to enjoy galleries filled with Chinese calligraphy, western art, sculpture, and modern art.  Located along the lakeside promenade, the Art Museum enhances Tianjin’s cultural district and completes the 90-hectare development area, along with a library, an opera house and another new museum designed by various architects.

More images, drawings, and more about the art museum after the break.

Architecture City Guide: Beijing

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This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to . has a range of architectural styles, but the three most prevalent are the traditional imperial style (the Forbidden City), the “Sino-Sov” style (boxy structures built between the 1950s and 70s), and lastly the explosion of a modern corporate style that is punctuated with Starchitect buildings like ’s CCTV TV Station HQ. We put together a list of 12 modern/contemporary buildings that we feel provides a good starting point. It is far from complete. There are dozens of other great buildings that are not our list, and we are looking to add to the list in the near future. Please add your favorites in the comment section below so we can add them on the second go around. Again thank you to all our readers who sent in their suggestions and photographs. The city guides would not be possible without your help.

To check out other cities visit our world map or our Architecture City Guide page.
The Architecture City Guide: Beijing list and corresponding map after the break.

Qingdao Science and Technology City / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten were awarded first place in the international competition for the Qingdao Science and Technology City the company’s design for the approx. 600-hectare site in the north of the port city of .  The primary objective of the project was to create a sustainable urban living space for the 100.000 inhabitants, in which a high quality of life with ecological equilibrium is achieved.  Come back after the break for more about this project.

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten wins competition for the Beijing Science Center in China

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International received first prize in the international competition for the new Science Center. The original building housing the Museum was opened in the same place in in 1988 and at the time was the first national science and technology museum in China.

The museum building will be constructed on behalf of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, China. You can see more images and complete architect’s description after the break.

Tianjin Sports Arena / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Located on the northeast side of University campus this 120 meter long, 58 meter wide building is s venue for both the university and national sporting events. Sports Arena seats approximately 5,000 spectators, and represents an important link between the campus and downtown.

Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Tianjin, China
Developer: Tianjin University Department of Campus Construction and Planning
Partner: Academy of Architectural Design and City Planning Tianjin University
Client: Tianjin University
Project Area: 13,835 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Shuhe Photography / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten lands first project in Vietnam

At an official ceremony on March 23, 2010 the contract for the construction of the new Cement Industry Corporation Headquarters was signed in . The Cement Industry Corporation’s head office is the first project for Jürgen Engel’s architectural studio in Vietnam to be actually built. The new premises for the Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation, which comprise a five-storey pedestal building and an approx. 135-meter high tower emerged as the victor in a competition as early as April 2008.

More images after the break.

Nanjing Art Museum / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Nanjing,
Developer: Jiangsu Province, represented by the Jiangsu Olympic Center, China
Partner Company: Nanjing Kingdom Architecture Design Co. Ltd., China
Structural Engineering: Breuninger Tragwerksplanung, Dr. Ulrich Breuninger
Site Area: 10,605 sqm
Project Area: 27,449 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Beijing Patent Office / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten was awarded first  prize for their proposal for the .  Located in downtown , the site is near a new subway line and sits opposite the entrance hall of Caishikou Station.  The proposal integrates the Patent Office into the site’s sustainable traffic infrastructure.  The building is divided into a central hall, towers, bridges, open spaces and spacious rooftop gardens that creates an interconnected, communicative structure.   A surrounding strip embraces the individual parts of the building, extending from the roof to the façade, spanning open spaces, thereby giving the a specific identity in the urban context.

More about the proposal and more images after the break.

National Library / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten recently designed a 77,000 square meter library extension to accommodate the existing of Beijing.  The new addition will hold approximately 12 million books and be used by an estimated 12,000 people per day.

More about the library after the break.