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Four Primary Schools in Modular Design / wulf architekten

02:00 - 14 August, 2018
Four Primary Schools in Modular Design / wulf architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González + 23

The 9 Bars That Every Architect Needs to Visit

06:00 - 3 August, 2018
The 9 Bars That Every Architect Needs to Visit, The cafe and bar at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London / Zaha Hadid Architects. . Image © Luke Hayes
The cafe and bar at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London / Zaha Hadid Architects. . Image © Luke Hayes

When you think of your favorite spot to grab a beer, what architectural features come to mind? Is it the swanky furniture, themed artwork, or the heavily designed cocktail menu? Today, the aesthetics of bars are now as much a draw as the drinks themselves. From movie set inspired spaces to rooftops that offer spectacular city views, we’ve compiled a list of nine bars and beer gardens that every architect needs to cross off their list.

Auer Weber Among Three Finalists in Munich's Gasteig Redesign Competition

08:00 - 18 June, 2018
Auer Weber Among Three Finalists in Munich's Gasteig Redesign Competition, Courtesy of Auer Weber
Courtesy of Auer Weber

After conducting a concert at Munich’s Gasteig concert hall, Leonard Bernstein offered a scathing edict for the building: “burn it down.”

The Gasteig’s behemoth structure of brick and mirrored glass never met Bernstein’s decree. Instead, it has stood for decades, garnering vitriol from those who resent its postmodern aesthetic. In a design competition hosted by the Gasteig, seventeen architecture firms have attempted to change the concert hall and cultural center’s public perception with varied renovation schemes.

Canteen for Rohde & Schwarz / landau+kindelbacher Architekten Innenarchitekten

15:00 - 10 April, 2018
Canteen for Rohde & Schwarz / landau+kindelbacher Architekten Innenarchitekten, © Christian Hacker
© Christian Hacker

© Christian Hacker © Christian Hacker © Christian Hacker © Christian Hacker + 26

Cooperative Housing Complex wagnisART / bogevischs buero architekten stadtplaner GmbH + SHAG Schindler Hable

01:00 - 17 February, 2018
Cooperative Housing Complex wagnisART / bogevischs buero architekten stadtplaner GmbH + SHAG Schindler Hable, © Julia Knop
© Julia Knop

© Julia Knop © Julia Knop © Julia Knop © Julia Knop + 26

MVRDV Clad Flexible, Mixed-Use Munich Building in Giant German Slang Words

12:00 - 22 November, 2017
MVRDV Clad Flexible, Mixed-Use Munich Building in Giant German Slang Words, Courtesy of MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV

MVRDV has unveiled the design of an adaptable building to be located at the center of Munich’s Knödelplatz square adorned with 5-meter-tall (16-foot-tall) German internet slang words as a homage to the neighborhood’s graffiti culture. To be known as WERK12, the building will house flexible entertainment, restaurants, office space and a multi-story fitness center within a highly transparent envelope, allowing the building to become a vertical extension of the plaza.

Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of MVRDV + 17

Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte Beats Out 30 Top Firms in Munich Concert Hall Competition

15:30 - 2 November, 2017
1st Prize - Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten. Image Courtesy of Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten
1st Prize - Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten. Image Courtesy of Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten

The Austrian firm Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte has been selected as the winner of an international competition for the design of a signature new concert hall in Munich, Germany, beating out proposals from 30 of the world’s most notable architecture practices.

The competition tasked architects with designing a stand-alone new structure on a 5,300-square-meter site near the Ostbahnhof train station in the neighborhood of Werksviertel. The building program included an overall floor area of approximately 9,500 square meters, including a larger 1800-seat concert hall and a more intimate 600-seat venue that satisfy “the most exacting acoustic requirements.”

2nd Prize - PFP Planungs. Image Courtesy of PFP Planungs 3rd Prize - David Chipperfield Architects. Image Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects 4th Prize - 3XN. Image Courtesy of 3XN 5th Prize - Staab Architekten. Image Courtesy of Staab Architekten + 49

Hollwich Kushner Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Business District in Munich

08:00 - 14 April, 2017
Hollwich Kushner Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Business District in Munich, Hollwich Kushner design . Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien
Hollwich Kushner design . Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien

Renderings have been released for Hollwich Kushner’s first European project – Die Macherei, a new mixed-use business district based in Munich. Designed by the New York firm in collaboration with local practices msm meyer schmitz-morkramer and OSA Ochs Schmidhuber Architekten of Frankfurt/Cologne and Munich respectively, the financial hub will feature 64,000 square meters of rental space, bringing together offices, shops, dining experiences, a hotel and a gym.

“I could not be more excited to realize our first European project in my hometown. Designed not just as a series of buildings but as an exploration of the spaces between the buildings, Die Macherei is an innovative design for a 
new way of working and interacting, integrating social activity and behaviors to promote a sense of community,” expressed Matthias Holwich, principal at HWKN.

msm meyer schmitzmorkramer design. Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien Hollwich Kushner design. Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien OSA Ochs Schmidhuber Architekten design. Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien + 9

Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism / Georg • Scheel • Wetzel Architekten

05:00 - 7 February, 2017
Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism / Georg • Scheel • Wetzel Architekten, © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller + 10

Wasserwacht Lifeboat Station / Kunze Seeholzer Architekten

05:00 - 22 November, 2016
Wasserwacht Lifeboat Station / Kunze Seeholzer Architekten, © Jann Averwerser
© Jann Averwerser

© Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser Wasserwacht Lifeboat Station / Kunze Seeholzer Architekten + 12

HENN Architekten Win Competition for New Building at Europe's Largest Research Campus

14:05 - 5 August, 2016
HENN Architekten Win Competition for New Building at Europe's Largest Research Campus, © HENN
© HENN

HENN Architekten has won a competition to design the new Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Building for the Technical University of Munich at the Garching research campus, which is Europe’s largest research campus. The design features four rectangular buildings encircling a central glass hall envisioned as a beacon and hub to promote interaction among students and academics.

© HENN © HENN © HENN © HENN + 12

Siemens Headquarters / Henning Larsen Architects

03:00 - 22 July, 2016
Siemens Headquarters / Henning Larsen Architects, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations

14:00 - 21 July, 2016
These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations, © Chris Forsyth
© Chris Forsyth

Photographer Chris Forsyth has released the latest images from his photo series Metro. Having previously gone underground to capture the surreal beauty of Montreal’s metro system, Forsyth traveled to Europe to shoot stations in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. His photographic style portrays the stations in their best light – bright, clean, colorful and completely absent of people.

"Seeing the design strengths of various metro systems, from the hand painted cave-like stations in Stockholm, to the well-lit modern platforms of Munich’s U-Bahn, I really began to feel the how good design can change your day for the better,” says Forsyth. “Whether it be awe-inspiring or simply bright and colorful, I can only imagine how it feels to start your daily commute in one of these metro stations."

Continue after the break for a sampling of Forsyth’s favorite photos from the series.

© Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth + 15

Haus SPK / nbundm*

03:00 - 25 May, 2016
Haus SPK / nbundm*, © Henning Koepke
© Henning Koepke

© Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Craftsmen

    Hechinger Bau GmbH, Karl Kernl Zimmerei, Form Holz Voit
  • Area

    178.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Exhibition & Symposium: Rebuild By Design Munich

21:30 - 3 June, 2015
Exhibition & Symposium: Rebuild By Design Munich, Rebuild By Design (NJ Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Rebuild By Design (NJ Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Spanning practice and theory in an innovative and integrative manner, “REBUILD BY DESIGN MUNICH” is oriented towards a broad audience including the interested public, practitioners, scholars and students alike from disciplines in planning and design for the built environment.

Quiksilver Showroom / Clemens Bachmann Architekten

02:00 - 31 May, 2015
Quiksilver Showroom / Clemens Bachmann Architekten, © Bernd Ducke
© Bernd Ducke

© Bernd Ducke © Bernd Ducke © Bernd Ducke © Bernd Ducke + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Munich, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Clemens Bachmann
  • Design Team

    Ben Rinkens, Nuno Mendes, Ricardo Goncalves, Brianna Cartwright, Sabine Wurm
  • Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Video: Olympiapark München / Frei Otto

14:00 - 2 April, 2015

Pritzker laureate Frei Otto was best known for his tensile structures. A prime example Otto’s ingenuity, the 1972 Olympic Stadium in Munich was a collaborative work with Gunther Behnisch that connected the park’s main programs - the natatorium, gymnasium and main stadium - with a whimsical, lightweight canopy structure that mimicked the “rhythmic protrusions” of the Swiss Alps. Watch the Spirit of Space short film above to see the project in its current state and learn more about the pioneering structure, here.

GRAFT Reveals Final Design for Munich's APASSIONATA Park

14:00 - 31 March, 2015
GRAFT Reveals Final Design for Munich's APASSIONATA Park, © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT
© GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT

GRAFT Architects has released the final designs for the APASSIONATA adventure park. The competition-winning proposal aims to become a hub for leisure and entertainment in Munich, Germany, featuring a year-round venue for relaxation, discovery, and interaction with horses.

Check out the design and watch a virtual tour of the park, after the break.

© GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT + 10