News and latest projects
ELBTOWER – HAMBURG’S NEW LANDMARK
We are pleased to announce that we are going to contribute to construction of Germany’s third-tallest building, 230m tall Elbtower in Hamburg. Together with the engineers of Wetzel & von Seht we will implement the structural design into the architectural design of David Chipperfield Architects.
Hospital in Erlangen - topping-out ceremony
April 23rd saw the topping-out ceremony for the new extension building at the Universitätsklinikum (university medical centre) in Erlangen. The opening of 6-storey building designed by gmp Architekten is scheduled for 2021.
Opening of the new Lahr footbridge
At the opening of the State Garden Show 2018 last week in Lahr, the new Ortenau-footbridge was ceremonially opened to the public. Elegantly curved, the distinctive cable-stayed bridge connects the two garden display areas of the Lake Park and the Citizen’s Park.
Topping-out ceremony for Bundeswehrfachschule Karlsruhe
The construction work for the new Bundeswehrfachschule (school for armed forces) has been completed. With a festive topping-out ceremony this was celebrated last Monday in Karlsruhe. The three-winged building designed by v-architekten will open its doors for up to 350 pupils in spring 2019.
All cables were installed successfully. The final structural state has been reached now. The grand opening of the horticultural show will take place on April 12th, 2018.
1st Prize for the festival hall in Gammertingen
Our congratulations go to Steimle Architekten for winning the 1st prize in the architectural design competition for the new festival hall in Gammertingen.
1st prize for visitor center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bauhaus in Bernau
Our congratulations go to Steimle Architekten for winning the 1st prize in the competition for a new visitor center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bauhaus Denkmal in Bernau. As part of the competition team we are delighted to hear about this success.
Interior work is in progress at the adidas Arena
By the installation of the façade and sun shade elements the adidas Arena takes its outer shape. The opening of the distinctive office building by behnisch architekten is scheduled for end of 2018.
Last Thursday saw the successful erection of the pylon for the Lahr footbridge built in the course of the horticultural show 2018 in Lahr. The 50 m tall pylon supports the bridge superstructure spanning 120 m between the abutments.
City Library Heidenheim handed over to public use
The City Library Heidenheim has been officially inaugurated on November 10th. The distinctive longitudinal and joint-less building with its curtain-wall brickwork was built on the narrow plot of the former prison according to an architectural design by Max Dudler Berlin.
Topping-out ceremony at the Gymnasium Berg
November 09th saw the topping-out ceremony for the new sports centre in Berg, Upper Palatinate. Together with asp architekten we are designing the new gymnasium and the reconstruction of the natatorium.
Foundation stone ceremony of the Kulturbahnhof Aalen
Another step stone has been reached on October 26th at the Kulturbahnhof Aalen with the lay of the foundation stone for the historical building complex. Architect: Ackermann & Raff Architekten
Grand opening of the new Ice Rink Kaufbeuren
A spectacular gala on October 7th marked the opening of the erdgas-schwaben-arena Ice Rink in Kaufbeuren with a capacity of 3000 spectators. Architect: asp architekten
3rd prize: foot and cycle bridge Radolfzell
Together with Bez+Kock we have won a 3rd prize in the design competition foot and cycle bridge across the railway system in Radolfzell
We are pleased that the construction works at the Bitzer Headquarters in Sindelfingen are just finished. Architect: kadawittfeldarchitekur
Opening ceremony at the Helmut Schmidt Comprehensive School
September 28th saw the grand opening of the Helmut Schmidt Comprehensive School in Usingen. Together with Leitenbacher Spiegelberger Architekten, Traunstein we have been planning the project.
Topping-out ceremony for the Galileum Solingen
The Galileum Solingen topped out on September 27th. Together with mvm+starke we are planning the reconstruction of the spherical gas tank into a planetarium with observatory and attached new exhibition and office spaces.
Grand opening of the Neustadt State Vocational School
End of September saw the formal opening of the State Vocational School extension in Neustadt an der Aisch. Architect: wulf architekten, Stuttgart
We reached the first place at this year's Archicup in Stuttgart-Heumaden! Four groups with four teams each played against each other.
New Chancellary for the german embassy in Benin
We are pleased to plan the new chancellary of the german embassy in Cotonou, Benin together with Bez+Kock.
New Continental Headquarters
We are deligthed to plan the new Continental Headquarters in Hanover together with HENN. The opening of the building complex with a total gross floor area (GFA) of more than 44.000 m² is scheduled for 2021.
Krümmung Trägt - Curves Carry
Our new book offers both engineers and architects alike the opportunity to develop an holistic understanding in structural engineering using strut-and-tie models. Using principles, examples, and implemented projects, our manual serves for daily use at study, in an engineering or an architectural office. The book may be obtained at the net cost price of only €15 from our office.
Structural work starts for the Federal Armed Forces Academy Karlsruhe
End of May saw the start of the main works for the distinctive education building with its propeller shaped floor plan. The upper levels of the wings cantilever out up to ten metres at the ends.
Inauguration of new gymnasium in Sigmaringendorf
It is done - last week saw the inauguration of the new gymnasium "In der Au" in Sigmaringendorf after one year of construction. Togehter with Dasch Zürn Architekten we were involved in the planning of the distinctive 25 m spanning glue laminated timber structure.
Structural steel work begins for the adidas Arena
After completion of the concrete work in Herzogenaurach structural steel work has begun for the spectacular office building by Behnisch Architekten. Lifting of the steel structure is scheduled for mid of 2017.
Topping-out ceremony for GUZ Tübingen
A ceremonial speech by mayor Boris Palmer on 23rd February 2017 marked the completion of the concrete works at the new University of Tübingen's Geo and Environmental Research Centre. Architectural design by KAAN Architecten Rotterdam.
district school Hamburg Altona
We are deligthed to plan the new district school for Hamburg Altona together with Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei.
German Metal Construction Prize for the elephant house in Hellabrunn
In October 2016, the elephant house in the Hellabrunn zoo was awarded 1st place in the German Metal Construction Prize 2016 in the category steel construction.
Topping-out ceremony at the Kaufbeuren ice stadium
Following eight months of construction, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated last week. The opening is planned for the season 2017/18.
Formal opening of the town hall in Lohr
Distinctive heptagonal town hall with clinker brick façade officially opened.
Foundation stone ceremony for the new Bitzer company HQ
Last Monday, the foundation stone was laid for the 17 storey high-rise in Sindelfingen. The new company HQ should be ready for occupation in two years.
Ceremonial opening of the Nordstadtschule Pforzheim
The restoration of the old building was particularly exciting in this project; all the existing ribbed ceilings had to be completely replaced
Formal opening of the state fire-fighters‘ school in Würzburg
On 03.11. the new fire-fighters‘ school in Würzburg, with Germany’s largest and most modern training hall, was opened.
The festival hall in Neckartailfingen in the almanac „Ingenieurbaukunst 2017“
We are once again featured in the almanac of the Federal Chamber of Engineers with the contribution „The hovering roof on the river Neckar – the new festival hall in Neckartailfingen“.
Our new Website
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