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Sunday 03. August 2014
Bikini Berlin

The „Zentrum am Zoo“ designey by Schwebes and Schoszberger on the Breitscheidplatz in downtown West-Berlin in 1957 was nicknamed the „Bikini-Haus“.

It has undergone an extensive renovation and is now called the „Bikini Berlin“ shopping center. The renovation was designed by the Belgian designer Arne Quinze, with Hild und K architects from Munich. The facades and all interiors have been heavily...

Bikini House, Berlin

Sunday 03. August 2014
Sharp angles

A white plaster facade and sharp angles are the main features of a new residential builidng in Berlin, designed by the Berlin architect Sohrab Zafari.

Located in the Waisenstrasse in Mitte, the design had to respond to the geometry of a left-over site. The building contains seven apartments, incluidng two duplexes and tow townhouse with a pool on the roof.

[Translate to english:] Zafari

Sunday 03. August 2014
Mäckler’s Zoofenster

On January 3rd the "Zoofenster"-tower was inaugurated near the Bahnhof Zoo.

It was designed by the Frankfurt office of Christoph Mäckler. The building is 118 m tall and stands next to the Memorial Church. Originally a tower by Richard Rogers of London was planned here, but later Mäckler got the job: The tower is mainly used...

Wednesday 02. January 2013
Apartment tower on the Spree River

Near the East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain a 63 meter high tower is being built.

The design by nps Tchoban Voss leaves an eight meters wide public path along the river. The high-rise building with 45 condominiums with sizes from 48 to 380 square meters will have a glass and aluminum facade and landscaped decks and balconies

Wednesday 02. January 2013
Staab builds residential tower

At the edge of the Hansaviertel Volker Staab will build an apartment tower.

This is the result of a competition: Staab proposes a five-storey bar with three town houses and a tower behind it. The residential tower is similar to the Interbau 1957-buildings, while the housing along the street responds to a nearby rail line....

Wednesday 02. January 2013
State Library by HG Merz

The new reading room of the State Library on Unter den Linden, designed by HG Merz Architekten of Stuttgart, opened in March 2013.

The design emerged in 2000 from a competition. In the smaller of the two new reading rooms old and new are interlinked. The restrained reading hall with 48 workstations complements the neo-baroque elements of the existing building. The new center of...

Monday 16. July 2012

Competitions at Schinkelplatz in Berlin

Between the Bauakademie and the Friedrichswerders-Church around Schinkelplatz two new residential and commercial buildings will be built. The design competition results have been announced. South of the Neue Kommandantur Volker Staab Architects...

Sunday 15. July 2012
Optical Height

Re-designed elevation

Schweger & Partner (Hamburg) have won the competition for the re-design of the façade of the patient ward of the Charité hospital in Berlin.

The designs differentiates the volume into a robust base and a structured shaft. This makes the building...

Monday 16. July 2012

Competition for Europa City

The result of the urban design competition for the Heidestraße in Berlin-Moabit has been announced. The site between Heidestraße and a canal is 32.000 m2 in size and situated by the harbour. 500 apartments, offices, a Kindergarten, playgrounds and...

Sunday 01. July 2007
Competition for Soldier's Monument

On May 16th 2007 the competition for a soldier's monumnet was decided upon.

Architect Andreas Meck from Munich has won. „With his design a contemporary form of public and individual mourning is possible“ according to the jury. The monumnet is intended to remind us of the 2.600 German soldiers who have lost their lifes on...