Seminar »Sustainable planning and building« with Ingmar Menzer

»If you want to achieve new goals, you have to be prepared to break new ground.« Under this motto, Ingmar Menzer gave a presentation at the Schüco seminar »Sustainable planning and building - regulations and solutions for sustainability calculation and circularity« on 22nd February 2024 at raumprobe. He spoke about our pilot project for circular construction, the Firestation in Straubenhardt.

Nominated - ArchDaily 2024 Building of the Year Awards!

We are delighted to announce that our Fire Station in Straubenhardt has been nominated for ArchDaily's »Building of the Year 2024 Awards«. The Nomination Process runs until February 13th.

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For Diversity

With 150 employees from 30 nations, our architecture firm stands for open-minded cooperation. Diversity is our strength, respect and tolerance are a matter of course. For us, there are no alternatives!

Discrimination and exclusion, hatred and conflict have no place in our democratic society.

Vote now for the »Building of the Year«

The architecture platform is calling for votes for the »Building of the Year«. Throughout 2023, 50 different buildings were featured in the »Building of the Week« section. Now, the readers' favorite project is to be chosen in a public vote. Our C2C Fire Station in Straubenhardt is among the candidates.

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Fire Station in Straubenhardt published in Baumeister Magazine

The January issue of the architecture magazine Baumeister is focused on the topic of circularity. The author Christoph Gunßer discusses our Fire Station in Straubenhardt, which was designed in accordance with the »Cradle to Cradle« principle and therefore is considered a trailblazing building. In an interview, Ingmar Menzer talks about the feasibility of circular construction and the hurdles that may arise.

We wish everyone an inspiring and well-structured new year!

Update on Campus Bern

Our New Campus Bern project is making progress: As part of the tender planning process, we have held several workshops and samplings over the past few months, the results of which have been incorporated into the public tender that has already taken place. The Grand Council of the Canton of Bern has unanimously approved the construction loan of around CHF 352 million for the construction of the new Bern Campus of Bern University of Applied Sciences. The contract for the realisation of the Bern campus was put out to public tender on Monday, 16 October 2023. Bids from total and general contractors will be accepted until March.

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Honorable Mention: »Postblockareal Süd« in Berlin

Our proposal for the new federal ministries building on the Postblockareal Süd in Berlin was awarded an honorable mention. Congratulations to the competition team!

On the southern part of the so-called Postblockareal (Post block site) in Berlin, a new ministerial building and a residential building with commercial units are to be built. Our design takes up and further develops the urban design approach used in the plans for the expansion of the Federal Ministry of Finance on the northern part of the Postblockareal, which call for a building configuration organized around courtyards.

Success in the national award »Klimaaktive Kommune 2023«

The municipality of Straubenhardt is one of the winners of the national award »Klimaaktive Kommune 2023« in the category »Resource and Energy Efficiency«: the prize was awarded for our Fire Station in Straubenhardt, planned in accordance with the »Cradle to Cradle« principle, by the German Institute of Urban Affairs with funding from National Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The jury described the project as a »quantum leap for the community«.
We congratulate on this success and are delighted that our project, which is one of the first Cradle to Cradle buildings in Germany, is being recognized as an important stimulus for future developments.

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»Beispielhaftes Bauen« – Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening

The Office and Commercial Building at Stiftstr. 3 in Stuttgart was recognized at the award for »Beispielhaftes Bauen Stuttgart 2019-2023«. At the ceremony on Thursday in the city hall of Stuttgart, Peter Pätzold handed over one of the 24 plaques to the client and architect. All 24 award-winning buildings can be seen in the exhibition in Stuttgarts' city hall until February 21, 2024.

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