The annex sought not only to accommodate new programs but also to improve a complicated urban situation characterized by loosely related buildings and a heavily used street. A new underground parking garage forms an entrance square that connects the
The firm of the British architect David Chipperfield has finished refurbishing the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and it will reopen to the public on 22 August 2021. One of the icons of 20th-century architecture, the museum is the only building buil
On the outskirts of the city, a building provides new spaces for classes and meetings to be shared by a prestigious ‘gymnasium’ and the historical choir school of the cathedral of Cologne. The new educational facilities make use of the formal and mat
In an artery opened in the 1950s to decongest the historic center, the extension of the local savings bank dialogues with the medieval fabric without sacrificing its contemporary essence. The use of recycled bricks echoes the solid walls of the build
A building with explicit references to medieval architecture replaces an obsolete brutalist annex that never managed to gain acceptance in the historical core of the city of Frankfurt. An entrance plaza envisioned as an open-air exhibition space divi
The Evangelical Protestant Church’s new headquarters in Stuttgart occupies the site of a 15th-century Dominican monastery destroyed in World War II and makes its remnants part of it. The complex replaces the disjointed postwar reconstruction and crea
Working from offices in Berlin and Madrid, the firm headed by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has placed first in the invitational competition for a mixed-use complex in the Nippes district of the city of Cologne. Named Tor 2, the 22,000-squar
Located in Berlin’s Schöneberg neighborhood, this new construction mends an urban fabric that has needed repairing since the 1990s, rising, as it does, beside a heretofore lone office building – the Platinum, a work of the architect Jürgen Sawade – a
In 2018 the Berlin-based firm J.Mayer H. und Partner won the design for the new office building for software company IGZ, which has just been completed in Falkenberg (Germany). Built at the highest point of the site, this 120-meter long rectilinear b
Situated on an exposed riverside site, the new mixed-use highrise acts as an entrance marker on the eastern edge of the Hafencity quarter. With a height of 245 meters, the tower is set to become the tallest building in Hamburg...
The masterplan for the site transforms the old Bötzow Brewery into a public destination within the city fabric. The existing buildings are refurbished and the four new ones make reference in their placement to the former ensemble. The natural topogra
Unlike so many architects preoccupied with dissolving the boundary between interior and exterior, the architectural trio formed by Arno Lederer, Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir, and Marc Oei turns back to the tradition of solid walls and clearly marked enclosur
Hamburg is harbor and city. A harbor 130 kilometers from the sea along the Elbe, which through a network of canals reaches all of inland Europe, linking it to overseas trade. And a city Free and Hanseatic, as its official name states, asserting the t
Monuments molt: they change skin, change image, and change meaning. As living heritage, they renew their renders and their walls, transform their outer appearance, and modify their symbolic content; and as vulnerable heritage, they experience decaden
A barn in the German municipality of Kressbronn, near Lake Constance, has been turned by Thomas and Christine Steimle into a library and community center. In deference to the building’s history, the project balances past and present. The renovation i
Ground was broken on Berlin Brandenburg Airport (gmp Architekten) in 2006. It was supposed to take five years to build. After a second failed opening, in June 2012...
La exposición que se muestra en el Kronprinzenpalais de la capital alemana incluye las propuestas ganadoras del concurso Berlín-Brandenburgo 2070, entre las que se incluye el proyecto ‘Archipelago Lab’ de Pedro Pitarch.
Contemporary Swedish photography museum Fotografiska announced plans to launch its newest outpost in Berlin...
The dynamism that is associated with the use of horizontal bands in buildings, as well as with skating as a sport, is the gist of the scheme that has made Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano the winners of the competition to enlarge a high-performan
Berlin-Based since 1989, Sauerbruch Hutton is an architectural practice run by its founders, Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton, with Juan Lucas Young, a partner since 1999. Their work combines a chromatic and material sensuality with an interest
In observance of Gottfried Böhm’s centenary, much is made of his being a grandson, son, husband, and father of architects, with the possible implication that his choice of profession, and practice thereof, was a consequence of the generic dictates of
The series ‘Superlative-Made in Germany’ gives a photographic and artistic perspective of the country’s economic and social situation through the images of Christoph Morlinghaus. The photographer has already captured, since starting on the project in