RESTAURATION OF A LISTED HOUSING COMPLEX
Research into the historic design and construction with proposals of restoration as part of the urban planning support program 'active city and neighbourhood centres' (Aktive Stadt- und Ortsteilzentren) for the listed housing complex of the 1920s. The design proposals for windows, roof and colour scheme will now be realized with support of public funding.
COVID 19 - MEASURES
Our office responds to the current crisis situation with the following changes to protect everyone involved:
• Meetings in our practice will be reduced to the necessary and replaced by videoconference, phone or mail.
• Current work will be transferred to home offices , the presence in the office limited to the necessary under full consideration of safety measures and hygienics
• The office will continue uninterrupted with all projects to ensure the agreed quality of work, deadlines and project schedules. As usual we will be fully present for all project partners, consultants and clients by phone and mail.
We are confident that we are able to ensure the swift progress of all work with no loss and full respect for health and safety. Should there be any delay or limitation in communication despite our efforts please contact us. We will do our best for immediate improvement.
Thank you for your support and understanding !
Stay healthy !
We wish our clients, project partners, consultants, colleagues and friends Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a peaceful festive time. We would like to express our thanks for the good cooperation and the togetherness in 2019.
Please note that the office will be closed between the days of 23. 12. 2019 - 06. 01. 2020.
ADVENT IN DASING
We are very happy to be able to contribute to the further upgrading of the town center with the planning of the new town hall.
To get in the mood for our new project, we visited the Christmas market in Dasing. With the great commitment of the townspeople, the markets take place between the Maypole and the illuminated church tower on 2 Avent Sundays.
NEW TOWN HALL DASING
In a two-stage-tendering procedure with design competition the proposal for a new urban heart convinced the client. Three buildings, one existing which is to be converted, and two new will define several public spaces as new village centre. Stepping in height between the Bavarian Maypole at the lower end and a historic walled church at the higher end these public spaces offer a new experience of the village heart, traffic free, pleasant to stay, for casually meeting with a neighbour or small public events. The new buildings will be traditional in shape and materiality yet modern in design and detailing.
IKZ HIDAJE - ISLAMIC CONGREGATION CENTRE
We are honored with the commission for a Islamic Congregation Centre with meeting places, teaching rooms and a prayer hall. The pro-western liberal congregation of bosnian heredity desires its new centre to become a podium of cultural exchange and integration. The carefull integration of the new building underneath mature trees between dominant neighbour buildings expresses a sensitive yet confident approach with minimalistic design, traditional materiality and fine craftsmanship. The structure of the domed prayer hall is influenced by both, traditional arrabija-design and modern timber engineering.
PUBLICATION 'KLANGRÄUME' 'SPACES FOR SOUNDS'
The recently built Church in München-Laim became published in the book ‘Klangräume’, Uffelen Verlag , ISBN 978-3-945539-14-9 (DE).
As one of 50 exemplary projects between Concert Hall, public building and Discotheque from Germany, Austria ans Switzerland it shows the range of design options dealing with acoustics and space.
FACADE DESIGN - GAS HEATING PLANT KIEL
The 1st. Price in the invited competition by Kraftanlagen München GmbH centered on the idea of a translucent shiny textile skin around the great volumes of the newly constructed power plant. The play of light within the building skin, the relationship to the sails of the nearby yachting clubs and olympic harbour conceil the vast building mass and help to blend into the maritime surroundings. Although we were not commissioned to realize our design the execution of Hillebrandt GmbH shows the quality of the initial concept.
OFFICE DAY OUT
This years summer excursion day led us to some quiet rural backdrop along the slow flowing river Aper. We were exploring the river landscape by canoe in teams of two per boat, gratefull to escape the urban heat and urge of daily tasks for for one relaxing day of team building.
3 COMMUNITY HOUSES FOR THE HAFENCITY
In the international open competition for the community houses in Hafen City, HHA is ranked 4th in the shortlist with the concept of green buildings at all three locations, Grasbrookpark, Lohsepark and Baakenpark, with the concept of greened buildings.
Exhibition of the competition entries:
HafenCity InfoCenter in the Kesselhaus, Am Sandtorkai 30, 20457 Hamburg, June 14 - August 7, 2019