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post updated 8 October 2021

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8 Oct 2021
KaDeWe
Design: OMA
Kaufhaus des Westens Berlin
image courtesy of architects practice
Kaufhaus des Westens, Tauentzienstraße Berlin
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) belongs to a consolidated tradition of historical European urban department stores such as Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Selfridges in London and La Rinascente in Milan. Historically, these department stores have been some of the pillars of early modern retail, acting as incubators for sophisticated crafts, social exchange and experimentation in services.

4 Oct 2021
Li18.Berlin, Lindower Strasse
Design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen + zweikant architekturen
Li18.Berlin Building, Lindower Strasse
photo : Jan Bitter
Li18.Berlin
With new residential and commercial units, existing commercial courtyards in the Berlin district of Wedding were repurposed and expanded, using timber hybrid construction methods.

28 July 2021
EMBASSY, opposite Koellnischer Park, Mitte
Design: TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
EMBASSY Berlin Buildings, Koellnischen Park
photograph © Roland Halbe
EMBASSY Berlin Buildings
The “EMBASSY” residential project, consisting of six buildings, was built on a 22,774 sqm plot opposite Koellnischer Park. The listed park in Berlin’s Mitte district, not far from the Spree River, dates back to a city fortification from the 17th century.

25 Jun 2021
Francis Kéré Exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin
Francis Kéré architect Berlin Architecture News
photograph © Urban Zintel
Francis Kéré Exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin
Francis Kéré is a precise observer, excellent visionary and builder – his architecture is of radical simplicity. The architect, who was born in Burkina Faso and lives in Berlin, uniquely combines the culture and habits of the African and European continents.

25 May 2021
UP!, Hermann-Stöhr-Platz, Friedrichshain
Design: Jasper Architects with Gewers Pudewill
UP! Berlin Building
photo © HG Esch
UP! Building
International Architect Martin Jasper Completes his design “UP!”, the Adaptive Reuse of East Berlin’s Former Shopping Mall. A new chapter for an icon of Berlin’s city history: Martin Jasper and his team at Jasper Architects, in collaboration with Gewers Pudewill, have designed the transformation of an aging iconic shopping mall into a modern place for work and retail in Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighborhood.

3 May 2021
RTL Audio Center
Architects: Evolution Design
RTL Audio Center Berlin
photography © Sebastian Dörken_Max Schroeder
RTL Audio Center
Broadcasting and media production company RTL has relocated its Berlin-based audio units to a new location. Completed in January 2021, the RTL Audio Center Berlin was designed by Swiss architecture studio Evolution Design.

14 May 2021 + 10 Nov 2020
BRICKS, Hauptstraße
Design: GRAFT
BRIKS Berlin Schoneberg
photo : BTTR GmbH
BRICKS, Berlin Schöneberg
A revitalized historical post office premises, expanding it with two new buildings and converting the original rooftops for commercial purposes. Thus a 32,000 sqm modern ensemble accessible to the public was created comprising offices, restaurants, retail outlets and apartments.

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28 Oct 2020
Komische Oper Berlin Expansion
Architect: REX
Komische Oper Berlin building design by REX
image : Luxigon
Komische Oper Berlin
This proposed design by REX for the Komische Oper Expansion aspires to create a respectful and individual partner that highlights the Komische Oper building and defines a new urban node befitting the significance of the institution. Its contextual massing, outward-facing public functions, and generous urban plaza integrate the building in the neighborhood’s fabric.

16 Oct 2020
BASTIAN Gallery, Berlin Dahlem

Axel Springer Building
Design: OMA
Axel Springer Building Berlin Architecture News
photograph : Laurian Ghinitoiu, courtesy of OMA
Axel Springer Building
The new Axel Springer Building in Berlin was officially opened this morning during a ceremonial opening with inaugural speeches by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, architect Rem Koolhaas and Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner.

Terminal 2 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport
ATP architects engineers
Terminal 2 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport
image : ATP

Terminal 2 at BER Airport is already “ready for take-off” and can open together with the main terminal T1 at the end of October. The additional terminal was conceived and planned in record time by the planner team ATP/amd.sigma strategic airport development. Just 38 months elapsed between the “first design sketch” and the “operational handover”. This means that the turnkey delivery of T2 took place “in time”, despite the complicated process, the late emergence of additional customer requirements, and a tight timetable. This makes it the fastest-built terminal project in German history.

“In order to realize a project of this scale in line with the quality requirements and the timetable, integrated design with Building Information Modeling (BIM) is simply indispensable”, said the architect Niklas Veelken, Managing Director of ATP Berlin, drawing attention to the successful cooperation of the experienced and widely-based planner team and the huge commitment of so many project participants. In its role as an integrated designer with responsibility for managing the planning process, ATP’s in-house experts delivered architectural and structural and building services design services.

T2 expands the capacity of BER by six million passengers a year and, at peak times, can process around 2,000 passengers per hour. In order to ensure that this capacity is available from the opening, the planner team conceived the building of just 23,000 m2 as a “fast track” project with an optimally simple building structure and façade. This approach paid huge attention to lean processes and high productivity in the execution.

In aesthetic terms, the fair-faced concrete and exposed ceilings are derived from an industrial building approach. The modern, metal-clad, and introverted building volume distinguishes itself very clearly from the strict, almost classical design of the adjacent BER buildings. The two-story terminal with three halls includes spaces for checking-in, handing in and collecting luggage, security controls, service facilities, shops, and restaurants. A bridge connects the new building with the waiting areas in the north wing of the main terminal.

3 Sep 2020
Digital Media Centre and Campus Development, Masurenallee 8-14
Design: Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
Digital Media Centre Campus Berlin Architecture News
renderings : Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, bloomimages Berlin GmbH
Digital Media Centre and Campus Building in Berlin
In a negotiated procedure, the Baumschlager Eberle Architekten design won the Digital Media Centre and Campus Development project of the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb).

1 Sep 2020
Bard College Residences in Berlin

18 Aug 2020
Berlin Hyp Bank HQ
Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
Berlin Hyp Bank HQ Germany
image courtesy of architects practice
Berlin Hyp Bank HQ Building
The new HQ is designed to support the banks sustainable vision, while at the same time contributing to the transition and urban development of the surrounding area.

23 June 2020
Mulberry Yards Housing Complex

10 June 2020
Kurfuerstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Architects: tchoban voss
Kurfuerstendamm 68 Berlin
photograph : Klemens Renner
Kurfuerstendamm 68
The Alhambra cinema palace in Berlin-Charlottenburg was built in 1921 according to the plans of the architect Max Bischoff and became known in 1922 as the premiere location of the sound movie.

31 Mar 2020
Cube Berlin, Washington Platz
Design: 3XN, Architects, Denmark
Cube Berlin building
photo © Adam Mørk
Cube Berlin Building
An 11-story office building located on Washington Platz in the Europa City urban district. The 19,000 sqm commercial property was produced by CA Immo.

11 Mar 2020
Georg-Knorr-Park Quarter

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6 Nov 2019
Wave Apartments, Stralauer Allee 13/14
Architects: GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
Wave Apartments Berlin Architecture News
photograph © BTTR GmbH
Wave Apartments
By not building along the waterfront and pairing the inner side wings, the two buildings, that make up the Wave Apartments development, form a continuous architectural figure.

11 Sep 2019
Atelier Event Space

10 Sep 2019
Apartment overlooking a Graveyard

4 Sep 2019
LG Signature – IFA Fair In Berlin News

IFA 2019

The Global Innovations Show

Berlin, September 5-11th

Interview with Studio Fuksas: Thursday, September 5th 15:00 to 17:00

Hall 18 – Mezzanine

Messegelände Berlin ExpoCenter City

LG SIGNATURE stand during IFA 2019
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The first significant appointment to discover news from LG SIGNATURE is IFA Fair in Berlin, one of the most important international electronics exhibition, that marks the beginning of the collaboration of LG SIGNATURE with Studio Fuksas.

If you planned to visit the fair, you can view the newly designed LG SIGNATURE exhibition area on Thursday, 5th September 2019, by the acclaimed architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, in charge of the concept of the installation called “Infinity“: a large kaleidoscopic play object that allows visitors to experience the space intensively through an infinite and repetitive pattern reflection. IFA 2019

28 June 2019
C.F. Møller Architects Office in Berlin News
On 1 July, C.F. Møller Architects will open the doors to a new office in central Berlin. This is a consequence of an increasing influx of assignments following recent years’ focused efforts directed at the German market:
C.F. Møller Architects Office in Berlin News

18 June 2019
Lindower 22, Wedding district, North West Berlin
Design: Heim Balp Architekten, DE
Lindower 22 Berlin building
photo : Nick Ash
Lindower 22 Berlin Building
This interesting architectural project was conceived by the architects as a cultural project organized in the abandoned industrial compound of the Max Hasse Maschinen Fabrik, in the Wedding district.

12 Apr 2019
Futurium
Design: Richter Musikowski Architekten
Futurium Berlin Building
photo : Schnepp Renou, Dacian Groza
Futurium BERLIN

19 Feb 2019
Two Sides of the Border Exhibition

14 Feb 2019
Terrassenhaus Berlin / Lobe Block Building

1 Feb 2019
Flat Lands and Massive Things Exhibition

Architecture and Landscape in Norway Exhibition, Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
5 Oct 2018 – 17 Jan 2019
Architecture and Landscape in Norway Exhibition Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies Berlin
photo courtesy of PLANE—SITE, Berlin
Architecture and Landscape in Norway Exhibition in Berlin

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