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We’ve selected what we feel are the major examples of German Architecture. We cover completed buildings and new building designs across Germany. The focus is on contemporary German buildings.

We have 6 pages of German Architecture selections with links to numerous individual project pages.

German Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

German Architecture Designs : A-D

German Building Designs : E-J

German Building Developments : K-Z

German Buildings : Projects outwith major cities – A-J

German Architecture Developments : Projects outwith major cities – K-Z

German Architecture

German Architecture Designs, alphabetical:

We’ve selected what we feel are the key German Buildings, in chronological order:

Altes Museum, Berlin (1833)
Berlin Turbine building – AEG Turbine Factory (1909)
Einstein Tower, Potsdam (1924)
Chilehaus, Hamburg (1924)
National Gallery Berlin (1968)
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt (1985)
Jewish Museum Berlin (1995)
BMW Central Building, Leipzig (2005)
Phaeno Science Centre Buildings, Wolfsburg (2006)
Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach (2006) – Stirling Prize
BMW Welt – Event + Delivery, Munich (2007)
Mercedes-Benz Museum Building, Stuttgart (2008) – Hugo-Haring Prize
Porsche Museum Building, Stuttgart (2009)

Comments on the German buildings selection welcome. These buildings are not selected due to their fame – we’ve left out the Berlin Olympic Stadium, Neues Museum, Commerzbank Tower and the Dutch Embassy Berlin – but because each design in its way achieved a milestone and signified strong creative achievement.

German Architecture Tours

Architecture Tours in Germany arranged chronologically:

Stuttgart Architecture Walking Tours, south west Germany – Architectural Walks by e-architect
Porsche Museum Stuttgart - German Architecture
photo © Hertha Hurnaus
The capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg is the sixth-largest city in the country. Key buildings include Mercedes-Benz Museum by UNStudio, Neue Staatsgalerie by Jim Stirling & Partner; Jim Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates and the Porsche Museum (pictured above) by Delugan Meissl. Key recent buildings include the Centre for Virtual Engineering by UNStudio, completed in 2013.

Munich Architecture Walking Tours, southern Germany – Architectural Walks by e-architect
Allianz Arena Munich - German Architecture
photo : Ulrich Rossmann-Arup
Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria. It is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. Munich has a wide range of contemporary architecture. Key buildings include BMW Welt – Event and Delivery Center by Coop Himmelb(l)au and the Olympic Stadium by Frei Otto – Architect / Engineer with Günter Behnisch. Key recent buildings include Allianz Arena (pictured above) by Herzog & de Meuron Architects with ArupSport and the revitalised Lenbachhaus Museum building by Foster + Partners.

Frankfurt Architecture Walking Tours, western Germany – Architectural Walks by e-architect

Hamburg Architecture Tours, north Germany – Architectural Walks by e-architect

Cologne Architecture Walking Tours, western Germany – Architectural Walks by e-architect

German Architecture News

German Architecture News – latest additions, arranged chronologically:

4 Oct 2013
Müllheim Office Building, north west Germany
Design: wurm + wurm architekten
Müllheim Office Building Germany
photo : Andreas Pauly
The task of this project was the revitalization of an empty precast concrete office from the 1980s.

20 Sep 2013
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria, Nuremberg, southern Germany
Design: gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners · Architects
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria Germany
photo © Heiner Leiskat
The Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Bavaria is inaugurating its new archive in Nuremberg with a special ceremony.

20 Sep 2013
Darmstadt University Redevelopment, Hesse, central-west Germany
Design: Staab Architekten
Darmstadt University Building - German Architecture
photo from architect
The C10 highrise at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, built in the mid-1960s, required architectural and technical refurbishment in order to reinforce its iconic status as sole highrise in the area announcing the campus throughout the city.

6 Sep 2013
House Philipp, Waldenburg, southern Germany
Design: Philipp Architekten
House Philipp Waldenburg - German Architecture
photo : Victor Brigola
This is a pure-styled residence located on a mountain ridge in Southern Germany, with strong horizontal styling.

3 Sep 2013
Zoofenster, Berlin
Design: Prof. Christoph Mäckler Architekten
Zoofenster Building
photograph : Hans-Georg Esch
This is one of Berlin’s tallest buildings at 119m high. The building consists of a 22-storey block and 32-storey tower.

30 Aug 2013
Hans-Sachs-Haus Conversion, Gelsenkirchen, north west Germany
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Hans-Sachs-Haus Town Hall Gelsenkirchen - German Architecture
photo from architect
After a construction period of four years, the city of Gelsenkirchen is this weekend celebrating the opening of its new town hall, which was converted to plans by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp).

27 Aug 2013
Drehmo Building, Wenden, western Germany
Design: wurm+wurm architekten ingenieure GmbH
Drehmo Building - German Architecture
photo : Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel
The basic arrangement consists of the assembly hall with the affiliated areas of the loading bay and an automatic shelf storage.

22 Aug 2013
Hanomag U-Boat Hall Conversion – RS+Yellow Furniture Outlet, Hannover, north Germany
RS+Yellow Furniture Building Germany
photo : Olaf Mahlstedt, Hannover, Germany © BOLLES+WILSON
RS+Yellow Furniture Outlet Germany
There is an enormous potential in the re-scripting of grand industrial spaces, survivors from an epoch that had less trouble expressing itself.

24 Jul 2013
Kindergarten in Münster, north Germany
Kindergarten in Münster building
The elegant form of the elliptical nave physically anchors its surrounding neighbourhood.

8 Jul 2013
DHWB University Building, Stuttgart, south west Germany
Design: 3XN
DHWB University Building Stuttgart
image from architect
The architects’ proposal here is to create an open, inspiring and social learning environment. This new building is for the technical faculty of the German university Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW).

9 Jul 2013
PALÄON Research and Experience Centre, Schöningen, near Wolfsburg
Design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
PALÄON Research and Experience Centre Germany
photo : Jan Bitter
The PALÄON pushes itself out of the slightly hilly topography and cuts into the forested meadows.

27 May 2013
Bavarian Museum Building Design, Regensburg, southern German architecture competition
Museum Bayerische Geschichte - German Architecture
image from architect
Museum Bayerische Geschichte
The building does not have a clearly defined and easy readable form.

7 Dec 2012
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany – Architecture Competition
Architect: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Kunsthalle Mannheim Building
image © gmp
Kunsthalle Mannheim
gmp wins first prize after negotiated procedure
The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been awarded the contract to design the new Kunsthalle Mannheim.

Kaffee Partner Headquarters, Osnabrück, northern Germany
Kaffee Partner Germany
photo from architects
Kaffee Partner
The 100-metre tripartite building complex with 9,800 sqm of floor space was implemented in a very cost-efficient way.

Sumatrakontor, Hafencity, Hamburg
Erick van Egeraat
Sumatrakontor Building - German Architecture
photo : J Collingridge
Sumatrakontor Hamburg
At Hamburg Hafencity the brand new ‘ Sumatrakontor ‘ by Dutch Architect Erick van Egeraat was officially opened.

Key Contemporary German Buildings

German Buildings, alphabetical:

Berlin Turbine building
Peter Behrens Architect
Berlin Turbine Building
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Turbine building

BMW Welt Building, Munich
Design: Coop Himmelb(l)au
BMW Building Germany
picture from Ketchum
BMW Building

Dresden railway station project
Foster + Partners
German Railway Station Building
photo © Nigel Young
German station building

Elbphilharmonie, HafenCity, Hamburg
Herzog and de Meuron Architects
Elbphilharmonie Building - German Architecture
image © Herzog & de Meuron
Elbphilharmonie + Elbphilharmonie Building

Einstein Tower, Potsdam
Erich Medelsohn Architect
Potsdam building
image © Isabelle Lomholt
Potsdam Buildings

Folkwang Museum, Essen
David Chipperfield Architects
Museum Folkwang Essen
picture : Christian Richters
German museum building

Hamburg Science Centre Building
Hamburg Science Centre Building
picture from architect
Hamburg Science Centre Building

Jewish Museum Berlin
Daniel Libeskind Architect
Jewish Museum Building
photograph © Bitter Bredt
Jewish Museum Building

Leipzig Railway Station – Redevelopment
Ian Ritchie Architects
Leipzig Glass Hall Building
picture from architects
Leipzig Glass Hall

Literaturmuseum der Moderne, Marbach
David Chipperfield Architects
Literaturmuseum der Moderne
photograph © Christian Richters
Museum of Modern Literature

Mercedes-Benz Museum Building
UN Studio Architects
Mercedes Museum Building Stuttgart
photo : Christian Richters
Mercedes Museum Stuttgart

Militärhistorisches Museum, Dresden
Daniel Libeskind Architect
Military History Museum Dresden
photo © Hufton+Crow Photography
Dresden Military History Museum

Museum für Kunsthandwerk
Architect: Richard Meier
Frankfurt Museum Building
image © Adrian Welch
Frankfurt Museum Building

National Gallery Berlin
Mies van der Rohe
National Gallery Building Berlin
picture © Adrian Welch
National Gallery Berlin

Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
Jim Stirling & Partner ; JSMW&A
Neue Staatsgalerie Building
image © Rebecca Breun
Neue Staatsgalerie

Neues Museum Building, Berlin
David Chipperfield Architects
Neues Museum Building
image : David Chipperfield Architects
Neues Museum

Phaeno Science Centre Building
Zaha Hadid Architects
Wolfsburg architecture
image © Zaha Hadid Architects
Phaeno Science Centre

Porsche Museum Building, Stuttgart
Delugan Meissl
Porsche Museum Building
image © Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Porsche Museum Stuttgart

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