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Deutsche Architektur : Key Architectural Designs in Germany, Europe

post updated 16 August 2021

Buildings in Germany

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of German Buildings. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Germany. The focus is on contemporary German buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 6 pages of German Architecture selections.

German Architecture : news + key projects

German Architecture Designs : A-D

German Building Designs : E-J

German Building Developments : K-Z

German Buildings : Projects outwith major cities – A-J (this page)

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

Contemporary German Architecture Projects outwith major cities

German Buildings Developments – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Golden Workshop, Münster, northern Germany
Design: modulorbeat Architects
Golden Workshop Pavilion German Buildings
image © Christian Richters
Golden Workshop Münster – 29 May 2012
Temporary Pavilion that was on display in Münster for the exhibition “Golden Glory. Medieval Treasury Art in Westphalia”, a small, attractive pavilion containing a gold workshop as well as an information point.

Haus Bavaria, Regensburg, southeast Germany
Design: Carlo Berarducci Architecture
Haus Deutschland
photo : Herbert Stolz
Haus Bavaria – 13 Aug 2012
Above the ancient Roman walls of the city of Regensburg, in Bavaria (Germany), the project foresees the total demolition and reconstruction of an edifice which is part of a continuous “quint” dating back to the Middle Ages, overlooking the park on the outskirts of the city (Stadtpark) on the external side and facing the street on the internal side. The gutted building will be totally re-designed and converted into a private home for two people.

Bauhaus Building Exhibition
Bauhaus Building
image © Gordon Watkinson
‘Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy’ Exhibition
Bauhaus Building Dessau – 2 Apr 2012

German Building Designs, alphabetical:

Abteiburg Museum, Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia
Dates built: 1972-82
Design: Hans Hollein Architects

adidas LACES, Herzogenaurach, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bavaria, southern Germany
Design: kadawittfeldarchitektur
adidas LACES German Buildings
photo : Werner Huthmacher
adidas LACES in Herzogenaurach

The Adolf Würth Cultural & Congress Centre, Künzelsau-Gaisbach
Date built: 2007
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Concert & Event hall; museum, chamber music hall & congress hall; seminar centre, library, sculpture garden

Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Bremerhaven

Design: Steidle + Partner

Arche Nebra (The Nebra Ark), Wangen
Design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
The Nebra Ark German Building
picture © Holzer Kobler Architekturen, photo Jan Bitter
The Nebra Ark

Bad Aibling Thermal Spa, Bad Aibling
Design: Behnisch Architekten
Bad Aibling Spa Germany
photo : Adam Mørk / Torben Eskerod
Bad Aibling Spa

Bauhaus School, Dessau
Date built: 1932
Walter Gropius

Bayer AG, Leverkusen
Dates built: 1997-2001
Murphy/Jahn Architects

B Braun Headquarters – Braun European HQ, Melsungen
Date built: 2002
Jim Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates in association with Walter Nageli second phase by Michael Wilford and Partners
€11m

Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel, south east Germany
LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture)
Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel Haus Untersberg
photo : Robert Pupeter
Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel design

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp : Documentation & Information Centre
Date built: 2007
KSP Engel & Zimmerman Architekten

Bottrop Higher Technical College
Mikou Design Studio
Bottrop Higher Technical College German Buildings
image from architects practice
Bottrop Higher Technical College

Burda Medien Park, Offenburg
Date built: 2002
Ingenhoven Overdiek Kahlen und Partner
€17m

Celtic Museum, Glauberg, Hesse, central Germany
kadawittfeldarchitektur
Celtic Museum Germany
photo : Werner Huthmacher, Berlin
Celtic Museum

Central Library TU Darmstadt

Keith Williams Architects

Chrisy Pavilion, Monastery of Volkenroda, Turingia
Date built: 2001
von Gerkan, Marg & Partner

Darwineum Rostock Zoo
Atelier Brueckner
German Buildings - Darwineum Rostock Zoo
picture from architect
Darwineum Rostock Zoo

Diocesan Museum of Cologne, Kolumba
Date built: 2006
Peter Zumthor

Dupli.Casa – House near Ludwigsburg
J. MAYER H. Architects
Ludwigsburg House - German Buildings
photo : www.davidfranck.de
Ludwigsburg House

Eberswalde Technical School Library, Eberswalde
Dates built: 1997-99
Herzog de Meuron Architects

EMR Communication & Technology Center, Bad Oeynhausen

Frank Gehry Architects

Entory Home, Ettlingen

Behnisch, Behnisch + Partner
RIBA Awards 2005

Ernsting Service Centre, Coesfeld-Lette
2002
David Chipperfield Architects
£11.5m

F-Media, Rostock, east Germany

Murphy/Jahn Architects

Fagus Factory, Alfeld an der Leine
1911
Walter Gropius

Federal Environmental Agency, Dessau
2005
Sauerbruch Hutton

Felix Nussbaum Museum, Osnabrück, Lower Saxony

Daniel Libeskind Architect

Field Chapel, Mechernich-Wachendorf, Eifel
Peter Zumthor
Bruder Klaus Kapelle
photograph : Studio Red
Bruder Klaus Kapelle

Folly, nr Barnau, southeast Germany
2003
Brückner + Brückner

Frankfurt Football Stadium : Commerzbank-Arena
Gerkan, Marg & Partners
Frankfurt stadium building

Frieder Burda Collection Museum, Baden Baden

Richard Meier & Partners
Client: Stiftung Frieder Burda, RIBA European Awards 2006

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jump
2008
Engineers: Mayr-Ludescher, Munich

Haus in Vordentaunus, Wiesbaden
1989-92
Studio Granda Architects

High-bay Warehouse for Sedus, Dogern, Waldshut
2003-
Sauerbruch Hutton

House, Darmstadt
1901
Peter Behrens

House, Kronberg im Taunus
2008
Meixner Schlüter Wendt

IKMZ University Library, Cottbus
2006
Herzog & de Meuron

Jübergtower Hemer, North Rhine-Westphalia
Birk und Heilmeyer Architekten BDA / Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering
Jübergtower Hemer
photo © Christian Richters
Jübergtower Hemer

More German Buildings online soon

Location: Germany, western Europe

German Building Links – alphabetical lists by city or by building

German Architects – alphabetical lists

German architect – Marcel Breuer

German Architecture by Major City

Designs, alphabetical:

Berlin Architecture

Cologne Architecture

Frankfurt Building

Hamburg Architecture

München Architecture

Stuttgart Architecture

Buildings / photos for the German Architecture page welcome