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2018

24
May
From Vision to Building
Schöningen

At paläon – Research and Experience Center Schöningen Spears, the architectural landmark’s making of is displayed. Plans, models, and concepts that have been submitted to the competition in 2012 are presented in an exhibition that runs until September 30th, 2018.

 
24/05/2018, 19:00
paläon – Forschungs- und Erlebniszentrum Schöninger Speere
Paläon 1
38364 Schöningen
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
29
May
Modular Building
Living in Containers - From Recycling to Prefabrication
Berlin

Modular building is still a hot topic. Philip Norman Peterson gives a follow-up to his talk from last year, focusing on the by now nearly finished container student housing project Frankie & Johnny (in German).

 
29/05/2018, 18:30
materialForum
Am Tempelhofer Berg 6
3. Aufgang EG
10965 Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
07
Jun
eco2friendly Day
Luzern

Architecture department lead Volker Mau is invited to the eco2friendly day, a summit where experts from various fields talk about different aspects of sustainability. He presents his view on sustainable architecture and illustrates his thoughts with projects.

07/06/2018, 09:00
KKL Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
6005 Luzern
Switzerland
© eco2friendly Day
08
Jun
Marketing + Architektur Awards
Luzern

The ceremony of the prestigious awards for marketing and architecture is on. Tristan Kobler has been a member of the jury and gives a laudatory speech for on of the selected projects.

08/06/2018, 16:15
KKL Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
6005 Luzern
Switzerland
© Johannes Marburg
09
Jun
Retail Summit
Tbilisi

Philip Norman Peterson joins an experts’ panel about retail architecture in Tbilisi. In this summit that is hosted by information platform Heinze, he presents retail projects such as Westside shopping mall, shopping and business center INSIDE, Swisscom Business Campus and leisure hub Colorful Zone, and discusses with other professionals.

09/06/2018, 09:00
Iota Hotel
10 Mikheil Lermontovi Street
0105 Tbilisi
Georgia
© Hiroyuki Oki
13
Jun
Parasite Building ELLI?
Zurich

Tristan Kobler is invited as a speaker to Creative Zurich Wednesday to talk about parasite architecture, and its respective challenges and opportunities, and how they shape society. Redensification project ELLI will be examined more closely as an example of a special kind of parasite architecture.

Following the speeches, Tristan Kobler and the other invited speakers, Tanja Trampe, Gudrun Ongania, and Ueli Ansorge, discuss in a panel how high quality growth is possible that is also sustainable.

13/06/2018, 18:15
Impact Hub Zurich Viadukt Bogen D & E
Viaduktstrasse 93
8005 Zürich
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
14
Jun
MakeCity 2018
Berlin Remixing
Berlin

MakeCity is a city-wide international festival for architecture and urban alternatives, spanning over 17 days and featuring over 120 events: exhibitions, workshops, urban tours and studio talks, along with 9 days of conference programme at the festival centre.

As a founding partner, the Berlin studio will be part of it. The festival takes place from June 14 to July 1, 2018 in different locations in Berlin; a detailed programme is coming soon.

14/06/2018, 10:00
Berlin
Germany
© Till Budde
15
Jun
Gentiana Punctata L. from Galtür
Galtür

The permanent exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür "At The Very Top —  Stories About Galtür and the World" is expanded by the history of Gentiana Punctata L. in Galtür; occasion of the expansion is the recognition of Galtür's tradition of collecting and processing of spotted gentian as UNESCO cultural heritage. Special topic sections such as "The Plant and the Medicine" and "History and Tradition" shed light on the significance and value of the rare plant. Content and design carry on the current exhibition's style.

15/06/2018, 18:00
Alpinarium Galtür
Hauptstrasse 29c
6563 Galtür
Austria
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
17
Jun
The Added Value of Art and Architecture
Luzern

Tristan Kobler is invited to the panel discussion "The Added Value of Art and Architecture". The event celebrates also the release of a book about the same topic, published by competition commission for art and architecture WEKO of visarte Zentralschweiz.

The panel assembles people from various fields: Art, art collecting, politics, urban planning, and architecture. Apart from professional attitudes, participants in the panel are asked to express personal opinions.

17/06/2018, 10:30
Lichthof Regierungsgebäude, Kanton Luzern
Bahnhofstrasse 15
6000 Luzern
Switzerland
© Hubert Hofmann
18
Jun
Guided Tour Frankie & Johnny
Berlin-Treptow

As part of the MakeCity festival, the nearly finished container-built student housing project Frankie & Johnny can be visited on a guided tour. Another tour takes place June 19th, 2018, at 1 pm.

18/06/2018, 13:00
Eichbuschallee 51
12437 Berlin-Treptow
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
19
Jun
Guided Tour Frankie & Johnny
Berlin-Treptow

As part of the MakeCity festival, the nearly finished container-built student housing project Frankie & Johnny can be visited on a guided tour. Another tour takes place June 18th, 2018, at 1 pm.

19/06/2018, 13:00
Eichbuschallee 51
12437 Berlin-Treptow
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
25
Jun
DETAIL Prize 2018
Jury Session

Barbara Holzer is a member of the jury who awards this year’s DETAIL prize. The jury meets to select the winners.

25/06/2018, 10:00
Germany
© DETAIL
04
Jul
On Context and Content
Dortmund

Tristan Kobler speaks to MA students about his personal approach to exhibition design. The talk is part of a university lecture series at the design department of the FH Dortmund, but it is also open to the public.

04/07/2018, 18:00
Fachhochschule Dortmund - Fachbereich Design
Max-Ophüls-Platz 2
44137 Dortmund
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
10
Jul
Open Workshop III RAW Site
Berlin

The third workshop of RAW site development is on; the event is open to the public.

10/07/2018, 17:00
Säälchen
Holzmarktstraße 25
10243 Berlin
Germany
© Studio S/M/L
20
Jul
Exhibition Spielstädte!
100+ Options for the Future of Thuringia
Apolda

As part of their Curated Studies program, professor Barbara Holzer and Tanja Kullack have gathered in collaboration with IBA Thuringia during winter semester 2017/18 more than 120 students of Peter Behrens School of Arts (PBSA) in the town of Apolda. The state of Thuringia presents the thinking space called "STADTLAND" for the studios.

More than 100 options for Apolda and Thuringia have been developed — starting from local acupunctions that trigger shifts of context by minimal interventions to visions for metropoles of the future. The Exhibition Design Institute of University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf has created by analysing the students' concepts, drafts, and visions the exhibition "Spielstädte! 100+ Options for the Future of Thuringia".

20/07/2018, 18:00
Eiermannbau
Auenstraße 9
99510 Apolda
Germany
© EDI
28
Aug
Exhibition Competition Museum Friedland
Friedland

Museum Friedland has held an architectural competition for a visitor, media and documentation center, in which Barbara Holzer was a member of the jury. The competition entries are presented at the museum until September 23rd, 2018, as well as on their website.

28/08/2018, 10:00
Museum Friedland
Bahnhofstrasse 2
37133 Friedland
Germany
© Museum Friedland, Foto: Swen Pförtner
13
Sep
Topping-out at LimmatSpot
Spreitenbach

On the LimmatSpot site, the building shell is finished; an occasion to celebrate for everyone involved in the project!

13/09/2018, 17:00
8957 Spreitenbach
Switzerland
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
20
Sep
(RE)MIXING
Architecture and Planning Day 2018
Büdelsdorf

Barbara Holzer will be a speaker at Architecture and Planning Day 2018, hosted by AIT Dialog and ACO Academy.

20/09/2018, 10:00
ACO Academy
Am Friedrichsbrunnen
24782 Büdelsdorf
Germany
© AIT Dialog / ACO
24
Sep
Dialogues on Construction Economy
How does the altered purchasing behaviour influence architecture?
Zurich

The association for management and economy, maneco, invites to a panel discussion. Tristan Kobler and other experts talk about the ways new shopping habits shape buildings.

24/09/2018, 18:15
Club Härterei
Maag-Areal
Hardstrasse 219
8005 Zurich
Switzerland
© Hiroyuki Oki
29
Sep
Open House Zurich
Zurich

The third edition of Open House is on in Zurich! The festival presents free access to more than 80 buildings and many guided tours on the weekend of September 29th and 30th, 2018. Some visits require a reservation.

29/09/2018, 10:00
Zurich
Switzerland
© Open House
11
Oct
Construction of the World
Art and Economy
Mannheim

The first topical exhibition in the new building of Kunsthalle Mannheim sheds light on the economy’s impact on the arts by presenting classical modern art from the 1920s and 1930s, focussing on the German Weimar Republic, the Soviet Union and the United States.

Free-standing wall units partition the three connecting rooms of the exhibition’s historic part. See-through moments and juxtapositions keep refreshing perspectives and correlations of the thematically clustered art works. A color scheme that resonates with the spirit of the time has inspired a background of geometrical panels in bold hues and highlights selected exhibits. Few media installations provide background information of pivotal social developments such as the emergence of the modern metropolis in the early 20th century; an axial „trail“ provides the exhibition’s chronologic and contextualising backbone.

A spatial graphic design derived from Gustavs Klucis’ work Dynamic City connects the historic and the contemporary part of the exhibition and welcomes visitors in the foyer of Kunsthalle Mannheim.

11/10/2018, 19:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
12
Oct
Ceremony Steel Construction Prize
Duisburg

The ceremony of the German Steel Construction Award is embedded in this year’s Day of Steel Construction ("Tag der Stahl.Architektur") in Duisburg. Student housing project Frankie & Johnny has been among the winners.

12/10/2018, 13:00
Mercatorhalle Duisburg im CityPalais
Landfermannstraße 6
47051 Duisburg
Germany
© Jan Bitter
06
Nov
Modular Residential Buildings
Modulare Wohnbauten
Berlin

Phil Peterson will present the student housing project Frankie & Johny at belektro trade fair in Berlin.

06/11/2018, 09:45
Messe Berlin GmbH
Eingang Messe Süd
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen

News

Topping-out
Topping-out at LimmatSpot

On the LimmatSpot site, the building shell has been finished. Everyone involved in the project gathered to celebrate.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Project
Suurstoffi is Summer-Proof

The current hot summer is a challenge for people in Switzerland. Swiss news channel SRF has addressed architectural dealing with heat and has praised the Suurstoffi project in Rotkreuz as an exemplary construction. The site is cooled by geo-cooling in summer. In this procedure, the stored heath is even re-used in winter.

© Jan Bitter
Project
Final Public Workshop at RAW

The closing workshop of the civic participation series has successfully taken place. Two expert meetings will follow.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Award
Vote Now for INSIDE

The project INSIDE Boutique Center has made it among the finalists for the Architizer A+Awards for the Shopping Center category. There will be two awards: The Jury Award and the Popular Choice Award. The online public chooses the latter — all support is much appreciated!

UNESCO World Natural Heritage Wadden Sea Visitor Center has received a Special Mention in the Architizer A+Awards for the Museum category.

© Radek Brunecky
Study
Exhibition Spielstädte!
100+ Options for the Future of Thuringia

As part of their Curated Studies program, professor Barbara Holzer and Tanja Kullack have gathered in collaboration with IBA Thuringia during winter semester 2017/18 more than 120 students of Peter Behrens School of Arts (PBSA) in the town of Apolda. The state of Thuringia presents the thinking space called "STADTLAND" for the studios.

More than 100 options for Apolda and Thuringia have been developed — starting from local acupunctions that trigger shifts of context by minimal interventions to visions for metropoles of the future. The Exhibition Design Institute of University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf has created by analysing the students’ concepts, drafts, and visions the exhibition "Spielstädte! 100+ Options for the Future of Thuringia".

© EDI
Project
High-Rising LimmatSpot

Construction works at LimmatSpot site are in full swing and the future urban layout with approximately 200 flats, abundant retail and service sectors, and a multiplex cinema with 2'100 seats already foreshadows. The shell of the 17-storey residential tower is about to be finished; facades and interior fitting of the other buildings are progressing, too. The site’s completion is scheduled for spring 2019.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Lecture
On Context and Content
Lecture Series …on Spaces and Opportunities

Tristan Kobler speaks to MA students about his personal approach to exhibition design. The talk is part of a university lecture series at the design department of the FH Dortmund, but it is also open to the public.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Award
Gold for ELLI

As one of 12 projects, ELLI has been awarded gold in the "best architects 19" competition.

© best architects
Competition
Wander Gallery Competition Won

The goal is to design a high quality, recognizable, self-sufficient, flexible, intermodal container for a wide range of artistic interventions on a global scale.

The basic structure of the WANDER GALLERY CONTAINER is a steel frame. This frame is that of a typical robust steel overseas container which meets all of the necessary requirements for intermodal transportation via truck, train or ship. All four walls of the Gallery space are made out of glass. By replacing the exterior walls with non-reflective glass, the WANDER GALLERY CONTAINER becomes completely see-through. This transparency opens up all kinds of options for the artists to play and create with their work and strengthens the connection between the observer, the art and its surroundings.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Event
Frankie & Johnny Revisited

As part of the MakeCity festival, the nearly finished container-built student housing project Frankie & Johnny can be visited on guided tours, taking place on June 18th and 19th, 2018, at 1 pm.

© Jan Bitter
Opening
Exhibition Unit 'Enzner' from Galtür

The permanent exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür "At The Very Top —  Stories About Galtür and the World" is expanded by the history of Gentiana Punctata L. in Galtür; occasion of the expansion is the recognition of Galtür's tradition of collecting and processing of spotted gentian as UNESCO cultural heritage. Special topic sections such as "The Plant and the Medicine" and "History and Tradition" shed light on the significance and value of the rare plant. Content and design carry on the current exhibition's style.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Lecture
eco2friendly Day

Architecture department lead Volker Mau was invited to the eco2friendly day, a summit where experts from various fields talk about different aspects of sustainability. He presented his view on sustainable architecture and illustrated his thoughts with projects.

© eco2friendly Day
Lecture
Living on Four Parking Lots
ELLI at Creative Zürich Wednesday

Tristan Kobler is invited as a speaker to Creative Zurich Wednesday to talk about parasite architecture, and its respective challenges and opportunities, and how they shape society. Redensification project ELLI will be examined more closely as an example of a special kind of parasite architecture.

Following the speeches, Tristan Kobler and the other invited speakers, Tanja Trampe, Gudrun Ongania, and Ueli Ansorge, discuss in a panel how high quality growth is possible that is also sustainable.

© Radek Brunecky
Lecture
Modular Building
Living in Containers - From Recycling to Prefabrication

Modular building is still a hot topic. Philip Norman Peterson gives a follow-up of his talk from last year at materialForum, focusing on the by now nearly finished container student housing project Frankie & Johnny (in German).

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Opening
From Vision to Building

At paläon, Research and Experience Center Schöningen Spears, this architectural landmark’s making of is displayed. Starting from May 24th, 2018, a special exhibition shows plans, models, and concepts that have been submitted to the competition in 2012.

© Jan Bitter
Project
Construction Start Lindower Strasse

At the project site in Lindower Strasse, designed collaboratively with zweikant architekturen from Cologne, construction has been launched. The existing yards in Berlin district Wedding are expanded by further residential and commercial spaces: A 7-storey, tower-like annex completes the empty lot between the existing building and adjacent site; the annex complements spatially the added storey that sits on top of the existing structure in a pavilion-like manner.

The new buildings are designed as hybrid constructions. Basement, ground floor and staircase are made from ferroconcrete; the upper floors and the added storey are created from ready-made wooden elements. The plain cubage of the new construction catches the eye with its coloured, exposed wooden facade and large window frames. The new parts relate to the existing forms as well as that they present a visibly distinct addition.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Opening
Opening New Working Worlds
DASA Dortmund

What will work look like in the future? Nobody knows. A new exhibition unit at the DASA in Dortmund explores different fields, past and present scenarios, as well as general trends of economic and societal transformation. However, New Working Worlds wants foremost to illustrate that the future and the future of work is not determined and thus can be shaped in the present.

The new unit of the permanent exhibition opens on May 5th, 2018.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Opening
Opening Gender and Violence
War is for Men — Peace is for Women?

Violence and gender have always had a complex and often unsettling relationship. There is a persistence in attributing war with the masculine, peace with the feminine. A special exhibition at Military History Museum examines the phenomenon from unexpected angles and challenges established notions. The exhibition has been designed in collaboration with zweikant architekturen. The main curator Dr. Gorch Pieken has been assisted by the exhibition agency in charge, kursiv | text – objekt – raum. Graphic design has been developed by 2xGoldstein.

The installation "targeted interventions" conquers the museum’s yard for the time of the exhibition: Contemporary artists present their positions regarding the interplay of violence and gender.

The exhibition is shown from April 27 to October 30, 2018.

© 2xGoldstein
Final days
Exhibition Das Kapital Extended

The exhibition Das Kapital at Museum der Arbeit in Hamburg has been extended. Visitors can engage with Karl Marx’ main book and its heritage in this special format until May 5, 2018.

© Nils Koenning
Award
Steel Structure Award

At the German Steel Construction Award 2018, Frankie & Johnny received a prize.

© Jan Bitter
Jury
Graduates’ Travel Grant

The Helmut-Hentrich-Foundation, established in 2001, invites BA graduates in architecture to apply for two travel grants over 5000 EUR. The foundation’s goal is to reward excellent bachelor theses.

Barbara Holzer, professor for design at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Dusseldorf, is a member of the jury that selects the grant holders. Submission deadline is May 18, 2018.

© Helmut-Hentrich-Stiftung
Event
Ready to Share!
who must. who may. who can.

The intervention by participants of the studio "Scenic Spaces" of PBSA I HSD in cooperation with #ADA aims at challenging economic growth and private consumption — and at offering alternatives. Will we have to do with less in the future, and how can we free 'less' from connotations such as failure or setback? How can we achieve sufficiency? How can buzz word sharing economy contribute to more fairness in society? And who is provided that what actually "ready to share"?

Interior design students from University of Applied Sciences in Dusseldorf have done research on sharing in their immediate environment by talking to people in the streets in different areas of Cologne. These interviews have resulted in an intervention at the NRW-Forum, whose visitors are invited to participate. A public discussion will be held on April 6, 2018.

© Christine Stender
Jury
DETAIL Prize 2018

Barbara Holzer is a member of the jury who will award this year’s DETAIL prize. From April 3rd to 30th, 2018, planners can submit projects realised anywhere in the world for all building types that are characterised by special details within a coherent overall concept.

© DETAIL Preis
Opening
Opening KITAG Cinedome Muri

Another KITAG cinedome is opening on April 5h, 2018! In Muri near Berne, the movie theater hosts 10 auditoria, among them an IMAX screen, up-to-date technology, and outstanding design. The project is a collaboration with meierpartner architekten.

© studiohometown
Publication
Newspaper Humboldt Forum No 2

The new issue of the Humboldt Forum newspaper features an article in which Barbara Holzer and project partner Nathanaël Gourdin from graphic design studio Gourdin & Müller explain the concept of the corporate design and the way finding system. In the PROCESS section, the whole article can be read.

© FRANCO STELLA HUF PG / Jan Pautzke 2014
Award
Special Mention for ELLI

At the AIT-Award 2018, ELLI was specially mentioned in the category housing.

© AIT-Award
Publication
Dynamics of Periphery

A new English book publication just came out to which Philip Norman Peterson has contributed with the article "Building beyond the Periphery". Dynamics of Periphery. Atlas for Emerging Creative and Resilient Habitats addresses possible future habitat developments that start off in the outskirts. "Starting from architecture, urban design, and territorial planning, this book aims at interfaces between design and research towards dynamic roles of peripheries", as publishers sum up.

© Jan Bitter
Lecture
Felix Platter-Hospital Showcase

The Basel section of the SIA (Swiss society of engineers and architects) presents "architecture and geriatric medicine" at their annual event  on March 15th, 2018, by exploring the Felix Platter-Hospital project more closely.

Volker Mau, partner at the Zurich studio, will talk about the architecture of the new building. The facade is finished; the hospital’s reopening is scheduled for 2019.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Project
Frankie, Johnny & Nelly Growing

The student housing project in Berlin Treptow is developing rapidly. Completion is scheduled for Summer 2018.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Jury
Selection of House of the Year 2018

One hundred projects competed for the "Houses of the Year" award. Barbara Holzer was part of the jury to select the winner 2018.

© Callwey Verlag/Verena Jaumann