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2016

17
Apr
Opening Exhibition National Buchenwald Memorial
Weimar

The new permanent exhibition at the Buchenwald Memorial will formally re-open its doors on Sunday, April 17th, 2016.

Today, the National Memorial Buchenwald is a place for the education about the past and a meeting point for international encounters. The new permanent exhibition "Buchenwald. Ostracism and violence from 1937 to 1945" is covering all three floors of the former chamber building and is taking visitors on a reflective time-travel full of strong spatial experiences.

17/04/2016, 14:00
Gedenkstätte Buchenwald
99427 Weimar
Germany
Photo: Jan Bitter
18
May
Lecture The Decontextualized City
Darmstadt

Outside umh, inside ugh. Within the lecture series Positionen - Wednesday evening lectures at the department of architecture at TU Darmstadt in summer term 2016.

The tradition of public lectures at the department of architecture has been established in 1968 and is organized by professors, staff and students. Tristan Kobler will be speaker on May 18th, 2016 and present his perspective on current developments in urban design.

18/05/2016, 18:00
El-Lissitzky-Straße 1
64287 Darmstadt
Germany
Photo: Mara Truog
28
May
Opening Danish Pavilion
Venice

The Danish Pavilion opens its doors on the 28th May at the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

The Danish contribution, created by the Danish Architecture Centre, is a snapshot of a new humanism in Danish architecture. The wunderkammer of architectural prototypes is designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

28/05/2016, 11:00
Giardini della Biennale
Sestiere Castello
30122 Venice VE
Italy
Photo: DAC
14
Jun
Opening Swiss Design Awards 2016
Basel

Open vernissage on June 14th, 2016 at 7 pm, exhibition from June 14th-19th, 2016, daily from 11 am to 7 pm,  Hall 3.0, Exhibition centre Basel, Switzerland.

14/06/2016, 19:00
Messeplatz 1
4058 Basel
Switzerland
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
17
Jun
Lecture at the 62nd National Memorial Seminar
Nuremberg

The 62nd National Memorial Seminar is taking place at the Documentation Center Nazi Party Grounds in Nuremberg from June 16th to 18th, 2016. 

Barbara Holzer will be hosting a lecture on „How to exhibit Nazi-history?“ on June 17th, 2016. 

17/06/2016, 11:00
Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände
Bayernstraße 110
90478 Nuremberg
Germany
Photo: Mara Truog
19
Jun
Opening Fraumünster Church
Zurich

On Sunday, June 19th, 2016 the latest developments at the Fraumünster Church in Zurich will be introduced to the public during a festive ceremony. Holzer Kobler Architekturen have worked closely with the department of archeology of the city of Zurich to develop the exhibition design at the archeological crypt and Mary’s Chapel.

19/06/2016, 10:30
Münsterhof 2
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
Photo: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
25
Jun
Day of Architecture 2016 I
Berlin

Holzer Kobler Architekturen are participating with two projects in this year’s "Day of Architecture 2016" in Germany on the upcoming weekend of June 25/26th, 2016: The container village EBA51 in Berlin and the Wadden Sea Visitor Center in Cuxhaven. Following this year’s theme "architecture for everyone" a large selection of architecture projects all over Germany are open to visitors this coming weekend. On Saturday, June 25th, 2016 a special tour will be held at the EBA51 student housing in Berlin.

25/06/2016, 14:00
Eichbuschallee 51
12437 Berlin
Germany
Photo: Jan Bitter
26
Jun
Day of Architecture 2016 II
Cuxhaven

Holzer Kobler Architekturen are participating with two projects in this year’s "Day of Architecture 2016" in Germany on the upcoming weekend of June 25/26th, 2016: The container village EBA51 in Berlin and the Wadden Sea Visitor Center in Cuxhaven. Following this year’s theme "architecture for everyone" a large selection of architecture projects all over Germany are open to visitors this coming weekend. On Sunday, June 26th, 2016 the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Wadden Sea Visitor Center in Cuxhaven is offering three special tours during the day. 

26/06/2016, 14:30
Nordheimstrasse 200
27476 Cuxhaven
Germany
Photo: Jan Bitter
01
Jul
Opening Company Museum MANN + HUMMEL
Ludwigsburg

On July 1st, 2016 the company museum of MANN + HUMMEL in Ludwigsburg, Germany, will open its doors in a festive ceremony.

01/07/2016, 16:45
MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
Hindenburgstr. 45
71638 Ludwigsburg
Germany
Photo: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
06
Jul
Annual Meeting of IC MEMO
Lecture by Philip Peterson
Milano

The annual meeting of the International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes is taking place in Milano, Italy, from July 3rd to July 9th, 2016 and Philip Peterson will hold a lecture about the new permanent exhibition at the Buchenwald memorial on July, 6th. 

06/07/2016, 14:15
Museo della Memoria de la Resistenza
Via Federico Confalonieri 14
20124 Milano MI
Italy
Photo: Mara Truog
08
Jul
Planet B - Semester Presentation
In Search of Tomorrow's (Housing Design) Culture
Dusseldorf

Megatrends that are already emerging today will alter the cultural practices related to housing. Architecture will have to adapt itself to evolving needs, values and priorities. The decentralisation of life in the course of increasing mobility, cooperative living ("sharing economy"), the flexibilisation of living space (adaptable zones), new and intelligent technologies and nature ("green"), as a part of architecture, constitute new parameters for the development of buildings and cities. Can we derive ideas for future housing design from these trends that are already discernible? As planners, are we able to influence these trends - in the sense of a relevant contribution to the (housing design) culture of the future? The visions developed by students from the class of prof. Barbara Holzer and prof. Tanja Kullack on the topic of "Leben im Morgen" ["Living Tomorrow"], will be presented, at the exhibition, on 8th July 2016 between 9.30am and 6pm.

08/07/2016, 09:30
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Ehrenhof 2
40479 Dusseldorf
Germany
Picture: Labor Fou
14
Jul
Vernissage Building Worlds
Zurich

Opening of the exhibition "Building Worlds - Models for Designing, Collecting, Reflecting" at the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich on July 15th, 2016. Open Vernissage on July 14th, 2016 at 7 PM.  

14/07/2016, 19:00
Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot
Toni-Areal
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zurich
Switzerland
Exhibition Poster Welten bauen: Ralph Schraivogel, ZHdK
31
Jul
Last Days Boris Lurie Exhibition
Berlin

The temporary exhibition "NO COMPROMISES! The Art of Boris Lurie" is ongoing until July 31st, 2016 at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

31/07/2016, 18:00
Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin
Germany
Photo: Jan Bitter
09
Aug
Opening Exhibition St. George's Abbey
Stein am Rhein

The former Benedictine abbey St. George located in the scenic town of Stein am Rhein is one of the best preserved medieval monastery complexes in Switzerland. As an initial step in the multiphased scenography project the first rooms of the new exhibition will be opened to the public allowing visitors to gain exciting insights into the past daily routines at the cloister. 

09/08/2016, 12:00
St. George's Abbey
Fischmarkt 3
8260 Stein am Rhein
Switzerland
01
Sep
Reopening KITAG CINEMA Capitol
Zurich

The newly renovated KITAG CINEMAS Capitol in Zurich is reopening its doors to the public.

01/09/2016, 15:00
KITAG Capitol Zurich
Weinbergstrasse 9
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
20
Sep
Opening Modernized Laufbahnzentrum
Zurich

The digital age has reached the Laufbahnzentrum in Zurich: the newly modernized public space of the center is re-opening its doors to the public.

20/09/2016, 10:30
Laufbahnzentrum
Konradstrasse 58
8005 Zurich
Switzerland
Graphics: mariarosa, Zurich
23
Sep
Ettersburg Dialogues 2016
Lecture by Philip Peterson
Ettersburg

The Ettersburg Dialogues series offers decision makers in the construction and real estate industry the opportunity to exchange ideas and appoaches to take action when it comes to planning and building. This year the theme is „Mass production – series – construction culture. Solutions for the future of construction“. Philip Peterson will host a lecture about modular structures.  

23/09/2016, 09:30
Schloss Ettersburg
Am Schloss 1
99439 Ettersburg
Germany
Photo: Mara Truog
18
Oct
Ground-Breaking Messestrasse II
Vienna

The additional space requirements of the Sigmund Freud Private University will be covered by the construction of a new building on a neighbouring plot. The ground-breaking ceremony is going to happen on the 18th of October 2016.

18/10/2016, 10:00
Sigmund Freud University
Campus Prater
Freudplatz 3
1020 Vienna
Austria
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
28
Oct
Curating Memory
Tristan Kobler as Panel Speaker at the Hrant Dink Foundation
Şişli İstanbul

At the Hrant Dink Foundation in Istanbul, a panel and workshop are held under the title "Curating Memory". The event's goal is to explore the creation of memorials and memory sites. Along with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Mandy Sanger, Lebogang Marishane, Tristan Kobler is one of the speakers.

28/10/2016, 17:00
Hrant Dink Foundation
Anarad Hığutyun Building
Papa Roncalli Sk. No: 128 Harbiye
34373 Şişli İstanbul İstanbul
Turkey
© Hrant Dink Foundation
09
Nov
Lecture at Architect@Work
Berlin

On occasion of the seminar Architect@Work in Berlin, Tristan Kobler will hold a lecture on timber construction presenting the project „The Wadden Sea Visitor Center“ on November 9th, 2016.

09/11/2016, 13:00
Station Berlin
Luckenwalderstr. 4-6
10963 Berlin
Germany
© Mara Truog
12
Dec
Frankie & Johnny - Modular Housing in Steel
Lecture by Philip Norman Peterson
Hamburg

As a contribution to the lecture series "Stahlbauplanung im Geschossbau" (engl.: Steel Constructions in Multi-storey-building), Philip Norman Peterson will present Frankie & Johnny as example of modular housing in steel.

12/12/2016, 15:00
Gresham Carat Hotel
Sieldeich 5-7
20539 Hamburg
Germany
© Mara Truog
16
Dec
Topography of Modernity
Berlin

A podium is held on the occasion of the building project new Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar. Among the speakers are Heike Hanada, who has won the architectural competition, and Barbara Holzer, who is in charge of the exhibition design.

16/12/2016, 16:30
Thüringer Staatskanzlei
Vertretung des Freistaats Thüringen beim Bund
Mohrenstraße 64
10117 Berlin
Germany

2017

17
Jan
BAU 2017 - Existing Structures as a Resource
Solutions for Spaces: A New Approach
Munich

At the BAU 2017 trade fair, Barbara Holzer will discuss utilisation concepts and possible designs for existing areas and can thereby refer to several of her own projects.

17/01/2017, 15:00
Messe München GmbH
Messegelände
81823 Munich
Germany
© BAU München
19
Jan
BAU 2017 - Living
Frankie & Johnny: Modular Housing
Munich

At the BAU 2017 trade fair, Philip Norman Peterson will present the student housing project Frankie & Johnny as an example of modular housing.

19/01/2017, 14:45
Messe München GmbH
Messegelände
81823 Munich
Germany
© BAU München
31
Mar
Topping-out at Felix Platter-Hospital
Basel

Felix Platter-Hospital is growing; topping-out ceremony is on.

31/03/2017, 12:00
Felix Platter-Spital
Burgfelderstrasse 101
4055 Basel
Switzerland
© wörter traxler richter / Holzer Kobler Architekturen
07
Apr
Laying of Foundation Stone at LimmatSpot
Spreitenbach

Next step for LimmatSpot: In the town of Spreitenbach, the laying of the foundation stone is celebrated.

07/04/2017, 18:00
LimmatSpot
8957 Spreitenbach
Switzerland
© studiohometown
10
May
Annual Convention of Deutscher Museumsbund
"The Latest from the Exhibition Front"
Berlin

The Deutscher Museumsbund (German Museum Association) celebrates its 100th anniversary. Members meet for the annual convention and discuss current developments such as digitalization. Tristan Kobler contributes by giving a speech about his understanding of new exhibition formats.

10/05/2017, 10:30
Museum für Kommunikation
Leipziger Straße 16
10117 Berlin
Germany
© Deutscher Museumsbund
11
May
Lecture Series Museum
Presentation, Emotion, Cognition
Zürich

As a contribution to a lecture series about museums of art, curated by editor Roderick Hönig, Tristan Kobler will speak about the presentation of exhibits (in German).

Please note: Change of date - 11/05/2017 instead of 01/06/2017.

11/05/2017, 19:30
Universität Zürich, Zentrum
Rämistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
Switzerland
© Mara Truog
18
May
Modular Building
Living in Containers - From Recycling to Prefabrication
Berlin

Aspects of modular building are discussed by presenting different projects and production processes. Philip Norman Peterson is invited to talk about modular student housing project Frankie & Johnny (in German).

18/05/2017, 18:30
materialForum
Am Tempelhofer Berg 6
3. Aufgang EG
10965 Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
20
May
Symposium "Theses About New Exhibition Design"
"Orchestra of Disciplines"
Dusseldorf

The symposium "either or. as well as. in between. Theses About New Exhibition Design" at NRW Forum allows an insight into the current exhibition scene. Barbara Holzer is invited to give a lecture at the symposium. She will talk about the many different disciplines that meet in today’s exhibition design.

Further Lectures by:

Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss und Adam Štěch (Okolo, Prag)
Tom Ising (Herburg Weiland, München) 
Luise Reitstätter (Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien) 
Herman Verkerk (eventarchitectuur, Amsterdam) 

20/05/2017, 14:00
NRW Forum Düsseldorf
Ehrenhof
40479 Dusseldorf
Germany
© PBSA
20
May
"Dynamics of Periphery"
Conference at Leibniz University Hannover
Hannover

At the conference and PhD colloquium at the Institute of Urban Design and Planning of Leibniz University, Philip Norman Peterson will give a speech about projects such as Wadden Sea Visitor Center at Cuxhaven under the conference’s focus.

20/05/2017, 16:15
Institute of Urban Design and Planning
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Herrenhäuser Str. 8
30419 Hannover
Germany
© Mara Truog
27
May
Opening Showcase NAWAREUM
Straubing

Until the permanent exhibition NAWAREUM opens at the Technology and Support Center (TFZ), a showcase will display a small-scale preview of the planned sustainability visitor center. The showcase will open on May 27th, 2017 with festivities during the weekend.

27/05/2017, 10:00
Schaufenster NAWAREUM
Fraunhoferstraße 8
94315 Straubing
Germany
© TFZ
07
Jun
Opening Exhibition A Visual Tour of Old Hamburg
City Views from around 1900
Hamburg

The Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (Museum for Hamburg History) presents a special exhibition that shows views of the city. As if going for a visual walk, the visitor strolls through the city center and discovers rarely shown artistic representations of the Hanseatic city dating from 1850 to 1913.

07/06/2017, 12:45
Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
Holstenwall 24
20355 Hamburg
Germany
© SHMH
12
Jun
Swiss Design Awards 2017 - Opening
Basel

Again, Holzer Kobler Architekturen is responsible for the presentation of the nominees' products and projects.

12/06/2017, 19:00
Messe Basel
Messeplatz
4058 Basel
Switzerland
© BAK / Nici Jost
13
Jun
Swiss Design Awards 2017 - Award Ceremony
Basel

The winner of the most prestigious Swiss Design Award is presented. The nominees’ works are staged by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

13/06/2017, 16:45
Messe Basel
Messeplatz
4058 Basel
Switzerland
© BAK / Nici Jost
15
Jun
Architects, not Architecture
The personalities behind the big name names. Constructions without the myths.
Berlin

Who are the people who do today’s architecture? A talk series taking place in different cities looks into this question. Among the guests of Berlin Edition 01 is Barbara Holzer. 

15/06/2017, 19:00
Azte Theater
Luxemburger Straße 20
13353 Berlin
Germany
28
Jun
The Fusion of Analog and Digital
How Society’s Digitalization Influences Architecture
Hamburg

Digitalization affects all industries. Therefore, architecture is going through fundamental change. Within the series Grohe Dialogs „trends, theses, typologies“, three experts discuss digitalization and architecture: Herwig Spiegl of AllesWirdGut Architecture in Vienna, Julian Nida-Rümelin, professor of philosophy in Munich, and our founder and director Tristan Kobler. In German.

Please sign up for participation! (architektur@grohe.com )

28/06/2017, 19:00
Ehemaliges Hauptzollamt - Zollhalle
Alter Wandrahm 20
20457 Hamburg
Germany
© Grohe Dialoge
06
Sep
Opening Exhibition Capital
Hamburg

Karl Marx’ Capital was first published exactly 150 years ago in Hamburg. For the anniversary, the Museum der Arbeit presents a controversial exhibition addressing the book’s historical background and its implication for the present time.

06/09/2017, 10:00
Museum der Arbeit
Historische Museen Hamburg
Wiesendamm 3
22305 Hamburg
Germany
© Museum der Arbeit
10
Sep
Designed Memories
How to Exhibit What Cannot Be Shown
Zurich

How can the unimaginable be remembered? When words fail and pictures just horrify? Barbara Holzer looks for answers in a lecture at the conference "Erinnerungskorrekturen (revised memories)" organized by the Swiss Society for Cultural Studies (SSCS). In German.

10/09/2017, 11:00
Archiv für Zeitgeschichte
Hirschengraben 62
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
© Vivianne Berg
14
Sep
Opening Exhibition Violence and Gender
Dresden

Violence and gender have always had a complex and often unsettling relationship. A special exhibition at Military History Museum examines the phenomenon from unexpected angles.

14/09/2017, 18:00
Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr
Olbrichtplatz 2
01099 Dresden
Germany
© Birgit Dieker
15
Sep
Opening Exhibition Einsiedeln Abbey
1000 Years of Pilgrimage
Zurich

Einsiedeln Abbey is one of the most important destinations of pilgrimage in Switzerland. A special exhibition, presenting many original objects, sheds light on over 1000 years of the abbey’s history.

15/09/2017, 18:00
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
© Nationalmuseum
30
Sep
Open House Zurich
ELLI opens doors
Zurich

The initiative „Open House“ has begun in 1992 in London and has been a singular story of success worldwide ever since. For the second time in Zurich, private and public buildings will open their doors. Among them is residential building and studio ELLI. Visitors can learn about this custom-tailored redensification project via guided tours.

30/09/2017, 10:00
Elisabethenstrasse 4
8004 Zurich
Switzerland
© Open House

News

Lecture
Architects, not Architecture
The personalities behind the big name names. Constructions without the myths.

Who are the people who do today’s architecture? A talk series taking place in different cities looks into this question. Among the guests of Berlin Edition 01 was Barbara Holzer.

© Irene Osei-Poku
Lecture
Grohe Dialoge
The Fusion of Analog and Digital

Digitalization affects all industries. Therefore, architecture is going through fundamental change. Within the series Grohe Dialogs „trends, theses, typologies“, three experts discuss digitalization and architecture: Herwig Spiegl of AllesWirdGut Architecture in Vienna, Julian Nida-Rümelin, professor of philosophy in Munich, and our founder and director Tristan Kobler. In German.

Please sign up for participation! (architektur@grohe.com)

© Grohe Dialoge
Award
Interior Design Winner
Silver and Honorable Mention for Swisscom Business Campus at the IDA Design Awards

For the 10th time, the annual international design competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on global level. The project Swisscom Business Campus in Zurich won the second prize in the Interior Design Competition and was honorably mentioned in the Office Competition.

Opening
Swiss Design Awards
Opening, Vernissage and Award Ceremony

Again, Holzer Kobler Architekturen is responsible for the presentation of the nominees’ products and projects.

© SDA
Opening
Art Installation at Elbphilharmonie

As part of the festival "Theater der Welt (Theater of the World)", a globe installation has been designed and set up on the plaza of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in cooperation with the Hafenmuseum (port museum). According to the motto "The World Plays Port", the installation presents a selection of miniature maritime objects such as toy ships, small cranes, and a little lighthouses. They are all set on a globe that diffusely reflects its surroundings. The technoid construction refer back to the large-scale seafare technology in the port, whereas the toys, many of them donated by Hamburg residents, connect the installation to everybody’s childhood memories.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Opening
Opening Special Exhibition A Visual Tour of Old Hamburg
City Views from around 1900

The Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (Museum for Hamburg History) presents a special exhibition that shows views of the city around the turn of the 19th century. As if going for a visual walk, the visitor strolls through the city center and discover rarely shown artistic representations of the Hanseatic city dating from 1850 to 1913.

© SHMH
Opening
Opening Showcase NAWAREUM

Until the permanent exhibition NAWAREUM opens at the Technology and Support Center (TFZ), a showcase will display a small-scale preview of the planned sustainability visitor center. The showcase will open on May 27th, 2017 with festivities during the weekend.

© TFZ
Project
Progress at the Construction Site of Messestrasse II

Next to the University of Economics and Business Campus an additional university structure, Messestrasse II, is being constructed. The new building will house the medical faculty of Sigmund Freud University. The site excavation and laying of the base slab have been completed.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Lecture
Symposium "Theses About New Exhibition Design"
"Orchestra of Disciplines"

The symposium „either or. as well as. in between. Theses About New Exhibition Design“ at NRW Forum allows an insight into the current exhibition scene. Barbara Holzer is invited to give a lecture at the symposium. She will talk about the many different disciplines that meet in today’s exhibition design.

Further Lectures by:

Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss und Adam Štěch (Okolo, Prag)
Tom Ising (Herburg Weiland, München)
Luise Reitstätter (Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien) 
Herman Verkerk (eventarchitectuur, Amsterdam)

Lecture
"Dynamics of Periphery"
Conference at Leibniz University Hannover

At the conference and PhD colloquium at the Institute of Urban Design and Planning of Leibniz University, Philip Norman Peterson will give a speech about projects such as Wadden Sea Visitor Center at Cuxhaven under the headline "Building Beyond the Periphery".

© Mara Truog
Lecture
Lecture at materialForum
Living in Containers - From Recycling to Prefabrication

Aspects of modular building are discussed by presenting different projects and production processes. Philip Norman Peterson is invited to talk about modular student housing project Frankie & Johnny (in German).

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Teaching
PBSA Documentation
Seminars and Design Workshops 2009 to today (individual booklets)

The newly published booklets show a selection of works by present and former students of PBSA's interior design, architecture and exhibition design programs. Their publication is a fruit of the studio cooperation of professor Tanja Kullack and professor Barbara Holzer.

© Barbara Holzer und Tanja Kullack
Lecture
Lecture at Volkshochschule Zürich
"Staging, Feeling, Finding"

As a contribution to a lecture series about museums of art, curated by editor Roderick Hönig, Tristan Kobler will speak about the staging of exhibits (in German).

Please note: Change of date - 11/05/2017 instead of 01/06/2017.

© Mara Truog
Project
Laying of Foundation Stone at LimmatSpot

In the town of Spreitenbach, the laying of the foundation stone marked the beginning of the next project phase.

© Ulrich Steffen
Topping-out
Topping-out at Felix Platter-Hospital

The shell is built; at the Basel hospital project, the topping-out was celebrated.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Competition
1st Prize Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Exhibition Design and Expansion

In time for the anniversary in 2020, a new permanent exhibition at the house of Beethoven’s birth in Bonn is developed. Life and work of the the outstanding composer and musician will be presented in a new design. At the same time, space for visitor activities and service areas are expanded.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Publication
Inside Shopping and Business Center Fit For Printing

Project Inside is featured in the 2nd volume of prestigious avedition’s Retail Design International by Jons Messedat.

© avedition
Competition
Station Area Worblaufen: 1st Prize

At capital city Berne’s doorstep, there is a planning area where three development sites are located. The newly designed buildings are projected as simple, compact forms. All buildings have clear access and they enliven the surrounding squares, so that a new, lively and urban neighborhood around the station is created.

© Studio Hometown
Project
Hostel Molenfeuer Rostock

In direct interaction with the former Neptun Shipyard Warnemünde the new hostel "DOCK INN" is situated. The sturdy materials refer to its environment, the building's exterior and interior design is the epitome of the industrial Style. The future building will offer inexpensive overnight accomodation with a unique design experience and the service of a hotel. The opening is scheduled for the end of March 2017.

 

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Lecture
BAU 2017 - Existing Structures as a Resource
Solutions for Spaces: A New Approach

At the BAU 2017 trade fair, Barbara Holzer will discuss utilisation concepts and possible designs for existing areas and can thereby refer to several of her own projects.

© Mara Truog
Lecture
BAU 2017 - Living
Frankie & Johnny: Modular Housing

At the BAU 2017 trade fair, Philip Norman Peterson will present the student housing project Frankie & Johnny as an example of modular housing.

© Mara Truog
Opening
Opening Colorful Zone

Nestled in an intercity park with desolate concrete areas, an old theater and a parking garage in the midst of the popular backpacking district of Ho Chi Minh City the project “colorful zone” has now emerged as a weather-proof culture and leisure hub. The construction work has just finished.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Event
Topography of Modernity
Discussion: A House for the Bauhaus

A podium is held on the occasion of the building project new Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar. Among the speakers are Heike Hanada, who has won the architectural competition, and Barbara Holzer, who is in charge of the exhibition design.

Please notify your participation before December 12th, 2016: weimarer-kontroversen@uni-weimar.de

Project
Start of Construction LimmatSpot

There are things happening in the town of Spreitenbach near Zurich: Construction of the project „LimmatSpot“ (before „Sandäcker“) has started. The large-scale site will accommodate residential houses, office buildings and space for leisure activities.

© studiohometown
Jury
IBA Thüringen

Barbara Holzer talks about her vision for the IBA Thüringen advisory committee, wherein she is involved for the second subsequent time.

© IBA Thüringen - Foto: Thomas Müller, Film: Olaf Nenninger
Lecture
Curating Memory
Tristan Kobler as Panel Speaker at Hrant Dink Foundation

At the Hrant Dink Foundation in Istanbul, a panel and workshop are held under the title "Curating Memory". The event's goal is to explore the creation of memorials and memory sites. Along with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Mandy Sanger, Lebogang Marishane, Tristan Kobler is one of the speakers.

© Hrant Dink Foundation
Publication
Projects in Swiss Television Broadcast

Under the headline "Erinnern, gedenken, vergessen" (in engl.: „Remembering, recollecting, forgetting“) Swiss Radio and Television SRF has covered in its program Kulturplatz on October 12th two projects by Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Buchenwald Memorial exhibition and the recently won competition „White City“ in Tel Aviv were presented. A broadcast by Jürg Gautschi.

© Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) Sendung Kulturplatz
Nomination
State Award of Lower Saxony

The paläon - Research and Experience Center Schöningen Speares is short-listed as one of 11 buildings for the State Award of Lower Saxony in Architecture 2016. 

The State Award of Lower Saxony in Architecture is the highest architecture distinction of the state and has been awarded since 1996; since 2002 in cooperation with the Chamber of Architecture of Lower Saxony.

The building persuaded the jury „as a spatial and functional node of various layers of settlement and landscape as well as local and regional - and indeed superregional - themes and references.“

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Award
buildingSMART Award for Felix Platter-Hospital

Still in its construction phase, Felix Platter-Hospital wins the international buildingSMART award in the category operation and maintenance using open technology. The project is being realized in collaboration with BAM Swiss and wörner traxler richter from Frankfurt. 

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Project
Frankie, Johnny and Nelly

Frankie und Johnny are in good company, also Nelly has arrived as a new part of the collective now.

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Ground-breaking
Ground-Breaking Ceremony Messestrasse II

The study programs of the Sigmund Freud Private University will be extended by human medicine, dental medicine and pharmacy. The additional space requirements will be covered by the construction of a new building on a neighbouring plot. The ground-breaking ceremony is going to happen on the 18th of October 2016 at 10am, location: Am Freudplatz 3, Vienna.

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Lecture
Architect@Work

The Architect@Work Seminar is taking place at Station Berlin in Berlin on the 9th and 10th of November, 2016. Tristan Kobler will be holding a lecture on timber construction presenting the project „The Wadden Sea Visitor Center“ on November 9th, 2016. 

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Publication
Portrait Holzer Kobler Architekturen

To those who have always wanted to wander through the office premises in Zurich this film portrait offers the opportunity. Meanwhile, the roamer can listen to co-founder Tristan Kobler, who talks about project backgrounds.

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Competition
Center Courtyard Government Building Rossau
Competition 3rd place

The new office building naturally blends into the existing historical building structure. Their enormous and impressive appearance should still be able to fully unfold surrounding the light and transparent architectural design of the new implementation. Holzer Koller Architekturen reached the third place in collaboration with Werkstatt Grinzing from Vienna.

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Competition
St. Peter-Ording Esplanade
Competition 1st Place

In St. Peter-Ording, one of the North Sea’s most impressive sand beaches is about to have a new esplanade. The existing vegetation is gently transformed according to the motto „experience fitness and nature“; an impressive games’ house presents the motto’s bold culmination. Hager Partner AG leads the development of the landscape project.

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Opening
Opening Exhibition St. George's Abbey

The former Benedictine abbey St. George located in the scenic town of Stein am Rhein is one of the best preserved medieval monastery complexes in Switzerland. As an initial step in the multiphased scenography project the first rooms of the new exhibition have been opened to the public.

Opening
Reopening Laufbahnzentrum

The Laufbahnzentrum (career information center) in Zurich has undergone a complete facelift. The new layout partitions the space into spacious informational areas and distinct social zones. Carefully chosen color accents and up-to-date information channels target today’s visitors of the center, that is tomorrow’s professionals.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Competition
White City in Tel Aviv
Idea Competition 1st Place

The Federal Ministry of Construction is supporting the development of a new centre for the protection of the more than 4000 historical buildings in the White City in Tel Aviv, the largest settlement of buildings erected in Bauhaus Style. Holzer Kobler Architekturen have won the idea competition for the German-Israeli Bauhaus Centre located in the Max-Liebling-House. The White City has been classified as a UNESCO-World Heritage Site since 2003. 

Opening
Reopening KITAG CINEMAS Capitol

The KITAG CINEMAS Capitol is an inner city cinema in Zurich with decades of tradition and history behind it. The newly refurbished cinema will open its doors again to the movie-loving public after modernization works in all public areas and theatre rooms. 

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Ground-breaking
Construction Start NAWAREUM

The groundbreaking ceremony for the advisory and information centre for renewable energies and resources, a one-of-a-kind project in Germany, was held in Straubing. The permanent exhibition at the NAWAREUM will offer interested visitors, families, student groups and companies the opportunity to gain important insights into the innovative applications for bio economy. The opening is planned for 2020.

 

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Award
Architecture Winner
Campus Wien Messestrasse wins Iconic Award 2016

Every year, the Iconic Award of the German Design Council acknowledges visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication from all fields of architecture, the construction and property sectors and the manufacturing industry. The university building Campus Messestrasse in Vienna was selected as an „Architecture Winner“ this year. 

Lecture
Philip Peterson at the Annual Meeting of IC MEMO

The International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes was founded at the ICOM general meeting in 2001. Its objective is to foster a responsible memory of history and to further cultural cooperation through education and through using knowledge in the interests of peace. The annual meeting is taking place in Milano, Italy, from July 3rd to July 9th, 2016 and Philip Peterson will hold a lecture about the new permanent exhibition at the Buchenwald memorial.

Photo: Mara Truog
Event
Day of Architecture 2016

Holzer Kobler Architekturen are participating with two projects in this year’s "Day of Architecture 2016" in Germany on the upcoming weekend of June 25/26th, 2016: The container village EBA51 in Berlin and the Wadden Sea Visitor Center in Cuxhaven. Following this year’s theme "architecture for everyone" a large selection of architecture projects all over Germany are open to visitors this coming weekend. On Saturday, June 25th, 2016 a special tour will be held at the EBA51 student housing in Berlin and on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Wadden Sea Visitor Center in Cuxhaven is offering three special tours during the day. Don’t miss it!

Photo: Jan Bitter
Event
Planet B - 100 Ideas for a New World

The international group exhibition "Planet B - 100 Ideas for a New World" engages with the radical changes of our planet - and looks for a plan B for the future everyone is dreaming of. The NRW Forum in cooperation with partners such as the Peter Behrens School of Arts presents a selection of artists, designers, architects, scientists and entrepreneurs present their utopias for the 22nd century.

On the 8th July 2016, the semester presentation of the students of PBSA takes place within the program of Planet B, titled "In Search of Tomorrow's (Housing Design) Culture".

Megatrends that are already emerging today will alter the cultural practices related to housing. Architecture will have to adapt itself to evolving needs, values and priorities. The decentralisation of life in the course of increasing mobility, cooperative living ("sharing economy"), the flexibilisation of living space (adaptable zones), new and intelligent technologies and nature ("green"), as a part of architecture, constitute new parameters for the development of buildings and cities. Can we derive ideas for future housing design from these trends that are already discernible? As planners, are we able to influence these trends - in the sense of a relevant contribution to the (housing design) culture of the future? The visions developed by students from the class of prof. Barbara Holzer and prof. Tanja Kullack on the topic of "Leben im Morgen" ["Living Tomorrow"], will be presented, at the exhibition, on 8th July 2016 between 9.30am and 6pm.

Picture: Labor Fou
Opening
Company Museum MANN + HUMMEL

On July 1st, 2016 the company museum of MANN + HUMMEL in Ludwigsburg, Germany, will open its doors in a festive ceremony. The long-established company has been known for quality, service and innovation for more than 75 years. These aspects have been adapted into the exhibition concept and been worked into creative, innovative elements which can be experienced by the visitors. The museum is open to the public only after prior registration.

Photo: Radek Brunecky
Opening
Exhibition Building Worlds

Opening of the exhibition "Building Worlds - Models for Designing, Collecting, Reflecting" at the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich on July 15th, 2016. Open Vernissage on July 14th, 2016 at 7 PM.  

The new exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung is inviting the public to experience the multi-facetted world of analogue and digital models in design, science and culture. Visitors also have the chance to try their skills and learn from professional model-makers in a variety of workshops.

Photo: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Award
GRIMMWELT Wins the German Brand Award '16

The German Brand Award is an important prize honoring successful brand management efforts in Germany. Its purpose: discovering, presenting and featuring pioneering brands and the people behind them. The GRIMMWELT in Kassel was now awarded the prize for its industry excellence in branding in the category „culture & non-governmental organization“. 

Photo: Jan Bitter
Opening
New visitor experience at Fraumünster church in Zurich

On Sunday, June 19th, 2016 the latest developments at the Fraumünster Church in Zurich will be introduced to the public during a festive ceremony. Holzer Kobler Architekturen have worked closely with the department of archeology of the city of Zurich to develop the exhibition design at the archeological crypt and Mary’s Chapel.

Photo: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Competition
1st Place Masterplan Sartorius

The jury reached a decision: the masterplan by Holzer Kobler Architekturen for the two hectare large area in Göttingen, Germany, was chosen for implementation.

Modern and historical architecture, urban squares and a mixed-use of residential, educational and retail buildings will form a new inner-city district replacing the current company location of Sartorius. Construction is set to begin in 2017.

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Lecture
Barbara Holzer at the 62nd National Memorial Seminar

The 62nd National Memorial Seminar is taking place at the Documentation Center Nazi Party Grounds in Nuremberg from June 16th to 18th, 2016. Barbara Holzer will be hosting a lecture on „How to exhibit Nazi-history?“ on June 17th, 2016. 

Photo: Mara Truog
Opening
Swiss Design Awards 2016

Open vernissage on June 14th, 2016 at 7 pm, exhibition from June 14th-19th, 2016, daily from 11 am to 7 pm,  Hall 3.0, Exhibition centre Basel, Switzerland.

For the fourth year in a row Holzer Kobler Architekturen have designed the exhibitions Swiss Design Awards and Swiss Grand Prix Design in Basel. The award ceremony for the best Swiss Designers are taking place during the Design Miami/ Basel and Art Basel in the exhibition hall 3 on the exhibition premises in Basel. 

Photo: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Opening
Danish Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale
Architecture Biennale Venice

The Danish Pavilion opens its doors on the 28th May 2016 at the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

The Danish contribution, created by the Danish Architecture Centre, is a snapshot of a new humanism in Danish architecture. The wunderkammer of architectural prototypes is designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen. 

Photo: DAC
Opening
National Buchenwald Memorial Exhibition

The new permanent exhibition at the Buchenwald Memorial formally re-opened its doors on Sunday, April 17th, 2016.

Today, the National Memorial Buchenwald is a place for the education about the past and a meeting point for international encounters. The new permanent exhibition "Buchenwald. Ostracism and violence from 1937 to 1945" is covering all three floors of the former chamber building and is taking visitors on a reflective time-travel full of strong spatial experiences.

Photo: Jan Bitter
Opening
NO COMPROMISES! The Art of Boris Lurie

New temporary exhibition "NO COMPROMISES! The Art of Boris Lurie" from February 26th, 2016 to July 31st, 2016 at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany. 

The Jewish Museum Berlin is dedicating a retrospective show to Boris Lurie and his radical artistic dialogue of the 20th century. The exhibition design displaying sharp color contrasts is inspired by his provocative confrontation with the Schoa. 

Photo: Jewish Museum Berlin