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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

News

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.

© Vectorworks
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.

© Monokrom
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 has been opened to the public allowing visitors to gain exciting insights into the past daily routines at the cloister. 

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.

 

© rendertaxi
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. 

Project
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.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
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.

Picture: rendertaxi
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