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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 100 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
Constructing the World
Art and Economy — 1919-1939 and 2008-2018
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
23
Oct
Final Days Gender and Violence
Dresden

The special exhibition on the complex entanglements of gender and violence at the Military History Museum in Dresden runs until October 30th, 2018.

23/10/2018, 10:00
Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr
Olbrichtplatz 2
01099 Dresden
Germany
© Jan Bitter
04
Nov
Opening Ottonianum
Dome Museum Magdeburg in Former Bank Building
Magdeburg

A new permanent exhibition is opened at the former Bank of Germany building, which is positioned in correspondence with the dome. The exhibition design consciously takes up elements of the dome's architecture and establishes spatial connections to the graves of Otto and Editha in the Dome. The colours of the ottonian frescos and codices has influenced the scenography, a source of inspiration also for the architecture back then, as has come to light as work proceeded.

04/11/2018, 10:00
Dommuseum Ottonianum Magdeburg
Lothar-Kreyssig-Straße 1
39104 Magdeburg
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
06
Nov
Conventional — Modular — Prefabricated
Modulare Wohnbauten
Berlin

At belektro trade fair in Berlin as part of the architectural program DIALOG HOCH 4, a forum about future living formats takes place. Therein, Philip Norman Peterson will present the student housing project Frankie & Johnny (in German).

06/11/2018, 09:45
Messe Berlin GmbH
Eingang Messe Süd
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
15
Nov
ELLI at DAB Congress
Berlin

This year's congress of DAB (Deutsches Architektenblatt) focuses on different kinds of material. As an example for concrete construction, Barbara Holzer presents residential building and studio ELLI, for which prefabricated concrete elements have been used.

15/11/2018, 16:00
Bristol Berlin
Kurfürstendamm 27
10719 Berlin
Germany
© Radek Brunecky
17
Nov
RAW Inspection and Workshop
Open Space Qualities
Berlin

In the course of the development of the RAW area everybody interested is invited to join an inspection of the site and following workshop discussion with the focus on open space qualities.

Meeting point for the site inspection is at gate 2, opposite of Revalerstrasse 10. The workshop takes place at artistic space Urban Spree.

17/11/2018, 14:00
Urban Spree
Revalerstrasse 99
10245 Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
21
Nov
Ceremony Wolfsburg Award
Wolfsburg

The winner at the Wolfsburg Award for urban vision 2018 and other nominated submissions will be presented in a public ceremony. Tristan Kobler, who was this year's guest jury member, will give a speech.

21/11/2018, 19:00
Neue Schule Wolfsburg
Heinrich-Heine-Straße 36
38440 Wolfsburg
Germany
© Mara Truog
07
Dec
Felix Platter-Hospital Handover
Basel

The completed building will be officially handed over to the client. Fulfilling the brief of designing a hospital for elderly patients, a four-story geriatric hospital building offering a total of 300 beds as well as extensive facilities has been completed. The volume and height of the new building are designed to harmonize with the building height of the neighboring residential area and surround a protected central space with plenty of greenery. The recesses in the building lend form to its bulk and thus reference the surrounding urban fabric.

07/12/2018, 11:00
Basel
Switzerland
© Frank Blümler
07
Dec
RAW Experts' Workshop
Berlin

The RAW experts gather for a closing discussion.

07/12/2018, 12:30
Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
17
Dec
Westside at YAC Academy
Bologna

Barbara Holzer is invited to hold a lecture at Bologna's YAC Academy. Within the program "Architecture for Wellness", she presents the wellness area of the Westside shopping and experience center, which she has designed for Daniel Libeskind. For participants only.

17/12/2018, 16:00
YAC Academy
Bologna
Italy
© Jan Bitter
18
Dec
RAW Steering Committee
Berlin

The steering committee gathers for a closing discussion.

18/12/2018, 13:00
Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen

2019

17
Jan
Guided Tour Bau 2019
Façade: Land of Unlimited Possibilities
Munich

Join Philip Norman Peterson on a tour for professionals through the maze of the Bau 2019. Visitors will discover the unlimited possibilities of the façade. They can bring all of the issues that seem to limit potential for their façades and the group will journey to discover the solutions (in English.)

17/01/2019, 11:00
Messe München
Messegelände
81823 Munich
Germany
© Jan Bitter
23
Jan
DASA Exhibition Design Congress
Exhibiting the Future
Dortmund

Tristan Kobler is invited as a speaker to the Exhibition Design Congress. The theme "Exhibiting the Future" was the challenge he faced, when he created the DASA exhibition unit New Working Worlds, which presents potential scenarios of work in the next decades.

23/01/2019, 10:00
DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung
Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 1-25
44149 Dortmund
Germany
© Ulla-Anne Giesen + labo b designbüro
31
Jan
Opening of "Einfach Zürich"
A permanent exhibition
Zürich

The exhibition "Einfach Zürich" (Simply Zurich) deals with yesterday and today of city and canton. Events, developments, personalities and specialities are presented in three both visually and narratively surprisingly-different appointed rooms. In a light manner, the show offers much background information as well as unexpected insights. Concept, content & scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen and Heller Enterprises.

(Participation in the vernissage for invited guests only, the official opening being on February 2nd, 2019)

31/01/2019, 18:00
National Museum Zurich
Museumsstrasse 2
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
© Studio Noi
03
Feb
Final Days: Exhibition „Constructing the World: Art and Economy“
Mannheim

How does art react to economic mechanisms? What answers can art provide for the ensuing social upheavals?

These questions will be addressed by the large special exhibition "Constructing the World: Art and Economy". The historical part with art from the 1920/1930ies can be viewed at the Kunsthalle Mannheim until February 3d,  2019.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

(The second part of the exhibition with contemporary works of art is extended until March 3, 2019)

03/02/2019, 18:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
© Anne-Sophie Stolz
05
Feb
Opening of "Prison"
Traveling Exhibition
Genf

"Prison" deals with many different topics by way of meanungful and unconventional scenography: confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. The exhibition is realized in cooperation with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva, the Musée des Confluences in Lyon and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden. Scenography by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

05/02/2019, 18:30
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Avenue de la Paix 17
1202 Geneva
Switzerland
© Vincent Schambacher, www.superposition.info / Photography: Mathieu Pernot
23
Feb
Open House at the new Felix Platter Hospital
Basel

The new hospital complex "Universitäre Altersmedizin FELIX PLATTER" offers one of the most modern and innovative geriatric health centers in Switzerland. It unites the departments of acute geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry and rehabilitation under one roof.

Learn about the new building of "Universitäre Altersmedizin FELIX PLATTER": Open house is from 10 to 17 o'clock.

23/02/2019, 10:00
Neubau Felix Platter
Burgfelderstrasse 101
4055 Basel
Switzerland
© Frank Bluemler
01
Mar
Opening "Henri Laurens – Daughters of the Waves"
Mannheim

Henri Laurens (1885–1954) is regarded as one of the most influential French sculptors of the first half of the 20th century. The monographic exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim will show his works from March 1 until June 16. Selected sculptures from Laurens’ early and mature artistic periods as well as drawings, collages and prints will be presented. A participative workbench and studio representations will draw attention to Laurens’ creative process.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Grafic Design: 2xGoldstein

Curator: Dr. Ulrike Lorenz in cooperation with the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen.

Exhibition funded by the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation.

01/03/2019, 10:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
01
Mar
Move-In Days at "LimmatSpot"

Outside of Zurich, the "LimmatSpot" presents itself as a new urban development area in Spreitenbach. The multifunctional building complex of more than 50'000 sqm encompasses a large array of spaces for service providers, retailers, gastronomy and offices, 195 apartments in numerous different segments and a multiplex movie theater with 9 halls. The moving-in period to begin in mid-February 2019.

01/03/2019, 10:00
LimmatSpot
Spreitenbach
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
08
Mar
architekturSCHWEIZ 19
@ KOSMOS, Zurich
Zürich

At the panel „Think Radical!“ Tristan Kobler gives a lecture about „Zurich needs urban densification! Zurich needs tower blocks!“

This year’s architekturSCHWEIZ 19 presents itself from 7th to 10th March as an architecture festival with pop-up museum, conference and film screenings.

08/03/2019, 09:00
architekturSCHWEIZ 19
c/o KOSMOS
Lagerstrasse 104
8004 Zürich
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
08
Mar
Inauguration at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Wien

The Sigmund Freud University Vienna launched its new faculty building in January 2019, housing the faculties for medicine and law. It provides space for 1,400 students. The official inauguration will take place on March 8, 2019. (Participation on application)

08/03/2019, 11:00
Faculty of Medicine at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Freudplatz 3
1020 Wien
Austria
© Kurt Hoerbst
22
Mar
Bauen und Gesellschaft, Conference
St. Gallen

Barbara Holzer gives a lecture on concepts of new working environments and their architectural and design requirements. The title of the symposium is "Everything is possible: Work and research – rethinking new environments".

22/03/2019, 14:45
Immo Messe Schweiz
Genossenschaft Olma Messen St. Gallen
Splügenstrasse 12
9008 St. Gallen
Switzerland
© Immo Messe Schweiz / t-k-f.ch
29
Mar
Lecture at the "Design that Educates Awards"
Melle

In connection with her activity as juror of the "Design that Educates Awards", Barbara Holzer will speak about the impact that architecture and design have on social education.

29/03/2019, 14:00
Design that Educates Awards
Solarlux GmbH
Industriepark 1
49324 Melle
Germany
© YAC Srl
05
Apr
Opening Bauhaus-Museum Weimar
Weimar

The new permanent exhibition at the Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar presents the treasures of the world's oldest Bauhaus collection. It links the history of the Bauhaus to discussions about contemporary living conditions. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

(Participation in the vernissage for invited guests, the official opening weekend is on April 6/7, 2019)

05/04/2019, 16:00
Bauhaus-Museum Weimar
Burgplatz 4
99423 Weimar
Germany
© Heine/Lenz/Zizka (www.hlz.de)
18
Apr
Bauhaus Buildings Dessau: Originals Retold
Dessau-Roßlau

In Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, where the different activities of the Bauhaus reached their pinnacle, the members of this avant-gardistic school constructed a number of visionary buildings that were restored or partially reconstructed for the anniversary year of the Bauhaus. They are now accessible to visitors. 

In their creative interpretation of the residential properties and studios Holzer Kobler Architekturen centers on the spatial and atmospheric perception of the buildings as such. The scenography presents a modular, extensible orientation and communications system, based on filmic mediation. The reopening will take place on 18 April 2019. 

18/04/2019, 09:45
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau
Germany
© Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Foto: Thomas Meyer / OSTKREUZ
16
May
Opening of "La fabrique des contes"
Genève

People live under a spell, animals can speak, all wishes become true, space and time are blurred. We all know this type of tale that is part of the cultural memory of every human group. The Musée d'ethnographie de Genève addresses the cosmos of European fairy tales in its new exhibition; wondrous, familiar and at the same time a bit frightening. In eight very atmospheric fairytale-zones the stories can be experienced with all senses. The vernissage is on the 16th of May 2019, 6 pm (open to the public). The exhibition ends on the 5th of January 2020.

Curator: Federica Tamarozzi. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

16/05/2019, 18:00
Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève (MEG)
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 65
1205 Genève
Switzerland
Installation und Fotografie: © MEG, Johnathan Watts
17
May
Topping out ceremony for Schlösslipark
St. Gallen

On the outskirts of St. Gallen, the new "Schlösslipark" is being built. Its architecture is characterized by a hybrid element construction, in which the wooden lamellar structure of the façades elegantly fits into the landscape. In addition to 60 spacious 2.5-4.5-room apartments, one of the 5 buildings encompasses a small commercial area. A topping out ceremony will be held for having placed the last beam of the buildings.

17/05/2019, 10:30
Schlösslipark
9014 St. Gallen
Switzerland
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
04
Jun
Lecture at the Wohnprojektetag Bayern 2019
München

Especially in metropolitan regions, affordable housing is required on short notice and in great quantities. New concepts are needed.

Philip Norman Peterson will speak about "Difference and Iteration: Modular Construction Techniques today".

04/06/2019, 13:15
Wohnprojektetag Bayern 2019
c/o Haus der Architektur
Waisenhausstrasse 4
80637 München
Germany
© Jan Bitter
16
Jun
Finissage "Henri Laurens – Daughters of the Waves"
Mannheim

Henri Laurens (1885–1954) is regarded as one of the most influential French sculptors of the first half of the 20th century. The monographic exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim will show his works from March 1 until June 16. Selected sculptures from Laurens’ early and mature artistic periods as well as drawings, collages and prints will be presented. A participative workbench and studio representations will draw attention to Laurens’ creative process.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Grafic Design: 2xGoldstein

Curator: Dr. Ulrike Lorenz in cooperation with the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen.

Exhibition funded by the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation.

16/06/2019, 01:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
18
Aug
"Prison" – Final Days
Geneva

"Prison" deals with life behind bars – with the themes confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. A manifold scenography explores the inside and outside of prisons in a colorful and positivistic manner. Historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological aspects of incarceration reveal the ambiguous reality of detention, they break down stereotypes and raise the possibility of alternatives to authoritarian and antiquated punitive systems.

"Prison" was produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (MICR) in partnership with the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (MDC) and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden (DHMD). The exhibition will close on August 18, 2019, at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. The reopening at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon is on October 19, 2019.

18/08/2019, 18:00
Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge
1202 Geneva
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
12
Sep
Panel discussion at the Hegel-Haus
Stuttgart

As part of the Hegel 2020 project, Holzer Kobler Architekturen is responsible for the scenographic redesign of the Museum Hegel-Haus in Stuttgart on the occasion of the 250th birthday of the philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

The show "Update Hegel 2020" in the foyer of the museum provides a first insight into the redesign concept. There will be an introduction with a panel discussion on September 12th at 7:00 pm on which Simone Haar will participate.

12/09/2019, 19:00
Museum Hegel-Haus
Eberhardstraße 53
70173 Stuttgart
Germany
© Museum Hegel-Haus
14
Sep
Reopening of the permanent exhibition at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Bonn

Ludwig van Beethoven's birthplace is a charismatic venue for classical music enthusiasts from all over the world. The building houses the world’s largest and manifold Beethoven-collection. The redesigned permanent exhibition in the composer’s house of birth is created in a way that makes life and work of this outstanding artistic personality both a sensual and intellectual experience.

The opening of the permanent exhibition is scheduled for September 16, 2019.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Grafic design: 2xGoldstein. Media design: TheGreenEyl.

 

14/09/2019, 10:00
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Bonngasse 18-26
53111 Bonn
Germany
© art-des-hauses.com
26
Sep
Vernissage of "Inspiration Matisse"
Mannheim

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated French painter, graphic artist and sculptor Henri Matisse, the Kunsthalle Mannheim presents "Inspiration Matisse", a special exhibition that opens on the 27th of September 2019.

The scenography reflects on Matisse’ innovative mastery of color, form, surface, figure and space through a design that is oriented on his ideas of balance, pureness and tranquility.

26/09/2019, 19:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
18
Oct
"Prison" at the Musée des Confluences
Lyon

"Prison" deals with life behind bars – with confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. A manifold scenography explores the inside and outside of prisons in a colorful and positivistic manner. Historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological aspects of incarceration reveal the ambiguous reality of detention, they break down stereotypes and raise the possibility of alternatives to authoritarian and antiquated punitive systems. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

The exhibition is produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (MICR) in partnership with the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (MDC) and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden (DHMD). After being presented in Geneva, it will be shown at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon from 18. October 2019 until 26. July 2020. The reopening at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum will be on 25. September 2020.

18/10/2019, 10:00
Musée des Confluences
86 quai Perrache
69002 Lyon
France
© Haut— Juan, Barcelone, 2004, Les Hurleurs 2001-2004, France, Mathieu Pernot, Collection de l’artiste ; bas— 4x6 iStock | graphisme : KIBLIND Agence
24
Oct
Lecture at the ibW
Chur

On October 24, 2019, Tristan Kobler will be giving a lecture about the design and realisation processes of the scenography projects of Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

24/10/2019, 17:30
ibW Höhere Fachschule Südostschweiz
Gürtelstrasse 48
7000 Chur
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
04
Nov
Temporary – Recycling. Panel discussion
St. Gallen

On Monday, November 4, 2019, Barbara Holzer (Holzer Kobler Architekturen), Dirk E. Hebel (Architect, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Markus Freitag (Co-founder of FREITAG, Zurich) discuss in the course of the event series "Temporary" at the Architektur Forum Ostschweiz. The debate is moderated by Barbara Bleisch (Philosopher, Zurich). Put up for discussion are the use of resources, new cycles of recyclable fraction and potential solutions.

 

04/11/2019, 19:30
Architektur Forum Ostschweiz
Davidstrasse 40
9004 St. Gallen
Switzerland
© Architektur Forum Schweiz; Foto: Zooey Braun
07
Nov
1. Symposium | Museumsrunde Berlin
Panel discussion
Berlin

At the concluding panel on Thursday, Nov. 7, invited experts Barbara Holzer (Zurich, Berlin), Charles Landry (London), Paul Spies (Berlin) and Volker Staab (Berlin) discuss findings and outlook, led by moderator Joos van den Dool (Tubingen, Potsdam). The panel discussion will start at 6:30pm.

07/11/2019, 18:30
Museumsrunde Berlin
c/o W. Michael Blumenthal Akademie
10969 Berlin
Germany
© atodos kommunikation/Museumsrunde Berlin
25
Nov
Presentation at the GRIMMWELT Kassel
Kassel

As part of an architectural event at the GRIMMWELT Kassel, Simone Haar will talk about the exhibition concept and design of the museum and other projects by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

25/11/2019, 17:00
GRIMMWELT Kassel
Weinbergstraße 21
34117 Kassel
Germany
© Jan Bitter
26
Nov
Tattoo Legends: Christian Warlich
Hamburg

At the beginning of the 20th century, the art of tattooing began to flourish in the Western world. One of the most prominent protagonists was Christian Warlich (1891-1964), a tattoo artist in Hamburg, who gained international recognition as the "King of Tattoo Artists". The Museum for Hamburg History, that owns the world's largest collection of Warlich’s objects, is now dedicating an exhibition to this icon, designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.The exhibition honors Warlich's oeuvre as "everyday"-art. They are pictures for life: present always and everywhere.

The opening ceremony is on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7 p.m. The exhibition will run from 27 November 2019 to 25 May 2020.

 

26/11/2019, 19:00
Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
Holstenwall 24
20355 Hamburg
Germany
Christian Warlich zeigt sein Vorlagealbum, ca. 1936 @ SHMH, Foto Erich Andres
27
Nov
Jury at the Golden Trezzini Awards
St. Petersburg

Tristan Kobler participates as jury member at the Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design in St. Petersburg (Russia). The Awards are taking place since 2018, called after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg and a native of Switzerland. The Awards Ceremony will take place on the 27th of November at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersberg.

27/11/2019, 17:00
Golden Trezzini Awards
St. Petersburg
Russian Federation
© Golden Trezzini Awards
07
Dec
"Kunst hoch 2" with Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler
on 3sat

On 7 December 2019 at 10:30pm 3sat will broadcast the documentary "Kunst hoch 2" about Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler. The six-part documentary series portrays well-known "artist couples". The current series tells of the first encounters between the two architects Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler and how their shared passion for the design of space and emptiness developed.

07/12/2019, 22:30
on 3sat
Switzerland
© 3sat
16
Dec
Official kick-off for the Beethoven-Year 2020
Opening of the Beethoven House
Bonn

On 17 December 2019 Beethoven's birthplace invites as a prelude of the Beethoven anniversary year in 2020 to an open day and presents "The new Beethoven House": The redesigned, experience-driven permanent exhibition, expanded exhibit spaces, a treasury of original manuscripts, new visitors service center with shop, dressing rooms, café and educational facilities. The official opening will take place on the evening of 16 December.

Design of exhibition and public areas: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Grafic design: 2xGoldstein. Media design: TheGreenEyl. Light Design: Lichtvision Design Berlin.

 

16/12/2019, 10:00
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Bonngasse 18-26
53111 Bonn
Germany
© Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Foto: David Ertl

2020

08
Jan
Lecture at interior.architecture.hospitality by Heimtextil 2020 | AIT-Dialogue
Frankfurt am Main

Barbara Holzer will speak at the AIT-Dialogue lectures VIELFALT / DIVERSITY, which will take place as part of the interior.architecture.hospitality EXPO during Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Main. The lecture platform addresses architects, interior designers and experts with an interest in the field of hospitality. Barbara Holzer's lecture during the panel "Urban Places for Living in Transition" will deal with "Urban Discourses": 

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 14:00 - 17:15 in Hall 4.2

 

08/01/2020, 14:00
AIT-Dialog
Gesellschaft für Knowhow-Transfer in Architektur und Bauwesen mbH c/o Messe Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Main
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 45
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
© AIT-Dialog
11
Jan
Tour through Domotex 2020
Hannover

As part of the "walking dialogues", a program conceived by AIT-Dialogue, Simone Haar leads a tour through the Domotex 2020 trade fair to present and discuss special exhibitor highlights with a focus on questions of sustainability.

11/01/2020, 12:00
Domotex
Messegelände
30521 Hannover
Germany
© AIT-Dialog
19
Feb
focusTerra shines in new splendor
Zürich

About ten years ago, Holzer Kobler Architekturen designed a futuristic-looking exhibition space for the focusTerra exhibition in the listed old building of the ETH Zurich at Sonneggstrasse 5. The renovation and update of the exhibition is nearing completion.

focusTerra will be accessible from 19 February 2020.

19/02/2020, 09:00
ETH Zürich
focusTerra
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
Switzerland
© Jan Bitter
23
Apr
Jury at the "Design that Educates Awards"
Melle

Barbara Holzer participates as jury member at the "Design that Educates Awards 2020“. The projects of the winners will be exhibited during the "Architecture in Foyer 2020" conference at the Solarlux Campus in Melle (Germany) on April 23–24, 2020. 

23/04/2020, 14:00
DESIGN THAT EDUCATES AWARDS
Solarlux GmbH
Industriepark 1
49324 Melle
Germany
© Design that Educates Awards
09
Jul
BrauKunstHaus | Zillertal Bier
Zell am Ziller

The "BrauKunstHaus" (Art Gallery of Brewing) | Zillertal Bier in Zell am Ziller (AT) is now open to the public. The exhibition revolves around the questions "How is beer made?" and "What does beer do to us?" Unique is the way the multimedia exhibition is intertwined with the brewery in terms of content and space.

09/07/2020, 09:00
stHaus | Zillertal Bier
6280 Zell am Ziller
Austria
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
11
Jul
Boom. 500 years of Industrial Heritage in Saxony
New opening date, Zwickau

The main attraction of the 4th State of Saxony Exhibition focuses on the history of industrialisation and its influence on the work- and everyday life of the inhabitants of the region. In the Audi-Bau Zwickau, a former assembly hall specially remodelled into a temporary museum, the task of finishing the exhibition is in full swing. Exhibition scenography and design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. The exhibition will be opened on 11 July and will run until 31 December 2020.

Based on a exhibition tour in 6 chapters, the visitors in the 2,500 m² exhibition hall are taken on a journey through five centuries of Saxon industry-culture history. By way of over 500 unique exhibits, a broad cultural and historical panorama unfolds: From the legendary beginnings of mining in the Renaissance period and the already early on internationally connected textile industries of the 18th and 19th centuries, through the phase of high industrialisation, the catastrophes of the First and Second World War, right up to the time of the GDR, the exhibition – curated by the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden under the direction of Thomas Spring –, gives us a look at the present time and also opens up perspectives of the future of the Free State of Saxony.

11/07/2020, 10:00
4. Sächsische Landesausstellung
Zentralausstellung im Audi Bau Zwickau
Audistraße 9
08058 Zwickau
Germany
© Sächsische Landesausstellung Zwickau
14
Jul
Heinze ArchitecTOUR virtual
online

On the occasion of the first virtual Heinze ArchitecTOUR, Simone Haar and Volker Mau will speak on the topic of "The Challenge of a Pandemic" and provide insights into new concepts from urban planning to product design.

 

14/07/2020, 12:30
Heinze ArchitecTOUR
online
Switzerland
© Heinze GmbH
11
Aug
FUNNY MONEY. Money in Caricatures
Wien

On August 11, 2020, "FUNNY MONEY. Money in Caricatures" opens at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank in Vienna. The new temporary topical exhibition presents itself in a "fragmented" showcase structure offering a wide variety of caricatures with insights into the subject areas: money – currency – economy. Exhibition: In cooperation with WGA ZT GmbH. Graphic Design: 2xGoldstein.

11/08/2020, 10:45
Österreichische Nationalbank
1090 Wien
Austria
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen, 2xGoldstein
27
Aug
Museum Hegel-Haus
Opening, Stuttgart

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, the Museum Hegel-Haus in Stuttgart shines in new splendour. In the house where the great thinker was born, a newly designed permanent exhibition shows his many different facets. In addition to his original manuscripts, Hegel's personality and his extensive oeuvre are highlighted, amongst others, by way of interactive encounters.

The design of the exhibition focuses on various aspects. On the one hand, the house itself can be seen as an artefact in its own right, integrating and emphasising the meandering exhibition furnishings. With its minimalistic, contemporary design, it works as a means of mediation allowing the room to unfold auratically by keeping distance to the walls.

Furthermore, the meandering allows parallels to Hegel's work in terms of content by way of its filigree, sketch-like contours running through the room: only by changing the perspective of the viewer or his movements in the room do its contents become accessible and the furniture can be perceived in its entirety. Texts become legible, pictures complete and exhibits visible from all sides. This interaction subtly illustrates one of the core ideas of Hegel's dialectic: thesis – antithesis – synthesis.

27/08/2020, 10:00
Museum Hegel-Haus
70173 Opening, Stuttgart
Germany
© Museum Hegel-Haus
09
Sep
Emperors and the Pillars of their power
Mainz

From Charlemagne to Frederick Barbarossa: in five sections the exhibition explores the different conceptions and strategies of their rule of a selection of imperial personalities in their domains in the Rhine region over five centuries. The exhibition levels are structured by way of floor-to-ceiling walls, thereby creating their own spatial composition of the rooms and a new rhythm for this tour through the Landesmuseum Mainz (DE).

The strong colors of the scenography create a unique atmosphere for each section, in order to symbolize the character and creativity of the individual potentate, at the same time providing attractive surfaces for the presentation of the precious objects. As an additional means of communication, informative graphic elements and illustrated short films lead the visitors through life and world events in the Middle Ages. A background soundtrack produces a mystical atmosphere, thereby shaping the exhibition experience of the visitors in a very subtle way.

The exhibition in the Landesmuseum Mainz (D) is open from September 9, 2020 to April 18, 2021.

Partners: team stratenwerth, tweaklab, 2xGoldstein

09/09/2020, 10:00
Landesmuseum Mainz
Große Bleiche 49 - 51
55116 Mainz
Germany
© 2xGoldstein | GDKE, Landesmuseum Mainz, Der thronende Barbarossa inmitten seiner Söhne. HLB Fulda, Sign. D 11 (Weingartner Welfenchronik).
22
Sep
Cornerstone ceremony | Sartorius Quarter
Göttingen

On September 22, 2020, the foundation stone will be laid for the implementation of the master plan developed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen for the Sartorius Quarter in Göttingen.

With addresses by the Lord Mayor of Göttingen, Rolf-Georg Köhler, the constructors and building principals, Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO of Sartorius AG, and Christoph Kleiner, managing partner of Hamburg Team, as well as Tristan Kobler, the project in Göttingen North will officially be sent on its way, four years after the competition for the master plan had been decided.

22/09/2020, 12:00
Sartorius Quartier
37073 Göttingen
Germany
© HAMBURG TEAM/Sven Pförtner
26
Sep
In Jail. On deprivation of freedom
Exhibition opening, Dresden

"In Jail. On deprivation of freedom" deals with life behind bars – with confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. A manifold scenography explores the inside and outside of prisons in a colorful and positivistic manner. Historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological aspects of incarceration reveal the ambiguous reality of detention, they break down stereotypes and raise the possibility of alternatives to authoritarian and antiquated punitive systems.

The exhibition was realised in a trinational cooperation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (MICR), the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (MDC) and the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden (DHMD). The curators of the three museums, Isabel Dzierson, Marianne Rigaud-Roy and Sandra Sunier, have jointly developed the concept, the design was created by Holzer Kobler Architekturen. After its presentation in Geneva (February 5 – August 18, 2019), the exhibition was shown at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon from October 18, 2019 to July 26, 2020. It will open at the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden on September 26, 2020 and can be seen until May 31, 2021.

 

26/09/2020, 10:00
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Lingnerplatz 1
01069 Exhibition Opening, Dresden
Germany
© Radek Brunecky
12
Oct
Our Berlin office is relocating!
Berlin

The project on Lindower Strasse in Berlin, designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen and zweikant architekturen from Cologne, is ready for occupancy. With its concise timber construction, the building makes an important contribution to contemporary, ecological construction.  From Monday, 12. Oct. 2020, our Berlin office will find a new "home" in it.

Holzer Kobler Architekturen Berlin GmbH
Lindower Straße 19, D–13347 Berlin
T + 49 30 24 62 81 70 F + 49 30 24 62 817 29
berlin@holzerkobler.com www.holzerkobler.com instagram.com/holzerkobler

 

Our current telephone numbers remain the same. During the relocation phase from 8 to 13 October 2020 we can only be reached in urgent cases.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon at the new location.

12/10/2020, 10:00
Holzer Kobler Architekturen Berlin
Lindower Straße 19
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
26
Nov
Exhibition opening: Difficult Heritage.
Stuttgart (Eröffnung verschoben)

With the exhibition "Difficult Heritage. The Linden-Museum and Württemberg in Colonialism" the Linden-Museum takes a look at its own history with regard to colonialism and post-colonial issues. Conceived as a summary exhibition of works, it focuses on the process of coming to terms with history through a conscious shifting of perspectives. This basic concept is taken up by the exhibition design. Numerous modules with different creative approaches to the topic are distributed around stands and open fragmentary exhibitions in the rooms of the museum. Empty spaces and breaks in the scenography demonstrate the complexity of dealing with this cultural heritage. At each station, participation is encouraged as well as opportunities for in-depth research and discussion.

Exhibition design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen Zurich/Berlin | Graphic design: 2xGoldstein

Note: The exhibition cannot be opened as planned at the end of November 2020. The new date will be announced in due time.

26/11/2020, 10:00
Linden-Museum Stuttgart | Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde
Hegelplatz 1
70174 Stuttgart
Switzerland
© Linden-Museum

News

Opening
Difficult Heritage. The Linden-Museum and Württemberg in Colonialism

With the exhibition "Difficult Heritage. The Linden-Museum and Württemberg in Colonialism" the Linden-Museum takes a look at its own history with regard to colonialism and post-colonial issues. Conceived as a summary exhibition of works, it focuses on the process of coming to terms with history through a conscious shifting of perspectives. This basic concept is taken up by the exhibition design. Numerous modules with different creative approaches to the topic are distributed around stands and open fragmentary exhibitions in the rooms of the museum. Empty spaces and breaks in the scenography demonstrate the complexity of dealing with this cultural heritage. At each station, participation is encouraged as well as opportunities for in-depth research and discussion.

Exhibition design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen Zurich/Berlin | Graphic design: 2xGoldstein

Note: The exhibition cannot be opened as planned at the end of November 2020. The new date will be announced in due time.

© Linden-Museum
Jury
Jury at the Golden Trezzini Awards

Tristan Kobler participates again as jury member at the Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design in St. Petersburg (Russia). The Awards are taking place since 2018, called after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg and a native of Switzerland. The Awards Ceremony will take place on December 1, 2020, at Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersberg.

© Golden Trezzini Awards
Award
ELLI on Heinze ArchitektenAWARDs' 2020 shortlist

We are delighted that ELLI has been shortlisted by the jury of the Heinze ArchitektenAWARD 2020.

© Radek Brunecky
Award
Exhibition "Prison" wins Architecture MasterPrize™ 2020

We are delighted to announce that Prison has won the Architecture MasterPrize™ 2020 in the category Interior Design – Exhibition.

© Radek Brunecky
Award
Rethinking the Future Award 2020 for Design Hostel

It takes us great pleasure to announce that Design Hostel has received the Second Award in ACD Awards 2020 | Rethinking the Future in the category Hospitality!

© Jan Bitter
Award
Messestrasse II wins DNA Paris Design Award 2020

Messestrasse II is Winner of the DNA Paris Design Award 2020 in the category Architecture: Education and Sports. The new building of the Sigmund Freud University Vienna that has been constructed in the neighbouring plot to the existing building of the Sigmund Freud University Campus Messestrasse – also planned by Holzer Kobler Architekturen – provides ideal environment and learning conditions for students of medicine, dentistry and law. The spatial organisation of Messestrasse II as well as the academic and medical infrastructure correspond to the international standards and demands of current university buildings. Wrapped in a golden metal façade, the sculptural building interacts with the existing University campus and fits harmoniously, yet distinctively, into the neighbourhood.

© Kurt Hoerbst
Completion
*** Our Berlin office is relocating! ***

The project on Lindower Strasse in Berlin, designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen and zweikant architekturen from Cologne, is ready for occupancy. With its concise timber construction, the building makes an important contribution to contemporary, ecological construction.  From Monday, 12. Oct. 2020, our Berlin office will find a new "home" in it.

Holzer Kobler Architekturen Berlin GmbH
Lindower Straße 19, D–13347 Berlin
T + 49 30 24 62 81 70 F + 49 30 24 62 817 29
berlin@holzerkobler.com www.holzerkobler.com instagram.com/holzerkobler

 

Our current telephone numbers remain the same. During the relocation phase from 8 to 13 October 2020 we can only be reached in urgent cases.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon at the new location.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Competition
"Dreieck Bahnhof-Bernstrasse-Kreuzstrasse" Zollikofen Sector B wins 1st prize

The project "Dreieck Bahnhof-Bernstrasse-Kreuzstrasse" in Zollikofen is a prerequisite for a new, active and mixed district by way of developing and increasing the density of the area. Its architectural concept with its various possible usages promises comfortable living, room for retreat, work, living and meeting spaces.

The modular construction and the proposed assembly system are based on the idea of sustainability as well as economical prefabrication and allows an easy replacement of individual facade elements. The generously planned pergolas and roof terraces provide social meeting points and high-quality lounges for the residents. Due to its open structure and integrative qualities, the densified and modernised building ensemble forms a vital element in the development of the entire district.

© Graphex Visualisation
Opening
In Jail. On deprivation of freedom | Exhibition in Dresden

"In Jail. On deprivation of freedom" deals with life behind bars – with confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. A manifold scenography explores the inside and outside of prisons in a colorful and positivistic manner. Historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological aspects of incarceration reveal the ambiguous reality of detention, they break down stereotypes and raise the possibility of alternatives to authoritarian and antiquated punitive systems.

The exhibition was realised in a trinational cooperation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (MICR), the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (MDC) and the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden (DHMD). The curators of the three museums, Isabel Dzierson, Marianne Rigaud-Roy and Sandra Sunier, have jointly developed the concept, the design was created by Holzer Kobler Architekturen. After its presentation in Geneva (February 5 – August 18, 2019), the exhibition was shown at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon from October 18, 2019 to July 26, 2020. It will open at the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden on September 26, 2020 and can be seen until May 31, 2021.

© Radek Brunecky
Event
Cornerstone ceremony

On September 22, 2020, the foundation stone was laid for the implementation of the master plan developed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen for the Sartorius Quarter in Göttingen.

With addresses by the Lord Mayor of Göttingen, Rolf-Georg Köhler, the constructors and building principals, Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO of Sartorius AG, and Christoph Kleiner, managing partner of Hamburg Team, as well as Tristan Kobler, the project in Göttingen North was officially sent on its way, four years after the competition for the master plan had been decided.

© HAMBURG TEAM/Sven Pförtner
Opening
Emperors and the Pillars of their power | Exhibition in Mainz (D)

From Charlemagne to Frederick Barbarossa: in five sections the exhibition explores the different conceptions and strategies of their rule of a selection of imperial personalities in their domains in the Rhine region over five centuries. The exhibition levels are structured by way of floor-to-ceiling walls, thereby creating their own spatial composition of the rooms and a new rhythm for this tour through the Landesmuseum Mainz (DE).

The strong colors of the scenography create a unique atmosphere for each section, in order to symbolize the character and creativity of the individual potentate, at the same time providing attractive surfaces for the presentation of the precious objects. As an additional means of communication, informative graphic elements and illustrated short films lead the visitors through life and world events in the Middle Ages. A background soundtrack produces a mystical atmosphere, thereby shaping the exhibition experience of the visitors in a very subtle way.

The exhibition in the Landesmuseum Mainz (D) is open from September 9, 2020 to April 18, 2021.

Partners: team stratenwerth, tweaklab, 2xGoldstein

© 2xGoldstein | GDKE, Landesmuseum Mainz, Der thronende Barbarossa inmitten seiner Söhne. HLB Fulda, Sign. D 11 (Weingartner Welfenchronik).
Opening
Museum Hegel-Haus in new splendour

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, the Museum Hegel-Haus in Stuttgart shines in new splendour. In the house where the great thinker was born, a newly designed permanent exhibition shows his many different facets. In addition to his original manuscripts, Hegel's personality and his extensive oeuvre are highlighted, amongst others, by way of interactive encounters.

The design of the exhibition focuses on various aspects. On the one hand, the house itself can be seen as an artefact in its own right, integrating and emphasising the meandering exhibition furnishings. With its minimalistic, contemporary design, it works as a means of mediation allowing the room to unfold auratically by keeping distance to the walls.

Furthermore, the meandering allows parallels to Hegel's work in terms of content by way of its filigree, sketch-like contours running through the room: only by changing the perspective of the viewer or his movements in the room do its contents become accessible and the furniture can be perceived in its entirety. Texts become legible, pictures complete and exhibits visible from all sides. This interaction subtly illustrates one of the core ideas of Hegel's dialectic: thesis – antithesis – synthesis.

© Museum Hegel-Haus
Opening
FUNNY MONEY. Money in Caricatures

On August 11, 2020, "FUNNY MONEY. Money in Caricatures" opens at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank in Vienna. The new temporary topical exhibition presents itself in a "fragmented" showcase structure offering a wide variety of caricatures with insights into the subject areas: money – currency – economy. Exhibition: In cooperation with WGA ZT GmbH. Graphic Design: 2xGoldstein.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen, 2xGoldstein
Publication
Building of the Week @ swiss-architects.com

The Felix Platter Hospital is presented as Building of the Week @ swiss-architects.com

The University Hospital for Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation Felix Platter in Basel is one of the leading centers for scientifically based geriatric medicine and rehabilitation in Switzerland. In their joint planning of the new hospital Holzer Kobler Architekturen GmbH and wörner traxler richter planungsgesellschaft mbh laid great value on the special needs of elderly patients and their prolonged hospitalisation. In addition, they worked on the energy efficiency of the buildings and hospital operations as well as an integration of the neighborhood districts. The new building is considered one of the most expediently built hospital projects in Switzerland. It was constructed by use of the integrated 3D modeling BIM.

 

© wörner traxler richter planungsgesellschaft mbh, Foto: Frank Blümler
Teaching
End of the Online Summer Term 2020 at PBSA

Professor Barbara Holzer taught together with Professor Tanja Kullack the design studio "Landmark. Travel to a new dimension III" at the Peter Behrens School of Arts. The course ended on July 17, 2020.

© PBSA
Competition
"En Vacances" in Oberuzwil wins first prize

The project "En vacances" creates new, attractive residential properties for a multifaceted clientele in Oberuzwil. The layout of the buildings is so designed as to create a communal, park-like outdoor area that corresponds to the 39 spacious apartments, almost all of which are directed towards the southerly, sunny garden side.

Like a prelude, the complex sets an impressive structural accent at the entrance to town. With an important focus on ecological and economic considerations, the architecture convinces with its massive structure in the lower and main floors as well as with the timber construction for the attic storeys and the façade.

Hofstadt AG (Mr. Mario Eberle) is responsible for the organisation of the study assignment and the supervision of the competition.

Client: Schweizerische Ärztekrankenkasse, St. Gallen

© Graphex Visualisation
Lecture
Heinze ArchitecTOUR virtual

On the occasion of the first virtual Heinze ArchitectTOUR, Simone Haar and Volker Mau will speak on the topic of "The Challenge of a Pandemic" and provide insights into new concepts from urban planning to product design.

© Heinze GmbH
Opening
Boom. 500 years of Industrial Heritage in Saxony | New opening date

The main attraction of the 4th State of Saxony Exhibition focuses on the history of industrialisation and its influence on the work- and everyday life of the inhabitants of the region. In the Audi-Bau Zwickau, a former assembly hall specially remodelled into a temporary museum, the task of finishing the exhibition is in full swing. Exhibition scenography and design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. The exhibition will be opened on 11 July 2020.

Based on a exhibition tour in 6 chapters, the visitors in the 2,500 m² exhibition hall are taken on a journey through five centuries of Saxon industry-culture history. By way of over 500 unique exhibits, a broad cultural and historical panorama unfolds: From the legendary beginnings of mining in the Renaissance period and the already early on internationally connected textile industries of the 18th and 19th centuries, through the phase of high industrialisation, the catastrophes of the First and Second World War, right up to the time of the GDR, the exhibition – curated by the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden under the direction of Thomas Spring –, gives us a look at the present time and also opens up perspectives of the future of the Free State of Saxony.

 

© Sächsische Landesausstellung Zwickau
Opening
BrauKunstHaus | Zillertal Bier

The "BrauKunstHaus" (Art Gallery of Brewing) | Zillertal Bier in Zell am Ziller (AT) is now open to the public. The exhibition revolves around the questions "How is beer made?" and "What does beer do to us?" Unique is the way the multimedia exhibition is intertwined with the brewery in terms of content and space.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Project
"Felix and Regula" wins competition

In an attractive part of Menziken (CH), a new residential development will be built. Holzer Kobler Architekturen won this competition with their project "Felix and Regula".

The planed development combines the requirements and standards of contemporary living in owner-occupied apartments with an adequate and suitable construction method utilizing modules prefabricated off site. This modular construction method with industrial prefabrication is based on the idea of sustainable construction, which in terms of production, treatment, transport and energetic requirements is oriented on resource-minded, ecological and also economic criteria.

© OVA Studio GmbH
Competition
South Centre Adliswil. "Baumgarten" wins 1st prize

Holzer Kobler Architekturen has recently won the 1st prize for the restructuring of the South Centre in Adliswil near Zurich. The "Baumgarten" development project is to ring in the transformation of the architectural structure of the site. The master plan combines various properties and replaces a number of buildings with a novel courtyard-design and district development linking commercial and residential units in the lower to medium price segment.

Client:  Immo Valoris AG

© Filippo Bolognese
Publication
Cost-Effective, Simple, Prototypical? Article in DETAIL

In the June edition of the magazine DETAIL Barbara Holzer speaks about prefabrication and module construction. The interview gives insights into our planing and construction processes: Different projects like the ELLI residential building in Zurich, the Design Hostel in Warnemünde and much more are discussed.

A big thank you to the @detailmagazine!

© DETAIL
Event
Tattoo Legends: Christian Warlich. Virtual Tour

"Tattoo legends: Christian Warlich" encourages a closer look at the tattoo artist’s work as well as a comparison of details of his own work with compilations of those who emulated him. Currently a virtual tour with many special tools can be experienced.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Event
**STAY HOME STAY HAPPY STAY TUNED**

greetings from the home office...

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Event
*** Working out of our home office ***

For some time now, the pandemic spread of Covid-19 has confronted us with a completely new situation that will keep us occupied in the coming weeks and perhaps even months. We would therefore like to inform you how Holzer Kobler Architekturen Zurich/Berlin intends to react to the developments facing us.

In the past few weeks we have been preparing for a new way of working and are now able to complete all of our current projects without significant delays. Due to the intensification of protective measures in Switzerland and Germany since Friday, 13 March 2020, we are forced to temporarily suspend all direct contacts with clients and partners. We are prepared and will temporally work from home as of now. During office hours, we will be available for you via email, Skype or telephone (call-forwarding and re-routing has been set up) as always and will gladly answer your calls and questions. Our office including the main telephone will remain staffed continuously.

However, we are aware that the current situation can change very quickly. We are therefore monitoring developments closely, following the recommendations issued by the health authorities and will keep you up to date.

Once the situation has stabilised, we would like to look back on this period in a positive manner, and consider what we could learn in order to maintain good working conditions and a fruitful cooperation in the future.

We wish you good health and send our best regards,

Your team at Holzer Kobler Architekturen

© Jan Bitter
Event
Jury at the "Design that Educates Awards"

Barbara Holzer participates as jury member at the "Design that Educates Awards 2020“. The projects of the winners will be exhibited during the "Architecture in Foyer 2020" conference at the Solarlux Campus in Melle (Germany) on April 23–24, 2020. 

© YAC Srl
Teaching
Start of Online Summer Term 2020 at the University Düsseldorf

Professor Barbara Holzer teaches together with Professor Tanja Kullack the design studio "Landmark. Travel to a new dimension III" at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf | Peter Behrens School of Arts.

Opening
focusTerra shines in new splendor

About ten years ago, Holzer Kobler Architekturen designed a futuristic-looking exhibition space for the focusTerra exhibition in the listed old building of the ETH Zurich at Sonneggstrasse 5. The renovation and update of the exhibition is nearing completion.

focusTerra will be accessible from 19 February 2020.

© Jan Bitter
Award
Urban Design & Architecture Design Award for Design Hostel

The project Design Hostel has received the First Award in the Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2019 in the Category Hospitality.

Design & Architecture Design Awards 2019; Foto: Jan Bitter
Opening
Official kick-off for the Beethoven-Year 2020

On 17 December 2019 Beethoven's birthplace invites as a prelude of the Beethoven anniversary year in 2020 to an open day and presents "The new Beethoven House": The redesigned, experience-driven permanent exhibition, expanded exhibit spaces, a treasury of original manuscripts, a new visitors service center with shop, dressing rooms, café and educational facilities. The official opening will take place on the evening of 16 December.

Design of exhibition and public areas: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Grafic design: 2xGoldstein. Media design: TheGreenEyl. Light Design: Lichtvision Design Berlin.

 

© Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Foto: David Ertl