News and latest projects
Topping out-ceremony: Police Station Augsburg
Last Wednesday, the topping-out ceremony for the Augsburg Police Station took place. Uwe Fritsch, head of the Augsburg State Building Authority, praised the good cooperation between the planning team, construction companies and police: "Good communication and short decision-making processes are an important basis for the success of the project." The reinforced concrete structure consists of a 2-story shell building and a 5-story head building on a common underground parking garage. The design originates from Schwinde Architekten.
The Bernau Visitor Center - Authenticity of the Bauhaus Philosophy
On 21st of September 2023 there will be an interesting event about the Bernau Visitor Center. Our office will give a lecture on the topic of 'Lightweight Concrete for Architecture and Structures' and looks forward to seeing you there.
1st prize: Vocational Education Campus Ostschweiz in Sulgen
Together with wulf architekten, we are very pleased to announce that our competition entry for the 'Vocational Education Campus Ostschweiz' has been awarded the 1st prize. In total, 44 submissions were made. The 'Berufsbildungscampus Ostschweiz' is intended to be a sustainable, future-oriented building using a timber frame construction with rammed earth front walls, that consolidates spaces for courses from different trades and industrial sectors.
Inauguration ceremony: Infanteriestr. Elementary School, Munich
Last Friday, the new primary school on Infanteriestrasse in Munich was inaugurated, which we planned and realized in collaboration with Behnisch Architects. For this special occasion, Mayor Dieter Reiter, City School Councillor Florian Kraus, Construction Commissioner Dr.-Ing. Jeanne-Marie Ehbauer, and Principal David Hentschel were present. In addition to the five-class primary school, the project also includes a double sports hall, an underground parking garage, as well as a children's house with four nursery groups and two kindergarten groups.
Topping-Out Ceremony: Technische Hochschule Nuernberg
Last Friday, after nearly 15 months of construction, a topping-out ceremony was celebrated for the new technology campus of TH Nuernberg, together with Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and Minister of Science Markus Blume. The building consists of 5 above-ground floors and a basement with an underground parking garage. In the courtyard, there is a covered flying robot laboratory. The design of the new technology campus is by Steimle Architekten.
Groundbreaking ceremony: Kulturraffinerie Monheim
An old listed Shell drum-filling hall, which was built around 1913 and decommissioned at the end of 1987, is being converted into a state-of-the-art event hall for up to 5,000 people. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new construction, which will be incorporated into the existing hall, was celebrated the day before yesterday. Kulturwerke CEO Martin Witkowski, construction project manager Thorsten Kock, and Mayor Daniel Zimmermann traditionally buried a time capsule containing current-day documents and symbolic artifacts in the foundation slab.
Luisenpark Mannheim, BUGA 2023
At the BUGA in Mannheim you can visit the 'Neue Parkmitte' of Luisenpark. The existing showhouses have been renovated and expanded with several new buildings. The new buildings are characterized by their organically shaped roof structure with curved roof edges, delicate supports, and surrounding projections. They house, among other things, a walk-in aviary, a park restaurant and the underwater world with aquariums. Additionally, a new penguin enclosure has been created.
Topping-Out Ceremony: Continentale Dortmund
Last Wednesday, together with Continentale Versicherung, Dortmund's Deputy Mayor Norbert Schilff, and many other guests, we celebrated the topping-out ceremony of the Continentale Campus. The new headquarters of the insurance company can accommodate approximately 1,900 employees and will become the new landmark of Dortmund's 'Stadtkrone Ost'. We are thrilled to be involved in this project and would like to express our gratitude to kadawittfeldarchitektur and HOCHTIEF for their excellent collaboration.
Office trip to Antwerpen
Our long-awaited office trip finally took place last week. Until the departure, the majority of the staff didn't know where the trip was going. The joy was even greater, and it was fantastic that all three locations had the opportunity to come together outside of work. At this point, a big thank you to Helen and Max for organizing this trip for us!
Building Update: Gemeindehalle Kirchheim
The community hall, which had become outdated since its construction in the 1960s, underwent a complete renovation. A part of the building was demolished and replaced with a new section. The construction of the wooden roof framework marks the completion of the structural work.
Successful placements in the Competitionline Ranking 2022
Yesterday, competitionline released its 2022 ranking. In the structural engineering category, we achieved 3rd place and in the civil engineering category, we achieved 2nd place. We are very pleased with this success!
Topping-out ceremony: ITM Augsburg
The topping-out ceremony for the Institute for Theoretical Medicine (ITM) in Augsburg was celebrated yesterday. In addition to Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder, the following persons were in attendance: Minister of Construction Christian Bernreiter, Minister of Science Markus Blume, Augsburg's Mayor Eva Weber and the President of the University of Augsburg, Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel. The new institute was designed by BHBVT architects and will soon accommodate approximately 330 employees in addition to 350 students. Overhanging building spaces, full-storey beams over several floors, and the high requirements of the fair-faced concrete were noteable challenges in the structural engineering.
wh-p Ski-Trip 2023
This year our ski-trip took place between the 10th and 12th of March, and despite a bit of fog, we really enjoyed our time in Titlis / Engelberg. Thankfully, everyone has returned home safely without any injuries.
1st Prize: Extension to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has won an international competition to design an extension to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens - Congratulations! The International Evaluation Committee unanimously selected the design from a shortlist of ten following an international competition. The proposal, which was developed in collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, Tombazis & Associates Architects, Wirtz International Landscape Architects, Werner Sobek and wh-p Ingenieure, was presented last week at a press conference in the presence of the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis.