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This is also true for architecture and urban planning, if we understand both as parts of systems. We think of designing, planning, and building as team work enabling the best ideas to prevail. For this reason CITYFÖRSTER works as a partnership supported by an interdisciplinary network. With you we develop better solutions for working and learning, housing and living.


The existing buildings of the former Hermann-Löns-School in Wolfsburg will be expanded to include a new building for the secondary school. The new building will be connected by an existing corridor. The aim of the design is not only a respectful treatment of the existing architecture, but also its logical and consistent continuation. The comb-like structure of the existing school building is continued on ground floor to the north. The space in-between can be seen as the "common center" or the "heart" of the school: a three-storey open space. This main gathering place connects all floors vertically and correlates them spatially. At the same time, the building opens up horizontally: Generous glass surfaces and entrance situations open up the ground floor to the city in the north and to the school yard and park landscape of Klieversbergs in the south. Like that fluid transitions between inside and outside are created.

07. Nov. 2017

The "Master Lectures" address topics and trends, old and new paradigms as well as challenges of urbanisation. In his lecture Martin Sobota will talk about strategies of planning and building in an international context.

Tuesday, 12.12.17, 19:30
FH Münster, Leonardo Campus, 48149 Münster, Germany

From Albania to Zambia. Lecture FH Münster
29. Jun. 2017

The Baukollegium Berlin was initiated in 2008 by the Senate Building Director Regula Lüscher. It advises district administrators and investors on the quality of design of significant projects. The Baukollegium is organized by the Senate and consists of six experts from the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture: Dr. Verena Brehm (architect and urban designer, Hanover), Prof. Kees Christiaanse (architect and urban designer, Rotterdam), Andreas Garkisch (architect and urban designer, Munich), Prof. Regine Keller (landscape architect and urban planner, Munich), Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir, (architect, Stuttgart) and Prof. Ansgar Schulz (architect, Leipzig). In addition to the concrete recommendations concerning issues of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, the fundamental improvement of the communication culture between the planning actors in Berlin represents an important task for the Baukollegium.



Appointment of Verena Brehm to the Baukollegium Berlin
27. Jun. 2017

We are very pleased with the appointment of Arne Hansen to the Association of German Architects. Together with 10 more "newcomers", he will present himself and his architectural position at the Pecha-Kucha evening on 30 June 2017 in Münster. The Pecha Kucha evening will be the start of the 13th BDA meeting, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 2017, under the slogan "The city I need - the city I love" with lectures , discussions and walks as well as the award of the Grand BDA Prize 2017 to the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.

30.6.2017, 20.00
Dominikanerkirche, Salzstraße 10, 48143 Münster

The design for the new NCCA is composed as a cluster of fragmented volumes. The exhibition spaces are organized to combine maximum flexibility with inspiring spatial situations, which are based on historic paths of desire, those personal short-cuts and crossings one takes to arrive at a destination. Similar to the process of art making, these "desired paths" echo the creative process, offering cross-reference and thinking outside the box. Diverting from the logic of desired paths, and simultaneously highlighting it's off the beaten path logic, the basic setup of volumes and spaces is a clear rigid structure with maximum spans to allow flexible and functional subdivisions. The proposed volumes frame several public spaces between them, while maintaining an intimate relation to the park. Other functions of the park, such as sport fields, special gardens or café's become aligned to the master grid. By incorporating all local traffic – such as the visitors to the mall – the museum square becomes a mix-device, where the Art Centers blurs the lines between art, labor, pastime and commerce.