• future
    • progress
    • development
    • different
    • designing
    • change
    • sustainability
    • value
  • by ideas

There is another way.

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 „Vital Quarter" contains not only a strategy for the planning area, but rather for the hole downtown. General statements of relation between downtown and riverside, forms of use, hierarchization and meaning of squares and streets offer a long-term focussed development of the downwon. The existing spaciousness of the building and space structure is the base of a vital urban diversity with a significant regional focus.
The profiling of the inner-city subspaces shows developments of individual areas and the hole downtown. The support of the physical and programmatical connection between the planning territory and the riverside lets the „Vital Quarter" arise.
The social trend of „health" (sports, recovery, work-life-balance, nutrition) is combined in the „Vital Quarter" with the qualities and potentials of the riverside (allotments, tracking paths), which forms the quarter green and vital.

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

20. Jun. 2017

"Architecture creates quality of life" is the nation-wide motto of the Architecture Day 2017: We are happy and proud that two of our projects are part of this year's selection! On Sunday, 25th of June 2017, we invite you to visit the "Residential Crown" in Hannover and the "New School" in Wolfsburg.

Residential Crown Hannover
Windmühlenstraße 3, 30159 Hannover
guided tours: 13:00 and 14:00
more information

New School Wolfsburg
Heinrich-Heine-Straße 36, 38440 Wolfsburg
guided tours: 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30
more information

Architecture Day 2017

The residential complex AnA is situated close to the Student Village of Tirana University on a magnificent hillside. The oddly shaped site starts with a narrow edge along the street and widens sloping down 15 meters of level difference. The building folds as a continuous figure, respecting all the necessary distances to the property line and on itself. This stepped form creates a local landmark with an identifiable skyline in a very heterogeneous context. The site opens itself to allow a pedestrian connection between the student village and the northern areas. This passage enlivens the commercial ground floor and the compound piazettas. The cuts in building volume are a response to the urban regulations and a way to break down the overall massing into pieces more related to the human scale. The same 'cut' approach is used in order to provide light and natural ventilation for circulations spaces. The attic floor has set backs in strategic locations of the building for best views from the terraces for the exquisite apartments. The materialisation aims for an elegant appearance with differentiated materials and patterns but an overall clean white look: the plinth is of fair-faced concrete with a diamondshape relief, the body from white plaster, crowned by an attic floor clad in beveled tiles for a shimmering reflection of the strong Albanian sun.