CITYFÖRSTER was founded in 2005 as an interdisciplinary partnership of architects, engineers, and urban planners that operates internationally, with employees from more than 10 countries. Our team, led by eight partners, is spread across offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Westphalia, and Rotterdam. With our cooperation partners throughout Germany and Europe, we operate locally, regionally, and internationally as a cross-border, interdisciplinary expertise network.

CITYFÖRSTER designs, gives guidance, and implements projects. Our services cover the entire spectrum from concept to execution and project management . Our fields of activity lie in the areas of housing, working, learning, city, and region. We specialize in strategic planning, international development projects, and experimental, resource-friendly and recyclable construction. Our areas of focus are educational architecture, new work environments and forms of housing, sustainable tourism, public spaces, and innovative mobility concepts.

Our most important projects and award-winning competition entries include the Perspektivplan 2030 spatial vision for Freiburg (2014–16), the Residential Crown rooftop addition to a parking garage in Hanover (completed 2016), the Neue Schule Wolfsburg (completed 2016), the Recycling House on the Kronsberg in Hanover (completed 2019), the sponge city of Changsha, China (under construction since 2017), Cape Square in Durrës, Albania (completed 2015), and Traveler and the Olive Grove, also in Albania (under construction since 2016).

CITYFÖRSTER is currently planning and building the campus of the Chalimbana Institute in Zambia (competition 1st prize, 2014), Ismail Quemali Boulevard in Vlorë, Albania, and a master plan for the Federal District in Bonn.

Our clients include numerous nationally and internationally active institutions, commercial enterprises and housing developers, ministries, and municipal governments throughout Germany and beyond – in Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt am Main, Hanover, Heidelberg, Munich, Helsinki, and elsewhere.

Of the many awards and nominations we have received, the most important are the German Innovation Award "Ideen finden Stadt" (2013), Europan (2005+2009), the "max 45" award from the BDA in Lower Saxony (2017), the BIG Architecture Award 2018 (for Cape Square), and the nomination for the Aga Khan Award in the 2017–2019 cycle (for Cape Square).

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