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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 draft envisages an extension of the Lutherschule through a powerful and independent structure, which fits into the existing block structure and self-confidently positions itself to the Engelbosteler Damm.
The five-storey building forms in a modern and contemporary architectural language a clearly perceptible address, while radiating openness and transparency. At the same time, the indented ground floor facade with its striking brick arches creates a spacious and covered entrance area.
The central organizational idea is the clustering and self-evident stacking of the different areas of use:
The communal areas are located on the ground floor, the creative areas on the 1st floor, the natural sciences on the 2nd floor and the grade clusters on the two upper floors. As in the floors below, the classrooms are grouped around a central communication zone that creates additional learning venues with niches and open areas.

 

06. Jun. 2018

As part of the invited Buchholzer Grün competition, CITYFÖRSTER was awarded first prize for three residential buildings and second prize for a chain of row houses.

We now look forward to contributing to the future development of the former site of the Oststadt Hospital in Hanover Buchholz.

1.+2. prize for the competition Buchholzer Grün in Hanover
16. May. 2018

Martin Sobota will talk about "How Social Performance Improves our Cities" during next weeks session on New Standards for Contemporary Housing at the Living Environment Forum in Kaliningrad, hosted by the Strelka Institute. More than 700 experts, officials, and activists will gather On May 18-19th by the Baltic Sea to discuss the trends and challenges of modern Russian housing.

Living Environment: All About Housing
Kaliningrad, May 18–19, 2018
Location: Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theatre
Address: Mira Ave., 4, Kaliningrad

13. Apr. 2018

After intensive planning phase, it finally starts: Construction Start Recyclinghaus!
Today, around 21m³ of recycled concrete has been poured into the formwork of the foundations.

The Recyclinghaus is made of recycled (reused) and recyclable (reusable) components in recycling-fair construction (use and disassembly of the components).

Construction Start Recyclinghaus

The airport Berlin Tegel is going to be closed down. TXL will be developed as a high quality research, industry and business park with the profile of 'urban technologies'. A strategic masterplan builds the foundation for a flexible - and therefore, robust - planning process. Developmental guidelines and a profound system of rules create a structural, programmatic and creative quality of strategical important subareas. Simultaneously, more flexible developmental options are being allocated for other areas. ‚Quarters' profiles' emphasize exisiting potentials of subareas and strengthen the specific identity. An integrated concept for energy and water supports the sustainable development: biomass, geothermal energy, wind energy and photovoltaics provide regionally generated energy. Gray and rain water is being collected, refined and reused regionally. An urban aerial railway connects the site with the station and the tram. Here, the aerial railway is not only an efficient, sustainable means of transport but also represents sustainable mobility in terms of the site's profile.