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EUMiesAward: Recyclinghaus proposed for submission

With the "EUMiesAward", the EU Commission honors outstanding achievements in European architecture every two years.
The Federal Chamber of Architects BAK - and with it its members, the State Chamber of Architects, the BDA, the BDB and the
VfA - are eligible to submit proposals for the Mies van der Rohe Award as German representatives in the Architect's Council of
Europe (ACE). Our project Recyclinghaus was proposed for submission by the Lower Saxony Chamber of Architects.

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Nomination German Facade Award 2020

The Recyclinhghaus was nominated for the German Facade Award 2020! Out of 100 submissions, 90 projects from 80 architecture firms were judged. The jury nominated six innovative facade concepts for the renowned award, which the trade association for ventilated facades (FVHF) has been awarding since 1999. The award winner will be announced on September 17, 2020 in Berlin.

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Lower Saxonian State Prize for Architecture 2020: Recycling House shortlisted!

Hanover: on June 17th, the State Prize Jury evaluated the 71 applications submitted for the topic "Living - future-oriented, climate-friendly!" Under the chairmanship of the Augsburg architect Titus Bernhard, the jury agreed on twelve objects for the shortlist. The recycling house made it into the next round! In the next step, the projects are inspected on site in order to determine nominations and finally to select the winning project.

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Recyclinghaus nominated for DAM price 2021!

Our Recyclinghaus was nominated as one of around 100 projects for the DAM price 2021! The German Architecture Museum (DAM) has been awarding the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany annually since 2007. We are happy to be part of the longlist and hope that our project will make it to the next round.

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Runner-up in the competition for 'Poolplatz', Merzenich

How can public space and urban design open up new perspectives for town and villages in transition? Merzenich, a small town close to Hambach - one of the last and largest surface mines of Europe - is deeply affected by the Energy Transition. Icw RWE, 12 offices were invited to develop a strategy for re-valuation of Poolplatz and its surroundings, a former town square that has served as a parking for the past decades.
While we didn't win the competition, the Jury speaks highly about the distinct programmatic additions and the skillful spatial organization of what they expect to be a lively space with a strong identity anchored in the evocative history of the place.

Congratulations to the winners LILL + SPARLA with Stefan Schmitz, Cologne and fellow runner-ups LAND and luchterhand!

Project in collaboration with Simone de Bergh and Laura-Kristine Bergman of Mareld Landscape

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TopTen in Urban Design!

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Annually, the renowned German Architectural platform Competitionline publishes its ranking of most successful offices, based on the number of won competitions and tenders. We're proud to announce that CITYFÖRSTER is steadily working it's way up and has reached the sixth position in the category urban planning, after our 11th position last year!

Many thanks to our great team! We're proud that our often challenging and stubborn proposals are gaining traction and look forward to creating better places with our valued clients!

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Embassy Residences win SHARE Future Project Award

This Tuesday, our project Embassy Residences was awarded the SHARE Future Projects Awards in Tirana. The jury appreciated the sustainable character of the project, as well as its' architectural merits.

Delivery of the project is scheduled for the end of this year, more information can be found on the project page.

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2. place in the competition "Munich North-East“

The corks were popping, the „Weißbier" flowing, breakfast in blue and white!
We're proud that, together with freiwurf LA and urbanegestalt, we have reached the 2nd place in the urbanistic competition in the north-east of Munich. 
The design, which is strongly influenced by the landscape, cautiously extends the outskirts of the city and plays with the contrasts of old and new. Dense, urban and mixed centres are created along existing infrastructures. A sustainable city of short distances, with car-free zones, diverse neighborhoods and diverse green areas.

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CITYFÖRSTER wins competition in Potsdam

Our urban design for the mountain quarter in Krampnitz, Potsdam, prevailed against the competition and now we celebrate our success! Shaped by the landscape, a green quarter is being created, which is characterized by the interplay of small-scale and varied density as well as disperse private and public open spaces. The historical structure provides the location with its basic order. Variously combined new forms of living with a strong reference to open space react to the diversified housing needs of the 21st century.

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Lune Delta has been awarded with DGNB-Platinum!

At this year's Expo Real, the Lune Delta industrial estate was awarded the German Sustainable Building Council's (DGNB) pre-certificate with the highest award level (platinum) for its sustainable development planning.

In line with the Cradle to Cradle philosophy, the Lune Delta forms an economic structure that brings design, ecological and social added value even after the end of its useful life.

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CITYFÖRSTER and KCAP win international competition in Bratislava, Slovakia

Rotterdam, 25 September 2019 - CITYFÖRSTER, in collaboration with KCAP, has won the competition to design a new cultural district for Bratislava. The ambitious project includes a state-of-the-art concert and congress venue which will become a new landmark for the city

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Recognition competition Water town Limmer

We are pleased about a recognition at the competition Water town Limmer, awarded by the  Wasserstadt Limmer Projektentwicklung Gmbh and the Landeshauptstadt Hannover.

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Masterplan Federal District Bonn

We are pleased about the successful completion of the design workshop for the further development of the federal district in Bonn: Our masterplan was selected as winner of the cooperative procedure with four participating teams! Here is the press release of the city of Bonn.

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

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.

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1st prize in the competition "New District Freiburg / Dietenbach" – currently one of the largest urban developments in Germany


CITYFÖRSTER architecture + urbanism and FELIXX Landscape Architects & Planners, supported by freiwurf LA and R+T Traffic Planning, are selected for the development of Dietenbach, a new urban district of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. This new district is located at the edge of the city center, covering an area of 100ha, supposed to house up to 14.000 inhabitants in 5.500 new dwellings. Out of 28 high-profile international teams, 4 teams are selected and commissioned to elaborate their plans.

 

District Landscape Dietenbach

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"New in the club" appointment of Arne Hansen to the Association of German Architects

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

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BDA Award for the Residential Crown - an experimental housing project for level of settlement 2.0

Cityförster wins BDA Award max45 - Young Architects in Lower Saxony for the Residential Crown - an experimental housing project for level of settlement 2.0. As an extension of the car park the project densifies the city centre with penthouses in a first class location and enhances the commercial district of Hanover with additional functions. This transformation of the car park that was in need of redevelopment increases the resilience of the property for the future and provides new apartments without sealing additional surfaces. On Architecture Day on June 25, 2017 the Residential Crown we invite you to visit the Residential Crown on Windmühlenstraße in Hanover.

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Government District Beijing. 1. prize

Cityförster as a member of the transdisciplinary team "Water Hannover" with the Chinese Academy for Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) wins one of the three first competition prizes for the new government district of the Chinese capital Beijing. The new government district in Tongzhou will be built in course of Beijing's fusion with the cities of Tianjin and Hebei.

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"Gold" for "FOUR"!

The housing project "FOUR" of Gundlach GmbH & Co. KG was awarded the Gold Award in the category "Residential" in the FIABCI Prix d'Excellence International as an exemplary neighborhood development. The competition of the "International Real Estate Federation" (FIABCI) in co-operation with the Federal Association of the Free Housing Company (BFW) is regarded as the "Oscars of the property world". The jury was impressed by the various residential styles combined with a very high degree of sustainability. CITYFÖRSTER has designed three of the eight residential buildings together with gruppeOMP.

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2nd prize. Competition Neigbourhood Hilligenwöhren

Together with Keferstein+Sabljo Architekten we are happy about the second prize in the non-open competition for 70 Apartments in Hannover-Bothfeld.

The jury says: The design varies in interesting ways a perimeter block with finely tuned proportions. The opening with a semi-public space and the adjusting common functions are welcoming and foster communication and interaction...
The generous access balconies offer private niches as well as common openings, which, depending on the season, extend the apartments and become vivid meeting points. Two open spaces with very different qualities are generated – semi-public and sheltered.

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Berlin Award 2016, Heimat in der Fremde. Nomination

With their project "Refuge and Encounter in Laer" CITYFÖRSTER and Mark Niehüser are nominated for the Berlin Award 2016 - Heimat in der Fremde. The award ceremony takes place in the former airport Tempelhof. As part of the Refugee Housing Database, the project will also be shown in the German Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Exhibition: 06/15/2016 – 06/28/2016
Alte Zollgarage im Flughafen Tempelhof
Columbiadamm 10, Gebäude D2, 12101 Berlin

Architecture Biennale: 05/28 – 11/27/2016
German Pavilion

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2nd prize. Competition for the District School Altona, Hamburg

We are pleased to win the 2nd prize in the competition for the District School Altona in Hamburg together with our cooperation partners of bof architects.

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2nd prize. International competition Primary and Comprehensive School Helios, Cologne

We are happy to receive the 2nd prize in the non-open design competition for Primary and Comprehensive School Helios in Cologne Ehrenfeld as a result of a successful cooperation with bof architects and urbane gestalt landscape architects. The jury especially appreciated "the optimal implementation of educational objectives in the design".

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Initiative "Future City" chooses "Residential Crown Carpark" as best-practice!

The initiative "Future City" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research shows examples of sustainable urban redevelopments. We are pleased that our renovation project "Residential crown Carpark" in Hanover was chosen as best practice: "The project is an example of the plans of many local authorities to revalue their neighborhoods with innovative ideas and concepts for the city of tomorrow."

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Price for Conservation

The project Family Villa has been awarded by the Savings Bank Foundation with an award for heritage conservation – we are happy for the owners and residents!

The Lower Saxony Savings Bank Foundation awards the Price for Conservation 2014 for the 15th time. The prize is worth 75.000€. This year, 17 monuments are awarded a prize, in total 60 owners had applied: "The Price for Conservation honors the private commitment that owners apply for the preservation of historic monuments. The winning monument owners are noteworthy examples. They impress with extraordinary personal commitment, exemplary restoration and development of remarkable concepts of use, "said Michael Heinrich Schormann, Deputy Managing Director of the Lower Saxony Savings Bank Foundation.

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3rd prize „Mehrzweckhalle Mastbrook“

CITYFÖRSTER wins the 3rd prize in the two-phase open competition „Mehrzweckhalle Mastbrook" in Rendsburg, Germany. The community center combined with sports hall is characterized by a compact building envelope with an economic footprint. The building attains efficiency by layering functions and multiple-shift usage. The Jury compliments the multifarious open public space and the skillful structured proportions of the building volume as well as its good energy balance.

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German Innovation Award

CITYFÖRSTER is honored with the German Innovation Award "Excellent Landmarks in the Land of Ideas 2013-14" by the initiative "Germany - Land of Ideas" and Deutsche Bank. This year's award is dedicated to ideas and projects that provide solutions for future challenges of cities and regions. CITYFÖRSTER was honored in the category "Economy" due to the interdisciplinary approach, that contributes to promoting sustainable urban development.

You are cordially invited to the award ceremony!

March 7th, 2014, 17:00
Escherstraße 22, 30519 Hannover