Events

A concert in the stairwell

This place was anything but ordinary. For their performance on Thursday evening, Christian Elin and Jakob Rattinger did not use a stage. They were playing in a stairwell. The concert in the private house of Wolfgang Zimmer and his wife Carla Müting-Zimmer in Essen-Stadtwald was a special experience – for musicians and guests alike. Challenging …

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Experts discuss the building of tomorrow

The 15th KZA round of experts will take place on 15 November 2017, from 3 to 5.30 pm. The event’s topic is the digitization in the architecture and construction industry and the potentials related to it. “Drones are the internet of the 2010s”, says Andreas Riem, founder and CEO of Ultimate Rotors. In his eyes, …

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Career in the construction industry

Architects are those black-clad people who make their own ideas and build houses, right? Many people know clichés like this. But what does the work of an architect really look like? The staff of Koschany + Zimmer Architekten KZA will answer this question on Thursday, 12 October, at 3.30 pm. That afternoon, they present current …

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When architects travel…

… and the entire office is on the way. The destination of our office’s two-day excursion in 2017 was Amsterdam. We laughed a lot, we walked a lot and we gained a lot of new insights. On a Friday morning our bus with 50 employees started on the A40 with direction to Holland. The two-hour …

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KZA team starts at the Essen company run on June 28th

Since the first edition in 2011, the KZA team has been taking part in the company run in Essen. These days, the runners are training for the next round on June 28th. At the seventh edition of the event, 13 employees are taking part in the blue KZA jersey. They are led by Petra Westerhoff. …

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“The Return of the Housing Issue”

Axel Koschany is a speaker at the meeting “The Return of the Housing Issue. Approaches and challenges of local politics” in Darmstadt. It starts on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10.30 am. On this day, Axel Koschany will contribute to the lecture and discussion session, which will deal with the question of how the required …

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“European Green Capital 2017”

The event organized by the Association of German Architects (BDA) in Essen will take place on May 9, 2017, in the ThyssenKrupp Quarter in Essen. Participants are the landscape architect of the Krupp area and park, Andreas Kipar, and the architects of the Thyssenkrupp Quarter (JSWD architects). The 90-minute free tour starts at 6 pm …

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Methods of BIM implementation

Wolfgang Zimmer will be reporting on the methods and strategies of the BIM implementation in Duisburg at the VDI conference “BIM in building construction and infrastructure construction” at the VDI knowledge forum on the first conference day, 16 May 2017. His lecture on “Information and cooperation of planning participants” deals with the following aspects: work …

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KZA panel of experts on “Living in old age”

After a phase of reconstruction, Koschany + Zimmer Architekten will be launching the traditional KZA panel of experts on 29th March. The event is dedicated to the subject of “Living in old age – much more than wide doors (growing old at home)”. Invited experts: Professor Dr. med. Hans Georg Nehen Doctor of Internal Medicine/ …

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Revit User Group Event at KZA

On January 26th, 2017, the KZA Revit User Group Meeting focused on the topic of terrain modeling with the Revit BIM software. “Modeling an up and down terrain, but how?” – was the question of the afternoon. This involved current surveying techniques such as drone flights and laser scans as well as programs that transfer …

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