Events

The pros and cons of competitions

For some, they are a necessary basis for the architectural quality of a city. Others see it as an obstacle to a rapid, cost-effective project development. “At all costs! – Hell, no! Competitions between shunned evil and acclaimed result” therefore is the title of our KZA round of experts on Wednesday, November 14, from 3 …

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Lectures at Expo Real in Munich

The real estate industry will meet from 8 to 10 October 2018 at the trade fair Expo Real in Munich. Koschany + Zimmer architects KZA will be present as stand partner of the Ruhr Metropolis. The KZA team will be available for talks in exhibition hall B1 (booth 330). One of the central themes is …

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Nothing goes without BIM

There is no alternative to building information modeling (BIM) in the construction industry: This was what the speakers of the 16th KZA round of experts agreed on. But how can the digital planning method unfold its full potential? This question was discussed by planners and building owners in front of about 60 guests in the …

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Construction in times of digitization

3D printers, drones, robots: digitization shapes the building of tomorrow. Specialists discussed the consequences on November 15 at the KZA round of experts. Around 70 guests accepted the invitation into the office of Koschany + Zimmer architects KZA in Essen – and some of them gained quite surprising insights. “In five years’ time, a 3D …

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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 presents modular residential house at Architecture Day

Experiencing modern architecture on the ground and talking to the creators of ideas: This is possible for visitors at the annual Architecture Day. On Sunday, June 25, 2017, Koschany + Zimmer Architekten KZA will be presenting a special project in Bochum-Hofstede: the first series-built residential house in modular design commissioned by Vonovia SE, Germany’s largest …

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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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