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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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Deputy professorship for Nina Bendler

KZA director Nina Bendler will take on a deputy professorship at FH Aachen – University of Applied Sciences for the summer semester of 2018. In addition to her work at KZA, she will be strengthening the Department of Architecture for a two-year term from 1 April. She covers the field of construction management. As a …

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KZA team wins realization competition

Koschany + Zimmer Architekten KZA took first place in the competition to redesign the Christuskirche in Gladbeck. The design for a new community center within the existing building prevailed against five other submissions. The sponsor of the competition was the Evangelical Lutheran Church Gladbeck. Their aim is to make the church the central Protestant location …

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When architects build gingerbread houses

Architects can plan houses, of course. But is that also true if all components are made of gingerbread? A pre-Christmas crafting event in the KZA kitchen brought surprise to light. For one afternoon, employees and children worked together on their models. They cut walls and roofs from gingerbread slabs, glued them together with frosting, searched …

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Urban design concept in second place

Koschany + Zimmer Architects KZA took second place in the urban design competition for the site of the old Funke headquarters in Essen. The concept for the property in the area of Friedrichstrasse/Bert-Brecht-Strasse provides for a mixed use of apartments, offices and restaurants. The organizer of the competition was the investor OFB from Frankfurt The …

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New look for an old parking garage

Affordable housing and sophisticated architecture can go hand in hand. This is proven by the design for a parking garage, which Koschany + Zimmer Architects KZA have developed for a modularly planned multi-family house of Vonovia in Landsberg am Lech. The city council has already approved the plans. A parking garage has existed in the …

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Mourning Günter Koschany

The team of Koschany + Zimmer Architects KZA mourns the loss of their office founder Günter Koschany. The architect and bearer of the Great Cross of Merit  died suddenly and unexpectedly on 2 December. He was 87 years old. Koschany led his office, founded by him in Essen in 1959, to the handover to the …

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Sustainable buildings with BIM

Wolfgang Zimmer will talk about strategies for sustainable building in North Rhine-Westfalia (NRW) on Thursday, December 7, at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Dortmund. The discussion round is part of a workshop within the event series “Sustainable and intelligent buildings”. This time, it is about how Building Information Modeling (BIM) can help …

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Second place for Weitblick design

In a nationwide multiple assignment procedure for the Augsburg commercial project Weitblick 1.7, Koschany + Zimmer Architects KZA took second place. The design foresees a five-storey building that, with its cubature and its luminous façade, catches the eye from afar – and thus lives up to its special position in the Augsburg Innovation Park. 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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