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Nina Bendler reports on densification

Nina Bendler will be a speaker at the third panel on building culture organized by the company Knauf. The event takes place on Thursday, March 28, in the Knauf headquarters in Iphofen. The focus is on the topic of densification in metropolitan areas. In her presentation, Nina Bendler will talk about “Modular living concepts – …

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Exploring the Kronenberg settlement

In the design process for Essen’s Kronenberg Center, Wolfgang Zimmer came into contact with the history of the Krupp Kronenberg settlement for the first time. Now he was there when the Altendorf citizens’ association erected a plaque. It recalls a missing workers’ settlement, in which around 8,000 people used to live. The housing project was …

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Serial construction at the BVF symposium

Axel Koschany will be speaking at an event organized by the Federal Association of panel heating and cooling systems (BVF) in Bad Nauheim on Thursday, November 29. Within the frame of the BVF Symposium, Koschany presents the modular construction concept developed by KZA and ALHO. The key topic of the event is digitization. It is …

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Controversial positions on competitions

The role of architectural competitions was discussed controversially at the KZA panel of experts on Wednesday. Around 60 guests came to the KZA office and discussed the topic. It was already the title of the event that reflected the field of tension: “At all costs! – Hell, no! Competitions between shunned evil and acclaimed result” …

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House concert with Mariama

The audience did not want to let her go. Because Mariama created a very special atmosphere in the house of Axel Koschany in Essen. The singer-songwriter played an exclusive concert for about 80 guests there on Friday evening. The event was part of the Salon Festival – a series that allows encounters with art and …

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Competitive success for Pier 78

The project Pier 78 in Essen is one of the winners in the competition “Viertel vor Grün 2018”. Koschany + Zimmer architects KZA have designed the living quarters on behalf of Essen Allbau Ltd. and supervised the construction as general planner. Now the landscape planning developed by the office plan b from Duisburg has been …

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Workshop for students

An architect designs houses. That sounds easy. But what if you suddenly take on the role of the designer? Students of the Essen Burg Grammar school met this challenge in the KZA office. The autumn academy of the school led the high school students of the eleventh grade into the Essen architectural office. The one-day …

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“BIM for everyone!”

What should offices consider before they introduce Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a planning method? Wolfgang Zimmer answered this question at the symposium “BIM for everyone!” on 4 October in Dusseldorf. In front of about 400 people, the managing partner of the KZA office talked about practical experiences with BIM in everyday working life. With …

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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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Opening celebration at ALDI’s day nursery

Large windows, cupboards to climb in and plenty of space: The first day nursery on the site of the ALDI South headquarters in Mülheim is a great place to play, learn and rollick around. At the opening ceremony, there was a lot of praise for the special building. Since last summer, everyday life has been …

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