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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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Guided tour at Karstadt headquarters

Open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows: At the opening in the 1960s, the Karstadt headquarters in Essen-Bredeney was way ahead of its time. Koschany + Zimmer architects KZA are now modernizing parts of the company campus – and participants of a VHS event were able to take a look at the work that has been done …

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Call for a national BIM center

The establishment of a national BIM Competence Center is required immediately: this is what the speakers of the German BIM Cluster argue in a joint position paper that was recently published. Wolfgang Zimmer participated as a member of the coordinating group of the BIM Cluster NRW. The authors appreciate the Federal Government’s efforts to create …

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Large-scale project in Wolfsburg

65 flats and a modern service center will be built within the next two years in Wolfsburg. The realization of the large-scale project “Habitation and trade on Schlesierweg” has now started with the ground-breaking ceremony. Koschany + Zimmer architects KZA designed the group of buildings. The municipal housing company Neuland creates new living space for …

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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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Fascinating insights for students

Working as an architect or draftsman – is this a future option that meets my abilities and desires? At Koschany + Zimmer Architekten KZA in Essen, 65 high-school students have been able to find an answer to that question on Thursday. An event within the framework of TalentTage Ruhr displayed occupational areas within the construction …

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New brochure on “BIM for architects”

“BIM for architects” is the title of a new brochure, which was presented at Expo Real in Munich. KZA managing director Wolfgang Zimmer co-authored the project. The main question is how Building Information Modeling (BIM) affects performance, contracts and the calculation of fees for architects. The 90-page magazine, presented by the German Federal Chamber of …

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Good atmosphere at Expo Real in Munich

Good discussions, new contacts and an outlook on promising projects in the next year: Koschany + Zimmer Architekten KZA look back on a successful participation at Expo Real. For three days, the Munich trade fair was a meeting point for thousands of specialists from the real estate industry. “The mood was as positive as in …

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What builders expect from BIM

What do builders expect when a project is worked on with Building Information Modeling (BIM)? Wolfgang Zimmer will answer this question during a workshop lecture in Zurich on Friday 29 September. The two-day event deals with joint planning and building in Switzerland and Germany. In the first part, the focus is on public procurement, sustainability …

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