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Topping-out ceremony in Wolfsburg

The large-scale project “Living and trading on Schlesierweg” in Wolfsburg is assuming shape. Project participants, politicians and other guests celebrated the topping-out ceremony on Thursday at the Laagberg construction site. On behalf of the municipal housing company Neuland in Wolfsburg, 65 new apartments for singles, families and senior citizens are being built. Already in May, …

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Like haute couture off the peg

A tightrope walk between haute couture off the peg and tristesse in series: Axel Koschany will be giving two lectures on modular housing construction in the last week of March. On Monday, 25 March, the managing partner of the KZA office will initially be a guest speaker at the annual conference on modular construction in …

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Demolition has started

A major building project in Dortmund turns into reality: the Spar- und Bauverein (savings and building association) builds a three-part ensemble of buildings in a central location on Königswall – designed by KZA. On the site opposite the Harenberg City Centre, demolition work on the existing buildings has begun. The mix of residential and commercial buildings …

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KZA takes second place in design challenge

An open building as an expression of a modern corporate philosophy: With this idea, the KZA team has taken second place in a competitive design process organized by Volksheimstätte, a housing association based in Göttingen. The architects designed a new office building with adjoining living space. The design envisages a three-storey building that responds optimally to …

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Discussion on new building regulations

Build faster, cheaper and more digitally: This is what the new building regulations in North Rhine-Westphalia promise. But what is the point of these promises, and which major changes will the new rules bring? The 18th KZA Round of experts will get to the bottom of these questions – on Wednesday, 27 March, at 3 …

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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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