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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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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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