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Great interest in Architecture Day

More than 80 visitors came to guided tours offered by the KZA team on Architecture Day 2018, on the last weekend in June. This year, the Essen architects presented the parking garage on the premises of Aldi South in Mülheim an der Ruhr and the new Bitmarck headquarters in Europa Center in Essen. The tour …

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Making Shamrockpark a part of the city

The development of Shamrockpark in Herne, on the former RAG site, is taking shape. On Wednesday, KZA’s CEO Axel Koschany presented first thoughts on the future use of spaces at a press conference. The Fakt AG based in Essen, owner of the site, has commissioned the KZA office to develop a master plan for the …

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Let’s go running

Go, KZA: This year, a team of the architectural office participates in the Essen company run again. The runners in the blue KZA shirt start on Wednesday, 13 June, at 7.45 p.m. The running track is about five kilometers long. It leads from the Aalto Theater through Rüttenscheid to the Grugapark. There, the KZA runners …

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KZA succeeds with modular concept

A flexible modular construction kit for more high-quality living space in a shorter time: With this concept, Koschany + Zimmer Architekten KZA and the renowned module builder ALHO from Friesenhagen have been selected as winners of the Europe-wide competition for serial construction. Organizers were the Federal Ministry of Building and the leading association of the …

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KZA apprentice accepts polis Campus Award

The project “Baynetna.Between Us. The new Arabian Library” has been awarded second prize at polis Award Campus. Hasan Moaita, who is trained as a draftsman in the Essen office KZA, has worked on it. At the polis convention in Düsseldorf, he accepted the award on behalf of all project participants. “Baynetna.Between Us” was launched in …

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Rebuilding on behalf of the Essen police

The police authority of Essen moves to the former Karstadt headquarters in the district of Schuir. The lease with the owner, Luxembourg Investment Company 87 S.à.r.l., has been signed recently. The office Koschany + Zimmer Architekten KZA is responsible for the extension and reconstruction of the rooms. The future location of the police headquarters on …

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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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