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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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Topping-out ceremony at the Krankikom site

The new Kranikom building is constantly growing – and causes a stir in Duisburg’s inner harbor. At the topping-out ceremony on Thursday, the client and project participants celebrated the intermediate results. More than seven months after laying the foundation stone, Alexander Kranki talked about the challenges and new experiences in his role as a client. …

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Positive summary of Expo Real 2018

Excellent discussions and great interest in the lectures on serial-modular construction: The team of the KZA office looks back on successful days at the Expo Real fair in Munich. For three days, the Essen-based company presented itself as a co-exhibitor at the booth of the Ruhr Metropolis. The KZA team used the opportunity to deepen …

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Lectures at Expo Real in Munich

The real estate industry will meet from 8 to 10 October 2018 at the trade fair Expo Real in Munich. Koschany + Zimmer architects KZA will be present as stand partner of the Ruhr Metropolis. The KZA team will be available for talks in exhibition hall B1 (booth 330). One of the central themes is …

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Hürth Comprehensive School has been awarded

Hürth Comprehensive School has been awarded the school building award of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Koschany + Zimmer architects KZA have prepared the execution planning for the new building. The building has been designed by the office h4a. At the award ceremony in Bochum on Monday, a total of twelve outstanding new construction and …

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Building goes into production

Axel Koschany is one of the speakers at the Heuer dialogue on modular building on Wednesday, September 19, in Frankfurt. The focus of the presentation will be the winning design by KZA and ALHO in the competition for serial and modular construction. Together with Michael Lauer (Architect and Sales Housing ALHO) Axel Koschany proves that …

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