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Running for a good cause

The KZA team took part in the Onkolauf in Essen: A group of runners started at the sports event for a good cause. Each of the participants completed the 2,5 k run in the Essen Grugapark. And of course family members, friends and former colleagues were there, too. The Onkolauf is organized annually for different …

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KZA designs THE MIRAI for McFIT

An old industrial hall is turning into a fitness mecca: THE MIRAI is going to be the world’s first fitness center. The McFIT GLOBAL GROUP expects to open it in Oberhausen during 2020 – with a revolutionary concept without monthly membership fees, accessible to everybody. Koschany + Zimmer architects KZA develop the architectural concept for …

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Working with BIM

“BIM for everyone!” is the title of a cooperation event about Building Information Modeling (BIM) organized by the Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia (AKNW) in Düsseldorf. Wolfgang Zimmer’s topic at the panel discussion on Thursday, 4 October, will be “BIM in dialogue – introduction of BIM”. Together with Mathias Pfeifer (RKW Architektur +), the …

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Keynote speech at Creative.Board.NRW

Ulrike Wallbott and Marcel Roling, members of the KZA team, were invited as speakers to a workshop of Creative.Board.NRW, a network of creative professionals in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The panel took place in the premises of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Cologne. It was about opportunities and potentials of Extended Realities (XR). At the …

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Experience report enriched BIM workshop

Wolfgang Zimmer and Hans Protsch represented the KZA office in a one-day BIM workshop at Bochum University of Applied Sciences. Around 30 participants from science and industry worked on an inventory of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the premises of the university. In a warm-up-lap, the participants first reported on their BIM experience. It was …

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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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