Our goal is simple: Never forget the human scale; never forget who we're building for, who is going to work or live in the space.

Axel Koschany Architect BDA
Managing Director and partner

Axel Koschany

Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA
Managing Director and Partner

2013-today

Member of the steering committee of the urban development process Essen.2030
Mentor for Essen.urban as part of Essen.2030

2010-today

Partner in the recently founded KZP Koschany + Zimmer Projektentwicklung company
Member of the Board of the IEW Interessengemeinschaft Essener Wirtschaft e.V. (Interest Group for the Essen Economy)

2009

Partner and General Manager of KZA Middle East, Dubai
Founding member of the “International Markets” working group in the BDA (Association of German Architects)

2004-today

Lead partner for projects in Russia, Georgia and the United Arab Emirates

2000-2004

Member of the “Young Architects” working group in the BDA

1999-today

Management of the architecture practice KZA together with Wolfgang Zimmer

1998

Appointed to the Association of German Architects (BDA)

1995-today

Founding of the architecture practice KZA Koschany + Zimmer & Assoziierte GmbH, Essen; Management of the practice together with Günter Koschany and Wolfgang Zimmer
(successor to the architecture practice GKA Günter Koschany Architekten, founded in 1959)

1992-1995

Project manager at Mecanoo Architekten, Delft (the Netherlands)

1992

OD 205 Architekten, Delft (the Netherlands)
Degree from Darmstadt Technical University – thesis topic “New Stuttgart Exhibition Centre”

1988

Architecture Advancement Award from the cultural committee of the BDI (Federation of German Industry)

1982

Scholarship from Planunion GmbH, Essen
Start of architecture degree at Darmstadt Technical University

1960

born in Essen