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HENN + Posco A&C win international competition in Tongyeong, KR

20.09.2018 – 

HENN + Posco A&C win the international urban design competition for the dockyard revitalization in Tongyeong, South Korea. This region located on the East China Sea, which suffered an economic downturn in 2015, will be established as a new cultural and tourist hub for the country.  

Giovanni Betti – HENN Head of Performing at Rob | Arch Conference 2018 in Zurich, CH

Giovanni Betti, HENN Head of Performing, is going to participate at the Rob | Arch (Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design) Conference 2018 in Zurich, CH (September 10 – 15, 2018) on Friday, September 14: Session “Design and Simulation” (from 10:15 – 12:00 am).

Giovanni will speak about our Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism installation “Communication Landscapes” and Make City Festival Berlin digital production HENN Pop-up Factory.

The conference takes place at Arch_Tec_Lab on ETH Zurich Hönggerberg campus.


Topping-out ceremony in Berlin's new city center

05.09.2018 – 

Yesterday the office building MY.B, part of the new Europacity, celebrated its topping-out ceremony. Over the next few years, a mixture of urban living and new workspaces will be created on the 61-hectare area adjacent to Berlin's main station. Located on one of the main traffic axes MY.B offers about 16,000 square meters of work space on six floors.

HENN unveils design for China’s first Private Elite University

23.08.2018 – 

Forty years after opening itself to the world in 1978, China has established a new educational milestone symbolized by the founding of Westlake University in Hangzhou. China’s first private research university is aiming to establish itself as a cutting-edge institution rivaling other well-known, world-class universities.

Merck Innovation Center amongst 6 nominees

17.08.2018 – 

The Merck Innovation Center has been awarded by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) with a nomination for “a creative design regarding a special recognition of ecological sustainability aspects creating a user-friendly and innovative working environment”. The jury will announce a top 3 in September and elect a winner in December 2018.

Since a couple of years the National German Sustainability Award became an important indicator for sustainable architecture projects in Germany.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Continental Campus

03.08.2018 – 

Last Tuesday Continental starts construction on its new headquarters in Hanover. The company headquarters consolidates all the facilities formerly spread across the city in one location. The building complex will consist of a total of eight buildings, which will be connected to each other by four bridges. The longest of these, with a span of 71 meters, will extend over Hans-Böckler-Allee.

The first development phase for the building complex is to be completed by the end of 2020 and to provide space for 1,250 employees.


Topping-out ceremony for training centre in Kaufbeuren

10.07.2018 – 

The DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) celebrated the topping-out ceremony for its new training centre last week at the Kaufbeuren Air Base. The building is characterised by its two saddle roofs, which draw the inspiration for their form from the roof pitches of the surrounding constructions.

The DFS has already renovated two accommodation buildings formerly belonging to the Federal Armed Forces on the site. The new academy, which from 2019 onwards will train military air-traffic controllers, constitutes the centrepiece of the campus.


HENN wins the iCampus Rhenania competition in Munich

10.07.2018 – 

The planning competition initiated by Rohde & Schwarz was decided. Among the seven invited offices, HENN took first place.

The iCampus Rhenania office complex creates an entire new district in Munich’s east. The site houses the Rhenania company’s former administrative building, built in the 1920s and which is a listed historical landmark. Together with the existing building, the design is organised into a number of building volumes, together creating an ensemble.

Leo-von-Klenze-Medaille 2018 für Gunter Henn

In einer feierlichen Zeremonie verlieh Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner (Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr) die Leo-von-Klenze-Medaille 2018 an Gunter Henn und zwei weitere Preisträger – Prof. Sophie Wolfrum und Victor Schmitt. Die höchste bayerische Auszeichnung im Bauwesen würdigt herausragende Leistungen in der Architektur, im Wohnungs- und Städtebau und im Ingenieurbau.


Make City and Open Office on the Tag der Architektur

Berlin’s Tag der Architektur (Architecture Day) took place last weekend. As part of the programme our practice conducted tours of our offices on Alexanderplatz. We had a lot to offer. The walls were adorned with pictures and plans of current projects, which were supplemented by numerous models. The programme was rounded off with films, a VR headset and a pop-up factory, the latter having opened on Friday as part of the architecture festival Make City. An experimental installation, the pop-up factory involved HENN’s performing team and the use a robot that via voice input was able to uniquely treat the surfaces of polystyrene blocks. By means of a HoloLens headset the building blocks could be placed in their allotted and appropriate positions. The participatory installation was highly popular and was the culmination of a talk that discussed the comeback of production into the cities from the viewpoints of teaching, practice and political policy. The evening ended with further discussions over drinks and snacks.

Special thanks to: Anne-Caroline Erbstößer (Technologiestiftung Berlin), Martin Tamke (Associate Professor, KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Kopenhagen), Giovanni Betti (Head of Performing, HENN), Saqib Aziz and Gili Ron (HENN Performing Team) and ABB (Roboter).