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Another Cluster for RWTH Aachen Campus

18.05.2017 - The largest building complex of the campus so far - the Cluster Produktionstechnik - was inaugurated as part of the Aachen machine tool colloquium. The campus already unites over 150 companies with up to 800 experts from science and industry in interdisciplinary work with industrial consortia.

Ground-breaking ceremony for contract furniture: The Brunner Innovation Factory

18.05.2017 - The innovation building as a hybrid of the most diverse programmes: development, design, prototyping and production encounter open office worlds, showrooms and a canteen.

The architecture took up the themes of the structure and materials of the objects using modular wood components for the slender roof arrangement, which is visible through the glass facade. The effortlessness of the construction reflects the efficiency of this principle. The research and development areas, offices and bistro are located on defined levels along the transparent facade and are connected by galleries. The lightweight construction of the matte, reflective metal facade lends the assembly and dispatch area an industrial atmosphere. The high-quality material reflects the verdant surroundings and complements the warm wooden interior. The ground-breaking ceremony marks the continuation of the expansion of the production facilities of the family-run company, which was founded in 1977. The building creates an ideal environment with stylish workplaces and reflects the company’s sense of procedural and sustainable development.

InnoChain research fellow Dimitrie A. Stefanescu joins HENN

11.05.2017 – 
Dimitrie, a maker of tools, architect, designer and programmer, joins our HENN Performing team for the wonderful month of May and will work closely together with Giovanni Betti (Head of HENN Performing) at our Berlin office in Alexanderstraße.

As part of our SPEAKERS' CORNER Thursday talks and introduction to our colleagues, he held a little afternoon lecture about his ongoing joint PhD program at London Bartlett School of Architecture and HENN hosted by the InnoChain ETN network based in Copenhagen.

The goal of the research project is to examine how complex simulation-based design can be collated and communicated internally, within a design team, and externally, with the various technical and non-technical stakeholders involved in the design process. Creativity is no longer an isolated act of ideation, but a collaborative phenomenon.

A significant part of Dimitrie's current research is his ongoing development of the Speckle - an open design communication platform to bring parametric design to the web.

InnoChain ETN is a shared research training environment examining how advances in digital design tools challenge building culture enabling sustainable, informed and materially smart design solutions. The network of different academic and industrial partners aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can effect real changes in the way we think, design and build our physical environment.

Sources: InnoChain and Speckle

HENN and landscape architects Nowak Partner have won 2nd prize at the “Boardinghouse Munich” design competition.

26.04.2017 - In the southeast of Munich, surrounded by rushing traffic, the inspiring boarding house will help its inhabitants feel at home during their short-term stays. Communal and public facilities provide a base for two peaks, which will host about 600 apartments for various requirements.

HENN and C.F. Møller Architects win international competition expansion of University Hospital RWTH Aachen

31.03.2017 - The hospital complex of RWTH Aachen will be expanded with a new building, containing a central surgery area, including intensive care units and a new entrance hall. State-of-the-art surgery-structures and intensive care units make it the most important component of Aachen's healthcare provision. With their design on the area of the landmarked complex HENN and C.F. Møller could prevail against twelve other offices.

Handover of new research center ARENA2036, Stuttgart

Today, Thursday, March 30th 2017, the new Research Center of the University of Stuttgart is handed over to its user, the ARENA2036. ARENA2036 stands for „Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles“ and combines science, industry and middle class in a common research project, exploring the future of the Automobile. Not only the product but the production process as well will be reassessed: Product and machine communicate in real time, the Automobile - a robot that assembles itself.

Symposium "Future Factory Design" at TU Munich with HENN

27.02.2017 - Almost one-third of new buildings in Germany are built for industry and trade. However, industrial buildings seldom feature highly in architectural discussions. The symposium at the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich) is about to change this and raises the question of how the importance of these buildings can be reflected in their architecture. The present topicality of resource conservation, energy saving and sustainability should be taken as an opportunity to consider the “factory of the future” from an architectural perspective.

Under the title “Future Factory Design”, interdisciplinary experts will speak on 9 March 2017 about topics such as the “Coupling of production machines and building envelopes” and the possibilities in existing buildings. Speakers will include Rainer Sladek and Andreas Fuchs (HENN), Lukas Weder (Barkow Leibinger), Andreas Schneider (ETA Fabrik), Frank Kaltenbach (DETAIL) and Johann Wimmer (HAAS Fertigbau). The event will be held as part of Munich Creative Business Week in the University’s Vorhölzer Forum. TU Munich considers the forum to be “the social hub and the piano nobile of the Faculty for Architecture”.

Source: BauNetz

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Science and Workshop Building for Neutron Research Garching

20.02.2017 – 

“Today’s ground breaking for the new buildings is a clearly visible signal for leading research with neutrons in Germany and Europe,” said the Bavarian Science Minister Dr. Ludwig Spaenle on Monday in Garching. “The buildings fortify the cooperation between university and non-university research. This will form a new link in the chain of strategic collaboration between the Technical University of Munich and the Forschungszentrum Jülich,” added Prof. Sebastian M. Schmidt, board member of the JCNS to emphasize the importance of the HENN-ensemble that frames the “Atomic-Egg" erected in 1957.

Katrin Jacobs ist Jurorin beim INpuls KICK OFF

02.02.2017 - Im Rahmen der MCBW (Munich Creative Business Week - vom 4.bis 12. März 2017) findet am 11. März 2017 der zweite INpuls KICK OFF im Vorhoelzer Forum in München statt. ​Das INpuls Karriere-Speeddating vernetzt als innovative Plattform junge, motiverte InnenarchitektInnen mit erfahrenen Büros. Die hochkarätig besetzte Jury bestehend aus Innenarchitekten, Designern, Szenografen, Lichtdesigner, Architekten und Vertretern der Industrie sorgen für die konstruktive Kritik. HENN wird von Katrin Jacobs (Head of Interior Design) vertreten.

Bewerben kann man sich noch bis zum 06. Februar 2017.

Bild ©INpuls KICK OFF
Foto Katrin Jacobs ©HENN


Vortrag Gunter Henn: "Learning from China" auf der Bau 2017

12.01.2017 - This lecture will be part of the expert forum “Die Zukunft des Bauens” (The Future of Building). Since its inception seven years ago, this forum has enabled discussions about issues critical to the future of architecture. This year, in addition to Sergei Tchoban, Winy Maas, Jean Philippe Vassal, Prof. Regine Leibinger, Prof. Andreas Hild and many more, Gunter Henn will speak on the topic of large projects.

Messe München
Wednesday, January 18th, 1.30 pm -2.30 pm
Halle C2/Stand 309

Bau 2017