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HENN designs R2B building for Berlin Europacity

12.12.2016 – On one of the most prominent areas of Berlin urban development – the Europacity – a new 6 level high office building is going to be erected along Heidestraße. Flexible space on all office floors and a vibrant und wide lobby area on ground floor will make the new building a unique address. After the design for the new Zalando Headquarters, it's the second building HENN designs for the two most important urban development areas at Ostbahnhof and around as well as north of Berlin Central.

More information:
Berliner Zeitung (December 6, 2016)
rbb television (December 7, 2016)

HENN receives honorable mention for the new construction of the visitor and information centre of the German Bundestag

30.11.2016 - In November the decision was taken on the open competition for the construction of the new visitor and information centre of the German Bundestag (BIZ), which was divided into two phases. From a total of 187 participants, 28 made it through to the second round.

The new building in question will be erected to the south of Scheidemannstraße and west of Simson Weg in the Tiergarten area and will replace the provisional container unit in front of the Reichstag which is used for visitor security checks. In addition to the security measures, individual and group visitors to the BIZ will in future be introduced to the Reichstag with speeches, interactive role play, films as well as internet-based media. Guests can meet members of the Bundestag in the seminar rooms, dine in the bistro and purchase souvenirs in a shop. A visitor tunnel connects the BIZ with the Reichstag building.

All competition entries will be presented at an exhibition in the foyer of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning from November 29th 2016 to December 14th 2016.

Location: Ernst-Reuter-Haus, Straße des 17. Juni 112, 10623 Berlin
Opening times: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm

Groundbreaking Ceremony in Haar – attocube systems Headquarters

17.11.2016 - The groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new head office in Haar near Munich reflects attocube systems’ successful growth. The architecture, which offers space for a workforce of up to 300, paves the way for a close interaction amongst employees and simultaneously enables an intensive collaboration with clients. The hybrid building houses offices, research and development facilities plus a manufactory, all of which are immediately interconnected.

CTBUH 2016 – International Conference

12.10.2016 – 

The international conference organized by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat takes place in China October 16th till 21st.   

Martin Henn is reporting about “The Haikou Tower - Signifier and Signified” in Shenzhen. He is also a member of the jury for CTBUH 2016 International Student Tall Building Design Competition “Cities to Megacities – Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism”. There is an exhibition with selected High-rise buildings HENN designed as well.  

Day one

Day two

“The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is an international not-for-profit organization supported by architecture, engineering, planning, development and construction professionals. CTBUH is the world’s leading body in the field of tall buildings and the recognized source of information on tall buildings internationally. 

The Council’s mission is to disseminate multi-disciplinary information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, to maximize the international interaction of professionals involved in creating the built environment, and to make the latest knowledge available to professionals in a useful form.” CTBUH
 

Lecture Gunter Henn at RWTH Aachen – 20 September 2016

21.09.2016 – 

The congress titled “Planning + Building Excellent Factories” is an event co-operated by the seven chairs of the RWTH Aachen. Experts with a practical and scientific background will be introducing their solutions and methods for production planning, construction planning and architecture during the two-day congress. One focal point here concentrates on the integration of various planning modules and disciplines. Gunter Henn revealed an architect’s perspective in his presentation: The Third Space – The Organisation and Architecture of Innovation

Here are some impressions.

Official opening of the new Office and Training Centre building of the KfW Bank in Frankfurt

13.09.2016 – 

The official opening ceremony for the new Office and Training Centre building of the KfW Bank at Bockenheimer Landstraße in Frankfurt was held on September 13th. To mark the occasion, Dr. Guenther Bräunig, member of the board of the KfW Banking Group, city councillor Mike Josef and Gunter Henn spoke at the event. 

Appropriate to the listed façade of the neoclassical villa, which is located in the immediate vicinity, the new building has a high-grade natural stone façade of Altenbürger limestone. The monolithic building shell is sharply structured and has a deep façade with floor-to-ceiling windows which can be opened. The building’s extensive use of glass meets the owner’s requirement for representation. Access to the new building is via a two-storey foyer, which extends beyond the security checking area to the cafeteria. Offices and meeting rooms are located on the floors above. The rooftop terraces on the fifth floor provide a magnificent view of the Frankfurt skyline and the Taunus area. In the interior of the building, great care was taken to ensure above-average accessibility, leading to the installation of toilets for the disabled, ramps, low handrails and automatic door openers. On the whole, the ideal conditions for a modern working environment have been created and the special requirements of sustainability and energy efficiency taken into account. The approx. 300 employees will move into the building at the end of September.
 

Ground-breaking ceremony for Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

06.09.2016 – 

A building is a component of the urban landscape. A city such as Berlin is constantly evolving and changing. The existing road systems and typologies have enabled the development of certain basic structures – the so-called Berliner Blocks. The Zalando Headquarters represent the further interpretation of the Berliner Block for the 21st century.  

On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Zalando Headquarters was held at Valeska-Gert-Straße in Berlin. Along with Michael Müller (the governing mayor of Berlin), Andreas Geisel (Berlin’s Senator for Urban Development and the Environment) and David Schneider (Zalando Management Board), Gunter Henn spoke about the construction project.

Lecture Gunter Henn at RWTH Aachen – 20 September 2016

23.08.2016 – 

The congress titled “Planning + Building Excellent Factories” is an event co-operated by the seven chairs of the RWTH Aachen. Experts with a practical and scientific background will be introducing their solutions and methods for production planning, construction planning and architecture during the two-day congress. One focal point here concentrates on the integration of various planning modules and disciplines. Gunter Henn will reveal an architect’s perspective in his presentation: The Third Space – The Organisation and Architecture of Innovation.

HENN GALERIE in Munich: HVB-Tower, Photography by HG Esch

Exhibition 22.  July – 30. September 2016

Opening hours:
Mo-Thu 3–6 pm
Fr 2–5 pm

The listed HVB-Tower by architects Walther and Bea Betz from 1981 has undergone comprehensive restoration by HENN, to improve the building’s energy efficiency, and the interior especially has been redesigned. HG Esch photographically documented the construction site over a period of three years, as well as the finished building. The result can be viewed at this exhibition and in a book publication.

Opening: HVB-Tower, Photography by HG Esch

Opening Thursday, 21. July 2016, at 7 pm

Speakers:

Peter Weidenhöfer, Vorstand HVB Immobilien AG
Prof. Dr. Gunter Henn, HENN
Prof. Dr. Rolf Sachsse, Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar
Dr. Petra Kiedaisch, Verlegerin avedition

Weitere Informationen
Website HG ESCH