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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

Vortrag Gunter Henn: "The Architecture of Innovation" auf der Bau 2017

12.01.2017 - For the fourth time at bauforumstahl, ideas will be exchanged regarding current issues in the areas of sustainability, industrial and commercial building, energy production, office building, and real estate economics. Gunter Henn will be presenting the Merck Innovationszentrum in Darmstadt as part of a larger discussion entitled “Effizienz 4.0 - Zukunft mit Stahl gestalten“ („Efficiency 4.0: Designing the Future with Steel. ”)

Messe München
Thursday, January 19th, 1.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Halle B2/Stand 318

bauforumstahl e.V.

HENN wins 1st prize CBD Changchun

19.12.2016 - HENN wins first prize in the international competition for the design of the Central Business District (CBD) in Changchun, competing successfully against designs by competitors such as Woods Bagot and Pelli Clarke. Changchun is an industrial city in north eastern China and is regarded as the centre of the Chinese automobile industry. The staggered street grids of the surrounding areas were the starting point for the design because they extend into the area and intersect with each other to form diverse building footprints. The three office towers are of different heights and were positioned in such a way that the neighbouring residential district is not overshadowed.

Ausstellung HVB-Tower in Stuttgart

14.12.2016 - In Stuttgart sind in der Raumgalerie noch bis zum 6. Januar 2017 Fotografien des HVB-Tower vom Fotografen HG Esch ausgestellt. Bei der Vernissage wurden unter anderem die Buchdokumentation der HVB Immobilien, sowie der neue Fächer 100 Views vorgestellt. Thomas Geuder (Der Raumjournalist), Gunter Henn und Prof. Rolf Sachsse (Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar), Hans-Georg Esch (HG Esch Photography) spachen zur Eröffnung.

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.