05. May 2022

Expert dialogue "Urban timber construction" with guided tour through HOLZHAUS LINSE

 

At the beginning of May, we were able to give interested parties a guided tour of our "HOLZHAUS LINSE" project as part of the "Urban timber construction" expert dialog. The expert dialogue was jointly organized by the Senate Department for the Environment, Mobility, Consumer and Climate Protection and Environment, as well as by the Gesamtverband Deutscher Holzhandel e.V. (GD Holz).

 

 

12. April 2022

"Walden 48" is on the cover of the new CUBE Magazine

 

In the CUBE Magazine Berlin, which is published four times a year, an article about our multi-family house in timber construction has been published. The project was developed in collaboration with Anne Raupach.

 

Link to the current CUBE magazine: www.cube-magazin.de

 

01. April 2022

Building senator Andreas Geisel visits HOLZHAUS LINSE

 

As part of the "Wood Construction Tour", Andreas Geisel, Senator for Urban Development, Construction and Housing, visited the construction site of our residential building "HOLZHAUS LINSE". He informed himself about our current timber construction project as a possible model for the coalition's new construction initiative.

 

Photograph: Mathias Kraatz

29. March 2022

Election to the BDA Board

 

Susanne Scharabi was elected to the board of the BDA Berlin. Since 2020, Susanne Scharabi has been a member of the Berlin regional association, where she is involved in the timber construction / sustainable building working group and the professional policy working group, among other things.

The Association of German Architects is committed to a continuous discourse on building culture as well as the interests of the profession.

www.bda-berlin.de

 

15. February 2022

B-Part is part of the exhibition „da! Architecture in an from Berlin! 2022"

In its annual exhibition, the Berlin Chamber of Architects shows selected projects of its members. This year we are represented with the project "B-Part Am Gleisdreieck", a temporary multifunctional building in timber construction.

The exhibition opening will take place on March 11, 2022 at 7 pm.

Exhibition: March 12 - April 9, 2022
Opening hours Mon-Sat 10am-7pm
Living Berlin, Kantstraße 17, 10623 Berlin
Admission free

Parallel to the exhibition opening, the yearbook ARCHITEKTUR BERLIN | BUILDING BERLIN will be published with all selected buildings.

More info on the exhibition
More info about the yearbook

Photograph: Jan Bitter

24. January 2022

BDA-Prize Berlin 2021: "Walden 48" receives honorable mention

 

The BDA Prize Berlin, which is awarded every three years, honors architects and their clients jointly for exemplary architectural achievements.

Our new wooden residential building "Walden 48" was selected from over 100 submitted projects and awarded an honorable mention.

The award ceremony, which will also include an exhibition of all submitted projects, will take place on May 3, 2022 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
All projects will also be documented in the detailed BDA PREIS BERLIN 2021 catalog.

 

For further information on the BDA-Prize Berlin 2021:

www.bda-berlin.de

 

© BDA Berlin/Grafik HERR+MANN/C. Sauvaget

22. November 2021

Publication Architecture Guide Germany 2022

 

The Architecture Guide Germany 2022 offers a panoramic view of 98 buildings that have recently been realized. The selection was made by the German Architecture Museum in cooperation with external experts. We are pleased that "Walden 48" is among them!

 

19. November 2021

Professional policy work

 

The representative assembly of the Berlin Chamber of Architects has elected Susanne Scharabi to the working committee "Competition and Awarding". The committee deals with professional policy issues, develops concepts and advises members on fundamental questions of public procurement and competition.

Interested chamber members can attend the meetings as guests at any time. The meeting dates are published in the online calendar:

www.ak-berlin.de

 

11. November, 2021

Lecture on Walden 48

 

On November 11, 2021, Farid Scharabi will present the "Walden 48" community housing project in detail as part of an event on the topic of wood as a renewable building material. Other presenters will include the Fraunhofer Institut for Wood Research. It will certainly be an interesting evening!

Lecture: "Natural spaces in an urban setting - Walden 48 in detail".
Date: 11.11.2011 from 18:30 to 21:00 o'clock
Place: ELEMENTE materialForum, Am Tempelhofer Berg 6, 3rd staircase ground floor, 10965 Berlin
Admission: 15 €. The event is recognized as a continuing education course for architects with 2 UE.

Please register at anmeldungen@elemente-material.de.

For further information about the ELEMENTE materialForum:

www.elemente-material.de

 

Photographer: Jan Bitter

 

10. October 2021

Recognition at the award "Residential Buildings of 2021"

 

The residential building "Walden 48" in Berlin was awarded a recognition at the award "Residential Buildings of the Year 2021". Together with the building group, we are delighted about the award, which is given to innovative, contemporary and outstandingly designed multi-storey residential buildings in Germany! Last year, our glue-free wooden building for the "Wohnen am Waldpark" building group in Potsdam already received an award in the "Participative Planning" category.

In the supporting book publication "Ausgezeichneter Wohnungsbau 2021" 50 selected projects from German-speaking countries are shown.

For further information on the "Housing of the Year 2021" award:
www.callwey.de/blog/wohnbauten-des-jahres-2021/

For further info on the book publication "Excellent Housing 2021":
www.callwey.de/buecher/ausgezeichneter-wohnungsbau-2021/

 

 

September 2021

Editorialboard for the magazin "Zuschnitt 82"

 

In September 2021, the austrian magazine "Zuschnitt 82" was published with the title "City - Wood - Climate". The edition shows the contribution that wood as a building material can make to climate-neutral and resource-saving construction in the city.
Susanne Scharabi accepted the invitation to participate in the editorial board. In an international team, exciting discussions about the developments of urban timber construction in the cities of Vienna, Munich and Berlin took place.
In the article "Still small and young, but very dynamic" Claus Käpplinger talks about the timber construction scene in Berlin - including our projects "Walden 48", "Wohnen an der Barnimkante" and "Neubau Mensa" for the Waldorf School in Berlin.

You can download the entire edition here:

www.proholz.at

 

 

16. September, 2021

BDA-Prize - Architecture in Brandenburg 2021
Special Prize in Sustainability for our Holzhaus am Waldpark

 

The "Award for Good Buildings in Brandenburg" is presented every 4 years. After a year of delay due to corona, we were finally able to receive the Sustainability Award on September 16, which was presented for the first time in 2020. We are pleased that our glue-free wooden house, for a building group in Potsdam, could convince the judges!

The exhibition of all participating buildings in the Orangerie in Neuer Garten in Potsdam is open to the public from friday 17. to sunday 19. September from 11:00 to 17:00.

For further information about the BDA Award Brandenburg:

www.bda-brandenburg.de

 

 

June 30, 2021

START OF CONSTRUCTION OF "HOLZHAUS LINSE" AT SÜDKREUZ TRAIN STATION

In the new Schöneberger Linse neighborhood, an innovative ecological wooden house is being built in a central location with 17 residential units, a youth club, several community rooms and a large communal courtyard. Our project has emerged as the winner of a concept procedure of the BIM.

To the project Holzhaus Linse!

 

June 15, 2021

AWARD AT THE GERMAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2021

We are very pleased about the award of "Walden 48" at the German Architecture Award 2021! The state prize for exemplary buildings is the most important award for architects in Germany and is awarded jointly by the Federal Ministry of Construction and the Federal Chamber of Architects.

It honors buildings of special architectural quality that are committed to sustainable construction in ecological, economic and socio-cultural terms, among other things.

Information about the architecture award can be found here

April 17, 2021

NOMINATION DAM PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE IN GERMANY 2022

We are happy to announce that our residential building "Walden 48", created in ARGE with Anne Raupach, has been selected for the longlist for the DAM Prize!

Now we have to wait because the winning project will only be announced at the award ceremony scheduled for the end of January 2022 at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM).

Info on the DAM Prize for Architecture:
www.dam-preis.de/de/

 

01 June - 01 July 2021 | Dialog evening on 15 June 2021

FESTIVAL "WIA" - WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE 2021

 

From June 1 to July 1, the first festival on the topic of women in architecture will take place in Berlin. In more than 60 events with the motto "Baustelle Gleichstellung" (Construction Site Equality), there will be an opportunity to engage with works by women and the current situation of our profession.

As part of the "Renewable Houses" dialogue, Susanne Scharabi, Minka Kersten, Elise Pischetsrieder and Susanne Sturm will present the four offices' timber construction projects. In the subsequent discussion, the architects will discuss their experiences and their experimental approach to wood as a building material.

Dialogue "Renewable Houses", 15.06.21, 18:00 - 20:00 hrs.
in the feldfünf I Metropolenhaus, Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 7-8, 10969 Berlin

Due to the pandemic, unfortunately only a limited number of people can be present on site. Registration is therefore required at:
wia-berlin.de/events/nachwachsende-haeuser/

Online, the evening can be followed without registration via this link:
www.youtube.com/watch

Further information about the festival:
wia-berlin.de

 

May 20, 2021

VIRTUAL TOUR THROUGH "B-PART" AND "WALDEN 48".

 

On June 10 and 11, 2021, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will address the opportunities of wood as a raw material in sustainable construction in Germany and Europe in its event series "Charter for Wood 2.0 in Dialog".

Accompanying the conference, the virtual excursion "Berlin as a timber construction capital" is invited, where our two projects "B-Part Am Gleisdreieck" and "Walden 48" can be visited.

Virtual excursion: "Berlin as a timber construction capital".
Registration here! hier !

 

May 17, 2021

SUSANNE SCHARABI AS GUEST AT THE DESSAU TALKS

Under the title "Building wooden houses in the city!" Susanne Scharabi will talk about our work on May 19, 2021 as part of the "Dessauer Gespräche" at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Start time is 6:30pm via Zoom Webinar, attendance is free:

Zoom Link

We are looking forward to many participants!
 

April 21, 2021

"WALDEN 48" IS PRIZE WINNER IN THE FEDERAL "HOLZBAUPLUS 2020" COMPETITION

The "HolzbauPlus" competition organized by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) aims to promote building with renewable raw materials as a contribution to climate-friendly building culture. Our project "Walden 48", which we developed together with Anne Raupach, was able to prevail against almost 200 applicants and was selected by the jury as a prize winner in the category "Residential multi-family houses - new construction".
We are very pleased!

Further information about the federal competition "HolzbauPlus 2020":
www.holzbauplus-wettbewerb.info/

 

March 31, 2021

DEUTSCHE WELLE REPORTS ON OUR WOODEN HOUSES

A film by Deutsche Welle presents our residential buildings "Walden 48" and "Holzhaus Linse" in the series "Made in Germany". The topic of the English-language video is the ecological advantages of building with wood. Among other things, Farid Scharabi talks about the special atmosphere of wooden buildings.

Video: "Wood use rising for tower blocks":
https://www.dw.com/en/wood-use-rising-for-tower-blocks/

 


Photographer: Andreas Meichsner

March 25, 2021

WALDEN 48 AT EXHIBITION "DA! ARCHITECTURE IN AND FROM BERLIN!"

This year we are again represented at the annual exhibition of the Berlin Chamber of Architects. Our timber construction for a building group "Walden 48" will be shown publicly as an exemplary project at stilwerk Berlin.
Due to the pandemic, the opening will take place digitally this year: first impressions of the exhibition can be seen from April 16, 2021, 6 pm at www.ak-berlin.de/da-ausstellung.

April 17 to May 15, 2021
Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
stilwerk Berlin, Kantstrasse 17, 10623 Berlin
Admission free

 


Photographer: Jan Bitter

March 05, 2021

ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL TURN ON, VIENNA

The architecture festival "Turn on" in Vienna has been organized for almost 20 years by the Architecture Foundation Austria in cooperation with Margit Ulama.
The lectures with international speakers focus on new and innovative aspects of building.
This year Susanne Scharabi presented the six-story residential building Walden 48 online together with Roman Fritz, the managing director of Rubner Holzbau GmbH.

The recording of the presentation can be found here:
https://www.youtuube.com/watch

 

November 09, 2020

TIMBER CONSTRUCTION ATLAS BERLIN-BRANDENBURG ONLINE

The atlas is the first digital platform of the metropolitan region Berlin-Brandenburg, where about 70 innovative timber construction projects are portrayed and located on an interactive map.

The Natural Building Lab of the Institute of Architecture of the TU Berlin has launched the platform together with the Senate Department for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection in order to promote wood as a climate-neutral and resource-saving building material.

We are pleased that our office is represented with three projects: "Walden 48", "Holzhaus am Waldpark" and multifunctional building "B-Part".

Farid Scharabi will present our project "Walden 48" at the digital launch on Thursday, 12.11.20 at 18:00.

Digital launch: Zoom-Link
Registration possible at info@holzbauatlas.berlin!

Link to the Timber Construction Atlas Berlin-Brandenburg

 

December 03, 2020

PECHA-KUCHA-EVENING 2020 IN THE CONTEXT OF THE BAUWELT CONGRESS

This year, the presentation of the newly appointed BDA members took place as a digital live stream as part of the Bauwelt Congress. Six Berlin offices introduced themselves in the tried-and-tested Pecha Kucha format, each 6 minutes and 40 seconds long. Susanne Scharabi gave a presentation on four timber buildings that our office has realized in the last ten years in Berlin and Potsdam.

The recording of the lectures can be found in the BDA-Mediathek:

https://www.bda-bund.de/mediathek/#PK2020

 

October 14, 2020

WOODEN BUILDING "WALDEN 48" IS FINALIST AT THE GERMAN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD ARCHITECTURE!

Our residential building "Walden 48", created in ARGE with Anne Raupach, could prevail against a large number of submitted projects and is now one of three finalists.

The winner of the competition will be announced at a festive award ceremony on December 4, 2020.

More info on the German Sustainability Award for Architecture 2021:
www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de
www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de/architektur/finalisten/


Photo Jan Bitter

10. August 2020

START OF CONSTRUCTION OF "HOLZHAUS LINSE" AT SÜDKREUZ TRAIN STATION

In the new Schöneberger Linse neighborhood, an innovative ecological wooden house is being built in a central location with 17 residential units, a youth club, several community rooms and a large communal courtyard. Our project has emerged as the winner of a concept procedure of the BIM.

>> to the project "Holzhaus Linse"

Visualization: Render-Manufaktur Berlin

October 05, 2020

AWARD AT THE AWARD DEUTSCHER WOHNUNGSBAU 2020

 
The "Holzhaus am Waldpark" in Potsdam was honored at the "Award Deutscher Wohnungsbau" in the category "Participative Planning". Together with the construction community, we are pleased about the award, which is given to innovative, contemporary and outstandingly designed multi-storey residential buildings in Germany!

The awarded projects will be exhibited at the Architekturgalerie München from November 16 to 21, 2020.

More info on the German Housing 2020 Award:
www.callwey.de

Project description in the book "Ausgezeichneter Wohnungsbau", Callwey Verlag

07. August 07, 2020

ARCHITECTURE AWARD BERLIN 2020, VOTING AUDIENCE AWARD UNTIL 04 OCTOBER 2020!

 

We are represented with "Walden 48" at this year's ArchitekturPreis Berlin. Until 04 October the winner of the audience award will be determined.

PLEASE VOTE FOR US:
www.architekturpreis-berlin.de

August 13, 2020

"GERMAN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD ARCHITECTURE 2021":
TWO NOMINATIONS FOR "WALDEN 48" AND "B-PART AM GLEISDREIECK"!

 

Two of our projects are among the total of eight nominees at the German Sustainability Award Architecture 2021! The residential building "Walden 48", developed in ARGE with Anne Raupach, convinced the jury as well as the temporary multifunctional building "B-Part Am Gleisdreieck"!

Excerpt from the jury report on "Walden 48": "The exemplary effect of the project lies in the high quality of architectural design. As a building with a strong proportion of visible wooden surfaces and facades, it is exemplary for urban timber construction and sets a milestone in the discourse on residential construction in timber, which is just beginning in Berlin."

Excerpt from the jury report on "B-Part Am Gleisdreieck": "The building, constructed in modular timber construction, can be quickly erected and dismantled and comparatively easily reerected elsewhere. This makes it very flexible to use and increases the positive primary energy balance through repeated use of construction and materials.... It was extremely positively evaluated that this kind of temporary architecture is possible without the use of lined up and stacked containers, and can develop an appealing shape in the constructive make."

The prize is awarded jointly with the DGNB and with the support of the Federal Chamber of Architects, the Association of German Architects and the Federal Foundation for Building Culture. On September 15, 2020, the jury will decide on the finalists and the winner.

More info on the German Sustainability Award for Architecture 2021:

www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de

 


Photos: Jan Bitter

August 04, 2020

ICONIC AWARD

Our temporary wooden building on the site of the future Urban Center Am Gleisdreieck convinced the jury of the "ICONIC AWARD 2020"! In the category "Architecture: Special" the project was awarded with the "ICONIC AWARD 2020: Innovative Architecture - Selection". We are happy!

More information at
www.iconic-world.de

July 22, 2020

"Bundespreis Ecodesign 2020" / "Holzhaus am Waldpark"

The "Holzhaus am Waldpark" has convinced another panel of experts and is invited to the jury session at the "Bundespreis Ecodesign 2020"! The building was erected for a construction group in ecological solid and glue-free timber construction.

In addition to high design quality, the competition entries had to stand out for their environmental compatibility throughout the entire life cycle.

More information about the Federal Ecodesign Award 2020 at
www.bundespreis-ecodesign.de

June 27/28, 2020

ARCHITECTURE DAY 2020

At this year's "Day of Architecture" we will offer guided tours of "Walden 48".
The 7,000 sqm building in solid wood construction was realized for a construction group.

More info at www.ak-berlin.de

20. Juni 2020

EXHIBITION "COMMUNITY AS MODEL" AT THE BDA GALLERY, BERLIN

The exhibition "Gemeinschaft als Modell" shows architectural models of offices that represent the theme of community in diverse forms. Our building community project "Walden 48" is part of the exhibition. The models will be shown publicly in the rooms of the BDA Galerie and via livestream.

BDA Gallery
Mommsenstrasse 64
10629 Berlin
June - August 13, 2020

More info at
www.bda-berlin.de

DA! BERLIN

Our project Holzhaus am Waldpark, a joint building project built in solid and glue-free timber construction, was already awarded the Climate Prize of the City of Potsdam in 2018.
This year, it is featured in the exhibition "DA! Architecture in and from Berlin" exhibition. The exhibition will take place from March 7 to April 4, 20 at Stilwerk, Berlin. The exhibition opening is on March 6, 20 at 7:00 pm.

You are cordially invited to attend!
www.ak-berlin.de

ASSOCIATION OF GERMAN ARCHITECTS

We are pleased to announce that Susanne Scharabi has been appointed to the Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA.

As a newly appointed member of the BDA we now also present ourselves at the virtual exhibition "neu im club"

www.neuimclub.de

WALDEN 48

Our largest wooden building to date, the building community project Walden 48, with 43 apartments and 7,000 sqm GFA, will be completed at the end of April 2020.
We are very proud! We are happy to offer guided tours of the project. Please contact us for more information!
www.walden48.de

 

Photos: Andreas Meichsner