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

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/

 

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/

 

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

 

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 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

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

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

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

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

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