OP Architecture Wins Special Jury Prize In International Competition For Jewish Memorial

Danish OP architecture in collaboration with Rambøll Engineering were among the five winners of the international competition for a memorial to Frankfurt’s more than 10,000 deported Jews.

135 entries from around the world participated in the first phase of the open competition, out of which 20 were anonymously selected for the second phase and further processing. The jury awarded five proposals; three second prizes and two special prizes.

The memorial is located next to the historical ‘Grossmarkthalle’ in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from which more than 10,000 Jews were collected and deported to concentration camps in the period 1941 to 1945. In the same site, the European Central Bank’s new headquarters, a high-rise designed by Austrian architectural firm Coop Himmelblau, will be erected.

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Maxwan + Lola Win First Prize in the Competition ‘Hannover City 2020 – Marstall’

“The proposal for the revitalization of the Marstall area in the heart of German city of Hannover by Rotterdam-based practice Maxwan architects + urbanists in collaboration with Lola Landscape Architects has won the first prize. This urban design concept is part of the larger international urban and landscape design ideas competition ‘Hannover City 2020+’.

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects To Design Prestigious Hotel Complex In Munich

Just one week after winning the design of the new permanent premises for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, schmidt hammer lassen architects (SHL) wins the architectural competition to design an approx. 40,000 m2 5-star hotel complex in Munich, in the southern part of Germany. This competition is the third large international competition won by schmidt hammer lassen architects in the first quarter of 2010.

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Steckelhörn 11 By J. Mayer H.

The German architectural firm J. Mayer H. have completed the Steckelhörn 11 building in Hamburg, Germany.

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Sauerbruch Hutton’s Winning Entry For BSU Hamburg Competition

Earlier this fall, Sauerbruch Hutton was announced first prize winner in the international competition to design a new home for Hamburg’s Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt/BSU (Office for Urban Development and Environment). The new BSU building will be erected in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg and is slated for completion in 2013.

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Proposal: Rathaus-Terrassen Competition // Weilburg // Germany // ACME


In September 2008, the historic city of Weilburg in Germany launched the ‘Rathaus-Terrassen’ architectural contest as invited competition to design a replacement for an existing parking structure.

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ECO CITY Hamburg, Germany

Germany’s historic Hamburg-Harburg Harbor recently announced the development of a sustainable ECO CITY that combines industry, entertainment and pedestrian life into one super green package.

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‘Haus des Gastes’ By Rasmussen | Brunke | Sauer

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Rasmussen | Brunke | Sauer, a young German firm, designed the ‘Haus des Gastes’ (a guest house) for the small city of Wenningstedt-Braderup on the German island Sylt. The island is a popular tourist place and the project aims to bring the locals and the visitors together.

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