May 3rd, 2021

Nominated for the BDA Architecture Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

We are pleased: The BDA Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten (Association of German Architects) has nominated our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg for the BDA Architecture Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia 2021.

A total of 33 projects have qualified to take part in this architecture award. The jury will select the winners on June 22, 2021 in the Liebfrauenkirche in Duisburg.

photo: © Brigida González

April 30th, 2021

Concept for a House for Dance and Choreography in Berlin

Exciting task for our office: Together with Lisa Densem, Ulrike Kunert, Moritz Majce, Shahrzad Rahmani and Frans Swarte, we were commissioned by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe to create a concept for a future House for Dance and Choreography in Berlin.

Over the next eight months, our interdisciplinary team will develop a content concept for a place of encounter and movement - a place of art, experimentation and research.

April 12th, 2021

"Powerful, sensual, elegant" - Bez+Kock Architekten in the Stuttgarter Zeitung

In today's edition of the Stuttgarter Zeitung, Ulla Hanselmann portrays the work of our office, highlighting: "What stands out is their sensitive approach to materials, their special appreciation for quality craftsmanship, their individual approach to each project."

This attitude is exemplified by the Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg and the Musikforum Ruhr in Bochum.

photo: © Brigida González

April 6th, 2021

BDA Award for the Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia in Arnsberg

Great success for the Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia in Arnsberg: At the BDA Architecture Prize South Westphalia 2020 our project received an award.

"The result is a striking museum that enriches the city of Arnsberg in its historic center in an extraordinarily successful way with a modern and emblematic building," was the jury's verdict.

In the BDA Architecture Prize, which is presented every three years, the jury assigned only one award and two honorable mentions.

photo: © Brigida González

March 26th, 2021

Guest lecture and guest review by Martin Bez at the aac Hamburg

Martin Bez gave a guest lecture at the aac Academy for Architectural Culture. Under the title "3 x OLD + NEW", the main focus was on how to deal with historic existing buildings and their structural extension.

The photo shows Martin Bez at the guest critique the following day together with Volkwin Marg (gmp Architekten, Hamburg).

photo: © Jochen Stüber

March 19th, 2021

JUNG Architecture Talks with Thorsten Kock

In the series of JUNG Architecture Talks, Thorsten Kock talks with Wiebke Becker and Dijane Slavic about the topic "Cultural Monument - Monument Culture".

This is not only about the question of the special significance of cultural buildings for the city, but also about how a new construction within an existing building and the appreciation of a monument culture can look like. But listen for yourself...

March 12th, 2021

Honorable mention in the competition "Extension of the Dresden University of Music"

Good news from Dresden: Our competition design for the extension of the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden received a honorable mention. "The House for Music appears to be an independent solitaire on the outside, but on the inside, especially in the foyer area, it cleverly blends into an interior unity with the existing building," was the jury's verdict.

A total of 23 works were submitted to this competition, 3 prizes and 2 honorable mentions were awarded.

Visualization: © Jörg Röhrich / renderbar

March 8th, 2021

Secondary School in Greven receives an honorable mention at the Architecture Award of the BDA Münster 2020

Our Science Center for the Augustinianum Secondary School in Greven has received an honorable mention at the BDA Architecture Award Münster and Münsterland 2020. We are very happy about this!

A total of 39 buildings were submitted for the BDA Architecture Prize, which is awarded every three years; 5 received an honorable mention and 2 received an award.

photo: © Christian Richters

March 1st, 2021

1st prize in the competition Criminal Investigation Department and Police Station in Calw

And the winner is .... We are very pleased about our competition success! Our design for the new building of the Criminal Investigation Department and the Police Station in Calw was awarded 1st prize.

"A design that fits particularly well into the urban situation in terms of scale and integrates quite naturally into its surroundings", was the verdict of the jury chaired by Prof. Jörg Aldinger.

Visualization: © Jörg Röhrich / renderbar

February 17th, 2021

Architect wanted for our office in Stuttgart

To strengthen our team we are looking for a dedicated architect to work on exciting and challenging projects in the fields of cultural, educational and embassy buildings.

Are you committed and do you already have some professional experience? Do you appreciate working in a creative team and enjoy implementing challenging building projects? Then you will fit in very well with us. We offer you a versatile, responsible job and an open and communicative working atmosphere in a motivated and experienced team.

We look forward to receiving your detailed application (max. 10 MB), which you should send to Yvonne Schreiber:

February 12th, 2021

New publication: German Architecture Annual 2021 of the DAM

To coincide with the recently opened exhibition of the DAM Prize at the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt, DOM Publishers (Berlin) has published the German Architecture Annual 2021. Here, all 25 projects on the shortlist of the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany are presented in detail by renowned authors.

The architectural historian and exhibition curator Hans-Dieter Nägelke has written a text about our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg.

photo: © Brigida González

February 5th, 2021

New model of the Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg

The studio for architectural models Boris Degen has created a wooden model of the Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg for the exhibition of the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2021.

The new 1:100 scale model, which also shows the museum courtyard at Landsberger Hof, will be exhibited at the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt until June 13th, 2021.

photo: © Boris Degen

February 1st, 2021

It remains exciting: Fundació Mies van der Rohe postpones the decision on the EU Mies Award 21

Due to "present circumstances", the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has decided to postpone the EU Mies Award 21, originally planned for this year, until 2022. All nominated projects completed between October 2018 and April 2021 will now be considered.

The shortlist for the internationally renowned architecture prize will not be announced until January 2022.

photos: © Brigida González

January 30th, 2021

Start of construction for the German Embassy in Rabat

We are pleased to announce the start of construction for the new building of the German Embassy in Morocco, which officially took place on November 27th, 2020.

The compact structure, which will house the residence and chancellery, is being built in the center of the Moroccan capital Rabat and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023 / beginning of 2024.

photo: © Bez+Kock Architekten

January 29th, 2021

Online exhibition opening at the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt

Today the exhibition for the "DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2021" opens at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt. The event will take place online for the first time: At 6:00 pm the livestream opens with the presentation of the award winners and the projects of the shortlist. Also participating is our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg.

The exhibition period has been extended until June 13, 2021, so a physical visit to the prestigious exhibition should also be possible.

photo: © Brigida González

January 27th, 2021

Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg nominated as "Building of the Year 2021"

Good news: Our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg has been nominated by the online platform "" for the Building of the Year 2021 Award.

The online voting runs for a total of 2 weeks and we would be very happy about as many votes as possible for our project.

Photo: © Brigida González

January 25th, 2021

Arnsberg Museum and Cultural Forum in ars Magazine

In the current issue of the Spanish art magazine "ars" an article about our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg was published.

"The building owes its powerful appearance to the inclined windows, which suggest solidity", writes architecture journalist Ulf Meyer.

photo: © Brigida González

January 21st, 2021

2nd prize in the competition 'Design Studio in Selb (Bavaria)'

Our competition design for the "New construction of a Design Studio for the State Vocational School and Technical School for Product Design in Selb" has received a 2nd prize. We are very pleased about this.

"With a sensitively structured building, the work succeeds in creating an unobtrusive but charming space at Hutschenreuther Platz", was the jury's verdict.

Model photo: © Bez+Kock Architekten

January 15th, 2021

Award of contract in the negotiated procedure "Justizviertel Stuttgart"

We are pleased to have been awarded the contract in the negotiated procedure for the construction of a new courtroom building in Stuttgart's judicial district.

There, 17 courtrooms are to be created for the Regional Court and the Higher Regional Court in a tight, inner-city situation.

Graphic: © Bez+Kock Architekten

December 8th, 2020

New publication: Architecture Guide Sauerland

With more than 100 selected buildings, the Architectural Guide Sauerland now published by DOM Publishers (Berlin) shows the "architectural diversity of this region", which is known above all for its forests and mountains, rivers and lakes.

We are pleased that the author Anselm Weyer has also included our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg in his selection of over 200 pages.

photo: © Brigida González

December 3rd, 2020

Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg in Products in Practice

The English magazine PiP Products in Practice (supplement of the RIBA Journal from London) has published our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg in its current issue (Nov/Dec 2020).

The author Pamela Buxton interviewed our project leader Meredith Atkinson and described in her text especially the use of the Gauinger travertine.

Foto: © Brigida González

November 30th, 2020

New logo for Bez+Kock Architekten

The Stuttgart office for visual communication collect has designed our new logo. Based on the previous logo, a simplification of the existing contour and a reduction to only one color was created.

The new logo is reminiscent of the old one, but at the same time presents itself as a clearly new form. We are happy about the new appearance, which now determines our corporate design.

graphics: © studio collect

November 23rd, 2020

New Architecture Guide Germany

DOM Publishers (Berlin) has published the new Architecture Guide Germany 2021, which presents 99 recently completed buildings.

We are pleased that our projects Mainzer Tor in Miltenberg and Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg are included in this "Guide Michelin of German architecture".

photos: © Brigida González / Stephan Baumann

November 18th, 2020

New Publication: Fascination Concrete

Under the title Fascination Concrete the author Chris van Uffelen has published a new book about the "most used building material of our time".

Among the international projects that exemplify the diverse applications of concrete is our building for the Traffic police service in Aschaffenburg-Hösbach. The 192-page book was published by Braun Publishing.

photo: © Stephan Baumann / Braun Publishing

November 5th, 2020

Start of construction in the Kulturraffinerie in Monheim

At the start of our project Kulturraffinerie K714 in Monheim, demolition work began this week in the former barrel filling plant of the Shell refinery.

In the immediate vicinity of the Rhine promenade, a multifunctional event hall will be built in the historic brick building. Completion is planned for 2023/2024.

photo: © ExKern GmbH, Münster

October 28th, 2020

Gymnasium Augustinianum in Greven published in bba bau beratung architektur

In its current issue (10/2020), the trade magazine bba bau beratung architektur reports on our project "Science Center for the Augustinianum Secondary School Greven", completed in 2018.

The focus of the article entitled "Concentrated monolithic" is the striking façade made of water-struck clinker in an earthy gray-brown color.

photo: © Christian Richters

October 16th, 2020

Museum and Cultural forum in Arnsberg published in the DBZ Deutsche Bauzeitschrift

We are pleased that the DBZ Deutsche Bauzeitschrift has published an article about the Museum and Culture Forum in Arnsberg in its current issue "Public Buildings".

Martin Bez and Thorsten Kock, as DBZ magazine partners, discussed the other projects in the magazine with the editorial team and wrote an essay on the subject of "Public Buildings".

Photo: © Brigida González

October 14th, 2020

3rd prize in the competition Community Center in Olpe

We are pleased that our competition design for the new building of the community center in Olpe was awarded 3rd prize. The long rectangular figure of the three-story house follows the orientation of the railroad station and the former railway line and thus refers to the history of the place. The historical station building houses the rooms of the city museum. It is at the same time itself an important exhibit as part of the collective memory of the inhabitants of Olpe.

"All in all, a structural ensemble is formed that does justice to the task and is in an exciting dialogue between old and new," was the jury's verdict.

Visualization: © Jörg Röhrich / renderbar

October 13th, 2020

Music forum Bochum and Museum and Cultural forum Arnsberg receive an award

In the context of the Award for exemplary Buildings in NRW 2020 announced by the Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia, two projects of our office were successful at once: The Music Forum in Bochum and the Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg were awarded for "their high quality".

From 273 submissions, a jury selected a total of 30 projects that rank among the "exemplary buildings" in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Photos: © Brigida González

October 5th, 2020

Lonely Planet zeichnet das Museums- und Kulturforum in Arnsberg aus

Die Redaktion des renommierten Reiseführers "Lonely Planet" hat weltweit 11 Projekte ausgewählt, die zu den "most striking new buildings this year" zählen. Mit dabei ist auch unser Museums- und Kulturforum in Arnsberg.

Foto: © Brigida González