June 12th, 2024

Holzwickede Town Hall and Luisenpark Mannheim on the longlist for the DAM Award 2025

Good news from Frankfurt: with the Town Hall and Community Center in Holzwickede and the Neue Parkmitte in the Luisenpark Mannheim, two projects have made it onto the longlist for the DAM Award for Architecture in Germany 2025.

Photos: © Brigida González

June 6th, 2024

Topping-out ceremony in Rottenburg for the refurbishment and expansion of the education center

Accompanied by the town band and the music school, we celebrated the topping-out ceremony for the refurbishment and expansion of the education center with adult education center, music school and kindergarten in Rottenburg am Neckar on June 5.

Among the guests was Rottenburg's mayor Stephan Neher, who emphasized the successful extension of the existing building.

Photo: © bez+kock architekten

May 22nd, 2024

New photos of the BDB Music Academy Staufen

Music in new rooms: Architectural photographer Peter Ziegner was in Staufen im Breisgau for us and photographed our new BDB Music Academy.

Photo: © Peter Ziegner

April 24th, 2024

Architecture Day 2024 in NRW - we will be there!

The "Day of Architecture" initiated by the Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia is also coming to Arnsberg this year.

On June 29 and 30, 2024, the doors of our multi-award-winning South Westphalia Museum and Cultural Forum will be opened and presented to interested visitors.

Photo: © Brigida González

April 23rd, 2024

New online publication of the New Park Center in the Luisenpark

The Korean architecture magazine C3 (Seoul) has published an online article about the New Park Center in the Luisenpark Mannheim.

Under the title "Assimilating to the organic form of the park", the organically shaped pavilions embedded in the park are presented.

Photo: © Brigida González

April 22nd, 2024

Competition for the National Museum of Carthage in "Bauwelt"

We are pleased to announce a new publication: in the current issue of Bauwelt (8.2024), architecture journalist Sebastian Redecke reports on the international competition "Requalification of the Acropole of Byrsa and Rehabilitation of the National Museum of Carthage".

Under the title "Carthage's new roofscape", the author describes the special features of our design and compares it with the three other prizewinners.

Visualization: © Grauwald Studio

April 15th, 2024

New in the office: nine senior architects

In order to strengthen the transfer of knowledge and internal networking within our office, we have appointed nine "Senior Architects".

This new team includes (from left) Gudrun Keller, Jonas Lenz, Marc Nuding, Iris Schulenberg, Hans-Jürgen Breuning, Eva Caspar, Christopher Horn, Torsten Hannig and Valerie Spalding.

Photo: © Arne Hartenburg

April 11th, 2024

Successful once again - 3rd prize in the "New building for the Düsseldorf district government" competition

We are delighted about another competition success: our design for the new Düsseldorf district government building, developed together with asp Architekten and wh-p Ingenieure, was awarded 3rd prize.

"The high point is cleverly placed in terms of size and positioning so that it does not come too close to the Robert Schumann University, but also leaves sufficient light for the adjacent employment office," was the verdict of the jury chaired by Heiner Farwick (Ahaus).

Visualization: © Grauwald Studio / bez+kock architekten

April 8th, 2024

Great success in the "New Innovation Campus" competition in Stühlingen-Weizen

We are delighted that our competition entry for the Sto Group's "New Innovation Campus" in Stühlingen-Weizen, developed in collaboration with koeber Landschaftsarchitektur and Bollinger+Grohmann, has been awarded 2nd prize!

"The work surprises with its urban design, which transfers the orthogonal alignment of the existing campus to the new innovation campus. This creates a subtle connection between old and new," was the verdict of the jury chaired by Silvia Schellenberg-Thaut (Leipzig).

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

March 13th, 2024

From four to six - our leadership team has been expanded

We are happy to announce the expansion of our leadership team: In addition to Meredith Atkinson, Erik Bossog, Michael Gaisser and Tilman Rösch, Sebastian Linder and Yong Liang are now also members of our management team / team leaders.

Both have been working in our office since 2018, Sebastian Linder was most recently responsible for the project management of the Town hall and Community center in Holzwickede, Yong Liang has taken over the leadership of our competition team.

Photo: © Arne Hartenburg

March 12th, 2024

Thorsten Kock is the new architectural advisor for the City of Ludwigsburg

Together with Matthias Schuster from LEHENdrei, Thorsten Kock was elected to the architectural advisory board of the City of Ludwigsburg.

This is Thorsten Kock's third appointment to a architectural advisory board after Nürtingen (2018 to 2023) and Offenbach am Main (since 2020).

Photo: © Arne Hartenburg

March 7th, 2024

Top ten position in the Baunetz ranking

We've come a long way up - we are delighted to be ranked 8th in the current Baunetz ranking (January / February 2024).

After exactly 2 years, we were once again among the top ten in the office ranking (national).

Photo: © Brigida González

February 28th, 2024

Inauguration of the Music Academy in Staufen

The music academy in Staufen (Breisgau) was officially opened last week. The new building opened its doors in the presence of State Secretary for Culture Arne Braun and the President of the Federation of German Wind Music Associations, State Secretary Patrick Rapp.

The academy was designed not only for wind music, but also for amateur music in all its diversity.

Photo: © bez+kock architekten

February 15th, 2024

Award at the BDA Architecture Prize for Holzwickede

We are delighted to have received an award at the BDA Architecture Prize Dortmund Hamm Unna 2023 for our Town Hall and Community Center in Holzwickede.

The jury selected two awards and two honorable mentions from the 26 entries submitted.

"The old building, as an expressive building, has not been confidently complemented by a mere extension, but with the extension a coherent spatial continuum has been developed that creates a coherent building ensemble," was the jury's verdict.

Photo: © Brigida González

February 12th, 2024

Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln in the Bauwelt

Our Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln is featured in detail in the current issue of Bauwelt (3.2024).

The editor Ulrich Brinkmann writes: "The new school in Rinteln by Bez + Kock has qualitatively realigned the school location on the outskirts of the city, but is also worth a visit because of the way it deals with the cluster."

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

February 1st, 2024

Town Hall and Community Center Holzwickede in wettbewerbe aktuell

We are pleased about a new publication: In the current issue of wettbewerbe aktuell (02 | 2024), our project Town Hall and Community Center in Holzwickede is presented in the section "Followed up (Weiterverfolgt)".

Photo: © Brigida González

January 31st, 2024

Interview with Martin Bez in the DBZ Deutsche Bauzeitschrift

An interview with Martin Bez was published in the current issue of DBZ Deutsche Bauzeitschrift: "How should we build? Which projects can still persuade a specialist editorial team to publish them today?"

The interview, conducted by Benedikt Kraft, begins with these important and exciting questions.

Photos: © Brigida González and Arne Hartenburg

January 26th, 2024

Well done - Bochum and Arnsberg are also involved

Under the title "well done", the Federal Foundation for Building Culture has published a brochure that shows exemplary projects "that are on time and on budget and have been realized with high quality."

We are delighted that two of our projects, the Anneliese Brost Music Forum Ruhr in Bochum and the Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia in Arnsberg, have been published in the new brochure.

Photos: © Brigida González

December 19th, 2023

Holzwickede Town Hall and Community Center and Luisenpark Mannheim are among the Best Projects on Archilovers.com

Great news from the Italian online platform "Archilovers". Both the Town Hall and Community Center in Holzwickede and the Green Experience Center in Luisenpark Mannheim were selected as Best Projects 2023.

Out of around 50,000 projects published on Archilovers this year, around 1,000 projects received the Best of Archilovers 2023 award.

Photos: © Brigida González

December 14th, 2023

New publication: Green Experience Center in Luisenpark in architektur.aktuell

We are very pleased about a publication in the Austrian specialist journal architektur.aktuell.

In the current issue 12.2023 with the title "Deutschland" our project "Green Experience Center in Luisenpark" is presented by the author Ursula Baus.

Photo: © Brigida González

November 24th, 2023

Award at the BDA Prize Lower Saxony 2023 for the ICS Rinteln

Good news from Hanover: The integrated comprehensive school in Rinteln has received an Award in the BDA Prize Lower Saxony 2023. From a total of 86 submissions and several evaluation rounds at the Gropiushaus in Hanover, the jury initially selected 27 buildings for the shortlist.

Of these, 11 projects have now been honored with a prize or an award. We are delighted that our IGS in Rinteln was also honored during the award ceremony at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

November 15th, 2023

New publication: Sustainable Architecture & Design 2023 2024

The specialist publisher avedition from Stuttgart has published a new yearbook for sustainable architecture.

Editors Andrea Herold and Tina Kammer have selected 50 international projects for the publication "Sustainable Architecture & Design" that demonstrate sustainable and circular design.

Our Integrated Comprehensive School project in Rinteln is also included.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

November 13th, 2023

New photos of the "Underwater World" at Luisenpark Mannheim

Architectural photographer Brigida González was back at Luisenpark Mannheim to photograph the newly designed "Underwater World".

We have published the photos on our website.

Photo: © Brigida González

October 13th, 2023

Two projects on the shortlist for the Heinze ArchitekturAWARD 2023

With the Daycare Center in Miltenberg and the Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln, two projects have made it onto the shortlist for the Heinze Architecture AWARD 2023. Now we have to keep our fingers crossed that both projects make it to the top.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener / © Stephan Baumann, bild_raum

October 12th, 2023

Town Hall and community center Holzwickede now on archdaily.com

Today our Town Hall and Community Center in Holzwickede (Unna) was published on archdaily.com in the daily current projects.

The editor Paula Pintos curated the post.

Photo: © Brigida González

October 10th, 2023

Green Experience Center in the Luisenpark Mannheim now also on detail.de

We are happy to announce a new online publication: Editor Jakob Schoof has published an article about our Green Experience Center in the Luisenpark Mannheim on detail.de.

Photo: © Brigida González

October 5th, 2023

New publication: Town Hall and Community Center Holzwickede on baunetz.de

Our project "Town Hall and Community Center in Holzwickede" was published on baunetz.de.

Under the title "Citizen service under the olive tree", the extension of the listed town hall built in 1915 is presented.

Photo: © Brigida González

October 5th, 2023

Neue Perspektiven: Ein Film über den Luisenpark Mannheim

Das Filmteam von 9sekunden hat einen Film über unser Projekt "Grünes Erlebniszentrum im Luisenpark Mannheim" gedreht.

Mit bewegten Bildern aus überraschend neuen Perspektiven wurde die besondere Stimmung dieses Ortes sehr schön eingefangen.

September 29th, 2023

Great success for the ICS Rinteln

We are very pleased about a Honorable Mention at the German Architecture Award 2023 for the ICS Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln. From a total of 191 submitted buildings, a renowned jury selected 11 projects for a main prize, 5 awards and 5 honorable mentions. The award ceremony took place yesterday in Berlin.

The prestigious German Architecture Prize is awarded every two years by the BBR Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning for outstanding achievements in building culture.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

September 27th, 2023

Architecture Guide Germany 2024 with Miltenberg Daycare Center

On October 12, the new Architecture Guide Germany 2024 will be presented at the Architekturgalerie Berlin.

Our Daycare center with Family center in Miltenberg is among the exemplary buildings and ensembles selected for this publication.

Photo: © Stephan Baumann, bild_raum