March 16th, 2023

Video about Kulturraffinerie Monheim

The Rheinische Post published a video in its online edition showing the construction phases to date since April 2022 of our project "Kulturraffinerie K714 in Monheim".

The historic barrel filling hall with its characteristic elaborate brick facade is being converted into a distinctive, multifunctional event venue.

Photo: © bez+kock architekten

March 14th, 2023

New publication: Daycare center in Miltenberg in CUBE magazine

In the current issue 01|23 of the CUBE magazine (Frankfurt and Rhine-Main region) our daycare center with family center in Miltenberg was published under the title "Shelter and history".

Photo: © Stephan Baumann, bild_raum

March 13th, 2023

Groundbreaking ceremony for the XLAB encounter center in Göttingen

Last Friday, March 10, the groundbreaking ceremony for our project XLAB Encounter Center with Guest House in Göttingen took place in the presence of Lower Saxony's Minister of Science Falko Mohrs (SPD).

Within walking distance of the Experimental Laboratory XLAB, a new building with about 50 beds and a common area will be built here in the next two years.

Photo: © Peter Heller

March 8th, 2023

Federal Horticultural Show 2023 in Mannheim - we are part of it

In a few weeks, the Federal Horticultural Show (Bundesgartenschau) 2023 will open in Mannheim and we will be there with our project "Green Experience Center in Luisenpark".

The SWR has published a detailed preliminary report on the BUGA 23 and the current status of planning in the Luisenpark.

Graphic: © bez+kock architects / buga 23

February 21st, 2023

New publication of the ICS Rinteln

Our Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln has now also been published on the website of "Share your green design".

This website collects exemplary environmentally conscious projects from all over the world and presents them as "case studies".

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

February 6th, 2023

Honorable mention in the competition Revitalization of the Hotel am Schlossgarten

Pleasing result in Stuttgart - in the competition for the revitalization of the Hotel am Schlossgarten, our design received a honorable mention.

The jury, chaired by Wolfgang Riehle (Reutlingen), highlighted the leitmotifs of our design: "On the one hand elegance and permeability, on the other hand a new dress in the old style."

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

February 1st, 2023

Inauguration of the town hall and community center in Holzwickede

Our town hall and community center in Holzwickede (Unna) was ceremoniously inaugurated on Saturday. Around 300 guests came to the new building and celebrated the big day.

Mayor Ulrike Drossel described the new construction as the "largest project in the history of Holzwickede" and thanked everyone who contributed to its realization.

Photo: © bez+kock architekten

January 27th, 2023

Experienced Construction Manager (m/f/d) wanted for our office

To strengthen our team we are looking for an experienced Construction Manager (m/f/d) for our project German Embassy Morocco in Rabat.

You are dedicated and have at least 7 years of professional experience in which you have successfully planned and completed projects? You have international experience and very good knowledge of French and German?

Then we are looking forward to your application, which you should send to Yvonne Schreiber:

January 20th, 2023

1st prize at the Frida-Levy-Gesamtschule competition in Essen, Germany

We congratulate our competition team and are very happy! In the competition for the new construction of the Frida Levy Comprehensive School in Essen, our design was awarded 1st prize.

The jury, chaired by Martin Halfmann (Cologne), summed up: "Overall, this is a work that is convincing on the one hand due to its urban ensemble effect, and at the same time offers the comprehensive school with its focus on the arts excellent opportunities for further development."

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

January 18th, 2023

New publication: Daycare Center in Miltenberg on

We are happy about a new online publication: On our Daycare Center with Family Center in Miltenberg is now presented.

Photo: © Stephan Baumann, bild_raum

January 12th, 2023

Honorable Mention at the competition School Campus East Kornwestheim

A good start into the new year - our design received a honorable mention at the competition School Campus East Kornwestheim (elementary and community school).

The jury emphasized the special feature of our design, "to bundle all functional areas of the school except the gymnasium in a well-proportioned, simple, three-story building, which with its all-round cantilevered balconies excellently represents the type of a school building in terms of design."

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architects

December 19th, 2022

Honorable Mention at the competition Museum of Plaster Molding in Berlin

We are pleased to have received a honorable mention for our competition entry for the basic restoration and extension of the Museum of Plaster Molding of the National Museums in Berlin!

The jury praised the good connection of the extension to the old building without dominating it.

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

December 16th, 2022

Daycare center with family center in Miltenberg on

Our latest project, the daycare center with family center in Miltenberg (Bavaria), has now been published on

Under the title "Playing between monastery walls", the editorial team reports on the new building in the monastery garden.

Photo: © Stephan Baumann, bild_raum

November 24th, 2022

2nd prize at the Campus Golzheim competition in Düsseldorf

We are very pleased to have won 2nd prize in the competition for the Golzheim Campus in Düsseldorf. In addition to an urban-open space planning reorganization of the campus, the competition area included the design of a building for the Düsseldorf Academy of Music as well as a sketchy proposal for the Düsseldorf district government.

In our design, developed together with asp Architekten and Koeber Landschaftsarchitektur, the central park serves as the green lung of the campus and an identity-creating open space that invites passers-by, students, workers, and residents to linger, move, and exchange ideas.

Visualization: © Koeber Landschaftsarchitektur / bez+kock architekten

November 9th, 2022

IGS Rinteln now in wettbewerbe aktuell

In the current issue (11/2022) of the magazine wettbewerbe aktuell an article about the Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln was published.

Entitled "wettbewerbe weiterverfolgt", it shows the development of the school building since the competition success in summer 2017.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

November 2nd, 2022

This is how winners look like: ICS Rinteln is awarded 1st prize

In the Wood Construction Award Lower Saxony 2022, our ICS Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln was awarded 1st prize.

From the nine buildings shortlisted, the jury selected three prize winners. We are very happy about the great success of our comprehensive school!

Photo: © Timo Jaworr

October 11th, 2022

We are among the best - IGS Rinteln shortlisted

The Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln has been selected for the "shortlist" of the Lower Saxony Wood Construction Award.

Now we have to keep our fingers crossed that our school will be among the best at the award ceremony on November 2 in Hanover...

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

September 28th, 2022

New publication: ICS Rinteln on DETAIL-Online

We are pleased to announce that DETAIL-Online has published an article about the ICS Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln.

Editor Jakob Schoof describes here the "Demountable solid wood construction for 900 pupils".

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

September 27th, 2022

Sensational success at the Archi-Cup - we have never been that good!

At this year's Archi-Cup our team achieved an excellent 2nd place. Only in the final there was a 0:2 defeat against the team of Kubus360 - Herrmann Bosch. But that's soccer - "sometimes the better one wins".

In the end, everyone was happy about this best ranking in the office history - congratulations to the whole team!

Photo: © bez+kock architekten

September 21st, 2022

IGS Rinteln among the 4 finalists of the German Sustainability Award

We are very pleased that our IGS Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln is one of the 4 finalists of the German Sustainability Award for Architecture. The prestigious architecture award for sustainable building projects is presented by the German Sustainable Building Council - DGNB e.V. in cooperation with the German Sustainability Award Foundation.

"The school building for the integrated comprehensive school in Rinteln/Lower Saxony is distinguished by the consistent implementation of a wood-concrete hybrid construction method, both outside and inside, and makes a forward-looking and climate-friendly architecture not only visible for pupils, parents and teachers, but also tangible to the senses," was the jury's verdict.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

August 30th, 2022

Summer party at the Milk bar

We had a really nice summer party at the milk bar designed by Rolf Gutbrod on Stuttgart's Killesberg.

The photographer Arne Hartenburg from Stuttgart looked very closely at the bar and our team with his camera that evening...

August 3rd, 2022

IGS Rinteln in md interior | design | architecture

In the current special issue "Material affects" of md interior | design | architecture and db Deutsche Bauzeitung, our Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln was published.

Under the title "More wood than concrete", author Thomas Geuder reports on northern Germany's largest school in wood construction.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

July 20th, 2022

Integrated Comprehensive School Rinteln now also on ARKITOK

We are pleased about a new publication on the online platform ARKITOK (Berlin/Basel). Since today our project "Integrated comprehensive school in Rinteln" is presented here.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

July 4th, 2022

Alternate venue for the Nuremberg State Theater

In the context of a parallel multiple commission for an urban planning survey of the alternative venue of the Nuremberg State Theater, the first issue was the exact location of the interim.

While the jury decided last Friday in favor of the northwestern side of the inner courtyard of the nearly 40-meter-high Congress Hall, we proposed a location on the outer façade of the unfinished Nazi building, which was constructed between 1935 and 1943.

Visualization: © Rendertaxi / bez+kock architekten

June 20th, 2022

Integrated Comprehensive School Rinteln on

We are pleased to announce a new online publication of our Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln: The new school building is now presented on

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

June 13th, 2022

Lecture by Thorsten Kock in Rinteln

In the context of the symposium "Wood instead of Concrete?! Wood makes school - building culture in Northern Germany" Thorsten Kock will hold on 20 June at 12:15 pm in the ICS Rinteln, Paul-Erdniß-Straße 1a, 31737 Rinteln, a lecture on the topic "WoodBuildingCulture".

The ICS Rinteln is considered the largest school in northern Germany built with wood and an "excellent example for discussing the topics of sustainable building culture and quality as well as modern building with wood in northern Germany with experts."

Photo: © Arne Hartenburg / © Marcus Ebener

June 7th, 2022

ICS Rinteln selected for the Day of Architecture

Good news from Hanover: The ICS Integrated Comprehensive School Rinteln has been selected by a selection committee of the architectural chambers of Lower Saxony and Bremen for the "Day of Architecture 2022".

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, the new building at Paul-Erdniß-Straße 1a in 31737 Rinteln will be open to all those interested in architecture between 11 am and 5 pm.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

May 23rd, 2022

Nike for Composition for the Museum and Cultural Forum Arnsberg

Great success for our Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia in Arnsberg: Our project was awarded at the BDA Architecture Award Nike 2022 in the category "Composition"!

The justification for the award states: "The jury recognizes in the very sovereign, coherent composition of the ensemble not only a successful "concern for the existing building", but also "great cinema" of contemporary architecture."

Photo: © Brigida González

May 11th, 2022

Rinteln Integrated Comprehensive School on the shortlist for the Lower Saxony State Award

From 56 submissions, the jury of the Lower Saxony State Award for Architecture has shortlisted 12 projects. And we are pleased that we are among them with the Rinteln Integrated Comprehensive School.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

May 4th, 2022

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Adult Education Center in Rottenburg

On May 3rd, 2022, we could celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the refurbishment and expansion of the Adult Education Center Rottenburg.

In his speech, the Lord Mayor of Rottenburg, Stephan Neher, said: "Even in these uncertain times, we cannot wait, but must continue to invest in music education for youth, adult education and kindergartens."

Completion of the project is scheduled for the end of 2025.

Photo: © City of Rottenburg