October 8th, 2021

Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg shortlisted for the Heinze Architects Award 21

We are happy to announce that our museum and cultural forum in Arnsberg has been nominated for the shortlist of the Heinze Award 21.

And now it would be nice if we could get as many likes as possible for our project.

photo: © Brigida González

September 29th, 2021

Museum and Culture Forum in Arnsberg receives the BDA Architecture Award North Rhine-Westphalia 2021 in Gold

A really nice surprise: From the 10 winners of the Architecture Award North Rhine-Westphalia 2021 recently selected by the BDA (Association of German Architects), the BDA members have chosen the main prize winner in a written ballot. Since our Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia in Arnsberg received the most votes, it has now been awarded the BDA Architecture Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia 2021 in Gold at the Maxhaus in Düsseldorf.

Hard to believe, but true: This means that our museum in Arnsberg is repeating the success of our Music Forum in Bochum, which received this important award from the BDA in 2018 - and we are very happy about that!

photo: © Markus Luigs

September 28th, 2021

Save the Date: Thorsten Kock is Keynote Speaker at the Creative Days in Stuttgart

From October 15 to 21, 2021, the Creative Days organized by poonam designers Studio will take place in Stuttgart.

At the symposium "The future of the Cities - Beyond Architecture" on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at the Haus der Architekten, Thorsten Kock will give a lecture.

Not only are current projects presented, but above all personal insights into one's own living and working environment are shown.

photo: © Arne Hartenburg

September 23rd, 2021

Kick-off at Geisenheim University: Groundbreaking ceremony for two new buildings on campus

In the presence of Science Minister Angela Dorn, Finance Minister Michael Boddenberg and Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz, President of Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Beverage Technology Center and a new lecture hall building at Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences took place yesterday during a festive act.

"Both new buildings are part of a comprehensive reorganization and sustainable expansion of the university campus," said Finance Minister Michael Boddenberg. With the sustainably designed new buildings, the university, which was founded in 2013, receives important milestones for the further development of the campus.

photo: © Woody T. Herner

September 21st, 2021

Great result: 8th place in competitionline's 10-year ranking

In a 10-year ranking published by the competition platform competitionline, our office occupies an excellent 8th place.

For the long-term ranking, all rankings in planning competitions from 2011 to 2020 were evaluated.

Visualization: © bez+kock architekten

September 15th, 2021

New Publication: Competition "Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg" in wettbewerbe aktuell

The current issue (September 2021) of the magazine wettbewerbe aktuell published an article about our successful competition design for the Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg.

The competition task consisted primarily of "accommodating a large building volume on a site of small size in a functionally sensible way and sensitively linking it with the existing building, which is a protected historical monument (...)."

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

August 27th, 2021

New account: bez+kock architekten on Instagram

For a few months now, we have set up an Instagram account. Here we look at new and old projects - or present current news about our architectural office.

And here we are happy about many new followers...

August 11th, 2021

Ten times Top Ten - record placement in the Baunetz ranking

In the current Baunetz ranking (July / August 2021) our office occupies an excellent 8th place. This means a top ten position in the national ranking for us for the tenth time in a row since January 2020 - and we are very happy about that! Will this be an "all time record"?

photo: © bez+kock architekten

July 21st, 2021

Great news from Heidelberg: 1st prize in the "Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma" competition

To our great pleasure, our competition entry for the "Extension of the Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg" was also awarded 1st prize!

"The ratio of open to closed areas along the facades is convincing as a well-proportioned and clearly defined composition", judged the jury chaired by Prof. Markus Neppl.

Until August 1st, all competition designs can be viewed at the Documentation and Cultural Center during regular opening hours of the permanent exhibition.

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

July 14th, 2021

Great competition success: Visitor Center and Conversion to Central Visitor Reception Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin

We are very pleased to have been awarded 1st prize in the competition "Visitor Center and Conversion to Central Visitor Reception Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin".

"With the two planted roof terraces and the filigree steel and glass architecture, the new visitor center is an eye-catching attraction without having to compete with the architectural monuments with superficial gestures", was the verdict of the jury chaired by Prof. Arno Lederer.

The competition entries will be on display in the special exhibition rooms in the New Wing of Charlottenburg Palace until July 25, 2021.

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

July 8th, 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:
bewerbung@bez-kock.de

July 1st, 2021

And the winners are... Award at the BDA Architecture Prize North Rhine-Westphalia 2021

We are very pleased about the award at the BDA Architecture Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia 2021: Our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg is one of the "ten best buildings in NRW".

"The exciting sequence of spaces as well as intriguing pathways and visual relationships, which provide impressive views of the city and the region, contribute to the special atmosphere of this site, as does the exceptionally high quality of materials and details," judged the jury chaired by Prof. Karin Schmid from Munich.

photo: © Brigida González

June 9th, 2021

New publication: Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg in the DAB German Architects' Journal

In the current issue (June 2021) of DAB German Architects' Journal, Christoph Gunßer has published an article about the Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg.

Together with the John Cranko Ballet School in Stuttgart by Burger Rudacs Architects, two cultural buildings are presented here that were erected on a steep sloped lot while "cutting a timeless good figure."

photo: © Brigida González

June 7th, 2021

New project: German Embassy Chisinau / Republic of Moldova

We are pleased to have been awarded the contract in the negotiated procedure for the new building of the German Embassy in Chisinau / Republic of Moldova.

On the site, which was acquired by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Chancellery and Residence are to be housed in a joint new building. The new building will integrate a listed house damaged by earthquakes, built in 1887 as a residence and converted into a school in 1913.

Visualization: © loomn / bez+kock architekten

May 20th, 2021

Mainzer Tor in Miltenberg published on divisare.com

We are happy about a new publication: The Italian online platform "divisare" has published our project "Mainzer Tor - Museum Depot, City Archive and Youth Center in Miltenberg".

The new building at the foot of the Schlossberg replaces a car dealership at the western entrance to the city that has been abandoned for several years.

photo: © bild_raum / Stephan Baumann

May 10th, 2021

New film about the Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg

The film team of 9sekunden from Osnabrück has set the scene for our Museum and Cultural forum in Arnsberg in an atmospheric five-minute video.

"Experiencing space takes movement and time. As if through a personal experience on site, moving stills can reveal those aspects of space, which are hidden between the lines", the filmmakers point out .

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 Prize 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 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