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

April 29th, 2022

Arnsberg Museum and Cultural Forum on the shortlist for the BDA Architecture Award NIKE 2022

Our Museum and Cultural Forum South Westfalia in Arnsberg was selected for the shortlist in the category "Composition" of the BDA Architecture Award NIKE 2022. And we are very happy about that!

Photo: © Brigida González

April 27th, 2022

Topping out ceremony in Regensburg

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, we celebrated the topping-out ceremony for the extension to the Georg Kerschensteiner Vocational School in Regensburg.

The ceremonial address for the school building, designed with a striking clinker facade, was given by Regensburg's mayor, Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer.

Photo: © bez+kock architekten

April 13th, 2022

ICS Rinteln on

Under the title "Strict Rhythm in Rinteln" the IGS Integrated Comprehensive School Rinteln was published on And we are happy about that.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

March 21st, 2022

New online publication on ARKITOK

The online platform ARKITOK, based in Berlin and Basel, has published our projects "Anneliese Brost Music Forum Ruhr in Bochum" and the "Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia in Arnsberg".

Photos: © Brigida González

March 17th, 2022

Lecture by Martin Bez in the Multihalle Mannheim

On the interplay of poetry and technology in architecture Martin Bez will give a keynote lecture on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Multihalle Mannheim built by Frei Otto.

The event of the series "AIT Dialog - Poetry & Technology" starts at 18:00 and can be followed as a live stream.

Photo: © Arne Hartenburg

March 11th, 2022

Interview with Martin Bez on ENTWICKLUNGSSTADT BERLIN

The website ENTWICKLUNGSSTADT BERLIN published an interview with Martin Bez about our planned new visitor center at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin.

Photo: © Arne Hartenburg

February 22nd, 2022

Honorable Mention in the competition State Archaeological Museum

We are pleased to have received an Honorable Mention in the international competition "State Archaeological Museum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Rostock".

At a prominent location in Rostock's Christinenhafen, a museum is to be built that will pursue a "high aesthetic standard" and "take into account the principles of flexibility, sustainability and digitalization in conjunction with social inclusion."

All competition entries are on display at Rostock City Hall until March 3rd.

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

February 4th, 2022

3rd prize at the House for Film and Media competition in Stuttgart

We are pleased about a** 3rd prize** in the competition "House for Film and Media in Stuttgart".

The House for Film and Media is to be built in the direct vicinity of the Leonhard Church and "establish itself as a central cultural and educational institution that illuminates far beyond the city limits and contributes to the ambitious smart city strategy "Digital MoveS - Stuttgart.Gestaltet.Zukunft"."

The jury chaired by Prof. Jörg Aldinger awarded 1st prize to Delugan Meissl from Vienna, no 2nd prize was awarded.

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

January 25th, 2022

Unfortunately not on the shortlist for the EU Mies van der Rohe Award

Three projects from Germany were selected from the 29 nominated for the shortlist of the EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2022. Unfortunately, our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg is not one of them.

Nevertheless, we are pleased to have been nominated for the first time for this important international award, which this year focuses on "social inclusion, sustainability, circularity and aesthetic research".

Photo: © Brigida González

December 20th, 2021

Laying of the foundation stone at Luisenpark Mannheim

Last Friday, the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the "New Park Center" in Mannheim's Luisenpark took place. Together with Mannheim's environmental mayor Diana Pretzell and Buga and Stadtpark managing director Michael Schnellbach, the symbolic project start was celebrated.

At the heart of the Luisenpark, several new buildings will be constructed by the time the Federal Garden Show opens in April 2023, including the walk-through underwater world and gastronomy, the penguin enclosure and the bird aviary.

Photo: © bez+kock architekten

December 16th, 2021

Mainzer Tor in Miltenberg in the magazine "Umrisse"

In the current issue "Bauen in der Stadt / Building in the City" of the magazine "Umrisse" (issue 5-6 / 2021) an article about the Mainzer Tor - Museum Depot, City Archive and Youth Center in Miltenberg was published.

Under the title "City Entrance with New Life," author Daniela Kircher describes the ensemble of buildings designed with red Main sandstone at the foot of the Schlossberg hillside.

Photo: © bild_raum / Stephan Baumann

December 15th, 2021

New project: Integrated comprehensive school in Rinteln

Designed for around 900 students, the two-story wooden skeleton building of the IGS Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln (Lower Saxony) was recently completed.

Architectural photographer Marcus Ebener from Berlin captured the specific character and new spaces of our school building.

Photo: © Marcus Ebener

December 13th, 2021

Music Forum Ruhr in Bochum in the "Metropole Ruhr" magazine

The magazine "Metropole Ruhr", printed in Essen, has published our project "Anneliese Brost Music Forum Ruhr in Bochum" in its current issue (04/21).

Five years after the opening of the concert hall, author Heike Reinhold writes: "It's hard to imagine the inner-city neighborhood without this unusual ensemble of buildings, in which architecture and music form an exciting yet down-to-earth combination."

Photo: © Brigida González

November 22nd, 2021

Experienced architect (m/f/d) wanted for our office in Stuttgart

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

You are committed and have at least 7 years of professional experience in which you have successfully planned and implemented projects - preferably also with a renovation/old building component? Do you appreciate working in a creative team and enjoy implementing challenging construction 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 please should send to Yvonne Schreiber:

November 19th, 2021

It goes even better - record placement in the Baunetz ranking

Great news from Berlin: In the current Baunetz ranking (November / December 2021), our office occupies an excellent 5th place - and that means a new top position for us in the national list!

Photo: © bez+kock architekten

November 15th, 2021

2nd prize in the competition Institute Building of the HTWG Konstanz

We are happy about the 2nd prize in the competition "New institute building, workshop and laboratory of the HTWG Konstanz".

"The competition design is a very successful contribution that cleverly combines the themes of sustainable construction and functional requirements," was the verdict of the jury chaired by Markus Hammes.

Visualization: © loomn / bez+kock architekten

November 2nd, 2021

Mainzer Tor in Miltenberg added to the MATERIAL ARCHIVE collection

Our project "Mainzer Tor - Museum Depot, City Archive and Youth Center in Miltenberg" was published in the collection "Material Archive" as an exemplary application for "Red Main Sandstone" and "Profile Building Glass".

The Material Archive is a network whose current ten members from Switzerland and Germany - including ETH Zurich, ZHAW Winterthur and Burg Giebichenstein Halle - develop and process information about materials and communicate it to experts and the general public.

Photo: © bild_raum / Stephan Baumann

October 27th, 2021

Competition Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg published on german-architects

The online platform German Architects has published an interview with Martin Bez on the competition Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg.

Martin Bez describes the central architectural theme of the design as "the conclusive combination of a functionally coherent interior figure with an external appearance that creates an identity and is compatible with the city."

Drawing: © bez+kock architekten

October 21st, 2021

BDA Architecture Award NRW 2021 on

Under the title "Nine awards, once gold" an article about the awarding of the BDA Architecture Award North Rhine-Westphalia 2021 was published on

How nice that the gold award was given to our Museum and Cultural Forum in Arnsberg!

Photo: © Brigida González

October 19th, 2021

Competition Charlottenburg Palace in db Deutsche Bauzeitung

In the current issue of db Deutsche Bauzeitung (10 / 2021), architectural journalist Ulf Meyer reports on the competition "Schloss Charlottenburg - Besucherzentrum und Umbau zum zentralen Besucherempfang" (Charlottenburg Palace - Visitor Center and Conversion to Central Visitor Reception) under the title "Stahl, Glas und Kappendecke" (Steel, Glass and Capped Ceiling), in which our design was awarded 1st prize.

Visualization: © Renderbar / bez+kock architekten

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...