Kindl Brewery – Centre for Contemporary Art

STRUCTURAL FACADE DESIGN, CONCEPT TO DETAILED DESIGN

Berlin 2016 – 2017
Architect: grisard´architektur, Zurich
Photo: Stefan Melchior


The Kindl brewery in Berlin-Neukölln, which has been closed down for many years, has been re-designed and built as a centre for contemporary art. The supporting structure for the façade of the wind screen consists of rectangular multi-chamber hollow profiles. The system used here is Schüco Steel-Jansen VISS. In the area of the staircase a frameless glazing with point-fixings according to Fischer Zykon system with a general approval by the building authorities has been applied.

Bauhaus museum, Dessau

STRUCTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION

(1st prize)
Dessau 2015
Architect: Young & Ayata, New York/em>


The new Bauhaus Museum Dessau will for the first time offer the opportunity to present the outstanding collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation to the public on a permanent basis under the best possible conservative conditions. The primary structure of the individual exhibition halls is made of composite timber ribs. Each rib can be cut from a flat timber panel using modern CNC technology.

Wind Simulation

Windsimulation

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

worldwide since 2010
Client: Solar energy companies
Photo: TEC


Already during the engineer’s design phase a special CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software provides the numeric simulation of wind forces on buildings and other forms of structures. Particularly in connection with the design of free-standing photovoltaic plants wind simulations are of the highest importance. Various alternatives in the design can easily be modelled, analysed and evaluated very quickly.

Aldgate Statue

Aldgate-Statue

Architects: Normal


The Aldgate statue is the entry of the team “Normal” to a competition released for the design of a new landmark for the city of London. The intention was to create a memorable object at both day and night.

For the realisaton of the concept natural thatch was selected as the most appropriate material to express the concept. The internal core consists of a central steel pole which is anchored in concrete foundation and prefabricated steel ties which are joint in a symmetrical way to the pole in order to ensure equilibrium of the structure and give the desired appearance to the statue.

Adaptive Building Systems

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

in cooperation with TU Delft 2006
Architect: Braun Associates Architekten, Stuttgart/ Deutschland
Photos: Braun Associates Architekten, Stuttgart/ Deutschland


In nature adaptive systems are very common, for example, one only has to think of the chameleon. In material sciences, too, current developments strive towards the invention of adaptive materials, so-called smart materials. They can vary their physical and chemical configurations and with regard to load bearing structures, such as high rise or bridges, they enable greater heights and spans.

Memorial Bergen-Belsen, Germany

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO TENDER DOCUMENTS

Bergen Belsen / Germany 2013 – 2015
Client: Stiftung niedersächsische Gedenkstätten,
Celle / Germany
Architect: leichtbaukunst, Lars Meeß-Olsohn,
Velbert / Germany
Photo: leichtbaukunst, Lars Meeß-Olsohn,
Velbert / Germany


With the help of a master plan the authorities attempted in 2006 to systematically categorize, label and secure the remains of the former Nazi camp in Bergen-Belsen. The aim has been to set up a “memorial of the age“ so that the visitors can decipher and discern what happened where. Continue reading

Umbrellas, Potsdam, Germany

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO DETAIL DESIGN

Potsdam / Germany 2012
Owner: Brandenburgische Landesbetrieb für Liegenschaften
und Bauen, Potsdam / Germany
Client: Textil Bau GmbH, Hamburg / Germany
Foto: Textil Bau GmbH, Hamburg / Germany


Three membranes, shaped like open flower petals, have been erected in the inner courtyard of the Brandenburg Ministry of State in Potsdam with a span of six meters. Eight cantilevers, supported from the mast by steel wires, hang from each of the 6.20 m tall steel masts. The membrane itself consists of a PTFE-coated glass fibre fabric. Continue reading

Photovoltaiks

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO APPROVAL PLANNING

Germany / Spain / Italy / France / Greece
since 2004
Client: Solar energy companies
Photo: K2 Systems, Leonberg / Germany


All around the world photovoltaic units are being installed not only on roofs but some of the most economical plants are built to a size which cover entire agricultural fields and former industrial sites. In that instance it is vital to design cost effective and durable frames for the photovoltaic modules. Continue reading