schneider+schumacher | architekten - News en schneider+schumacher | architekten Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:17:19 +0000 2018 Prize for Good Design

Every year, the German Designer Club (DDC) announces a "Good Design" competition. This year, the Frankfurt Pavilion won a bronze award in the category "Spaces". The award ceremony took place on 30 November at the Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt.

The DDC links together various design disciplines, reflected in the 10 categories that comprise the prize - this is unique to the industry! Their advertised goal is to improve design quality.

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Opening of IntercityHotel to the south of Frankfurt’s main station

This weekend, the first ever guests to stay at the IntercityHotel Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Süd took up residence. schneider+schumacher is responsible for the project planning and artistic direction of this modern eight-storey building on Mannheimer Strasse, which was built by CA Immo project developer and investor, and is now on a long term lease to the Steigenberger Hotel Group. The building accommodates 414 soundproofed hotel rooms for both leisure and business travellers, and has an underground car park with 80 spaces. At the ground floor level there is a bar, six conference rooms, and a restaurant with access to an inner atrium. The interior employs natural materials and soft colours and was designed by the renowned architectural practice Matteo Thun & Partners, with whom schneider+schumacher collaborated closely.

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Getting started at the Technical Town Hall in Mannheim

Several times a day, a webcam, set up by the company Mannheimer Wohnungsbau, documents the current state of work on the building site for the Technical Town Hall.

At the moment one can watch the base plate being cast, which will be completed by Christmas. The formwork for the first of the walls is also already in place.

By the beginning of April 2019 construction work will most likely have reached the casting of the first upper floors.

722 Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:08:24 +0000 Notes
“A heart for Frankfurt”

On Tuesday 4.12.2018 Joachim Wendt, director of urban planning at schneider+schumacher, is giving a talk entitled "A Heart for Frankfurt" at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, in the lecture series "Positions". His talk will cover his role as project architect in the redevelopment of Frankurt's DomRömer district, including the responsibilities involved in being at the interface between the client and 35 architects.

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725 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 23:00:00 +0000 Lectures
A fresh glimpse of the activity

The residential complex DOXX is intended to become the centrepiece of the harbour district in Mainz. The scheme has been designed by schneider+schumacher, in collaboration with bb22 Architekten.

A short video, produced by the client PANDION, shows how the building site is progressing. The plinth is next in line to be built, following the completion of the underground garage. A full-scale mock-up of the facade already gives an impression of what is to come in the next months.

721 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:06:51 +0000 Notes
A good school building is...

Astrid Wuttke, director at schneider+schumacher, is participating in the Architecture Slam on the opening day of the International Salon. The format allows six architects and urban planners, through their own projects, to present their ideas about what makes a good school building to the public.

Due to the dynamic growth of the Main metropolitan area, there is an ever-increasing need for new schools and educational facilities. SCHULBAU serves as a networking meeting to bring together clients, planning experts, architects and teachers. The Trade Fair will take place for the first time in Frankfurt am Main (Jahrhunderthalle) on 28 and 29 November.

720 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:12:46 +0000 Lectures
Listed Buildings and Energy

At a conference on "Listed Buildings and Energy", Astrid Wuttke, director at schneider+schumacher, together with Johann Reiß, deputy head of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, will give a lecture on energy-saving measures in the refurbishment of the Mathildenhöhe exhibition building in Darmstadt.

The annual continuing education event organised by the Institute for Building Construction at the Technical University Dresden takes place on 26 November at the Haus der Bundesstiftung Umwelt in Osnabrück. The aim of this conference is knowledge-transfer, incorporating the latest research findings and practice-relevant projects.

In conjunction with the event, Springer Verlag will be publishing a yearbook with all the speakers' contributions.

719 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:39:46 +0000 Publications
2nd Prize for "New Housing in Frankfurt-Eschersheim"

An urgent need for more housing has prompted the city of Frankfurt to set up an urban and landscape competition with public involvement, to develop an urban housing project incorporating a considerable amount of green space in Frankfurt-Eschersheim. schneider+schumacher's design envisages a six-storey building, marking a high point at the entrance, however the rest of the accommodation is distributed as predominantly three-storey housing blocks with internal courtyards. The design incorporates existing swathes of green, such as the "little wood" in an area named "Between woods and trees". Following the second phase of the competition, the design has been awarded a second prize.

The competition schemes will be on show until 07.12.2018 from 8:30-18:00 in the atrium of the City Planning Department, Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 10, 60311 in Frankfurt am Main.

In collaboration with Carla Lo Landschaftsarchitekten.

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