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April 7th, 2021
Pretty sustainable!

The pressing issues of climate change are finally and increasingly taking the building industry into focus. The sustainability of a building, where the aesthetically assessable form is always necessarily also related to social, economic, political, technical, ecological and cultural aspects, has a lot to do with acceptance and identification of the users. How beautiful does a sustainable house have to be in order to be comprehensively sustainable? Is there a consensual aesthetic that ensures acceptance in the long term and across generations? In his lecture, Kilian Kada will shed light on these questions and provide insights into ongoing and recent projects by kadawittfeldarchitektur.

April 08, 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Free registration here…

March 25th, 2021

“When building owners recognize added value, they also accept additional costs,” says Jasna Moritz, a member of the management team at kadawittfeldarchitektur. The architect talked to KAP FORUM about the real challenge in sustainable building: Cost.

Read the whole interview (in German) here…

March 19th, 2021
And the Oscar goes to...

Our RAG Kreislaufhaus at Zollverein receives one of two awards at the Essener Architekturpreis 2020!
For the first time, the city of Essen and the Association of German Architects (BDA Essen) jointly awarded the Essen Architecture Prize. The best buildings in the city of Essen over the last five years were sought. The prize is awarded for exemplary solutions to building tasks using contemporary architectural means, which are characterized not only by aesthetic, but also by ecological and economic sustainability.

The jury states: “Imponierend ist die sorgfältige konzeptionelle Ausarbeitung des Gebäudes hinsichtlich der Aspekte Nachhaltigkeit, Umwelt und Klima. Die DGNB-Zertifizierung in Platin, die Realisierung des Cradle-to-Cradle-Prinzips, die Funktion als Rohstoffdepot im Sinne des EU-Forschungsprojekts „Buildings as Material Banks“ sind State of the Art und qualifizieren das Gebäude als vorbildlichen Beitrag für die Zukunft des Bauens, der eine Auszeichnung des Architekturpreises Essen 2020 erhält.”

The jury’s full assessment can be viewed here….

March 16th, 2021

In this interview with textart by Ute Latzke®, Kilian Kada answers 10plus1 questions about good architecture and the upcoming challenges for architects, which role models he has and which professional paths he would have taken if he had not become an architect. And much more – to be read in the textart blog…