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January 19th, 2024
The shell of the new company headquarters Hoffmann SE

with its two-storey arcades and playfully irregularly arranged, slender columns is already making a fantastic impression!

The building complex is being constructed in the immediate vicinity of the future Freiham district center near Munich and will house workplaces for around 1,250 employees in addition to an innovation center for product development and extensive areas for a customer experience world. The polygonal structure around a green inner courtyard forms a tower as a striking urban high point, where the main entrance is also located. The façade of slender ceramic elements and glass emphasizes the verticality of the building. The terraced courtyard, which can be used in a variety of ways, serves to retain water with positive effects on biodiversity and the microclimate.

The project is the result of a competition that we won together with Auböck + Karaz Landschaftsarchitekten. It was organized by the project company Projekt Bodenseestraße GmbH & Co. KG with the support of the Büschl Group and in coordination with the City of Munich.

Further information on the project: https://www.kadawittfeldarchitektur.de/projekt/hoffmann/

 

In cooperation with:

 

Auböck + Karaz Landscape Architects

Hoffmann SE

Projektgesellschaft Projekt Bodenseestraße GmbH & Co. KG

City of Munich

Büschl Unternehmensgruppe

 

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Lars Junold
January 12th, 2024
Aachen climate-neutral 2030 - we are part of it!

As a partner in the framework agreement, kadawittfeldarchitektur is supporting the city of Aachen in its goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2030. Our commitment includes our own measures in the corporate mobility, procurement/services and energy sectors, and we are also ambassadors for a more climate-friendly construction industry.

In April 2022, Aachen was selected by the EU Commission as one of nine German cities for the EU mission “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030”. The aim is to reduce emissions of behavior-related greenhouse gases. To this end, the cities are implementing measures for clean mobility, energy efficiency and green urban planning and involving all interest groups. Aachen is also one of three model cities that are taking on a pioneering role.

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Further information for all interested parties: https://www.aachen.de/DE/stadt_buerger/energie/Klimaneutrales-Aachen/index.html

Picture: ©Jens Kirchner

January 1st, 2024
shaping the future - merry christmas and a happy year 2024

“hemp premium plus” – that sounds like a good high. but you would be doing the fast-growing plant an injustice if you reduced it to this effect. from 1000 BC until the middle of the 19th century, hemp was the most widely cultivated crop in the world. it was used to make clothing, canvas and even paper: the 42-line gutenberg bible was printed on hemp and levi strauss sewed the first jeans from hemp. the seeds of the plant can also be eaten, they are rich in protein, contain a whole range of vitamins and plenty of unsaturated fatty acids.

today, the respective thc content determines whether a hemp plant falls under the narcotics act or is an agricultural crop that can be used to make ropes, for example. hemp rope is low-stretch, tear and abrasion resistant, unaffected by strong acids – great! how we would love to transfer these properties to other products. hemp is also suitable for insulation . the photo does not show synthetic hazardous waste that pollutes the environment after the demolition of a building, but a natural product that firstly grows back and secondly decomposes itself when it is composted.

and there are even more advantages of hemp as a building material: little water is used in its production, co₂ is bound, and it can be grown without pesticides because the plant is resistant to pests. hemp insulation allows houses to breathe naturally by wicking moisture away through the fibers. at the same time, it offers excellent protection against summer heat, has a very good sound insulation value and can be used without protective clothing – so why aren’t such clever materials used everywhere? so please take this post as both a new year’s greeting and an educational card about how we want to plan and build: ecologically oriented, sustainable and sensible. and with building materials that are not only intelligent, but also beautiful. just like the buildings we plan for you.

 

wishing you a happy new year

kadawittfeldarchitektur

 

photo: hans hansen

November 17th, 2023
"I was young and needed the money - reflection on the ideals of my youth"

Lecture by Gerhard Wittfeld on November 11, 2023 at AKJAA 30 – FOREVER YOUNG.

 

The Association of German Architects invites you to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Working Group Young Architects of the BDA in the Projekttheater Dresden.

 

The title of the event stands on the one hand for the constant renewal of the members of the AKJAA by the younger generation in the BDA, and on the other hand also for the fact that a rebellious element accompanies our advocacy of good architecture – regardless of the question of age. Together, the former and active members of AKJAA are asking themselves if rebellion will keep them forever young.

 

In line with the question, Gerhard Wittfeld will give a lecture at 18h30 entitled “I was young and needed the money – reflection on the ideals of my youth”, in which he will reflect on his career with the help of some project examples.

 

Further information on the  AKJAA website.