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January 15th, 2020
Green oasis in the HafenCity

Together with Landmarken AG, kadawittfeldarchitektur is developing Germany’s first high-rise residential building in HafenCity based on the ideas of the Cradle 2 Cradle principle.

„Moringa wird als grüne Oase einen aktiven Beitrag zur Verbesserung des Klimas und der Luftreinheit in der HafenCity leisten und die Lebensqualität seiner Bewohner und des umgebenden Quartiers steigern. Das erste C2C-inspirierte Wohnhochhaus Deutschlands schafft mit einem hybriden Nutzungsmix Mehrwerte, die dem ganzen Quartier zugutekommen.“
Gerhard Wittfeld

January 13th, 2020

Let's TWIST! We are so excited about our latest competition success...
Last year, we came in second with our proposal for an urban development concept at Schwannstrasse 3 in Düsseldorf, #gatewayduesseldorf, the first prize was awarded to Kohn Pedersen Fox from New York. Now another high-rise building is to be realised at this well-established office location, which will emphasise and enhance the city entrance at #kennedydamm in line with the "Gateway"-project. And this time we were able to succeed and win the 1st prize... YIPYIP!! For both projects, a land-use plan procedure will be carried out after the competition in order to give the new urban development the appropriate legal basis. The floors of the tower mediate between the base and the top and therefore perform a twist as they move upwards, creating a slender waistline that optimises the sunlight and ventilation of the residential buildings from the southeast. The tall, slender building matches the special location directly on Kennedy Bridge with its long-distance effect.

#architecturalcompetition #hochhaus #highrise #duesseldorf #virtualmodel #kadawittfeldarchitektur #twist #firstprize #archilovers #designcompetition #1stprize #architecturaldesign #stadtentwicklung #städtebau #urbandevelopment #architektur #architecture #skyline #goskyhigh

January 8th, 2020
Join us!

We are looking for support for our construction management team on an impressive construction site in Berlin!
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December 18th, 2019
Eigenschaftliche Verschmelzung

Das kunstreiche Verschmelzen umfangreicher, entwurfsbestimmender, dabei aber möglicherweise widersprüchlicher Wünsche ist die Basis guter Architektur.
Weil im Planungsverlauf das Verrückte und dass Poetische, das Abwegige und das Archaische manchmal zu kurz kommen, haben wir aus den bestehenden Adjektiven kurzerhand neue Begriffe für Sie gebaut.

Wir wünschen für 2020 unseren Bauherrinnen und Bauherren, Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern sowie Partnerinnen und Partnern alles Gute.

December 13th, 2019
THE SHELF: vorher – nachher – Column

Dear diary,
today the column turned out to be…

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Suat Schoeneich
December 10th, 2019
kwa&friends - Flash Forward - Fast Rewind

On 06.12.2019 we celebrated the present and 20 years of kadawittfeldarchitektur on a turbulent journey through time. One step back, three steps forward, back into the future and on into the past, somewhere between mixtapes of the eighties and visionaries of the future we danced together through a never-ending time tunnel!

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Nicole Richter
December 9th, 2019
Inhouse Schulung CRADLE TO CRADLE

Our latest in-house training course, entitled ” Erweiterte Nachhaltigkeit im Sinne von Cradle to Cradle im Bausektor”, was devoted to the topic of sustainability. We were able to win two luminaries in this field for the event: Dr. Tanja Scheelhaase, senior consultant for Cradle to Cradle at EPEA and expert for architectural competitions, and Michel Weijers, managing director of C2C ExpoLAB, project manager of the C2C lighthouse project Stadthaus Venlo.

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Anne-Kathrin Höhler
November 29th, 2019

Das KREISLAUFHAUS IM WELTEREBE ZOLLVEREIN zählt zu den TOP 3 des Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitspreises - Auszeichnung für Digitalisierung!

Einen Tag vor der Preisverleihung des 12. Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitspreises erhielten Akteure aus Wirtschaft, Kommunen und Forschung den Sonderpreis Digitalisierung.
Wir freuen uns, es mit unserem Projekt unter die drei Nominierten geschafft zu haben! Im Rahmen des EU-Forschungsprojekts ‚Buildings as Material Banks (BAMB)’ war das DGNB (Platin)-zertifizierte und nach umfänglichen Cradle-to-Cradle-Prinzipien (C2C) realisierte KREISLAUFHAUS ein Pilotprojekt und die verwendeten Materialien wurden in einem Material-Passport dokumentiert.

#DNP12 #deutschernachhaltigkeitspreis #kreislaufwirtschaft #circulareconomy #cradletocradle #dgnb #buildingsasmaterialbanks #materialpassport #greenarchitecture #rooftopgarden #zollverein #essen #ruhrgebiet #kadawittfeldarchitektur #officedesign #archilovers #designingkreislaufhaus
@nachhaltigkeitspreis @ragstiftung @greenbox_la @drees_und_sommer @koelbl_kruse

November 28th, 2019

#piefight ???????? on the occasion of our 20th anniversary!

Thanks ???? to our former client, who has also been loyal to us as lessor of our office space and „housemate“ of the AachenMünchener Direktionsgebäude for a long time. It‘s been a feast!

#aachenmünchener #designingaachenmünchener #20jahrekadawittfeldarchitektur #20thanniversary #kwateam #tortenschlacht #pies #cakes #jedemengekuchen

November 15th, 2019
Lecture by Kilian Kada

GLAS & FASSADE
Rohstoffe | Energieeffizienz | Langlebigkeitam

25. November 2019
Grimmwelt, Kassel
Weinbergstraße 21, 34117 Kassel

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November 14th, 2019

Happy to see that our project DFB Akademie is growing and thriving!

#kadawittfeldarchitectur #constructiondiary #constructionsite #architecturaldesign #underconstruction #dfbakademie #neuerdfb #fussball #inthemakingof

October 22nd, 2019

#bautagebuch: THE SHELF, Berlin

In the historically grown industrial estate in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, a new mixed-use building ensemble is being built. The opening to the street and the special development through the green inner courtyard create a lively place that offers space for companies, artists and start-ups in the Kreuzberg district.

#kadawittfeldarchitectur #kwbau #constructiondiary #constructionsite #architecturaldesign #kwbau #underconstruction #theshelfberlin #theshelf #berlin #kreuzberg #friedrichshain #pandiontheshelf #zukunftsort @offlocation_theshelf

September 27th, 2019
Opening new BITZER headquarters

The new headquarters of BITZER was opened in Sindelfingen on 27 September 2019.

September 27th, 2019
Laying of the foundation stone of the 'New DFB & his Academy'

Bericht über die Grundsteinlegung des Neuen DFB & seiner Akademie in der Tagesschau … more

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Nicole Richter
September 26th, 2019
New DFB in Frankfurt

On 26 September, the foundation stone for the Academy of the German Football Association (DFB) was laid in Frankfurt am Main in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the DFB Executive Committee and other guests of honour.
The main idea behind kadawittfeldarchitektur’s design, which won the 2015 competition, is the close linking of buildings, sports and open spaces. Completion of the project, estimated at 150 million euros, is scheduled for the end of 2021.

September 26th, 2019

ZWANZIG JAHRE
Newspaper No. 18/2019

kadawittfeldarchitektur feiert Geburtstag. Perfekte Ausrede für einen kleinen Rück- und Ausblick. Und dafür, die Architekten einmal selbst zu Wort kommen zu lassen. Dabei geht es um Gebautes, vor allem aber um Haltungen, Wünsche, Arbeitsweisen: Wie entsteht Architektur? Welche Rolle spielt der Dialog zwischen allen Beteiligten, wie weit prägen eigene Überzeugungen den Entwurf für andere? Und was bedeutet all dies für das Miteinander im eigenen Büro? Hinzu treten Interviews mit Barbara Ettinger-Brinckmann, Präsidentin der Bundesarchitektenkammer, und Dr. Riklef Rambow, Professor für Architekturkommunikation, über Baukultur und Architektenschaft sowie die Erwartungen an Stadt und Architektur durch die Öffentlichkeit. Ein Bogen quer über Projekte und die Einflüsse, die darauf einwirken, subjektiv aus der Sicht von kadawittfeldarchitektur, mit Dank an Partner und Freunde für die Begleitung und mit Vorfreude auf Nächstes.

#20jahrekadawittfeldarchitektur #kadawittfeldarchitektur #jubiläum #jubilee #kwateam #archilovers #retrospective #20thanniversary #newspaper #kwanewspaper #interview #wecallitwork

September 23rd, 2019
20 Jahre kadawittfeldarchitektur

kadawittfeldarchitektur celebrated its 20th anniversary on 19 September 2019 at the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen.

Founded by Klaus Kada and Gerhard Wittfeld in Aachen in 1999, the office has realised a wide variety of designs during its 20-year existence – buildings for working, living, culture, museums and exhibition halls, very small buildings and complex reconstruction of Salzburg’s main railway station. The interdisciplinary approach – the combination of architecture, interior design and urban planning – reflects the spectrum of the architects’ creative work. This year the team is working on 27 ongoing projects, nine more are under construction.

As part of the anniversary celebration kadawittfeldarchitektur presented a retrospective and outlook in form of a small exhibition at @ludwigforum. Interdisciplinary short lectures by Angelika Fitz (Director of @architekturzentrum_wien), Michel Weijers (Managing Director of #c2cexpolab), Prof. Riklef Rambow (Head of a*komm at KIT) and Prof. Andreas Uebele (@buerouebele) completed the programme. The President of #bundesarchitektenkammer, Barbara Ettinger-Brinkmann, delivered the laudation. Aachen artist @timberresheim presented a piece of art made exclusively for kadawittfeldarchitektur.

We would like to thank all the guests and contributors who made this evening a wonderful one!

September 18th, 2019
LVR Workshop on the topic of ZIRKULÄRE ZUKUNFT

On Wednesday, 25 September 2019 in the central administration of the LVR in Cologne.

Lectures on the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) concept and the importance of the circular-flow economy for the construction industry.
Ursula Feld, architect and DGNB auditor at kadawittfeldarchitektur, will present the KREISLAUFHAUS at the Zeche Zollverein as a practical example of the implementation of the C2C concept in North Rhine-Westphalia. The office building of the RAG Stiftung and RAG AG, completed in 2018, is Germany’s first project with extensive measures based on the cradle-to-cradle principle.

September 16th, 2019

Great match this weekend!️
Our competitors truly accepted the challenge... it was hard but fair! ????
We had a lot of fun, congrats to the winning team and many thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful day!

#blutgrätsche #blutgrätsche2019 #fußballturnier #footballtournament #fußball #soccer #officelife #teamwork #kwateam #tournament #turnier #teamevent #team #teambuilding #officesports #champion2019 #kadawittfeldarchitektur #architects #community #competition #challengeaccepted @cross_architecture @carpus.partner