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Loft in Alling
In this luxury private loft in Alling, comfort takes centre stage. Visitors can experience Connected Comfort intelligent networked solutions with all of their senses.
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Edge House in Krakow
Krakow is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Today, the second largest city in Poland is still referred to as the country's unofficial capital. Just four kilometres from the centre as the crow flies, a former quarry has become home to a residence with a striking slate ro...
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Tumle residential home near Gothenburg, Sweden
On a mountaintop overlooking the Skagerrak stands this black, hexagonal residence, where no two sides look alike: Tumle House. Its shape - an irregular hexagon - follows both the topography of the site and the preferences of the owner family. For planning and construction, they hired the archi...
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EnBW Youth Training Centre for VfB Stuttgart
After nearly 15 months of construction, the EnBW Youth Training Centre for VfB Stuttgart was inaugurated at the end of 2014. The building, which cost approximately 9 million Euros, is located on the club grounds in Bad Cannstatt, and offers new dressing rooms with more space and comfort for yo...
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Centre for Astronomy Education and Outreach in Heidelberg
The Centre for Astronomy Education and Outreach in Heidelberg is unique. The architects Bernhardt + Partner in Darmstadt were inspired by the Whirlpool Galaxy M51 which is located 28 million light years away. Being presented the Energy Efficiency Award 2013 not only acknowledges the excellent ...
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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre Reykjavik
Reykjavik's spectacular concert hall and conference centre is Iceland's new landmark. With their joint design, Henning Larsen Architects and Batteríid Architects have literally held a mirror up to nature.
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ICE Kraków Congress Centre
Kraków is one of the oldest cities in Poland. Its picturesque Old Town, with its unique architecture, has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In autumn 2014, in the historic area located at the heart of the city, a new modern conference centre was opened: the ICE Congress Centr...
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Festival theatre in Erl
The Viennese office of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects realised the new festival theatre surrounded by the Tyrolean mountain landscape. Its architecture respects the neighbouring old passion play theatre and thrusts into the adjacent precipice.
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Maternity and Paediatric Hospital Gregorio Maranon, Madrid
The Maternity and Paediatric Hospital Gregorio Maranon in Madrid cares for patients suffering from cancer. The hospital is respected for its highly-qualified specialists. Children are usually treated in hospital over a longer period. To help them feel at ease, the Juegaterapia foundation has g...
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Esslingen Hospice
In spring 2014, the first in-patient hospice in the county of Esslingen was inaugurated. Architect Jens Könekamp achieved an excellent balance between old and new: the new building is located directly beside the former rectory, which dates back to 1824.
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Johann Lafer Culinary School
Celebrity chef Johann Lafer defines the current standards for cooking, savouring – and technology. His culinary school is a unique forum for culinary culture and way of life. As part of this, the concept is in no way limited to exquisite ingredients and refined recipes. Instead, it combines en...
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Johann Lafer's private kitchen
The kitchen is regaining its position as the centre of family life. Kitchen designers now create modern shapes and realise innovative functions. However, kitchen planners often lack practical experience with technical innovations, particularly when these innovations are from the field of elect...
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Residence near Lake Constance
A home owner near Lake Constance has fulfilled his dream of having an office with a view: From the top floor, one can enjoy a fabulous vista of the water and the Alps rising into the sky behind the lake. In terms of building technology, virtually everything that you could wish for in an intell...
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Center for Mobile Propulsion
The BLB Aachen has realised another new construction project for the RWTH Aachen University: the Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP) research centre, a competence centre for the exploration and advancement of engine technology. The three-part building complex was designed by Lepel & Lepel in Co...
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SAP administration building in St. Ingbert
The expansion of the headquarters of the global software company SAP in St. Ingbert near Saarbrücken was a sophisticated project. Selecting just any property outside the city was not an option. It was necessary for the property to have a central location. In previous times, a factory owner had...
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Otto Bock HealthCare
The international family-run company Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH is on the technological cutting edge. The Science Center Berlin, located between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate, provides the public with insight on the topic of mobility with disabilities.
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Lufthansa Aviation Center
The headquarters of Deutsche Lufthansa AG in Frankfurt is an architectural highlight. The firm ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf was responsible for the concept in its exposed location: directly in the airport area with a view of the runways.
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ThyssenKrupp Quarter
With the new construction of its company headquarters in Essen, ThyssenKrupp AG returned to the site of its corporate roots after a three-year construction phase. Covering a total of 230 hectares, the Krupp Belt is the completely new area built to join the administration buildings of the diver...
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Berlin Central Station
The Berlin Central Station is the largest and most modern railway hub in Europe. It was opened in May 2006 after a construction period of approximately eleven years. It was designed by Meinhard von Gerkan from the Hamburg location of gmp. von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects.
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Unilever Hamburg
Even its location is one-of-a-kind: HafenCity Hamburg, on the Strandkai directly along the Elbe River, within sight of the Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall on one side and the cruise ship terminal on the other. The Marco Polo Terraces are right around the corner. Unilever Germany has built its n...
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Kiev Olympic Stadium
The Kiev Arena has a central location on historic grounds. The sports venue has been continuously reconstructed and expanded, with a history stretching back to 1923, when it was "The Red Stadium Named for Leon Trotsky". Since 1980, the grounds have officially been an Olympic stadium, although ...
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German School Madrid
Founded back in 1896, the German School Madrid is one of the oldest German international schools. In 2009, the Berlin-based office Grüntuch Ernst Architects won the competition to construct a new building. The result is a building which houses a nursery school, primary school and secondary sch...
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University of Economics in Vienna
After just four years of construction, an unusual and extremely exciting campus was inaugurated in October 2013: the University of Economics in Vienna. Both the schedule and the budget of approximately 492 million Euros were successfully adhered to. Following the master plan by Vienna-based ar...
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Expansion of the adidas "World of Sports" campus
The global company adidas has always manufactured at a German location – to be more exact, in Herzogenaurach in central Franconia. The adidas AG World of Sports had a state-of-the-art building constructed there under the leadership of the architects of kadawittfeldarchitektur. This building fi...
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Chelsea Residence
The affluent neighbourhood of Chelsea is located in West London between the River Thames and Sloane Square. Chelsea Residence is a single-family home in this area which has been extensively renovated. Simple elegance is the overriding feature of the the 260 m² house. The multiple bedrooms are ...
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Building complex at Fitzroy Place, London
Fitzroy Place is located right in the heart of London – in the district of Fitzrovia, just a few minutes from Oxford Street, Regent Street and Regent’s Park. This area has always attracted artists and creatives – and was once home to Charles Dickens, Arthur Rimbaud and Virginia Woolf. Fitzroy ...
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Artisan building complex in Fitzrovia, London
The renowned London project developer Dukelease has renovated six historical buildings in the centre of London, and transformed them into 13 luxurious apartments and penthouses. The apartments were equipped with state-of-the-art building technology – a Gira KNX system with the Gira HomeServer ...
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Fenman House
From industrial wasteland to a future oriented, energy efficient, smart living environment, residents at Fenman House adopt a development of 76 stunning apartments by award winning property developer, Argent. Designed by a world renowned team of architects including Maccreanor Lavington, and i...
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Country house in New Forest, Hampshire, Great Britain
Thornby is an elegant country house in the New Forest, in the English county of Hampshire. It stands out due to its architectural style and size: a traditional brick house, surrounded by parkland. The owners decided on an extensive renovation, with intelligent building technology from Gira, en...
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Spicer's House in Oxshott
The small village of Oxshott lies to the south west of London. In the shadows of the capital, its inhabitants enjoy a rural quality of life. The idyllic hamlet has also become home to a truly exquisite presence: the Spicer's House. Built for a family, the mansion comes complete with a park in ...
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Residential building The Pavilion in Blackheath, London
In the London district of Blackheath, the owners, the Coopers, began by purchasing a pagoda originally built by the architect Sir William Chambers (1723 – 1796) in the oriental style. For their retirement, however, they wanted a modern, energy-efficient home, while preferably staying in this g...