Free University, Berlin
Architect: Jahn Inc
The new seminar and hotel development for the Free University of Berlin was designed by Helmut Jahn. As in all Jahn projects the landscape play an important role in extending the architecture and combining both elements to create an unmistakable project.Both paving and trellis/pergola are generated out of the architecture and create a strong sense of place. Smaller spaces created by the trellis within the courtyard invite for more discrete discussions.
Tertianum Senior Residence, Munich
Architect: Hilmer + Sattler
The redevelopment of the inner city block that used to be a factory for telephone and other electrical appliance as well as apartments was logical step in the urban planning in Munich. Tertianum GmbH is a company investing in assisted housing and medical services for senior citizens who wish to retain their quality of living. Merkur GmbH invests in building up-market apartments for the rent market.
Audi Business Unit, Curitiba
Architect: Schmidhuber + Partner
The entrance zone for the new VW/Audi factory functions not only as an official entrance, car park and bus station, but more importantly a storm water retention basin. The 18 hectare large entrance zone has a 12m height difference and drains towards the factory. Already during the construction phase, floods restricted or totally stopped the work. Our design used the height difference and earth molding to slow and withhold the run-off so that the already installed storm water system could function.
Thalmässing Church Plaza, Munich
Architect: Prof. Andreas Meck
The architect Prof. Andreas Meck designed a new congregation hall for the worshippers of the neighboring church. The existing church stands on a very prominent hill and can be seen from far. In order not to compete with the church or distract, it was decided that the new hall should be very simple and create an entrance courtyard and protect the outside areas from the prevailing winds.
Hohenkammer Castle Redevelopment, Hohenkammer
Architect : Braun + Partner
The `Deutsche Genossenschafts Bank´ had been running this castle and ancillary buildings as a training and educational center. The facility was no longer up to standard and the potential for an increased demand seen. As we had previously redesigned and administered the reconstruction of the castle moat we were requested to prepare the landscape design with the Architects Braun and Partner. Research on the castle history had been prepared.
SWW Art and Music Instrument Installation, Munich
With the newly installed gardens of this social center for blind and sight disabled was only just opened and there were the first signs of design flaws. Groups of disabled were found disorientated in the planting beds or on the neighboring properties. The path systems between the residences, workshops and communal rooms were not designed sufficiently for these disabled. Braille labeled plates at the handrail ends were not enough to assist.
Kindergarten – Day Care Center, Senftenauerstr. Munich
Architect: Braun + Partner
A new Kindergarten center for the residents of the suburb Hadern, Munich was desperately needded as the old premise were no longer large enough or up to date. The new building designed by Braun and Partner, Architects , Munich with a central access corridors, 3 children group rooms facing the west and central courtyard, to the east, staffing and ancillary rooms. The building massing was configured as a sound barrier to the street with courtyard wall cutting off the service access to the neighboring primary school.
The refurbishment of this dilapidated courtyard was initiated by the architect Prof. Andreas Meck, who has his office in a garden house within the courtyard and residents. The redesign was partially financed by a local government subsidy. Due to the very shady climate there was no grass or under growth possible. The landscape design saw that the undergrowth was removed, so allowing more light to enter the court yard and allow the pavements to dry.