26. July 2020
We are pleased about the publication of the Wehrhahn Line Düsseldorf in the recently published Baukultur Report 2020/21 of the Bundesstiftung Baukultur.
Every two years the Baukultur Report is published as an official status report on planning and building in Germany. The report is also a political instrument. It contains positions of the Federal Foundation, project examples from the Baukultur workshops and arguments from expert discussions. In addition, it contains the results of a survey of local authorities on planning practice and a population survey on the general perception of building culture. The findings lead to concrete recommendations for action for politicians and all those involved in planning and building. The report on building culture is presented to the public for the first time at the Convention on Building Culture.
26. July 2020
In 2009 netzwerkarchitekten won the competition for the new construction of a community centre and a day-care centre for children in Mannheim. The outdoor facilities were designed by club l94.
The project, completed in 2015, has now been awarded the “Exemplary Building Mannheim 2013-2020” prize.
The jury awarded 17 out of 57 submitted objects – including the urban redevelopment around the Union Church with a new community center, square and open spaces. The prize-winning works will be presented to the public in an exhibition. The awarding of the certificates will take place with the opening of the exhibition on 19 October 2020.
12. June 2020
netzwerkarchitekten, as part of a bidding consortium under the leadership of WTM Engineers München GmbH, has been awarded the contract to plan the architectural extension of two new underground stations in Munich.
The station “Am Knie” and the terminal station “Pasing” are part of the extension of the U5 underground line to Pasing.
We are very happy about this nice order!
6. April 2020
Construction work has begun on the three new U4 stops “Dannerallee”, “Stoltenstraße” and “Horner Geest”. When completed, 13,000 Hamburg residents will have access to the rail network on foot for the first time.
netzwerkarchitekten won the competition to design the three stations in 2018. We are very pleased about starting implementation.
6. February 2020
We are pleased to have a wonderful publication about the city underground. Among other projects and visions, the Wehrhahnlinie is described and illustrated in detail.
„Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the streets of your city? Do you picture, in isolation, a series of train tunnels and pipes? Or perhaps the foundations of tall buildings that lie scattered, like icebergs, beneath the surface? As our cities grow up, out, and down, it is time we better understood how the different layers of these complex urban environments relate to one another. Underground Urbanism seeks to provide a new perspective on our cities, and consider how this might be used to engage more positively with them. So, tip your cities upside down to have a closer look, and let us rethink them from (below) the ground, up.“
17. January 2020
We won first prize in the competition for Cluster 7 in the newly planned Ludwigshöhviertel in Darmstadt. Approximately 150 apartments will be built on two construction sites. Together with our specialist planners, the landscape architects foundation 5+ from Kassel and the structural engineers Tragraum from Nuremberg, we are very pleased about this beautiful construction task!
11. December 2019
Together with Dr. Schütz Ingenieure and foundation 5+ we won the 2nd prize in the competition for the new construction of a pedestrian and cyclist bridge in Reutlingen.
We are very happy!
14. November 2019
On Monday 11 November, after a 4-year planning and conversion phase, the Sparkasse headquarters in Aschaffenburg was reopened in a festive ceremony.
netzwerkarchitekten won first prize in an invited competition in 2015.
Among other things, the construction measures included an extensive energetic refurbishment, the spatial reorganization of the entrances, a public passage into the customer hall up to the consulting area, as well as the reconstruction of the board area.
We are very happy about the result!
12. November 2019
Together with Dr. Kreutz + Partner from Nuremberg, we won one of two first prizes in the competition for the construction of the Lindemannstraße pedestrian and bicycle bridge near the BVB stadium in Dortmund.
We were advised by the landscape architects club l94 and the lighting designers ENVUE HOMBURG LICHT.
We are very happy about the joint success!
23. September 2019
Today, Darmstadt, the city of science, began building the Pedestrian and bicycle bridge west of the Mozart Tower. Having already won the competition in 2005, we are now very much looking forward to the implementation of our planning and the opening at the end of 2020.
5. September 2019
Jochen Schuh will give a lecture about the Wehrhahnlinie on Friday, September 6th 2019 at the Baukulturforum on “Mobility of the Future” organised by the Bundesstiftung Baukultur.
21. August 2019
netzwerkarchitekten wins together with the investor implenia and the landscape planners gtl from Kassel the 1st prize in the urban development competition for the redevelopment of the Marienplatz in Darmstadt.
We are very happy!!!!!
14. June 2019
netzwerkarchitekten wins the invited competition for a canopy at Zurich Airport. The surface is a shallow water basin. This area changes with seasons, daylight, sky colour and wind.
10. June 2019
After a negotiation procedure for the extension of the Martin-Niemöller-School in Wiesbaden, netzwerkarchitekten is awarded the planning contract.
The Martin-Niemöller-School is to be gradually expanded from a pure upper secondary school to a fully-fledged G9 high school.
We are pleased about the new planning task!
27. May 2019
The Wehrhahnlinie received the Nike for atmosphere in a festive award ceremony at the BDA Day in Halle.
The award for a building, that achieves a special atmospheric impression through its shape and appearance, through light and space, through material and color.
We are very pleased!
13. May 2019
The Wehrhahn line is nominated for a Nike award in the category “atmosphere”.
There are three nominations in each of the seven categories. We are very excited, as the award winners will be announced on May 25th in Halle.
17. January 2019
The traditional gift of our students for the Christmas party, a gingerbread house! This time, the 2nd prize in the competition for the redesign of the Konrad-Adenauer-Platz in Dusseldorf. We are very happy and thank Gerardina Cestara, Franzisca Schwarz, Magnus Reich, Jan Phillipp Glock, Alexandra Voelmle, Moritz Kleinhenz, Frederik Schönfeld, Carla Thalmeier and Alisa de Gobbi.
4. January 2019
The exhibition “Large Houses, Small Houses – Awarded Architecture in Hessen 2013-2018” will open at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt.
The ZOB Freedom square project, Hanau, exhibited here, received one of the coveted “Martin Alsaesser plaques” in 2018.
January 17 through February17, 2019
Tue, Thu – So 11am – 6pm, Wed 11am – 8pm
German Architecture Museum
60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
18. December 2018
In order to promote bicycle use in Darmstadt, we have designed a bicycle parking garage to meet the growing need for safe and space-saving parking in the city center.
The twisted slats which comprise the façade of the automated, vertical parking system provide a framework for climbing greenery. In addition to providing a visually pleasing sight to the city center, plants contribute to improving the city climate.
2. November 2018
The topping-out ceremony of the new Seminar building for the Architecture and Civil Engineering departments at Bochum University of Applied Sciences will be held on November 20th.
We are excited about the fast progress and are looking forward to the completion in 2019.
31. August 2018
The design for a mixed-use residential and commercial building in Darmstadt met with high approval from the Design Advisory Board of the City of Darmstadt. Strong greenery, a solar roof, and an innovative mobility concept will create a trend-setting solution for inner-city living in the stony quarters of Mollerquartier.
29. July 2018
We received an award for the Wehrhahn Line in Dusseldorf at the “Architecture Award North Rhine-Westphalia”.
A total of 438 entries from 16 regions were submitted. Of the 49 prizewinners of these regional procedures, 10 projects have now received this prestigious award.
Together with the participating artists and the city of Dusseldorf, we are very happy!
From the circle of awards, the members of the BDA NRW will now select the work to receive the “Architecture Award North Rhine-Westphalia 2018” in a written election procedure.
6. July 2018
Construction work for the new seminar building in Bochum has begun. The first elements of the significant net-like structure were delivered. These form an efficient supporting structure along the vertical communication zone and the associated open work platforms. At the same time, the structure becomes a visible symbol of the interdisciplinary exchange between the architecture and civil engineering fields in the building.
4. July 2018
On Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at a 5 pm ceremony at Industrieclub Dusseldorf, Elberfelder Street 6, the Halstenberg Commendation will be awarded to netzwerkarchitekten.
The prize will be awarded, for the third time, by the German Academy for Urban Development and Regional Development, and it honors special achievement in urban planning and regional planning in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The reason for the reception of this award:
“Netzwerkarchitekten, based in Darmstadt, has set standards in the planning culture. In 2016, after 15 years of planning and construction, the subway stretch Wehrhahn Line was opened in Dusseldorf. The netzwerkarchitekten, in collaboration with the artist Heike Klussmann, emerged victorious in a two-phase, Europe-wide competition for the overall conception of this subway route. From the beginning, a fruitful cooperation between architects, artists, and engineers, as well as the city of Dusseldorf, was cultivated. It has become a new model of collaborative construction. From the competition in 2001, to its opening, the planning methodology was a success story and is a perfect example of what large-scale construction projects should be. It is this alone that made an underground spatial continuum with a new waiting and arrival culture possible.”
29. June 2018
On June 29, 2018, the concept for the construction of a new residential building with 11 residential units in Darmstadt was presented to the city’s design advisory board. Our design received great approval.
In addition to green roofs, the concept envisages an intensive greening of the south-facing courtyard facade by vertically staggered plant troughs with trees and facade greening.
The plants create a beautiful living environment, and contribute to a sustainable improvement of the city climate.
The heating of the facade surfaces is reduced, noise and pollutants are absorbed, and dust is captured from the air. Plants also absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, retain rainwater, evaporate water, and thus increase air humidity.
28. June 2018
The construction work for the new seminar building for the Architecture and Civil Engineering Departments of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences has begun. The foundation stone was laid on June 27, 2018.
Together with the Architecture and Civil Engineering Departments, we look forward to completion in 2019.
11. June 2018
Netzwerkarchitekten travel together to Rotterdam from June 7-9.
The focus is on exciting urban development and selected innovative housing construction projects.
6. June 2018
At 6 pm on Wednesday, June 6, Jochen Schuh will give a lecture on Places of Education at the Fachhochschule Dortmund as part of the lecture series AUS.BILDUNG.BAUEN_II.
Fachbereich Architektur FH Dortmund
20. April 2018
We are very pleased with the joint success in the competition for the redesign of the Konrad-Adenauer-Platz in Dusseldorf.
Together with foundation 5+, Duksa engineers, and ISR, we took 2nd prize in both the realization and ideas sections.
25 teams of architects participated in the competition of Stadt and BAHN.
The competition designs will be on display beginning April 24, 2018 at 11:00am in the Dusseldorf Town Hall.
29. March 2018
The state of Hessen will conduct tours of its architectural structures on June 23rd and 24th to showcase the ambitious structural environment. For the 24th time, the Chamber of Architects in Hessen will organize the Day of Architecture, where architects, interior architects, landscape ar-chitects and urban planners will present their works. The goal is to emphasize the importance of the structural environment to the widest audience possible.
We are pleased that three of our recently completed projects have been selected!
Guided tours are as follows:
ZOB Freedom Square
Saturday June 23, 2018, 1pm and 3pm, meeting point at first bus platform at the roundabout
Arrival Terminal 1, Frankfurt Airport
Sunday June 24, 2018, 10:30am and 12: 30pm, meeting point on the right Windscreen 1
New Community Center St. Gallus
Sunday June 24, 2018, 10am and 11: 30am, meeting point at main entrance
20. March 2018
Fifty-one entries were submitted to this year’s “Award for Good Buildings” competition, held every five years by the BDA Hessen. At the award ceremony last Friday in the German Museum of Architecture, the client and netzwerkarchitekten were happy to receive the Martin Elsaesser Plaque for the reconstruction of Freedom Square (“ZOB Freiheitplatz”) in Hanau.
Previously used as a public bus station and parking lot, reconstruction of Freedom Square was completed in autumn, 2015. The restructuring of the central bus station and the redesign and reorganization of the Square creates a public, open-air, barrier-free space which invites everyone to linger and enjoy the park-like setting.
This remarkable result was made possible by the intensive cooperation of the landscape architecture office Club L94 from Cologne, Schüßler-Plan from Frankfurt (overall project management), the municipal companies and proprietary enterprises of the city of Hanau, and the netzwerkarchitekten.
18. December 2017
Fifty-two entries were submitted for this year’s “Good Buildings Award” competition. After an in-depth review and intensive discussion, the jury selected the winners of the six awards and three distinctions in a two-day meeting.
At the award ceremony last Thursday, the client and netzwerkarchitekten happily received the award.
The BDA Düsseldorf has been organizing the competition for the past 19 years and selects the prize winners every three years. The that received an award take part in the nationwide “NRW Architecture Prize 2018”.
We are looking forward to the year 2018!
The exhibition of all projects can be seen at the Stadtmuseum Dusseldorf until January 2, 2018.
6. December 2017
Jochen Schuh will give a lecture at the STUVA – Conference 2017 on modern bus stop architecture and its influence on user behavior.
The conference will take place from December 6-8, 2017 at the ICS Stuttgart.
3. October 2017
“The Düsseldorf Underground ‘Wehrhahn Line’ – A Systhesis of the Arts ” will be on exhibit in the rear part of the foyer of the Dusseldorf City Hall during the month of October, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
28. September 2017
After more than one year of renovation, the day care center at Ruthsenbach in Darmstadt’s Ahrheiligen district has been put back into operation. The existing building was extensively renovated and restructured inside in order to realize a new pedagogical concept.
All facade areas that received a new insulation layer during renovation were clad with a rear-ventilated curtain wall of vertical wooden slats.
The “Kids base”, a pedestal band around the building made of cement-bonded slabs, combines the various structures, and enables the children to paint and design their day care center themselves with chalk.
15. September 2017
Project. Wehrhahn Line, Dusseldorf
Infrastructure project creates space for urban design
Discussion about the project and topic:
Bernd Thomas, Office for Integrated Urban and Transport Planning, Dusseldorf City Planning Office
Gerd Wittkötter, Project Manager, Office for Traffic Management Dusseldorf
Thomas Fiedler, Head of Central Division, Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG
Federal Foundation for Building Culture
21.09.2017 – 22.09.2017
30. August 2017
“The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the design projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.”
This year 465 projects from 21 countries were submitted.
The Wehrhahn line has won an award in the traffic category. We are very pleased about this!
29. August 2017
The Freiheitsplatz in Hanau has been selected from 55 projects submitted for the German Road and Transport Engineering Prize 2017 in the category Building Culture as one of three finalists. Oliver Witan received the certificate at the award ceremony on September 22, 2017 in the Bauhaus city of Dessau.
The planning team consisted of Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft GmbH, netzwerkarchitekten GmbH and club L94 Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH.
We are very happy about this award!
23. August 2017
Symposium on September 26, 2017 in Münster
Jochen Schuh, netzwerkarchitekten:
The “Wehrhahn Line Dusseldorf” and other “art stories
22. June 2017
The underground station Benrather Strasse is on a journey.
The artist Thomas Stricker exhibits the digital installation “Himmel oben – Himmel unten” and the collage “Reisvorbereitungen” with texts, plans, visualizations and photographs from 15 years of interdisciplinary cooperation in the exhibition OUT OF THE BLUE in Switzerland.
7. April 2017
corporate design by nowakteufelknyrim
29. March 2017
Our new website is online. It was designed and programmed by the wonderful agency nowakteufelknyrim from Düsseldorf.
9. February 2017
The German Architecture Yearbook, published by the German architecture museum (DAM) in Frankfurt am Main, has been publishing all important information on current construction activity in Germany for almost 40 years. In reviews by renowned authors, the yearbook presents the shortlist of twenty buildings from Germany, which a jury selected for the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2017.
27. January 2017
The Wehrhahn Line is among the 24 best buildings in and from Germany and will be on display at the German Museum of Architecture from January 28 to April 30.
The exhibition will open on January 27 at 5 pm.
20. January 2017
On January 15, 2017 at 3:15pm the film “Ein Haus mit drei Höfen” will be broadcast.
After shooting last summer, the film, originally broadcast in 2006, was supplemented by impressions and shots of its current state. The house is now completely greened.
11. January 2017
The website of the famous graphic agency Bureau Mario Lombardo about the project Wehrhahn line is online.
12. December 2016
10. December 2016
The beautiful house J is published in the magazine 100 Deutsche Häuser.
5. December 2016
28. November 2016
Netzwerkarchitekten is represented with the Wehrhahn Line and the community hall Pfaffengrund in the German Architectural Guide. The buildings were researched by the German Museum of Architecture (DAM). The selection formed the basis for the jury for the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2017, in which the Werhahn Line was included in the shortlist of 24 projects.
The book has been published by DOM publishers.
28. September 2016
The synthesis of a functional emergency staircase and a vertical educational trail becomes an eventful and varied staircase cascade, which becomes a formative element. The invisible energy flows and supply networks are materialized and made visible.
22. August 2016
Since 2013, the German Design Council has been presenting the Iconic Awards in five main categories. In addition to the “Winners”, the “Best of Best” award and prizes for special categories and an honorary prize will also be presented. This year’s honorary award goes to Muji House CO Ltd. from Japan. “Architects of the Year” are Adjaye Associates from London.
19. August 2016
The Wehrhahn Line has been selected as one of the finalists in the category “Tunnelling Project of the Year (over $500m)”. The award ceremony and celebration will take place in London on December 8. We are happy and keep our fingers crossed.
5. July 2016
The Wehrhahn Line project was selected as one of the finalists at the World Architecture Festival Award.
On November 16 and 17, the project will be presented once again to the jury in Berlin for the final award ceremony.
We are happy!
19. June 2016
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7pm
Location: City Museum City of Düsseldorf
Berger Allee 2
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
28. May 2016
14. May 2016
We are very happy!
2. May 2016
Another wonderful article about the Wehrhahn Line in the feuilleton of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
29. April 2016
CONTINUUM AND CUT
Duesseldorf Wehrhahn-Line subway – a Synthesis of the Arts
Opening: Freitag, 29. April 2016, 18.30 Uhr
Exhibition: 30. April – 9. Juni 2016
Location: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Opening hours: Di-Fr/ Tue-Fri 11-18.30 Uhr, So-Mo/ Sun-Mo 13-17 Uhr
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Dr. Stephan Keller, Head of Department, Traffic Management, Duesseldorf
Hans-Georg Lohe, Head of Department, Cultural Affairs, Duesseldorf
Jochen Schuh, netzwerkarchitects GmbH, Darmstadt
15. April 2016
Theme booklet on the Wehrhahn Line April 15.2016
14. April 2016
Wehrhahn-Linie ISBN 978-3-7356-0249-7
12. March 2016
New York Times
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Welt am Sonntag
Deutschland Radio Kultur
………….and more to come
11. February 2016
An extraordinary joint effort by a team of engineers, netzwerkarchitekten, six artists, craftsmen and representatives of the City of Düsseldorf has been completed after 15 years of planning and construction –
a new 3.4-kilometer underground line with six stations in the center of Düsseldorf will open on February 20, 2016 at 12 noon.
29. January 2016
The work of netzwerkarchitekten will be awarded in the competition for the new construction of the Mechanical Engineering and Energy Technology faculty building at the Technical University of Central Hessen in Giessen.
21. December 2015
21. December 2015
18. December 2015
From the series gingerbread and chocolate houses: our Christmas present from our employees the church extension in Altenbach completed this year.
17. December 2015
The task is the reconstruction and modernization of the customer hall including the development situation as well as the first floor in the listed building of the architect Baron Alexander von Branca.
14. December 2015
With a roof as concrete shell, club l94 and netzwerkarchitekten won second prize in the urban and open space planning competition for the redesign of the station square in Dinslaken.
The trial was attended by 15 offices
30. November 2015
26. October 2015
6 subway stations
Competition 1st prize: 2001
Planning period: 15 years
Inauguration: Spring 2016
15. July 2015
The general renovation and extension of the Protestant church in Altenbach has been completed. Netzwerkarchitekten had won first prize in 2010.
14. July 2015
The interior renovation of the Protestant Church in Schriesheim and the associated conversion of the community centre into a meeting centre has been completed. Netzwerkarchitekten won first prize in the preceding competition in 2011.
19. May 2015
netzwerkarchitekten, represented by Oliver Witan and Markus Schwieger, is appointed to the Association of German Architects.
23. March 2015
Netzwerkarchitekten received an acquisition at the competition for a double gymnasium of the Falkert- und Schloss-Realschule in Stuttgart. The wide, open staircase leading to the foyer in front of the auditorium will strengthen the presence of the the school in the city. The jury praised the high and appropriate functionality.
25. February 2015
The results of the online vote of Mannheim citizens about good architecture in Mannheim are now available. The city’s building competence center had invited citizens to choose their favorite architecture. From May to October, twelve red concrete cubes stood in front of constructions. They served as seats for viewing the buildings selected by an independent jury.
10. February 2015
A series of lectures by netzwerkarchitekten entitled “Unikat und Serie” accompanies the Knauf Plantation.
On the following days Oliver Witan gives a lecture:
Stuttgart, February 4 and 5, 2015
Hamburg, February 25 and 26, 2015
Nürnberg, March 3 and 4, 2015
Düsseldorf, March 11 and 12 2015
6. February 2015
Netzwerkarchitekten are planning the new access road at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1.