5. December 2016

1st prize Marchivum

netzwerkarchitekten wins the invited competition for the design of the path and underpass in the surroundings of the MARCHIVUM in Mannheim.

28. November 2016

German Architectural Guide

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.


20. November 2016

highly recommended

At the world architecture festival we received the 2nd prize in the category Transport with the Wehrhahn Line. It was very close. The project received the “highly recommended” award.  We are very happy.

28. September 2016

3rd prize energy storage

netzwerkarchitekten wins the 3rd prize in the invited competition for the construction of a new energy storage facility in Heidelberg.

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

“winner” at the iconic award

In the category “Architecture – public” the Wehrhahn line received the award “Iconic Awards 2016 – Winner”.

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

Finalist at the Tunneling Award 2016 in London

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

Finalist at World Architecture Festival Award

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

BDA fireside chat “traffic culture”

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7pm

Location: City Museum City of Düsseldorf

Ibach Hall

Berger Allee 2

40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

2. June 2016


The modernization of the 600 m long access road at Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport planned by netzwerkarchitekten is almost complete. The ceremonial commissioning will take place on June 9, 2016.

28. May 2016

Above the roofs of Darmstadt

netzwerkarchitekten is planning a rooftop bar for the Wilhelminenquartier in Darmstadt.

14. May 2016

and again feuilleton SZ: Matzig

We are very happy!


10. May 2016

Nomination DAM Award

We are pleased about the nomination of the Wehrhahn Line and the Community hall im Pfaffengrund in Heidelberg for the DAM Award 2017.


3. May 2016


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

2. May 2016


Another wonderful article about the Wehrhahn Line in the feuilleton of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

29. April 2016

Exhibition at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin

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

Building Art

Theme booklet on the Wehrhahn Line April 15.2016

14. April 2016

“Continuum and Cut”

A new book on the Wehrhahn Line will be published by Kerber Verlag in May 2016:

Wehrhahn-Linie ISBN 978-3-7356-0249-7

13. April 2016


A new book on the Wehrhahn Line was published in May 2016 by Kerber Verlag:

Achat ISBN 978-3-7356-0190-2

12. March 2016

overwhelming press coverage for the Wehrhahn Line

New York Times
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The Guardian
Welt am Sonntag
Westdeutsche Zeitung
Rheinische Post
Thüringische Landeszeitung
Kölner Stadtanzeiger
Darmstädter Echo
Art Forum
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

Purchase in Gießen

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

2nd prize and acquisition

Pöyry Deutschland GmbH and netzwerkarchitekten GmbH win 2nd prize and an acquisition for the replacement construction of the railway viaducts across the Oder River and the Odervorflut.

Seven teams took part in the process. Each team could submit 2 variants in the first phase. Team Pöyry had entered phase 2 with both variants.

21. December 2015


netzwerkarchitekten wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a great 2016!

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

1st prize in Aschaffenburg

netzwerkarchitekten wins the invited competition for the modernization of the savings bank in Aschaffenburg.

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

2nd prize in Dinslaken

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

1st prize Wilhelminenquartier

netzwerkarchitekten wins the invited competition for the redesign of the facade of the Wilhelminenquartier in Darmstadt.

26. October 2015

soon to come

6 subway stations

Competition 1st prize: 2001

Planning period: 15 years

Inauguration: Spring 2016

25. October 2015


The new Emmaus Community Centre in Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund was inaugurated on September 25. The project won first prize in an invited competition in 2011.

23. September 2015

glass shades

On September 10, the construction work on Freiheitsplatz in Hanau was completed and the new waiting halls planned by netzwerkarchitekten were ceremoniously put into operation.


15. July 2015

Completions of the Protestant church in Altenbach

The general renovation and extension of the Protestant church in Altenbach has been completed. Netzwerkarchitekten had won first prize in 2010.

14. July 2015

Completion of the Protestant Church Schriesheim

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.

5. June 2015


The conversion of a 70 year old detached house in Darmstadt has been completed.

In order to adapt the house to the needs of the new residents, the entire upper floor was demolished and replaced by a mixed construction of wood and steel.

19. May 2015


netzwerkarchitekten, represented by Oliver Witan and Markus Schwieger, is appointed to the Association of German Architects.

23. March 2015

Acquisition in Stuttgart

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

Favorite architecture in the city – the winners have been chosen

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.

Netzwerkarchitekten has won one of the two main prizes with the community center in Mannheim Neuhermsheim.

13. February 2015

An architectural treasure

The Protestant community center in Neuhermsheim, which was inaugurated in 2007, is a viewing station. This is already the third award for the building after the “big” and the “small” Hugo Häring Prize.


10. February 2015

Unicum and series

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

Redesign of the arrival drive through at Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Air-port

Netzwerkarchitekten are planning the new access road at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1.

4. February 2015


netzwerkarchitekten receives an award at the Hamburg Architecture Prize 2014 for the new Überseequartier stop in the harbor City.