Dresden Zoological Garden, Germany
Penguin Café

Opening ceremony 28 march 2018

The Penguin Café in the Dresden Zoo opened a little earlier than planned. The cafe got its name from the immediate vicinity of the penguin enclosure, which can be watched from the café's terrace. The basic idea of the architecture is the association with the habitat of penguins made of rocks and ice floes. The design model for the cantilevered roof is a huge ice floe, which is supported by rocks.

Heinle, Wischer and Partner has a lot of experience in planning and building zoological gardens. References of the office are for example the giraffe house in the Dresden Zoo, the Aquazoo in Dusseldorf or the lemur plant in the Erfurt Zoo.

Team: Jens Krauße (Partner in charge), Steffen Thombansen (project management), Monique Schott, Armin Pommerencke

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"The Centre of Medical Simulation. Change in the Didactics of the Medical University Wroclaw"
Lecture by Anna Stryszewska-Słońska

March 23, 2018
Targi Budownictwa i Kamieniarstwa TARBUD (Building Fair) in the Centennial Hall Wroclaw
Lecture series of the Chamber of Engineers Lower Silesia, Session I - Special Objects, Interesting Buildings

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Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
Main Library

From 19 March 2018 on, the library will be available for the users. The official opening will follow on 30 April 2018.

As a construction of the century, the project was designated at the laying of the foundation stone. Between the Elisabeth church, the historic botanical garden and the medieval city centre, 1,250 modern workplaces maintain the liveliness of the city and bring science back to the city centre. During ongoing operation, 3.2 million media with an estimated total length of approx. 55 km were put on the shelves in recent weeks. The new library costs 120 million EUR and offers study terraces, and cabins, team lounges and reading zones. Through the spherical curved glass roof in the atrium is a new visual networking with the idyllic environment for all Marburg citizens and users created.

sinning architekten, Darmstadt

ARGE Uni-Bibliothek Marburg
sinning architekten Darmstadt,
Heinle Wischer und Partner
Freie Architekten

Team: Thomas Heinle (Partner in charge), Tobias Maschke (project management), Sibylle Stiehler, Tim Arnhold, Annette Fiebig, Esther Güthoff-Pille, Doris Krian, René Mikschofsky, Nicole Schuchardt, Kerstin Till u.a.; construction supervision: Florian Fahr, Ingo Leypold, Yorck Rentsch, Mehmet Coskun, Gerhard Wack u.a.

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Housing in Bavaria 1918 | 2018

15 March till 21 May 2018, Architekturmuseum der TU München in the Pinakothek der Moderne

The exhibition will address the ways in which concepts of space and architectural solutions reflect specific living conditions. By looking at a range of building styles – from detached homes to small housing estates and low-rise "Zeilenbau" developments, through to large-scale housing estates – light is shed not just on urban development, but also on the more rural regions of Bavaria.

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Olympic Village, Munich, Germany

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Researchbuilding THINK - Zentrum für theoretische und integrative Neuro- und Kognitionswissenschaft (Centre for theoretical and integrative Neuro and Cognitive Science)
Contract awarded

The research centre is being built in the development area of the former Opel factory in Bochum. The theoretical and experimental research of human thought requires i.a. large imaging equipment (live cell imaging and multiphoton microscopes, MRI), laboratories and a data centre.

Team: Edzard Schultz (Partner in charge), Lea Bradasevic

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Małopolska Science Center, Krakau, Poland
Competition 1st Prize, decision of the jury 17 february 2018

Team: Edzard Schultz (Partner in charge), Anna Stryszewska-Słońska, Dominika Niewczas, Tomasz Padło, Małgorzata Oleśkowska, Joanna Pittner, Katarzyna Woszczyna

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wbg - housing association Nuremberg
New Nursing Home Salzbrunner Straße
Competition 1st Prize, decision of the jury 8 February 2018

Team: Markus Kill (Partner in charge), Dr. Pablo Allen-Vizan, Hendrik Potthoff

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7 December 2017 - 30 April 2018

The exhibition, which was developed in collaboration with the Madrid Chamber of Architects (COAM), shows 14 selected, realized projects in public space that exemplify the younger urban development of the two metropolises.
Location: Architektenkammer Berlin, Alte Jakobstraße 149, 10969 Berlin
Opening hours: Monday till Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm, Friday: 9 am - 3 pm

Our office is represented with the following project:
Topography of Terror, Berlin
Documentation and Visitor Centre and Presentation of the Historic Property

Landscape architect: Prof. Heinz W. Hallmann



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Ulm University
Centre for Quantum Biosciences
Topping out ceremony at 27 November 2017

From the beginning of 2019, around 115 researchers from the fields of physics, chemistry and molecular medicine will work in the four-storey research centre. They will collaborate on an interdisciplinary basis with quantum technological approaches. The new building offers around 2800 m² of laboratory and office space. In the basement special spring-mounted laboratories for measuring technology in the nanoscale are created.

Team: Till Behnke (Partner in charge), Susanne Kern (project management), Elke Fichter, Ruth Herrmann, Wolfgang Pfisterer, Tugba Sezer

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“Landhaus Am Rupenhorn” Berlin
Historic Preservation and Restoration to Original Condition of 1930s
Federal Award for Craft in the Preservation of Monuments, 1st prize

The Landhaus, a masterpiece of the New Objectivity by the brothers Luckhardt and Alfons Anker, was thoroughly renovated by our office between 1991 and 2011. The façade and interiors have been restored to historical standards. The owners and clients were the couple Prof Robert Wischer † and Dr Christa Kliemke.

The award, donated by the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz (German Foundation for Monument Protection) together with the Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks (Central Association of German Craft), is awarded to private owners who have made outstanding contributions to the preservation of their monument in cooperation with local crafts.

In addition to the owner, the following craft enterprises were awarded for their work on the monument:
Metallbau Frank Noack
Elektroinstallation N. Kleiner
Steinmetz Krieger GmbH & Co. KG
Matthias Boehlke Malerei & Restaurierung
Erwin Jahns Glasbau GmbH

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Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch
New building Optical Imaging Center - OIC
Contract awarded

The new research facility for the research and development of high-resolution light microscopes will be built on the campus site in the north of Berlin, in close proximity to the other research buildings of the Max Delbrück Center.
Floor area 1.825 m² | building costs ca. 14,1 Mio. €

Team: Dr. Alexander Gyalokay (Partner in charge), Jan Giesen, Heinrich Huber, Marina Martinez Sanchis

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University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
Admittance in the monument list of the city of Hamburg as an ensemble monument

Partner in charge: Prof. Robert Wischer
Planning and building time: 1973-1978

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Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum, Düsseldorf
Reconstruction and restoration
Opening on 22 September 2017

The Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum is one of the twenty largest zoological institutions in Germany with a unique interlinking of the zoo, the aquarium and the natural science museum. The building holds a high technical complexity and has been renovated with continued animal husbandry. The pools of turtle, penguin and co. are now up to date.

Team: Jens Krauße und Thomas Heinle (Partner in charge), Thomas Gräning (project management), Steffen Thombansen, Anke Mierisch, construction supervison: Wolfgang Frey, Gülay Atlay Kiliclar

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Claudius-Höfe Bochum
Integrative Multigenerational Living
State prize for Architecture, Housing and Urban Development in North Rhine-Westphalia 2017, "Good Building in Publicly Supported Housing Construction", prize winner

Project team: Edzard Schultz (partner in charge), Sibylle Stiehler (project management), Tobias Maschke (project manager: construction administration), Jan Giesen, Esther Güthoff, Roman Jonda, Dorett Kockisch, Kerstin Maschke, Anke Mierisch, Armin Pommerencke, Monique Schott, Anna Stryszewska-Slonska, Kerstin Till, etc.

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Dresden Zoological Garden
Penguin Café ("Pinguincafé")

Topping out ceremony at 27 September 2017

Located next to the Humboldt penguin compound, the Penguin café is a popular attraction in the Dresden Zoo. The new building replaces a modular building from the 1970s. Its design and the curved ground plan are inspired by the namesake animals and their environment of rock and ice.

Team: Jens Krauße (Partner in charge), Steffen Thombansen (project management), Armin Pommerencke, Monique Schott

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Rüdersdorf near Berlin
Neighborhood square and school extension Heinitz-Gymnasium
Competition 2nd Prize, decision of the jury 5 September 2017

Team: Edzard Schultz (Partner in charge), Lea Bradasevic

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Technische Universität Berlin
New institute of mathematics and interdisciplinary centre for modeling and simulation (IMoS)
Competition 2nd prize, decision of the jury 11 September 2017

Team: Edzard Schultz (Partner in charge), Alekandra Shulevska, Eleonora Popovska, André Wollmann, Heinrich Huber, Iva Kolak

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HafenCity Hamburg
New prevention centre for statutory accident insurance institutions
Competition 2nd Prize, decision of the jury 25 August 2017

Team: Christian Pelzeter (Partner in charge), Jan Giesen, André Wollmann, Lea Bradasevic

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Erwin Heinle Best Of - Between High Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea
Heinle, Wischer und Partner, Freie Architekten invite you to a lecture event with an exhibition opening at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Erwin Heinle.

Various speakers and companions from the field of architecture and art present Erwin Heinle's role as architect, teacher and partner of the office, discuss selected projects and explain his methodological approaches and work. An accompanying exhibition reveals unpublished works from the archives and deals with the connection between Erwin Heinles's life and his works.

A participation in the event on September 8, 2017 from 3 to 7 pm is possible with prior registration at The exhibition is open until 16 September 2017 at the State Academy of Fine Arts.

The lectures and the exhibition will be in German.

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School Centre Erftstadt-Lechenic, Germany
Development and Restoration

Competition 1st Prize, decision of the jury 12 June 2017

Team: Edzard Schultz (Partner in charge), Aleksandra Shulevska, Marta Bruschy, Barbara Schott, Jan Giesen

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Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, new laboratory building
Competition 3rd Prize, decision of the Jury 3rd August 2017

Team: Dr. Alexander Gyalokay (Partner in charge), Marta Bruschy, Jan Giesen, Heinrich Huber, Nuno Moreira

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Dresden University of Technology
Institute for Applied Photophysics
Iconic Awards 2017, Winner, Category Architecture

The Iconic Awards are awarded by the German Design Council, which was founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag. Under the motto "The whole world of architecture", the competition focuses on the elementary importance of the interplay of individual trades.

Team: Jens Krauße, Thomas Heinle (partner in charge), Steffen Thombansen (project management), Thomas Gräning, Armin Pommerencke, Monique Schott, Anna Busch, Anke Mierisch

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Vivantes Humboldt-Klinikum Berlin-Reinickendorf, Renovation and Expansion Patient Bed Tower and Intensive Care Unit
Foundation stone ceremony at 18 July 2017

The new bed tower will offer a department for neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation with 40 beds as a private patient suite. The interdisciplinary intensive care unit with 37 beds is located on the first floor. For this large intensive care unit, a clustering has been developed that allows coherent insulation: a 2-bed room and a single bed are supplied by a common lock. The therapy rooms with exercise-treatment pools on the ground floor are supplemented by smaller therapy rooms on the ward.

Team: Edzard Schultz (Partner in charge), Barbara Schott, Jessica Kempe, Anke Mierisch, Clara Llorente-Carretero, Annette Dörr, Andrea Jütten, Anja Weinreich, Dorothea Rometzki

Photo (left to right): Dr. Andreas Schmitt (Geschäftsführender Direktor Vivantes Region Nord), Dr. Eibo Krahmer (Vivantes Geschäftsführung Finanzmanagement, Infrastruktur und Digitalisierung), Dilek Kolat (Senatorin für Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung), Dr. Andrea Grebe, M. san. (Vorsitzende der Vivantes Geschäftsführung), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Adam (Vivantes Ärztlicher Direktor des Vivantes Humboldt-Klinikums), Dr. Margaretha Sudhof (Staatssekretärin der Senatsverwaltung für Finanzen)
© Vivantes / Werner Popp.

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