The interaction between building physics, façade and structural design in the light of thermal performance and structure, acoustic and sound insulation of the façade, energy- and resource-efficiency, materials i.e. construction type and life cycle costs etc. are of course a matter for us. For our clients the deriving integral approach holds a high potential for optimization with regards to economic, ecologic and social aspects.
In the field of building physics and sustainability we cover all design phases from the basic evaluation to construction for new and existing buildings. We are certified consultants for thermal and sound protection and provide the common building physics analysis. As KfW-experts we also support our clients with KfW applications.
Thermal protection and energy efficiency
We provide design consultancy for all energy standards from the Energy Saving Regulation (EnEV) through to KfW efficiency houses and passive house standard up to the plus energy house, for new buildings and existing buildings. We support clients and architects from the competition to the commissioning of the building. In our role as specialists for energy efficiency, certified passive house planners and registered energy efficiency experts for federal funding programmes, we can advise on potential savings and subsidies and take over the complete energetic specialist planning.
We support the often complex planning tasks and the detailed building physics concept with in-depth considerations, e.g. with two- and three-dimensional thermal bridge calculations and thermodynamic spatial and building simulations.
With thermal-dynamic building simulation, we provide support already in the early planning phases, e.g. for the design and planning of challenging buildings.
Building simulation allows the dynamic calculation of the thermal and energetic behaviour of buildings and technical facilities under the influence of user-related and climatic conditions. The results are time series of thermal quantities, e.g. room and surface temperatures, as well as energetic values such as heating and cooling capacities and requirements.
For example, parameters for glazing and shading systems can be optimized by means of dynamic-thermal simulation. In addition, a temperature analysis under extreme weather conditions can serve as a decision aid, e.g. for the use of active cooling.
Building sound protection
Our services for structural noise protection comprise the planning and implementation of all sound insulation standards ranging from the legal minimum standard according to DIN 4109 up to higher requirements according to VDI 4100 or DEGA for new and existing buildings as well as all building types.
If required, we carry out noise measurements of road, rail and water traffic or of industrial noise for the design of external and internal building elements and we evaluate the governing noise level. By means of three-dimensional simulations, we determine the façade noise levels in detail in order to reduce the investment costs of e.g. sound-proof windows. Quality assurance through air"Lucida Sans Unicode";mso-bidi-font-family:Tahoma;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"> and impact sound measurements complete our offer.
We provide room acoustics planning for new and existing buildings as well as for residential and non-residential buildings according to the German HOAI planning phases 1-5.
Our scope of services ranges from the calculation of the reverberation times according to DIN 18041 up to the room acoustics simulation in order to determine the acoustic quality and the speech intelligibility. In addition, we advise on the choice of optimal materials for the room acoustics and propose an ideal area utilization. We can use acoustical measurements to determine the reverberation times and the speech intelligibility for different room types.
Building fire protection
We provide consulting and planning in all areas of fire protection from preventive structural and equipment fire protection through to organisational fire protection and up to the defensive fire protection. We create fire protection concepts for standard and special structures, which we coordinate with the authorities and the fire protection services of the fire brigade in order to implement the individual requirements and requests of the client/architect into a fully developed and economical solution in compliance with the building requirements. In addition to the fire protection concept, we develop fire protection plans for the visualisation of the structural and equipment protection measures.
Our services in the area of sustainable building include consulting services and the development of tailored sustainability strategies during the planning process as well as for competitions.
We support construction projects which are evaluated according to national and international green building systems. Our company provides trained specialists for the certification systems BNB (Assessment System for Federal Buildings from the BMUB), DGNB (German Association for Sustainable Building) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Further project-related services are analyses of emissions-induced environmental impacts and resource consumption (life cycle assessment) as well as life cycle costs.
24 July 2019
ESO Supernova: Wie plant man ein astronomisches Ereignis?Lecture of Alexander Hofbeck (B+G) und Axel Müller (Bernhardt+Partner Architekten) at the annual summer party of the Association of Bavarian Construction Trade in Munich.
4 July 2019
1st prize for "Kurfürstenstraße, Berlin"Congratulations to the team of Barkow Leibinger who won the competition about the "Wohn- und Bürokomplex Kurfürstenstrasse" in Berlin. B+G gave technical advice.
© Image: Barkow Leibinger
4 July 2019
2nd prize for "Heinrich-Hoffmann-Grundschule, Darmstadt"We are very happy about the 2nd prize, which Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten received for the design of the "Heinrich-Hoffmann-Grundschule" in Darmstadt. B+G gave technical advice.
@ Image: Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten
29 - 30 June 2019
Tag der Architektur 2019"Räume prägen" - this is the motto of this year's nationwide Architecture Day. Of a total of 76 selected examples in Hesse, three structures are also open to the public, and B+G was involved in their realisation with structural and/or façade engineering:
Residential and office building Berger-/ corner Höhenstraße, Frankfurt
Headquarters Europe Musterhausküchen, Dreieich
09 June 2019
Installation of the timber construction modulesAfter the Marie Curie School, the August Gräser School in Frankfurt is currently being extended by a modular timber construction. The installation and assembly of the 12 modules only takes two days. The new premises should be ready for occupancy by August. B+G was responsible for the structural design as well as for the building physics.
19 June 2019
1st prize with Nieto Sobejano ArchitectosWe are happy about one of two 1st prizes within the competition of the new event hall and hotel with underground parking in the Kaiserpfalzquartier in Goslar. B+G gave technical advice. Auer Weber won a further 1st prize.
© Visualization: Nieto Sobejano Architectos
12 June 2019
Sykehusområde på Bragernes, DrammenTogether with Powerhouse Company and Skajaa arkitektkontor, B+G Oslo worked besides three other teams in the bidding process (Parallelloppdrag) for the conversion of the former hospital site in Drammen.
06 June 2019
Project WinnerWe are very happy to announce that our project “Gradient” is the winner of the international engineering, architectural, landscaping and integrated art competition held by the City of Nyon related to the development of Greater Geneva.
MOCAPE - "Steel Construction" Volume 12, 2019The May issue of the magazine „Steel Construction“ features an article about the MOCAPE Museum in Shenzhen written by B+G.
The project even made it onto the cover!
27 May 2019
First prize for "Bildungscampus " in PforzheimBruno Fioretti Marquez (BFM) won the competition for the "Bildungscampus" Pforzheim.
B+G supported the architects with the development of a 4- and 3-floor timber construction for two school buildings, a canteen and sports hall and the concept for the further development of three existing buildings.
22 May 2019
C40 Reinventing Cities: Winning project 'The Urban Village'Teaming up within "The Urban Village Team" with LPO Architects / SLA, Bollinger + Grohmann won within the C40 Reinventing Cities competition. The site is located in the northeast of Oslo and aims to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration focusing on social, environmental and economic sustainability. Bollinger + Grohmann is involved as an environmental expert and for the structural design.
Image: ©The Urban Village Team
3 May - 1 June 2019
Opening of the PLAY! exhibition in ParisThe exhibition is entirely dedicated to the project Quai de la Moselle sports center in Calais, France designed by Bureau faceB. Bollinger + Grohmann is responsible for the structural engineering.
Venue: Gallery ArchiLib, 49 boulevard de la Vilette, 75010 Paris.
14 May 2019
"Miljøvennlig materialbruk"Within the course of the Norwegian Architects Association (NAL) course for architects and other planners, Michael Lommertz (B+G Oslo) will give two lectures, one on the sustainable choice of materials and the other on recycling in the building industry.
9 May 2019, 10.25 am
Lecture at the Share Belgrade: "Timber in China"Arne Hofmann's lecture "Timber in China" evolves around new modelling tools and manufacturing methods to work with wood. A combination of traditional Chinese construction principles and experimental free-form structures not only contributes to new ways of planning and working with wood, but with new possibilities to more sustainable and durable buildings.
7 May 2019
Winner MKNO: C40 - Reinventing CitiesTogether with Coldefy & Associates, Triptyque Architecture, SO-IL and as part of the team MKNO, Bollinger + Grohmann have been selected winners of the International Competition MBK in Bobigny - within the C40 Reinventing Cities to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration.
Bollinger + Grohmann is responsible for structural and façade engineering.
Image credit: © ArtefactoryLab / NODI
4 May - 13 July 2019
Biennale d’architecture et de paysage, VersaillesThe first Biennale of Architecture and landscaping hosts six exhibitions with the participation of French and international architects and landscapers in exceptional venues and focuses on the main theme “L’homme, la nature et la ville (Man, nature and the city)” and is open to the public.
Bollinger + Grohmann has worked on the structural design and has provided technical advice for several installations.
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09 April 2019
Topping out ceremony of the K1 in JenaThe future residential and commercial building with around 5,870 m² of residential and commercial space will be Jena's first high-rise since German reunification.
Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural engineering.
March / April 2019
New publications by B + GIn March/April, B+G is represented with a total of three articles in the "Stahlbau" and "Beton- und Stahlbetonbau" (Verlag Ernst und Sohn):
1. "Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang",
Stahlbau 88 (2019), Heft 3, S. 223-233
2. "Moderne Parametrik in der Tragwerksplanung",
Stahlbau 88 (2019), Heft 3, S. 184-193
3. "Eso Supernova", Besucherzentrum und Planetarium,
Beton- und Stahlbetonbau 114 (2019), S. 1-8
30 March 2019
Topping out ceremony at the Barmbeker BahnhofThe topping out ceremony of the new hotel and office building "Fuhle 101" in Hamburg Barmbek was celebrated at the end of March.
Architects: Bieling Architekten
Client: Development Partner AG und BL Gruppe
Structural Engineering: B+G
26 March 2019
Bollinger + Grohmann jetzt auch auf InstagramWith our new profile on Instagram, we extended our social media presence. We would like to use our account to give an overview and inform about our scope of work and projects during the different design and development phases. If you want to follow us, please use the link below:
6 March 2019
Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2018Stadtwerke Düsseldorf and B+G donate the prize money.
1 March 2019
Competition "Hafenpark Quartier Frankfurt": 1st prizeFirst prize for the hotel design at "Molenspitze" in Frankfurt for Barkow Leibinger. Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advice in structural engineering.
From 01/03/ to 14/03/2019, the nine submitted designs will be exhibited in the atrium of the Stadtplanungsamt at Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 10 in Frankfurt.
28 February 2019
The Frankfurt Pavilion wins the IDA Awardin the architectural category "Exhibits, Pavilions and Exhibitions". The new landmark of the Frankfurt Book Fair was designed as a temporary building and was opened in September 2018 for the first time.
Bollinger + Grohmann gave expert advice to the schneider+schumacher architects during the whole process and was in charge of the structural engineering.
28 February 2019
ISS Berlin-Mahlsdorf: topping-out ceremonyYesterday the topping-out ceremony was celebrated at the Integrated Secondary School Berlin-Mahlsdorf. Both the modular school building and the sports hall will be built in timber.
27 February 2019
And another topping-out ceremony: Extension Hager building DThe electrical engineering group Hager expands its headquarters in Blieskastel by an office building for another 100 workplaces.
The planning company schneider + schumacher is responsible for the architecture and site supervision. Bollinger + Grohmann had already completed two buildings at this site together with them.
26 February 2019, 7pm
Haute Agora : The opening of the exhibitionThe « Haute Agora » tower, a research project developed by the architect Jean Christophe Quinton and Bollinger + Grohmann Paris, will be exposed at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris from 27 February to 31 March 2019.
19 - 21 February 2019
63th BetonTage in Neu-Ulm: lecture by Holger Alpermann (B+G Berlin)Holger Alpermann is invited to talk about the Merck Campus Innovation centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
Venue: Kongresszentrum Neu-Ulm, Podium 7
Time: 20/02/2019, 2 pm
JKU Campus - TNF TowerThe 18 metres tall steel grid construction of the new terrace at Johannes Kepler University in Linz is located on the TNF tower which is the tallest building on campus. The construction is planned to be completed in March 2019 which makes it the first of many new places for university visitors to discover!
11 February 2019
Tower of Power: Transport Design of the Year 2018The public charging station by Göbl Architektur in Vienna is awarded Dezeen’s Transport Design of the Year 2018. A photovoltaic panel roof and a built-in wind turbine supply the station with necessary electricity to charge four electric cars and four electric bikes at a time.
Bollinger + Grohmann was responsible for the structural engineering.
9 February 2019
Franz Masereel Center: OpeningThe extension of the Franz Masereel Center, in Kasterlee, Belgium was opened on Thursday, 9 February 2019. The project has been designed by LIST and Hideyuki Nakayama Architects. B+G Paris & Brussels were already part of the competition team and afterwards responsible for the structural engineering.
Ido Avissar of LIST will give a lecture about the construction at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, next Thursday, February 21th at 7pm.
ECSN-Award: 2nd prize for Merck Campus in DarmstadtWe are very happy about the European Concrete Award 2018 for the Innovation Centre and Company Restaurant on the Merck campus in Darmstadt.