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.
29 April 2019, 7 pm
Open Talent session in BarcelonaThe Open Talent session on "Shaping Forces: New Digital Workflows, Tools and Frameworks to Generate Physical Human Space", with Christoph Gengnagel, partner at B+G and professor for Design and Structural Engineering at the Universität der Künste Berlin, will take place at the Tech Talent Center in Barcelona.
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.
8. - 12. April 2019
Workshop Smart ManufacturingThe annual workshop was initiated by Klaas de Rycke as part of his teaching and research laboratory at the ENSA in Versailles three years ago. It is for students in their third year of studies and will introduce them in the world of parametric geometry, digital manufacturing and structural optimisation.
This year's workshop will be managed in cooperation with MADAME Architects, the teams of B+G Vienna and Paris as well as the Karamba 3D Group.
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.
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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
12 February 2019, 9 am - 4 pm
Parametric Design Seminar in Oslo"Developing structures by using parametric design tools - projects review"
Lecture by Matthias Stracke and Flemming Højbjerre Sørensen (B+G Oslo)
Venue: Felix konferansesenter, Oslo
Time: 10.50 am - 11.30 am
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.
Deichmann Library: detailed documentation in the "Teknisk Ukeblad"The January issue of the Norwegian journal "Teknisk Ukeblad" published a detailed article about the advanced design of the Deichman Library in Oslo. Bollinger+Grohmann supported the project team in terms of structural engineering and façade engineering.
31 January 2019
Inauguration of the 100 000th social housing complex in ParisThe opening of '100 Housing Units', a social housing development designed by Japanese architects SANAA in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris, took place last Thursday, the 31st of January, 2019.
Bollinger+Grohmann Paris was already part of the competition team and afterwards responsible for the structural engineering.
18 December 2018
2nd prize : Passerelle vers le Mudam, LuxembourgThe team of B+G Paris in collaboration with Explorations Architecture and Ana Marti Baron Landscape Architects has won the 2nd prize for the footbridge competition amongst 6 finalists.
07 December 2018
Two-storey sports hall in Frankfurt: Topping out ceremonyThe Landessportbund Hessen erects a two-storey three-field sports hall in Frankfurt. Last month, the timber roof construction with 27.5 metre long main girders was assembled. In the meantime, the assembly has been completed and the topping-out ceremony has been celebrated.
03 December 2018
Prize for Good Design 19The Frankfurt Pavilion wins bronze in the category "Spaces".
The official award ceremony took place on 30 November at the Kunstverein Familie Montez in Frankfurt.
The temporary construction for the Frankfurt Book Fair was created in collaboration between schneider+ schumacher architekten and Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure.
27 November 2018
Three "Equerre d’argent" awards in five years!After the success of the Musée du Louvre Lens (SANAA) and the Lieu de vie (Studio Muoto), it is the turn of the project "Quai de la Moselle sports center" (Bureau faceB) to win the "Equerre d’argent" award in the Culture, jeunesse et sport category.
We are pleased to have participated in all these projects!
27 November 2018
Deutscher Ingenieurpreis: Recognition for "Kraftwerk Lausward"On 27.11.2018, the "Deutsche Ingenieurbaupreis 2018" was awarded in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. The State Prize was launched for the second time and is the most important award for civil engineers in Germany. We are delighted with the jury's decision to award the "Lausward Power Plant".
Photo: Detlef Göckeritz/Studio KD Busch
26 November 2018
New publication about "Quai de la Moselle" is onlineA publication with an extensive photo documentation about the sports hall of the architects of FaceB (Lille, France) has been published in BauNetz. Bollinger + Grohmann were responsible for the structural design.
Photo: Maxime Delvaux
15 November 2018
Topping-out ceremony at the Lurup Neighbourhood School, HamburgOn 15 November, the topping-out ceremony for the new neighbourhood school was celebrated in Hamburg's Lurup district. The new building (Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart) for approx. 900 pupils will replace three existing school facilities in the future and will also be used by the neighbouring districts for sports and other events.
Brand-new: Ingenieurbaukunst 2019The book, published by the Federal Chamber of Engineers, presents the most spectacular current civil engineering projects worldwide, in which German engineers play a significant role.
Bollinger + Grohmann are represented this year with contributions about the projects "Lab City" (with OMA, Rotterdam) in Paris and the Deichmanske Library (with Lund Hagem Arkitekter and Atelier, Oslo) in Oslo.
Exhibition at Fondation Cartierwhich runs from 14 October 2018 until 24 February 2019 at "Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain" under the name Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu in Paris.
Bollinger + Grohmann have supported the Paraguayan architects Solano Benítez and Gloria Cabral for the structural design of their monumental art work that unfolds along the façade of the Cartier Foundation. The project consists of 144 panels of broken bricks and concrete assembled like a house of cards.
Photo credits: Wim Jansen (B+G)
«Sunt og pluss – det går an!»In the article «Sunt og pluss – det går an!» for the cultura bank's magazine “pengevirke”, architect Michael Lommertz from the Oslo office, discusses the possibilities for healthy houses within the current framework.
14 October 2018
Torroja Medal for Manfred GrohmannWe are pleased to announce, that Manfred Grohmann will receive the Torroja Medal 2019 of the IASS. The engraved medal represents the highest individual recognition given by the Association to members or nonmembers of the Association in recognition of outstanding and distinguished contributions to design, construction or research of shell and/or spatial structures. It is conferred upon those who embody the ideals and accomplishments of Eduardo Torroja, the founding president of the IASS.
12 October 2018
Reinventing CitiesThrough the international competition 'Reinventing Cities', new buildings will be realized in Stovner and Furuset. Bollinger + Grohmann engineers Oslo, together with “The urban village team”, was chosen to participate in the next stage of the competition.
First prize: “Equipment Sportif Saint Sauveur” in LilleThe sports hall “Equipment Sportif Saint Sauveur” in Lille, designed by the architects from Face B together with Bollinger+Grohmann, has been awarded the first prize.
The building features a striking timber roof structure with concave curbes and will be made of precast concrete elements. Bollinger+Grohmann Paris worked on the structural design.
11 October 2018
Bauhaus Museum Dessau: carcass completedThe structural works of the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau are completed. The bridge structure will house the collection and is floating as a closed volume above the public
space, which is used for temporary exhibitions, events and workshops. The span between the cores is 50 m, the cantilever is 21 m.
Architect: addenda architects
Structural and Façade Engineering, Building Physics and structural fire protection: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
10 October 2018
Opening of the Frankfurt PavilionFederal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will attend the 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse (10 - 14 October): In a festive ceremony, he will open the Frankfurt Pavilion, the new, iconic event venue at the book fair.
4 October 2018
"Trophées Eiffel 2018": Award for the project Quai de la Moselle, Salle de SportThe Bollinger + Grohmann Paris office in collaboration with Bureaux faceB has won the ‘Trophees Eiffel 2018’ for the sports hall Quai de la Moselle in Calais in the DIVERTIR category. The prize is awarded to buildings built entirely or partially in steel and are located in France.
Image copyright: Maxime Delvaux
Best of the Best: Deutsche Bank Campus awarded with the ICONIC AWARDWe are happy about the "Best of the Best" award from the international design awards for the new Deutsche Bank Campus building in Frankfurt, which KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten received in the »Architecture« category.
Bollinger und Grohmann have implemented the design of the new building for the structural and façade engineering.
The transparent new building forms an ensemble together with an office building, also by KSP in cooperation with B+G which was completed in 2003.
28 September 2018
Sculpture "Die Große Illusion"Short movie clip in yesterday's edition of the daily news show Hessenschau on the nine-meter-long and 1.8-ton temporary exterior sculpture "The Great Illusion" by the artist duo Winter / Hoerbelt at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in the Old Town.
Won: Competition "WOHNENPLUS NKL 16" IN DÜSSELDORFfor the architects Lengfeld & Wilisch for the new development of the Niederkasseler Lohweg 16 in Düsseldorf. Bollinger + Grohmann Frankfurt was involved in the area of building physis to support the architects on the topics of sound immission protection and sound insulation against external noise for the design of the building with commercial, office and residential use.
7 September 2018
Feasibility study: Modernization of OBOS headquartersTogether with Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter, we have the pleasure to work with OBOS, one of the largest residential builders in Norway. OBOS wishes to modernize their headquarters, a 1960s building complex located in the heart of Oslo.
6 September 2018
Competition won: MedUni Campus ViennaCongratulations to the team of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects & Architektur Consult who won the two-stage competition. Bollinger + Grohmann Vienna worked on the structural design.
ESO Supernova in Garching - in detail structure 03/18The latest edition of detail structure presents the special formwork of the geometrically highly complex new planetarium and visitor center near Munich. As part of an interdisciplinary team, Bollinger + Grohmann were responsible for the development and calculation of the load-bearing structure of the solid construction.
31 August 2018
Competition won: «tødd life» NotoddenDyrvik Arkitekter AS, SLA Landskabsarkitekter and Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure have won a two-part competition to build an old people's home and a residential complex on the site of a former steelworks.
Construction site launch "Morland mixité capitale" in Parisderived from the "Réinventer Paris" competition for innovative urban projects at 23 sites in Paris. Its completion is scheduled for the first semester 2021.
Architect: David Chipperfield architects
Bollinger + Grohmann Paris is in charge of the façade engineering and structural design consultancy for the development of reinforced concrete arch structures.
30 August 2018
La Vrillette“La Vrillette” is the winner of the inter-student competition organized within the course "Sculpture tectonique" taught at ENSA-Paris-La-Villette.
27 August 2018
Inauguration of MHK CampusThe 112 m long building is characterized by a spectacular, 32 m long cantilever. It forms the canopy for the entrance area of the building. The cantilever is realized by two four-storey steel trusses, which are connected back to the solid part of the building.
Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural design.
23 July 2018
AEC Hackathon Berlin: first prize for the best Dynamo ProjectAfter three exciting days in Berlin, the AEC Hackathon is over. It was a pleasure for the team of B+G to meet so many enthusiastic and interesting developers, architects and engineers.
Furthermore, we are very honoured to have won the first prize for the best Dynamo Project. The task of our team was to develop an algorithm to clean up analytical models in Revit for future projects. First it will be used for a big high-rise project in Frankfurt, which is currently in the design phase.
21 June 2018
Won: competition Castle Clemenswerth and Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-MuseumWe are pleased to announce that the team of architects STUDIOBORNHEIM won together with hutterreimann Landschaftsarchitekten from Berlin in collaboration with Bollinger + Grohmann the 1st prize in the competition for the new vistor's centre in the Castle Clemenswerth in Sögel, Germany.
18 June 2018
Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2018: recognitionfor the project "Kraftwerk Lausward":
We are very happy about the decision of the jury to award the Lausward Power Plant with a recognition. The project is a collaboration with kadawittfeldarchitektur from Aachen and has already received several awards.
23 May 2018
Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14B ComplexThe Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14B Complex near Oslo Central Station with C.F.Møller, Kristin Jarmund and Rodeo Architects is featured in today's CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Global News - a source for worldwide news on tall buildings and urban development.
Bollinger+Grohmann in Oslo was in charge of the feasibility study.
08 May 2018
Award for the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center at Al AinWe are happy to announce that we’ve been awarded with the "Austrian Green Planet Building Award" for our contribution as structural engineers of one of the most energy efficient buildings in the Gulf region, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center in Al Ain, UAE.