"OASE" - a new learning and communications centre creates the urban development link between the University Hospital Düsseldorf and the adjacent university campus. The building was inaugurated in November 2011. It has a square shaped footprint with a length of 22.30 m and reaches a maximum height of approximately 45 m above ground.
The whole structure is made of reinforced concrete using flat slabs spanning between core walls, columns or the load bearing façade. The façade is a key feature adding to the "Oase's" distinctive appearance. Most parts of this load-bearing façade do not continue to the foundation which makes the structural design of the entire building challenging. All structural concrete façade elements are connected to the slab edges forming a framework. This 3D-framework was designed considering the different construction stages. As a result of the close cooperation of the whole design team throughout the design or construction process, the building was finished in an impressively short time.
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, Germany
HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg und Partner
GFA: 5,055 m²Service:
Auszeichnung Guter Bauten des BDA Düsseldorf 2014, Recognition
Leuchtturm: Medizinische Fachbibliothek O.A.S.E., Düsseldorf, in: DBZ, Bauverlag, München, 2/2012, S. 60 - 67
Tragende Haut: Fassadenkonstruktion der O.A.S.E., in: DBZ, Bauverlag, München, 02/2012, S. 68-73
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12. April 2021
Stefan Polónyi (1930–2021)We received the sad news that Stefan Polónyi has passed away on April 9.
Stefan Polónyi was a leading builder, master teacher, inventor, pioneer and role model. His exemplary contribution in science, teaching and practice strengthened the self-image of engineers and consistently enhanced constructive interaction between architects and engineers. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with his family.
Photo: Benedikt Kraft
1 April 2021
Green & Blue Building AwardThe Ilse Wallentin-Haus is the recent timber hybrid construction at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). The project received the Green & Blue Building-Award in the category “Project” for the focus on sustainability during the development as well as for the use of recyclable & renewable materials.
Client: BIG Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.
Architect: SWAP Architekten, Delta Projektconsult
Structural Engineer: Bollinger+Grohmann
Congratulations to the entire project team!
30 March 2021
International Competition in Sicily: FinalistOur project was one of the 5 finalists in the International Competition for the new Administrative Centre of the Sicilian Region. It was great to participate in such a challenging and innovative project! Congratulations to the whole team:
Studio Transit, Studio Valle Progettazioni, Studio Faraone, Studio Cangemi, United Consulting, Bollinger+Grohmann, Gae Engineering, Studio A&P architettura del paesaggio with Eleonora Tomassini, Vamirgeoind, Fabio Roncato
Image: HERE S.r.l. with ENGRAM
Riedbergallee Student Residence: ProcessThe timber structure of the 5-story student residence (timber and concrete hybrid) is rising in high speed. The prefabricated CLT wall and slab elements, which span up to approx. 8 m, arrive with all necessary openings and milled slots for the service pipes and are mounted next to the buildings concrete cores and compartment walls. Together with Ferdinand Heide Architects from Frankfurt we started planning in early 2018 and were responsible for the structural engineering (LP1 to LP6) and building physics (LP1 to LP7).
Photo: Kai Laumann
09 March 2021
Panoramic lift for the Buga Erfurt 2021The two 27m long, very light and narrow walkways to the bastion on Petersberg were lifted into place yesterday. They connect the free-standing elevator tower with the massive bastion wall. On the city side, the small platform at the elevator tower offers a great view to the cathedral square and the historic centre.
Architecture: Schulitz Architects
Structural Engineering: Bollinger+Grohmann
Photo: Schulitz Architects
AIT Award Finalist 2020The AIT awards are one of the largest competitions for architecture and interior design in the world. The Frankfurt Pavilion by schneider+schumacher and Bollinger+Grohmann was among the finalists in the category Retail/Fair.
The iconic building was constructed for the first time at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018 and returned again as the venue for events with authors and industry experts from all over the world in 2019. The space-defining structure was generated and optimized by the team, taking into account architectural, structural and static criteria using genetic algorithms.
15 February 2021
"WOOD. Change the present. Build the future."After one year of research on timber structures, Bollinger+Grohmann and Park Associati are working on a publication to collect all the information. How did we get the results of our research on wood? We combined our expertise through the applied exercise of re-engineering.
Fritz-Kissel-Siedlung, Frankfurt: ProcessThe speedy construction process in Frankfurt's Fritz-Kissel-Siedlung is impressive. After the building permit was granted in September 2020, the first tenants moved into the apartments in mid-December.
Since several construction steps happen at the same time, you can follow every timber module addition phase on the construction site.
Bollinger+Grohmann was already in charge of the feasibility study for fire protection and the structural design for the extension in 2017. We are now responsible for the entire fire protection concept and the structural engineering for the existing structures.
Second Annual USGlass Design Awards: Recognition for MoMA NYWe are happy to share that our project "Extension of The Museum of Modern Art", has been recognized in the Second Annual USGlass Design Awards, winning in the low- to mid-rise construction category.
As part of the façade team with FRENER & REIFER , Bollinger+Grohmann were responsible for the structural analysis, building physics proofs, design-assist, construction document phase, workshop and assembly planning of the façade.
Digital Media House of the "Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg"After Baumschlager Eberle Architekten won the Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting rbb "Digital Media House and Campus Development" project in summer 2020, Bollinger+Grohmann were chosen as planners for structural engineering, façade engineering and building physics.
The new building will combine cross-media working and production processes, moreover intensify the cooperation of radio, online and television.
Visualization: rbb/Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
21 January 2021
Architizer A+Firm Awards 2021: DistinctionThe A+Firm Awards spotlight engineers and professionals from the AEC sector.
We are very pleased that Bollinger+Grohmann has been selected as one of the five Finalists in the Best Engineering Firm category!
FOUR Frankfurt: Construction progressAfter the start of the special foundation civil engineering in 2019, FOUR, our large-scale construction site has reached the foundation pit in partial cover construction. The reinforcement of the first-floor slab section has been laid and from now on it will go up parallel to the basement levels with the high-rise buildings.
Together with our ARGE partner Werner Sobek Frankfurt, we congratulate all those involved in the project on reaching this milestone.
15 January 2021
Opening Tondo in BrusselsOn Thursday 14 January 2021, the footbridge Tondo officially opened in Brussels.
Designed by Office KGDVS, the "spatial element" connects the House of Representatives’ offices with its recent extensions, the new Forum Building, on the other side of the Leuvensestraat. It can be described as a stiff disc, the roof, on which the floor hangs with a minimal presence of structure.
Bollinger+Grohmann has been responsible for the structural engineering.
14 January 2021
B+G Brussels has just moved!New year, new office, same nice team now in Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 26, 1040 Brussels.
We look forward to meeting you there very soon!
14 January 2021, 4 pm - 5 pm
BAU Online 2021: Book presentation "Nachhaltigkeit, Ressourceneffizienz und Klimaschutz“In March, the new handbook "Sustainability, Resource Efficiency and Climate Protection" is going to be published by Ernst & Sohn. The aim is to summarise the current state of the art for civil engineers and the construction industry with constructive solutions for planning and building and to provide assistance and orientation.
"Architektur fertigen. Konstruktiver Holzelementbau."The new Triest Verlag publication has been available in bookshops for two weeks. The book focuses on design and planning strategies with regard to their professional practice.
In her contribution about "Digital Design - Hacking the digital chain", our colleague Agnes Weilandt introduces the method of parametric design and uses several project examples to show how the design can emerge in a system of synchronous design, technical feasibility and production.
24 December 2020
Thank you for your trust and best wishes for 2021!The team of Bollinger+Grohmann is on holidays. Our branches are closed during the following period:
Frankfurt: 24 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021
Berlin: 22 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021
Munich: 24 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021
Stuttgart: 23 Dec 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
Vienna: 24 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021
Budapest: 21 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021
Oslo: 23 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021
Melbourne: 24 Dec - 15 Jan 2021
We are looking forward to new cooperations in 2021.
Picture: M. Süß
Project office in MilanBollinger+Grohmann has a second location in Italy with a project office in Milan from January 2021. The key contact is Tommaso Pagnacco. As branch manager, he will be working in close cooperation with Stefano Cammareri as managing director of Bollinger+Grohmann Ingegneria S.r.l.
We are already engaged with well-known Milanese architects on challenging projects, in the field of research and development and on competitions as well. We are now looking forward to new and exciting opportunities.
Image: Alberto Feltrin
24. November 2020
2nd Annual Symposium Ingenieurbaukunst – Design for ConstructionOn 24 November 2020, the 2nd Symposium called Ingenieurbaukunst - Design for Construction takes place and the motto is "Climate protection, resource efficiency and what's next?".
Christoph Gengnagel (Bollinger+Grohmann | UDK Berlin) participates together with Uwe Heiland, SEH Engineering at 14:30 in the panel discussion "The increase of high tech is low-tech".
The entire event will be broadcasted online from the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
24 November 2020
The Interdisciplinary Academic Center of the Digital Cultures in Nantes won the Equerre d'Argent in the "Activities" category.Architects: LIN en collaboration avec F.au
Daniel Pfanner in DBZ podcast and November issueThe DBZ team discusses within the DBZ podcast relevant questions about architecture, construction technology and building practice. Daniel Pfanner talks in the DBZ podcast and the November issue about "the ideal façade" in the course of the expert talk by the "NEXT Expertenforum" alongside with Rudi Scheuermann, Director and Global Leader Building Envelope Design from Arup and Benedikt Kraft, deputy editor-in-chief of DBZ in the Next Studio in Frankfurt.
Picture ©Benedikt Kraft / DBZ
Deichman Library wins Norwegian concrete awardThe Norwegian award "Betongtavlen" is given to buildings in which concrete is used in an ecologically, aesthetically and technically outstanding way.
The library was designed by the architects Lund Hagem Arkitekter and AtelierOslo. Bollinger+Grohmann is responsible for structural engineering.
©Picture Einar Aslaksen / Pudder Agency
10 November 2020
Emporis Skyscraper AwardThis is the twentieth time that the Emporis High-Rise Award. The 164 m high Leeza SOHO Tower in Beijing takes 2nd place and Frankfurt's Omniturm is in 9th place and is 190 m high.
We are happy to have been involved in the planning of these exceptional buildings. Congratulations to the design teams led by Zaha Hadid Arch. and BIG for these awards.
15 October 2020
Idea Conference 2020Due to Corona, this year's "Idea Conference - From Ideas to Realization" will also take place in digital format only.
Adam Orlinski, B+G Vienna, will give his lecture from 11:15 - 12:00:
"Parametric Engineering - Strategies for Combining Algorithmic Modelling and Structural Design".
08 October 2020
2020 ConstruirAcier Trophées Eiffel: AwardedThe Lycée Léonard de Vinci in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, has won the 2020 ConstruirAcier Trophée Eiffel. Congratulations to TANK Architectes and COSA - Colboc Sachet architectures!
Bollinger+Grohmann was responsible for the structural design.
© TANK et COSA, architectes associés, Photo : Camille Gharbi
First game at Allegiant Stadium in Las VegasLas Vegas Raiders hosted their first game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The opening match in the newly built 1.8bn mega stadium took place on September 21st.
Bollinger+Grohmann provided the design of the cable roof structure and did the studies for the complex Biglift-installation and prestressing procedure of the cable roof. We were present on-site from the very beginning until the last cable was pinned.
01 October 2020
Construction progress in LuxemburgThe construction work on the new European Commission building complex in Luxembourg is progressing. The construction of the new building complex includes two phases. First, the 180-meter-long 7-storey main building will be built. In the second phase, the 90-meter high office tower is to be built. Both buildings should be completed by the beginning of 2024. The Bâtiment Jean Monnet II was designed by KSP - Jürgen Engel Architekten. Bollinger+Grohmann are responsible for structural and façade engineering.
22 September 2020
Kneipp Erlebnispark - Olsberg bridgeThe 34-metre long bridge at the western turning point of the Kneipp Active Circuit in Olsberg was lifted in September and is now close to completion.
Bollinger+Grohmann are responsible for object planning and structural engineering.
24 Semptember 2020
Topping-out ceremony: Training Center BonnAfter a construction period of only 10 months, the topping-out ceremony for the new medical training center was celebrated at the Bonn University Clinic.
After completion, the four-story reinforced concrete building will provide space for over 600 trainees.
B+G was responsible for the structural engineering.
23 September 2020
"2 of 5": The International Highrise Award 2020B+G was responsible for the structural concept of two finalists 2020: "Leeza Soho" in Peking and "Omniturm" in Frankfurt - where we were also in charge of the façade design (concept- and schematic design, design development). Congratulations to our clients Soho and Tishman Speyer and the design teams led by Zaha Hadid Arch. and BIG.
The International Highrise Award has been awarded by the city of Frankfurt am Main since 2003.
20 September 2020, from 4 p.m.
Next Expertenforum: Die adaptive GebäudehülleTogether with the DBZ as a media partner, Wicona and the NEXT Partners invite all interested and curious parties to the virtual NEXT expert forum on 22 September 2020.
"Fluid Flow Glazing: eine Glasfassade für die Zukunft?", lecture of Daniel Pfanner, partner/management, Bollinger+Grohmann
22 September 2020
Autodesk BIM Modeling GuidelineThe new and first edition of the German AUTODESK BIM MODELING GUIDELINE was released yesterday. It contains a lot of useful tips provided by the main author Markus Hiermer and expert insights by our friends and project partners HL-Technik, Kohlbecker, VRAME and many others. Our colleagues Florian Gschwind and Alexander Hofbeck from B+G Munich and Frankfurt were also involved and contributed with their knowledge and project experience, such as how to set-up a BIM-Workflow in a collaborative environment with Architects and MEP-Planners or how to create proper BIM-Models.
16 September 2020
Out now: Ingenieurbaukunst - Engineering made in GermanyThe book presents 20 outstanding buildings out of five volumes of the book "Ingenieurbaukunst", published by the Federal Chamber of Engineers.
We are very happy to be part of this volume featuring two of our projects, the Louvre in Lens and the new ECB premises, which even made it onto the cover.
05 September - 22 November 2020
"urbainable - stadthaltig"Positions on the European City for the 21st Century
Exhibition by the Akademie der Künste.
34 members of the Architecture Section present a broad spectrum of ideas for the city of the future along with the pressing issues of our time, such as digitalisation, mobility, cultural techniques of density, handling with nature, building in existing structures or technical innovations.
Duration of the exhibition: 5.9. - 22.11.2020
Venue: Academy of Arts, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin
Picture © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk. Graphic: Heimann + Schwantes
05 September 2020, 4 pm
The Watson's Hotel (2019, India, 82 min.)The film by Ragunath Vasudevan, Nathanie Knop and Peter Rippel will be shown in full length on the opening weekend to complement the exhibition contribution of Klaus Bollinger and Ragunath Vasudevan.
25 August 2020
Interchange Pavillon, South Eveleigh, SydneyThe newly opened Interchange Pavilion located in the Australian Technology Park consists of 15 tonnes of robotically moulded glass-reinforced concrete, 1400 pieces of router cut hardwood and 250 metres of stainless steel ground rails. The unique material palette is supported by a 14-tonne structure made up of 1650 digitally fabricated aluminium pieces to form a 350 m² public art installation. Bollinger+Grohmann was responsible for structural engineering.
Photo: Studio Chris Fox
B+G in DüsseldorfSince the end of May we are now also represented in the Rhineland with our new branch in Düsseldorf.
The address is:
B+G Bollinger and Grohmann GmbH
Zollhof 6 / Grand Bateau
Due to current situation, the planned opening ceremony of the office has unfortunately been delayed until after Corona.
If you are in the region, you are welcome to drop by for a visit.
We are looking forward to new exciting projects!
26 June 2020
Won: Extension Sportforum Hohenschönhausen, BerlinB+G won the competition for the extension of the top sports training centre for winter sports called Sportforum in the general planning team with Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Berlin and Madrid.
The new building will be directly connected to the existing speed skating hall and will provide spaces for further training facilities for the athletic training of the ice sportsmen as well as a functional area with offices, sanitary facilities, changing rooms and lounges.
Visualisation: Nieto Sobejano
18 June 2020
Opening of the Deichman Library in OsloAfter the delay caused by Corona, the opening of the new Deichman Library will finally take place on the 18th of June. The official opening ceremony can be followed live on Facebook at 5:00 pm.
B+G was responsible for the structural and façade design of this exciting project.
Photo: Einar Aslaksen
16 July 2020
Opening of the Climate house in OsloThe Climate House in Oslo, designed by the architects Lund Hagem and Atelier Oslo, was opened on 16.06.2020 in the presence of Prince Haakon. Bollinger+Grohmann was responsible for the structural design, sustainability and project management from the competition to the permit planning. Congratulations to all who were involved in that successful and sustainable building.
11 June 2020
WON: Overlook for Sivlefossen in Nærøydalen, Voss, NorwayWe won together with the architects from Østengen & Bergo the competition for the new spectacular overlook "Sivlefossen". We were one of three offices invited to take part in the competition for a new overlook for Sivlefossen in Nærøydalen, Voss.
Visualisation: Østengen & Bergo
9 June 2020
WON: Competition "Opptre" in OsloAs part of the research project “Opptre”, we won together with mopo architects and the local builder Tømrermester Torstein Newth (both from Oslo) the competition for a rehab-project of a typical Norwegian timber house from the 50s. Our design topped on energy savings (83% reduction) and nZEB-balance (Energy standard for nearly Zero Energy Buildings) as well as architecture.
27 May 2020
Winning competition - Arena Porte de la ChapelleWe are happy to announce that we won the competition of the "Arena" for the Olympics and Paralympics 2024 in Paris together with Ville de Paris and Bouygues Bâtiment Île-de-France and the architect offices SCAU and NP2F.
The 8000-seat venue and the two superimposed timber gymnasiums will host the Badminton and Taekwondo competitions. Afterwards, Basketball games and music shows will be hosted in the arena.
Bollinger+Grohmann supported the team with structural and façade engineering.
Image credit: ArtefactoryLab
14 May 2020
Quartiersporthaus Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg: 1st prize for ROBERTNEUNCongratulations to the architects from ROBERTNEUN on winning 1st prize in the urban planning and building construction competition for the
"Quartiersporthaus Wilhelmsburg" in Hamburg.
The "Quartierssporthaus" forms the centre of the newly developing Elbe island quarter located in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg. In future, the new building will be the sporting home of the Bundesliga basketball club Hamburg Towers. In addition, a triple sports hall, a sports hostel, a hotel and an office building are planned.
B+G consulted the competition team in terms of structural engineering.
"Bleiben und Begegnen unter einem Dach"As Deutsche Bauzeitschrift magazine partner, Agnes Weilandt comments on spectacular structures, digital planning processes and the limits of feasibility in the current issue about roof structures and in the DBZ podcast.
There is also a report on the roof construction of the Frans Masreel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium. B+G was responsible for the structural engineering.
21 April 2020
Competitionline Ranking 2019/2020The competitionline-Ranking is the only architects' ranking in the German-speaking world that is based exclusively on competition results. Once a year, the competitionline editorial team evaluates all the competition results published on competitionline.com and creates the ranking of the most successful offices from them. We are very pleased about the good rankings of our office in the following categories:
2nd place in the category STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
10th place in the category CIVIL ENGINEERS
9th place in the category ENERGY PLANNERS
11th place in the category BUILDING PHYSICS
20 March 2020
WINNING COMPETITION - Didier Vaillant sports complex, Villiers-le-Bel, FranceWe are very happy to announce that we won the design competition for the construction of the project Didier Vaillant sports complex with the architects from bureau faceB and Ylé Architectes.
The sports equipment project engages in current problems by structural optimization to reduce useful material with timber lattice beams, the choice of local materials and low carbon emissions.
Bollinger+Grohmann supported the team with a structural engineering consultancy.
Image credit : Edouard Maréchal - Paris Picture Club
13 March 2020
WINNING COMPETITION - Gymnasium and multi-purpose hall, Presles-en-Brie, FranceWe are very happy to announce that we won the design competition together with the architects Lemoal Lemoal for the construction of a gymnasium and a multi-purpose hall, held by the city of the Presles-en-Brie. This project proposes material optimization, the choice of local materials and low carbon emissions with the use of timber lattice beams. Bollinger+Grohmann supported the team with structural and façade engineering consultancy.
Image credit: Jeudi Wang
Article by Stefan Polóny: DBZ 02/2020Reading tip by Stefan Polóny in the DBZ (Deutsche Bauzeitschrift) issue 02/2020.
Foto: Benedikt Kraft / DBZ
13 January 2020
WON: Competition for the new office tower in Düsseldorf at Kennedydamm 55Congratulations to kadawittfeldarchitektur, who has won the competition for the new office tower in Düsseldorf at Kennedydamm 55.
The twisted tower will contain approx. 26000m² and reach a height of 120m.
The client is AENGEVELT Immobilien from Düsseldorf. We supported the team with structural and façade engineering consultancy.
3 x CTBUH Award of Excellence Winner 2020The Omniturm was the only European high-rise building to receive the Award of Excellence in the category "Best Tall Building 100 - 199 meters", alongside five other high-rise buildings from Asia, Australia and North America.
The Leeza SOHO Tower was also awarded in the category "Best Tall Building 200-299 meters".
The LAKTHA CENTER is listed in the category "Best Tall Building 400 meters and above".
We are delighted to have been part of the planning of these extraordinary buildings and congratulate all those who were involved in its construction.
1 January 2020
Bollinger+Grohmann is growingAs of January 1st, 2020, Bollinger+Grohmann will also be represented in Budapest and Brussels.
Managing director and administrator in Budapest is Csaba Böhm.
Bollinger + Grohmann Engineers Kft.,
Kossuth Lajos utca 4. 3rd floor 3B,
1053 Budapest, Hungary.
Managing director and administrators are Wim Jansen, Kenny Verbeek and Klaas de Rycke.
Bollinger Grohmann S.r.l.,
Boulevard de l'Empereur 24,
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.
19 December 2019
Winning Competition - Atlantic Hotel Erfurt, GermanyCongratulations to Delugan Meissl Associated Architects on their winning entry for the Atlantic Hotel Erfurt competition. We supported Delugan Meissl with structural engineering consultancy.
Visualisation: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
12 December 2019
Luxembourg Architecture Award 2019The Luxembourg Learning Center - Maison du Livre located in Esch-Belval (Valentiny hvp architects) has won the 8th Luxembourg Architecture Award in the category "the Audience Award".
12 December 2019
Winning competition project - Footbridge "Tor-que"We are very happy to announce that the project “Tor-que” is the winner of the competition held by the city of Reutlingen, Germany. The project consists of replacing the old footbridge by a new arched footbridge in the centre city spanning 40m.
Architect: Explorations Architecture, Paris, France
Landscape architect: Ana Marti Baron
Image credit: Luxigon
4 December 2019
"Architecture et marges, le Low-tech dans tous ses états"Klaas De Rycke participates in the round table « Vers une ‘’basse technologie’’ des modes de représentation et de conception ? » as part of the symposium "Architecture et marges, le Low-tech dans tous ses états" organized by the group "Ressources".
The Symposium will be held at ENSACF Clermont-Ferrand.
Time: 9am to 6pm
22 November 2019
Topping out ceremony of the fire and rescue station, Igstadt, GermanyOn November 22nd, the topping-out ceremony of the new fire station III in Wiesbaden took place. The reinforced concrete shell located in the outskirts of Igstadt was erected in approx. 8 months.
are responsible for structural engineering.
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9 November 2019
Inauguration of the two-story sports hall in FrankfurtAfter only two years of construction, the two-story sports hall with two three-field sports halls on top of each other were handed over to the Landessportbund Hesse in Frankfurt last weekend.
B+G were responsible for the structural engineering, the foundation sheeting and the thermal building physics planning.
7 November 2019
AMO 2019 Award: Two AwardsWe are happy to announce that two of our projects are among the winners of the AMO 2019 Award.
PRIX DU LIEU LE MIEUX PRODUCTIF: Frans Masereel Centrum
Client: Frans Masereel Centrum (BE) / Architects: LIST, Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture
PRIX DU MEILLEUR CATALYSEUR URBAIN: Alvéole 12
Client: City of Saint Nazaire, Sonadev / Architects: 51N4E, Bourbouze & Graindorge
The buildings were awarded among 170 competing projects by a jury chaired by Enrique Sobejano.
Winning Competition - "Lot Petit", Paris, FranceWe are very happy to announce that we have won "lot Petit" on the former site of the Saint-Vincent de Paul hospital in the heart of Paris together with architects Kuehn Malvezzi, Nicolas Dorval-Bory and Plan Comun.
The project consists in 13 500m² of housing, 10 floors in wooden structure and a massive stone façade Passivhause level building, part of the "triple zero" approach, zero carbon, zero emissions, zero waste. It is a pilot project for the Paris City Hall.
B+G supported the team with structural and façade engineering consultancy.
31 October 2019
Award for the Secondary School in Berlin MahlsdorfThe Integrated Secondary School is one of the winners of the 2019 Berlin Timber Construction Award in the "New Construction" category.
The initiators of this award want to support the increasing number of constructive timber buildings in Berlin concerning ecological and sustainable buildings and promote innovative construction methods.
Architects: NKBAK, Frankfurt, Germany
Structural engineering: , Frankfurt, Berlin, Germany
22 November 2019
Computational and Parametric Design"Opportunities and challenges for structural engineering"
Lecture by Klaus Bollinger and Annette Bögle (HCU) Hamburg on the occasion of the "Ingenieurbaukust | Design for Construction 2020" symposium.
Venue: abk Weißenhof-Campus (new building 2)
Time: 13 o'clock
22 October 2019
"Construction Acier 2019" for the project "University library Belval" in LuxemburgWe are delighted to be awarded the prestigious steel construction prize of the Belgian steel construction association "Infosteel" for the university library in Esch-Belval. This year, the conversion of the Möllerhalle, a listed building, into a library with a museum character was awarded both the Jury Prize and the Audience Prize.
Architects: Valentiny hvp architects, Remerschen, Luxembourg
19 October 2019
ObituaryWe mourn the loss of our good friend and colleague
He worked with us from the beginning.
Without him, we would not be where we are today. We owe him a lot.
Our sympathy goes to his family,
especially to his wife Antje Laing and his children Nele and Sören.
Klaus Bollinger, Manfred Grohmann,
The management team and all colleagues.
"Parkapartments am Belvedere" in the DBZ journalThe October issue of the "Deutsche Bauzeitschrift" (DBZ) focuses on structural engineering. Buildings were deliberately selected for this purpose that see the supporting structure as a central design element and thus make it a very special architectural statement.
15 October 2019
Return of the Frankfurt PavilionThe temporary structure was realized in collaboration with schneider + schumacher architekten. The iconic building was constructed for the first time on the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018 and is also this year's venue for events with authors and industry experts from all over the world.
The space-defining construction was generated and optimized using genetic algorithms taking into account architectural and structural criteria.
07 October 2019
Torroja Medal for Manfred GrohmannAfter his plenary lecture at the IASS Symposium 2019 "Form and Force", Manfred Grohmann received the "Torroja Medal", which was awarded to him this year.
26 September 2019
Opening: University of Graz LibraryThe University of Graz celebrated the opening after the extension and renovation of the campus library. A new reading hall cantilevers 20m above the original 1890s building.
Bollinger+Grohmann was responsible for structural engineering.
Completion: Temporary modular Kindergarden in Jardins du Luxembourg, ParisThe temporary kindergarten designed by Djuric Tardio Architectes in Jardin du Luxembourg has just been completed. Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, this modular timber structure is fully demountable and reconfigurable.
B+G Paris was in charge of the structural design.
26 September 2019
Won: Fotografihuset in Sukkerbiten, NorwayIn competition with 97 other projects, Atelier Oslo won the international architectural competition for the design of the Fotografihuset in Sukkerbiten in Oslo. Bollinger+Grohmann was responsible for the structural design.
Image: Atelier Oslo
19 September 2019
How to become an apprentice in 10 minutes - 10 minutes to find an apprenticeshipThis year, Bollinger+Grohmann takes part for the first time in the Apprentice-Speed-Dating at the IHK in Frankfurt. The event offers people who are searching for an apprenticeship and companies the opportunity to find suitable apprentice positions or suitable applicants in 10 minutes.
Venue: Industrie- und Handelskammer, Börsenplatz 4, Frankfurt
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
7 - 10 October 2019
Plenary Lecture by Manfred Grohmann: Architecture und StructureThis year the joint international conference "IASS Symposium 2019" and the "Structural Membranes 2019" under the title "Form and Force" will take place from 7 to 10 October in Barcelona.
21 - 25 September 2019
Design modelling Symposium Berlin 2019By synthesizing artistic, theoretical and technological perspectives and positions, the Design Modelling Symposium will provide a platform for key research questions about the role of the digital age in relation to art, architecture and design, and the impact on the future of society, environment and innovation.
14 September - 06 October 2019
Stadtlabor FriederikeThe experimental structure FRIEDERIKE is presented as of the City of Vienna's cultural initiative to showcase art in an public space. Performances, concerts, film showings will be held under the temporary structure which runs from 14.09.2019 until 6.10.2019 in the 14th district of Vienna. Bollinger+Grohmann gave expert advice on the structural design.
12 September 2019
Omniturm. Work Life UnitedAt the 14th Jung architecture talks, Manfred Grohmann (B+G), Kai-Uwe Bermann (BIG) and Florian Reiff (Tishman Speyer) used the example of the Omniturm project to discuss what the combination of working and living means for architecture and interdisciplinary planning.
The event was held in the crowded Frankfurt Jugend- und Kulturkirche Sankt Peter in Frankfurt.
© JUNG.DE / Fotograf: Markus Eichelmann
11 September 2019
Tragwerksentwurf und -modellierung am Beispiel des Hochhauskomplexes FOUR, FrankfurtLecture by Simon Ruppert in the course of the seminar "Weiterbildung für Tragwerksplaner 2019: FE-Berechnung und Modellierung" at the TU Darmstadt.
Venue: TUD, Institut für Massivbau, Gebäude L3/01 Raum 93
Time: 4.45 - 5.15 pm
18 September 2019
SO FOUR SO GOOD Zum Tragwerksentwurf des ersten Hochhausclusters DeutschlandsThe second lecture by Simon Ruppert within the seminar "Weiterbildung für Tragwerksplaner 2019: FE-Berechnung und Modellierung", this time at the TU Kaiserslautern.
Venue: TU Kaiserslautern, Gebäude 46, Raum 210
Time: 4.45 - 5.15 pm
08 September 2019
Opening: Bauhaus Museum DessauThe opening of the Museum in Dessau is one of the highlights of the annyversary year of Bauhaus. For the first time the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s unique collection will be comprehensively displayed.
Bollinger+Grohmann was in charge of the structural and façade engineering, the fire protection planning as well as for the building physics.
06 - 07 September 2019
Bollinger+Grohmann future workshop in AntwerpOn 06 and 07 September, the team of the entire Bollinger+Grohmann Group came together to a workshop in Antwerp to discuss about roots, philosophy and future of our company.
Connect 3/19: Norwegen verfolgt seine Ziele konsequentIn an interview with the business magazine of the AHK Norway, Michael Lommertz, Head of Sustainability Oslo, gave an report on the sustainable construction in Norway. (page 32-37)
13 September 2019, 12 am - 2 pm
Just a simple engineering love affair. Workflow / Digital FabricationOn September, 13th, Klaas de Rycke (B+G Paris) will give a lecture at SCAU architecture in Paris.
Information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
29 August 2019
Lunch lecture at Gewers PudewillDaniel Pfanner (B+G) visited the colleagues of Gewers Pudewill end of August for a lunch lecture about the challenging façade engineering of the project Louvre in Lens, France.
Picture: Philipp Winter
6 August 2019
Opening of the new school and gymnasium in Berlin MahlsdorfThe new school for 550 pupils was completed on time at the beginning of the new school year, along with the gymnasium. The school is the first of three model projects that the Berlin Senate has commissioned to be built as a modular timber construction. The design for all three schools is by the architects NKBAK from Frankfurt, who worked in a joint-venture together with Bollinger+Grohmann, Ecotec (MEP) and Franz Reschke Landschaftsarchitektur.
Photo: Thomas Mayer
29 July 2019
1st prize: Xingtai Science and Technology MuseumCoop Himmelb(l)au wins Science & Technology Museum Competition in Xingtai, China. was in charge of structural engineering.
23 July – 30 November 2019
Research project RegoLight at “ZERO GRAVITY” exhibitionThe exhibition “ZERO GRAVITY” revolves around concepts and ideas that defined and changed arts and science from the moment humankind stepped on the moon. Selected material from research project RegoLight, which Bollinger+Grohmann was part of between 2015 and 2017, will be a part of media artist Peter Kogler spatial installation at ERES-Stiftung in Munich.
Room installation by Peter Kogler, Ohne Titel, 2019, © the artist, Photo: Thomas Dashuber
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
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.
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
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 byIn 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.
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.